Nokia has canceled plans to issue 6216 classic handsets with built-in NFC technology, according to electronista.com.
The 6216 would have been Nokia’s first phone to feature a built-in NFC module that communicates with its SIM card using the Single Wire Protocol (SWP). Nokia has two other NFC-enabled phones that do not feature the SWP technology.
Nokia executives said, however, that the company would still pursue NFC technology, but “without giving operators control over it,” according to electronista.
Aside from Nokia, China Unicom has announced plans to introduce an SWP-equipped NFC service in the next six months, putting them in direct competition with China Mobile’s RF SIM system.
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