Phonescoop previews the Nokia 6131 NFC with a video that demonstrates the new information transfer technology. The Nokia 6131 NFC is the world’s first fully integrated, commercial NFC handset, which will soon allow swapping business cards, collecting product brochures and buying coffee and more with the simple tap of a phone.
The Nokia 6131 NFC handset includes Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to enable information sharing, service initiation and payment & ticketing capability with one tap of the device. Jason Fitzgerald, the exhibitor shown in the video demonstrates how this is all simply done with the phone.
I think it is amazing and I would like to try one. Justin over at MoPocket was able to get his hands on an NFC enabled phone for the NYC Mobile Trial, a collaboration between Nokia, Mastercard, Cingular, and Citibank. He writes,
I have to admit. I have had the phone for a week now and it is very very very convenient. I have been using it on the 6 train NYC subway system and at Duane Reade’s. I find my self wishing that more places used it.
I take the 6 train every day going to school and I see several stations using the Paypass receivers. I haven’t seen anyone used it yet, but that’s maybe because I’m always in a hurry going to school. Good thing they chose a low-end Nokia phone to feature NFC, because I honestly wouldn’t be comfortable taking out my Nokia N93 at the turnstiles.