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From 30 January 2013 Research in Motion is known as BlackBerry.

News stories featuring RIM (Research in Motion):

BlackBerry launches Z10 and Q10 smartphones with NFC

January 30th, 2013

“We will be a leader in connecting you to your internet of things,” says CEO Thorsten Heins as the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry 10 phone and Q10 Qwerty phone are announced with NFC. More

RIM picks Bell ID for NFC token management

January 22nd, 2013

“We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity,” says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM. More

RIM gets Visa NFC certification

January 16th, 2013

Visa has approved Research In Motion’s Secure Element Manager (SEM), a backend solution for carriers that can securely manage credentials on SIM cards installed in all types of NFC-capable mobile devices. SEM is being used by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to manage secure credentials on NFC phones.

Crosscliq delivers NFC magazine ad for BlackBerry, Rogers and CIBC

January 7th, 2013

An NFC-enabled advert has been included in the latest issue of a Canadian mobile operator’s customer magazine. Readers with an NFC phone can tap an advertisement placed by RIM in Rogers Communications’ Connected Rogers magazine to instantly… More

Video shows BlackBerry 10 L-Series with NFC

December 12th, 2012

A video has emerged that appears to show RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 device and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it has NFC. An NFC antenna can be seen at the four minute mark in the video of the… More

Edenred tests NFC meal vouchers in Milan

December 4th, 2012

“This important testing project marks a watershed for the entire industry and charts the path for the future development of meal vouchers,” says the Ticket Restaurant and Luncheon Vouchers operator. More

RBC to launch NFC in Canada

October 24th, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada is preparing to launch a mobile wallet service “within the next month”, the bank’s Dave McKay has told Reuters. “We’re almost there; it’s close,” McKay explained. “It’s going to be out… More

RIM to manage Canadian NFC secure elements

October 22nd, 2012

The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices. More

RIM takes NFC to film festival

September 19th, 2012

RIM has worked with Canadian NFC specialist Crosscliq to showcase NFC at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). BlackBerry ambassadors equipped with NFC smartphones were on site to offer festival goers the chance to vote for their favourite film, download the official TIFF interactive film guide and other BlackBerry entertainment apps as well as enter a contest to win a trip to Hollywood — all using a single tap of an NFC phone.

NFC specialist Tapit to raise US$8m for international expansion

July 26th, 2012

The fast growing Sydney-based start-up already counts Coca Cola, RIM, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever amongst its clients and has just implemented a major new project for Australian carrier Telstra. More

RIM shows off BB10’s NFC API

June 20th, 2012

RIM has published a guide to reading and writing tags using the NFC API in its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. The document, written by Martin Woolley and John Murray from the phone maker’s developer relations team, explains the steps involved by detailing the development of a simple tag reading and writing application called NFC Tool.

DoD approves BlackBerry NFC phones

May 14th, 2012

The US Department of Defense has added a number of BlackBerry 7 smartphones to the US Army and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)’s approved product list. The move allows all DoD customers to use the approved… More

MasterCard certifies more NFC phones, introduces a new logo

May 4th, 2012

NFC phones developed by HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony have all now been certified for contactless payments — and have the right to carry a new ‘MasterCard PayPass Ready’ logo. More

RIM confirms NFC Playbook

May 4th, 2012

The 4G LTE version of the BlackBerry Playbook, expected to hit the market later this year, will come with NFC, RIM has confirmed at BlackBerry World this week, Canadian Reviewer reports.

RIM adds NFC music pairing

May 1st, 2012

A new version of RIM’s BlackBerry Music Gateway includes NFC pairing support, allowing BlackBerry NFC phone users to stream music from their phone to a home or car stereo. The Verge has a hands-on review of the US$49.99 device.

Inside Secure reports Q1 2012 results

April 23rd, 2012

NFC and contactless chip specialist Inside Secure, which floated on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange in February, has announced revenues of US$34m for the first quarter of 2012, down 12% on sales during the same period… More

Inside revenues grow 94%

April 4th, 2012

Inside Secure’s consolidated revenues grew 94% to US$151m in 2011, due mostly to strong sales of NFC chips. The French company, which went public in February, supplies BlackBerry-maker RIM with NFC chips and estimates it has a market share of close to 50% by volume. “2011 was the take-off year for the NFC market and created substantial benefit for Inside Secure,” says CEO Rémy de Tonnac.

RIM video brings NFC to life

March 2nd, 2012

Blackberry maker RIM has produced a short film to show consumers some of the ways using an NFC smartphone can change their lives. NFC payments, physical and logical access control, ticketing, and retail loyalty applications are shown in the video, which has been watched over 200,000 times since it was posted on YouTube two days ago.

RIM shows Porsche 911 with NFC at Mobile World Congress

February 28th, 2012

A Porsche 911 that features NFC pairing functionality is on show at the BlackBerry stand at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For the demonstration, an NFC tag has been integrated into the vehicle, allowing… More

RIM demos NFC check-ins at MWC

February 27th, 2012

Visitors to the BlackBerry stand at this week’s Mobile World Congress can use their NFC phone, or an RFID card provided by RIM, to share information collected at ‘Like Stations’ on Twitter and Facebook. RIM… More

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