Recently launched at the WIMA show in Monaco, Nokia has put NFC at the forefront of this latest Windows 7.6 Mango edition of the Lumia handset series.
The phone will be initially launched by Orange and already is certified by Visa and Mastercard for contactless payments, supports NFC tag reading and writing, peer-to-peer pairing, and card emulation modes.
According to Ilari Nurmi, Nokia’s head of smart device product marketing, NFC will be included in all future releases: “we’re bringing NFC right across our portfolio, and together with our ever-growing range of NFC accessories we’re making it easy for people to connect via a single tap. We’re also enabling operators and other service providers to build NFC payment and ticketing solutions on top of our smartphones.”
Look for the overseas launch sometime in late 2012 and checkout this video for more info.