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Nokia Lumia 610 NFC

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC enabled windows phone

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC

Nokia announced its first NFC enabled Windows Phone. An NFC version of its Lumia 610, the most affordable smartphone in the Lumia range.

Doing general things, Windows 7.5 O.S. runs very fluidly on this phone with a 1-core 800 Mhz processor and 256 MB of RAM.

Cool glossy colorful plastic (light) for a younger audience.

Nokia didn’t wait for Windows Phone 8 O.S. with full NFC functionality built-in.
But Nokia wanted NFC as quickly as possible available in a low entry handset for the mass.
Nokia did this by adding an NFC software stack on top of the Windows Phone version 7.5.

It also has all the necessary hardware and software for NFC payment and ticketing solutions, (SWP / secure element on SIM).
The Lumia 610 NFC has been certified for contactless payments both with MasterCard PayPass, and with Visa payWave.
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Customers get the same benefits and liability guarantees as if they were using a credit card.
The NFC antenna is on the back of the phone, to the right of the camera.

Orange (France probably) will be the first operator to bring the new Nokia Lumia 610 NFC to the market. Expected early in the third quarter.
The handset will also be available to other operators.

Update May; Nokia said it “hopes” to ship the NFC version of the phone to operators globally.
“We wanted to promote the NFC ecosystem, and we believe the Lumia 610 would be a success because it’s an affordable device addressing young people,” Andrea Bacioccola, lead program manager for NFC in Nokia’s Windows Phone program, told NFC Times. “It will be available for operators all around the world.” (source; nfctimes.com)

Update sept.’12; Available at Orange Spain.

Specifications

Available colours

Cyan
White
Black
Magenta
Colour availability varies by country

Dimensions

Size: 119 x 62 x 12 mm
Weight (with battery): 135 g
Volume: 77.6 cc

Memory

Internal memory: 8 GB
RAM: 256 MB
Skydrive storage available

Battery Performance

Talk time (maximum):
GSM up to 10.5 h
WCDMA up to 9.5 h
Standby time (maximum):
GSM up to 670 h
WCDMA up to 720 h
Video playback time (maximum): 7 h
Music playback time (maximum): 35 h

Display and user interface

Screen size: 3.7” LCD display
Resolution: WVGA 800 x 480 pixels
65,000 colours
Capacitive touch screen with pinch zoom
Personalisation
Home screen tiles
Ring tones
Wallpaper
Changeable colour themes

Keys and input methods
Touchscreen
Back
Home
Search
Lock/power key
Camera button
Volume keys

Power Management

Nokia Battery BP-3L (1300 mAh Li-ion/Li-polymer battery)
Talk time (maximum):
GSM up to 10.5 h
WCDMA up to 9.5 h
Standby time (maximum):
GSM up to 670 h
WCDMA up to 720 h
Video playback time (maximum): 7 h
Music playback time (maximum): 35 h
Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

Memory

Internal memory: 8 GB (No microSD slot)
RAM: 256 MB

Operating Frequency

GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100

Data network

HSDPA CAT 8, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n

Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.

Connectivity

NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy set up: paring and connection with other Bluetooth devices, Bluetooth headsets, and Bluetooth loudspeakers.
HSDPA CAT 7, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA CAT 6, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0 high-speed through micro USB connector
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR
Nokia 3.5 mm AHJ connector + Windows Phone controls

Software

Software platform and user interface
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Facebook integration with device phonebook
Face detection for picture tags before sharing
Contact transfer from other devices
Groups allows users to create groups, and share messages and photos within the group
Contacts
Calendar
To-do list
Notes
Synchronisation
Zune PC SW + Mac Connector
Calendar, Contacts, To Do list
Media (Music, Video, Photos, Files)

Applications

Nokia Maps
Nokia Drive
Nokia Music
Nokia Contacts Transfer
Application Highlights*
Bing Maps
Xbox Live Hub
Marketplace
Office Applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, One Note)
Skydrive storage for Documents & Notes
Lync (Corporate IM) available as a free download
Notes
To-do
Calendar
Detailed contact information
* App highlights is pre-loaded in some regions and is available as a free download in others.

Email and messaging

Email solution supporting Nokia Mail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Windows Live/Hotmail, Outlook Mobile and other email accounts
Messaging support for MMS and SMS
Conversational Messaging (combined across all formats)

Call management

Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures
Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
Conference calling
Integrated handsfree speaker

Browsing and internet

Internet Explorer 9 with desktop rendering
Hardware graphics acceleration
HTML 5 support

GPS and navigation

A-GPS
Nokia Drive
Nokia Maps
Nokia Transport
Bing Maps

Camera

5 MP camera
Auto Focus,
LED flash,
VGA@30fps,
Dedicated camera key
Auto Focus
Face detection & Red eye reduction
Anti-shake
GeoTagging
Modes: Panorama, Scenes, Image effects
28 mm wide angle
Large aperture/low F2.2
Fast 1-click sharing

Video

Video cameras
Camera video resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
Camera video frame rate: 30 frames per second
Video codecs and formats
Camera video format: MPEG-4
Supported video playback formats: ASF, AVI, WMV, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, 3GPP formats (H.263)

Music and audio

Music services:
Zune
Nokia Music (in selected markets)
Free streaming Mix Radio*
(*not available in all markets)
Audio features:
Music player
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Stereo
Handsfree Speaker
Active Noise Cancellation
Supported music codecs:
MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA Professional 9 and 10, DRM Playready
Supported speech codecs:
EFR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, GSM FR

Radio

Stereo FM radio

Gaming

XBOX Live Hub
See friends presence and leaderboards
Find friends to play games

Environmental features

Energy efficiency
Power save mode, ambient light sensor
Materials
Free of PVC, free of nickel on the product surface, free of brominated and chlorinated compounds and free of antimony trioxide as defined in Nokia Substance List.
Recycling
Product is recyclable
Packaging
Optimized Sales Package
Packaging will use non-petroleum-based material
User manual
Printed User Guide and Sales material minimized
Full Eco profile

Standard Sales Package

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC
Nokia MicroUSB Charger AC- 50
Nokia Battery BP-3L
Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD
Nokia Stereo Headset WH-208
Quick guide
Product information booklet

Using Nokia or other consumer internet services with your mobile device may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of particular products, services, and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice.
Source; europe.nokia.com

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