Sagem COSY Phone with NFC Technology launched

Sagem Wireless announced the commercial launch of its COSY Phone. The COSY Phone is a standard bar phone, which embeds the NFC (Near Field Communications) technology.

NFC enables users to access features and content without navigating through menus on the handset. When users scan an NFC tag they can initiate calls or texts, open applications and receive content without taking extra actions.

Furthermore, these tags can be customized by users to perform a certain action, or they can be used in commercial applications for access and data capture.

“We approach the design and development process looking at both market needs and a strategy that makes the most of available technologies. NFC is a perfect example of a technology which, when used intelligently and creatively, can deliver real usability benefits that transform the mobile experience,” said Jerome Nadel, EVP Marketing & User Experience, Sagem Wireless.

“The COSY Phone leverages the capabilities of NFC to improve usability for personal use while enabling a growing ecosystem of business applications,” added Nadel.

The phone is equipped with 2.2-inch screen with 240×320 pixels resolution and numeric keypad. The handset supports both 2G and 3G networks.

Other key features of the COSY Phone include: 128 MB internal memory, microSDHC card slot, 1,3-megapixel camera, FM-radio, Bluetooth with 2.1 EDR support, integrated Myriad 7.2.7 browser e.t.c. The phone’s battery provides up to 270 minutes of talk-time and 10 days in stand-by mode. The dimensions of the device are 112×49, 3×12, 99 mm, it weighs 95 grams.

The COSY Phone is now available in France via several operators and mobile retailers, and will hit the UK and Ireland later this month.