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Nokia announces Lumia 610 NFC

Nokia has announced a its NFC enabled version of the Nokia Lumia 610 at Monaco today. This is Nokia’s 8th NFC device and their first Windows Phone with NFC built-in.

The Lumia 610 NFC is certified for contactless transactions with Mastercard Paypass & Visa payWave and it will be available on Monaco’s Orange network soon. Just like other NFC enabled Nokia devices, the Lumia 610 NFC can also be paired with their NFC accessories as well.

Windows Phone 7 doesn’t support NFC natively in the OS. To make NFC possible on the Lumia 610 NFC, they had to add a NFC software stack on top of the platform and additional NFC hardware.

For more information, head over to Nokia’s Conversation Blog.