Nokia's believed to be joining the smartphone NFC arms race today, with a touch-enabled version of its Lumia 610 apparently scheduled for launch this afternoon.

The special Lumia 610 NFC Windows Phone model will be exclusive to the Orange network, with the launch apparently set for a coordinated online announcement at 1:00pm our time.

The video comes via tech site The Nokia Buff, which captured the launch announcement clip after Nokia accidentally made it public on its YouTube account before time. It's since been removed, but as we all know, you can never really take something off the internet. [YouTube via TechCrunch]

UPDATE: Nokia's now issued the press release.