NFC Enabled Nokia Lumia 610 Now A MasterCard Certified PayPass Device
Last month, Nokia had announced an NFC version of the Lumia 610. The original Lumia 610 was announced at the CES 2012 event in February, both of them running Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh. Now, the device has got the certification approved from MasterCard. The device can now be used to make payments, and it’s one of the first devices to be able to do so.
“Nokia is honored that the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC will be one the world’s first smartphones to include MasterCard’s PayPass Ready brand mark,” said Andrea Bacioccola, NFC Lead Program Manager, Nokia. “This sends a clear message to operators, banks and other service providers that Nokia is able to quickly enable their payment services on this smartphone.”
I’d just hope Nokia had a better device to showcase their capabilities. Say, the Lumia 900. But this is a start nonetheless.