Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE has partnered with Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile operator, to offer a new SIM-based NFC mobile device for the Turkish market.
The Turkcell T11 handset (aka the ZTE Racer II) can be used to pay for both highway toll payments and items at the point of sale with a simple tap against a contactless reader.
According to ZTE, there are now some 60,000 contactless payment points throughout Turkey.
The T11 is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and a 600MHz ARM processor, and features 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM and 200MB of internal memory.
“People always carry mobile phones with them and Turkcell T11 is able to provide a friendly interface and rich interactive features that enable customers to use their handsets in new and innovative ways,” said Kan Yulun, vice president and CTO of ZTE’s Handset Division. “ZTE offers a number of NFC handsets around the world, and in Japan we have products that support Felica. Our next target is Europe, and the product we offer with Turkcell has already seen strong success,”