April 16, 2008 / 4:32 AM / in 10 years

Nokia launches new phone with electronic wallet

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia, the world’s top cellphone maker, said on Tuesday it would start selling a new handset, the 6212 Classic, with integrated Near Field Communication (NFC).

Show attendees talk in front of the Nokia booth during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 8, 2008. Nokia, the world's top cellphone maker, said on Tuesday it would start selling a new handset, the 6212 Classic, with integrated Near Field Communication (NFC). REUTERS/Steve Marcus

NFC allows users to share content by connecting two phones which can receive audio files and other downloads from service providers simultaneously. The phone can also be used for payments.

The 6212 Classic, which includes a camera and a music player, is expected to launch in the third quarter for about 200 euros ($316) before subsidies and taxes, Nokia said.

Reporting by Sakari Suoninen; Editing by David Cowell

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