In a world where NFC is just starting to become useful, its notable absence on Nokia’s Windows Phones has been increasingly, well, notable. But a video that temporarily appeared on the Finnish phone-maker’s YouTube account reveals that NFC is indeed coming, with a new version of the Lumia 610 on the Orange network apparently set to become the first handset to make it happen somewhere in Europe. The video was quickly pulled, but not before Thegadgetbuff managed to grab a dodgy rip of it, which you’ll see after the break. It contains an interview with Andrea Bacioccola, whose job title (“Lead program manager, NFC”) pretty much says it all — even before he gets to mentioning stuff like FourSquare checking-in, audio speaker pairing like with the N9, and a new Nokia Tag Writer app that could possibly do something similar to the customizable Xperia SmartTag system. See for yourself after the break, and as mentioned, please forgive the clip’s piratical quality.
NFC version of Nokia Lumia 610 accidentally leaked on YouTube
Posted by Gsurface on April 11, 2012