Nok Conv: Nokia Lumia 610 NFC certified with MasterCard PayPass, due Q3 2012

| April 11, 2012 | 16 Replies

So, the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC is official, says the Nokia Press Release (original in French). As seen in the sneak peek video, Orange will be the first to offer this. Also the 610 NFC has been certified for MasterCard PayPass payments as well as other usual NFC interactions. When? Q3 2012. Hmm. The Lumia 610 original is due soon this quarter however.

Oh as I was writing this, there’s also a post at Nok Conv. They don’t seem to say anything about the Q3 2012 thing in the text, but it’s there in the press release.

Official NFC video:

Anyway, the translated press release is below:


Monaco – Nokia today announced a version of the Nokia Lumia 610 new NFC, smartphone the more affordable range Lumia, ideal for young people seeking their first not with Windows Phone. Orange will be the first operator to offer the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, which can be associated with NFC accessories and read NFC tags. This mobile has also hardware and software tools required for the deployment of NFC payment and ticket issuance solutions. It has more certified for payments without contact with MasterCard PayPass ® technology.

“Nokia is at the edge of the NFC technology with this deployment on the Windows Phone platform, integrating the total support of Orange,” said Ilari Nurmi, Director of marketing of Nokia Smart Devices. “We bring the NFC in our range of smartphones, associated with our range of accessories NFC constantly extended.” These smartphones allow users to easily connect in one stroke. We give also to operators, and other developers, the possibility of integrating our solutions for payment and issuing of tickets NFC phones. »

“Orange wishes to deploy mobile NFC services across its European markets.” “In this light, we rejoice to be the first operator to launch the Nokia 610 NFC Lumia”, says Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President Mobile Multimedia & Devices at Orange. “Smartphones Nokia Lumia have received a very good reception on the part of Orange customers.” We now even further by adding a compatible mobile NFC to this range of popular, to allow users to make payments or share information in a single gesture. Nokia is on the same wavelength that we in matters of NFC technology and, like Orange, testified of the involvement of the first hour with this standard. »

Certified by Mastercard

MasterCard PayPass ® technology provides consumers with simple, fast and reliable solutions to remove fluid or pay in many points of sale. Mobile terminals, such as the Nokia Lumia 610, have been certified according to very stringent test tests of MasterCard PayPass ® and are safe to operate on networks of traders PayPass worry. Nokia presents the NFC of Lumia 610 NFC feature at the WIMA Conference, with demonstration solution.

“We are very pleased to have certified the Lumia Nokia 610 NFC can be used as a payment terminal in the PayPass system, with other smartphones.””So the consumer can easily and when it wishes, pay its purchases,” said Mung’omba Ki Woo, group executive, Mobile at MasterCard.

The Lumia 610 NFC Nokia will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2012.

 Cheers Kojo for the tip!

Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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