NFC Technology Takes its Next Step With the Nokia 6216 Classic

April 23, 2009

ESPOO, Finland and MONACO, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — At the
opening keynote of the 3rd annual WIMA conference, held at the Grimaldi Forum
in Monaco, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced its third fully integrated Near Field
Communication (NFC) device, the Nokia 6216 classic. The new arrival is
Nokia’s first SIM-based NFC device which enables operators to build NFC
services on to the SIM card. With NFC consumers will benefit from greater
ease of use, more convenient sharing of content – such as images, weblinks,
audio files or contact data – as well as secure payment and ticketing
transactions, all with just one tap of the device. The Nokia 6216 classic is
expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2009 in select markets
with an estimated retail price of EUR 150 before taxes and subsidies.

“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,” says

Jeremy Belostock, head of near field communications at Nokia. “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.”

Owners’ credit card information can be stored securely on the SIM card
and waving the device in front of a contactless terminal enables quick
payment and simple ticketing services*.

“The launch of the Nokia 6216 classic SIM-based NFC handset is a great
step forward for payment and ticketing services,” says Alex Sinclair, the
Chief Technology Officer of the GSM Association. “We believe this will drive
more rapid deployment of the technology and expect this to signal launch of
NFC services in the market by operators.”

In addition to the NFC technology, the Nokia 6216 classic is outfitted
with the features people desire from a next generation mobile device,
including digital camera, bright display, stereo FM radio and music player,
3G connectivity and a microSD slot which is expandable up to 8GB.

*A compatible NFC SIM card is required in order to be used with
contactless ticketing and payment services, and require a service
subscription and installation of an appropriate secure application.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world’s number one manufacturer of mobile devices by market
share and a leader in the converging Internet and communications industries.
We make a wide range of devices for all major consumer segments and offer
Internet services that enable people to experience music, maps, media,
messaging and games. We also provide comprehensive digital map information
through NAVTEQ and equipment, solutions and services for communications
networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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