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NFC Momentum Continues – Nokia & Orange Announce MasterCard PayPass Ready Phone

Yesterday at the WIMA Congress in Monaco, Nokia unveiled the Lumia 610 NFC – a device that’s sure to catch the attention of the industry and consumers. Nokia’s new smart phone is a sleek Windows Phone that comes packed with NFC technology for contactless payments as well as other applications (check out the video below of the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC in action).

We’re happy to tell you that MasterCard has certified this device for use with our PayPass network. Devices certified by MasterCard go through a rigorous testing process by a MasterCard accredited laboratory to ensure devices are functionally reliable, interoperable and secure. For a consumer, this means your Lumia 610 joins the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and other MasterCard certified devices in providing consumers with a fast and convenient alternative to cash at the point of sale for their everyday purchases at hundreds of thousands of PayPass merchant locations around the globe.

The Nokia Lumia 610 NFC is another terrific step for the NFC ecosystem!