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Nokia Announced A NFC Version Of Lumia 610

The Nokia Lumia 610 is the most conveniently priced smartphone in the Lumia range, which is why it is considered a low entry model.

Running on Windows Phone 7.5, the device is meant to bring Microsoft's mobile operating system and Nokia brands to the hands of a younger and wider category of consumers.

The smartphone comes with a nice treat for users that are passionate about the new technology. The Finnish phone maker just announced that a Lumia 610 with support for Near Field Communication (NFC) will be released to the market.

Lumia 610 NFC will be able to read NFC tags, and to pair with NFC accessories with just a tap. Certified for MasterCard's PayPass and Visa's payWave, the Lumia 610 NFC will allow users to make payments and buy tickets just by waving the smartphone in front of the appropriate devices.

The smaller member of the Lumia family is not the first NFC enabled smartphone from Nokia. Actually, the Finnish manufacturer released seven other smartphones with this function in the last few years.

Nokia has also put out a wide range of NFC accessories such as the new Nokia BH-310 and an NFC Bluetooth headset.

Source: Nokia (opens in new tab)

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