Nokia 6216 classic is Nokia’s first SIM-based NFC phone

Today, at the start of the 3rd annual WIMA conference, Nokia announced its third NFC phone, the Nokia 6216 classic.

Coming as the first SIM-based NFC handset from Nokia, the 6216 classic should allow mobile carriers to deploy NFC (Near Field Communication) services via compatible NFC SIM cards.

By using an NFC device, you can easily share content (like images, audio files or contact data), or make ticketing transactions and secure payments.

Your credit card information can be stored, in a secure way, on a compatible SIM card. After you insert the SIM card into the phone, quick payments can be done just by waving the handset in front of a contactless terminal.


“The Nokia 6216 classic will be amongst the first commercial devices in the market complying with operator requirements using the SIM card in connection to secure transactions with Near Field Communications. With the Nokia 6216 classic in your pocket and the ticketing applications on the SIM you can replace the multitude of cards in your wallet. Having the applications on the SIM consumers can bring their secure applications to their next Nokia NFC enabled phone,” declared Jeremy Belostock, head of near field communications at Nokia.


Apart from NFC, Nokia 6216 classic also featuers:

  • GSM/EDGE connectivity, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • WCDMA connectivity, 850/2100 MHz
  • 2 inch TFT display with 16.7 million colors and QVGA resolution
  • Enhanced Series 40 UI
  • Bluetooth
  • 2MP camera with flash
  • 22 MB of internal memory
  • microSDHC card support, up to  8GB
  • Talk time: up to about 3 hours
  • Standby time: up to 300 hours
  • 114.7 x 47.1 x 14.5 mm
  • 88 grams

Select markets will get the Nokia 6216 classic starting the third quarter of 2009. The handset’s retail price will be of around €150 ($195).  
Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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