On April 23rd 2009, Nokia announed their third Near Field Communication (NFC) cellphone, the first SIM-based NFC device which enables operators to build NFC services on to the SIM card. Use the Nokia 6216 classic for easy sharing of mobile content between other 6216 classic phones and other compatible NFC devices. The Nokia 6216 classic implements the Contactless Communication API (JSR-257), for 3rd party NFC development. NFC service initiation is also available to allow interaction with NFC tags for multitude of applications. Contactless ticketing and payment are available through the SIM. The Nokia 6216 classic supports dual-band WCDMA and quad-band GSM. Additional features include support for 8GB microSD cards, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, Bluetooth stereo, Flash Lite 2.1 and MIDP Java 2.1 with additional Java APIs.
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.
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