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Telefonica begins BlackBerry NFC trial

November 25th, 2011

“We look forward to seeing the launch of commercial wallet services in several markets next year,” says the CEO of Telefónica Digital. More

RIM unveils BlackBerry Tag service

October 10th, 2011

BlackBerry Tag will let RIM NFC phone users add each other as BBM contacts and share multimedia content via NFC. More

Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 19 Sept 2011

September 19th, 2011

The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: France to get NFC Galaxy S II, with rest of Europe to follow • iPhone speculation • A trio of NFC BlackBerrys • Casio’s DT-X8 rugged terminal • Acer NFC handset could be first of many • Korea gets high-end LG NFC phone • Intel shows off Android tablet design that features NFC More

‘Virtually all’ BlackBerry phones to include NFC

March 2nd, 2011

Virtually all new BlackBerry devices from now on will include near field communication capabilities, Research in Motion‘s UK managing director has said. At a Westminster e-forum on smartphones, tablets and apps, Stephen Bates suggested that… More

“Many, if not most” BlackBerry handsets to have NFC in 2011

“Many, if not most” BlackBerry handsets to have NFC in 2011

February 18th, 2011

Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie has further confirmed the BlackBerry maker’s plans to add near field communication functionality to its mobile phones at the Mobile World Congress this week. “Many, if not most,” BlackBerry… More

RIM could add NFC to BlackBerrys ‘in the near term’

November 19th, 2010

Discussing NFC at the Web 2.0 Summit, RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie said “we’d be fools not to have it in the near term… and we’re not fools.” More