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    Ugo launches open NFC payments and rewards wallet in Canada

    November 25th, 2014

    Ugo, an open NFC mobile wallet developed by Canadian banks President’s Choice Financial and TD Bank Group, is now available to customers of all three major Canadian carriers who own one of a range of… More

    Tim Hortons rolls out mobile barcode payments across Canada and USA

    May 23rd, 2014

    Canada-based coffee chain Tim Hortons has expanded its mobile payments service, first launched using host card emulation (HCE) technology in December 2013, with the introduction of barcode-based mobile payments across its outlets in the USA… More

    Rogers expands Suretap NFC wallet with support for prepaid and gift cards

    April 14th, 2014

    Canadian carrier Rogers Communications has added support for multiple card types to its Suretap wallet service. The new NFC-enabled cards include a Rogers prepaid MasterCard and gift cards from a range of merchants including Swiss… More

    Tim Hortons launches NFC payments service using Host Card Emulation

    December 13th, 2013

    North American coffee chain Tim Hortons has launched an NFC mobile payments service using Host Card Emulation (HCE) at 3,500 locations in Canada and 800 in the United States. It is currently available to customers… More

    Porsche and BlackBerry launch $2,350 luxury NFC phone

    November 21st, 2013

    Porsche Design has redesigned BlackBerry’s Z10 NFC smartphone with a sleeker shell and leather rear cover to create the US$2,350 P’9982. Inside, the handset is the same as the Z10 but offers 64GB of internal… More

    CIBC adds Q10 NFC payments

    November 4th, 2013

    Canadian Bank CIBC has extended availability of its NFC payments service to BlackBerry Q10 owners. The service was first rolled out in November 2012 and expanded to include support for BlackBerry 10 phones in October 2013. Consumers must also have a Suretap NFC SIM from telco Rogers Communications to make NFC payments.

    CIBC launches BlackBerry 10 NFC payments app

    October 7th, 2013

    Canadian bank CIBC has released a BlackBerry 10 version of its CIBC Mobile Payment app allowing BlackBerry Z10 owners to make NFC payments. To use the service, customers must also be Rogers Communications subscribers and have a “Suretap” NFC SIM card installed. The service was launched in November 2012 for BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 users.

    Isis picks Proxama to develop BlackBerry 10 NFC wallet app

    October 4th, 2013

    Proxama has been selected by Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to develop the Isis Mobile Wallet application for Blackberry 10 NFC devices. The deal follows… More

    Isis reports NFC phone stats

    July 31st, 2013

    Close to 20m smartphones in the US are equipped with NFC technology “with millions more being shipped each month”, NFC joint venture Isis has revealed as it announces plans to launch nationally this year. “Thirty-five mobile devices across AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Wireless currently support Isis and that number will continue to grow. Support for iPhone, Windows Phone and Blackberry 10 is expected to be introduced later this year.”

    BlackBerry Q5 to come with NFC option

    May 15th, 2013

    BlackBerry‘s new Q5 smartphone, a cut-down keyboard-equipped handset aimed at emerging markets and announced at the phone maker’s BlackBerry Live developer conference yesterday, will be available in versions with and without support for NFC. The… More

    Indian film fans pay with NFC

    February 25th, 2013

    Fifteen PVR cinemas in India have implemented an NFC payments service that works with BlackBerry 10 phones. The PVR wallet app lets moviegoers pay for both tickets and refreshments via NFC and is provided by NEC India, which has developed a cloud-based payment system called NFC e-Money server.

    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

    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

    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.