While NFC may sound exciting, it will take long before the technology gets wide support. The Nokia 6212 classic is not the first Nokia handset to feature NFC though – last year saw the announcement of the NFC version of Nokia 6131 for example.
Beside NFC, the Nokia 6212 classic features dual-band UMTS support and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity. It has a 2-inch 16M color TFT display with QVGA resolution, much like the Nokia 6500 classic. The 6212 classic is nowhere near the minimalist dimensions of the 6500 but it’s compact nonetheless and weighs only 88 g.
Onboard the Nokia 6212 classic you will find a 2 megapixel snapper, miniUSB port, microSD memory card slot (up to 4GB), FM radio, and stereo Bluetooth. All this runs on the popular non-smartphone Nokia S40 software platform.
The Nokia 6212 classic will be available in Q3 2008 for around 200 euro before subsidies and taxes.