Nokia Lumia 610 NFC hits the market


Yes, we do know that there exists a smartphone which runs on the Windows Phone platform known as the Nokia Lumia 610, but here is a refreshing take on said handset by the Finnish mobile phone manufacturers – by throwing in NFC (Near Field Communication) capability, and hence, the smartphone is now called the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC. How apt, and simple, of course. Leaked earlier this morning, it did not take too long before Nokia decided to let the cat out of the bag officially by introducing an NFC version of the recently launched Nokia Lumia 610.

As for the mobile carriers who will deliver the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC to the masses, Orange is first in line. As for the rest of the carriers, I guess patience is the best policy here. It should arrive in due time, so hold on to your current device if you are itching for an upgrade.

Just to make sure we are all on the same page, what does NFC stand for? It means Near Field Communication, and is a method for two different devices to “talk” to one another, thanks to the wonders of radio communication. There are two ways to approach the matter of devices communicating with one another sans wires via NFC, you can simply touch them together, or holding them in close proximity.

Your new NFC-enabled phone will allow you to transfer items such as photos or contact information from one phone to another by just placing them together. There ought to be a secure element in place in the phone if you want to get down and dirty with payments in stores, and for the more adventurous, how about using your device as a portable travel ticket? Governments everywhere will need to look into upgrading the public infrastructure if NFC technology catches on with the majority of smartphone users.

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john Says: April 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

It is obvious that the Nokia Board of Directors consist of people whom cannot count.

Symbian and Meego smartphones outsell Windows Mobile 7.5 phones by a ratio of 5 to 1 despite a multi-million Microsoft sponsored
advertising frenzy where Nokia Retail Shops worldwide were “Tiled” to death and Lumia handsets given away or bundled with free X-boxes.

And they are still keeping the man who says at the aftermath press conference “…we are increasing our investments in Lumia to achieve market success..”

True madness is evident when the individual walks off another higher cliff after surviving the fall from the previous one.

Real tragedy is when the rest lets him do it and dragged the rest of the company with him over the cliff, again…

The recent Gartner report on the Mobile Operating System portends the end for both Windows Mobile Phone as an Operating System, and Nokia as a company.

Last Q1 2011, Windows Mobile Phone had a 3.4% wordwide share.

After the advertising Blitzkrieg and flooding the major smartphones with Lumia handsets, cannibalising the N9 and exploiting the once good name of Nokia to full advantage in the process, it has dropped to 1.9% worldwide.

This is less than the market share for the BADA mobile operating system. BADA who? Yes that’s right. BADA who. That is how bad the situation is for Windows Mobile.

This is stupendous, but clearly reveal for all to see that the infamous “Burning Platform” was and still is Windows Mobile Phone and definitely not Symbian nor Meego Harmattan 1.2

It won’t be pretty but it should be fast and soon, the end for the montrosity that is now WinKia.

The Nokia Share Price cannot fall below Zero. It is not far off now, dropping another 14% since the profit warning message by Elop today after having declined by more than 50% and falling of the European Blue Chip STOXX Europe 50 Index since the beginning of the debacle…

Perhaps, it will all end when the real numbers for Q1 2012 are officially released on the 19th of April.

I wait with bated breath.

ToobaDood Says: April 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

A word of caution to Mac users……this uses a windows operating system. Therefore, you will not be able to upgrade the ‘phone’s software, nor back up your contacts without having access to a windows computer. I found that out the hard way. I ended up returning my Lumia 710 to T-Mobile. Also, it uses a micro SIM card. If your existing ‘phone uses a larger card, you will have to enter all your contacts by hand, one at a time into the Lumia. Alternately, you can take your Lumia to the T-mobile store and they can transfer everything on your larger SIM to the new micro SIM. Lastly, though this ‘phone does support Bluetooth earpiece technology, it does not have Bluetoogh File Exchange.

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