News about BlackBerry and NFC.
November 6th, 2013
Canadian banks President's Choice Financial and TD Bank Group are to launch Ugo, an open NFC mobile wallet, in 2014. Loblaw, Canada's largest retailer, has joined as Ugo's first retail partner, bringing its PC Plus...
July 24th, 2013
Guinness fans around the UK can tap their Android or BlackBerry NFC phone to an NFC-enabled pub drinks dispenser to get the chance of winning a free pint of the black stuff, courtesy of a...
May 29th, 2013
TSM provider TrustNordics has partnered with C-Sam to offer a turnkey NFC mobile wallet solution that also supports QR and barcodes. The system makes use of C-Sam's Mobile Transaction Platform and will be available for...
May 3rd, 2013
The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released a set of guidelines for transport operators seeking to develop and deploy NFC mobile ticketing applications. The guidelines detail the requirements and use cases for...
March 21st, 2013
Canadian mobile network operator Rogers has added three Android and four BlackBerry NFC phones to the list of devices that work with its Suretap NFC payments service. The new phones are the LG Optimus G...
March 8th, 2013
UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, a division of Italy-based financial institution UniCredit Group, is testing a multi-application mobile wallet solution that works on both Android and BlackBerry NFC phones.. Sixty employees taking part in the pilot...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
December 3rd, 2012
The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February.
November 4th, 2012
Canadian athlete Simon Whitfield has completed Canada's first NFC transaction, at a Tim Hortons coffee shop, and customers of the bank and mobile network operator can now order an NFC-enabled Rogers SIM ahead of the full commercial launch of the new mobile payments service on 16 November.
October 29th, 2012
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has introduced SmartTrust Portigo, a three part white label mobile wallet solution "for NFC services and beyond" that includes: A wallet client that runs on the user's mobile phone and is...
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.
October 16th, 2012
The carrier has partnered with mBank and MasterCard for the national launch of Orange Cash, a commercial NFC service that is available on nine different mobile phone models.
October 12th, 2012
Canada's first commercial NFC payments service is set to launch on 15 October, according to documents seen by Mobile Syrup. Rogers and CIBC bank's new "Suretap" service will launch with support for BlackBerry Bold 9900...
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...
September 19th, 2012
"MasterCard is providing a programmer-friendly set of functions that make it easy for application developers to rapidly deliver payment apps to consumers — without having to become smart card programming experts," says the payments network.
September 12th, 2012
Shoppers at the French supermarket chain's Les Belles Feuilles branch in Paris will be able to use shelf-edge labels equipped with NFC tags to obtain details of each of 25,000 products on offer, scan items into their basket and then checkout by simply tapping their NFC phone to a reader attached to the retailer's cash register.