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    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

    SimplyTapp proposes secure elements in the cloud

    September 19th, 2012

    A US-based start-up has developed an alternative approach to storing the sensitive data required to make a transaction with an NFC phone. Rather than placing it in a secure element on the phone, SimplyTapp stores the data in the cloud on a “remote secure element” and passes encrypted transaction data through the phone to a point-of-sale terminal when the user makes a purchase. More

    MasterCard adds Mobile PayPass User Interface SDK

    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. More

    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

    RIM switches on BlackBerry Tag

    January 10th, 2012

    RIM has begun rolling out the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system update, which includes the NFC-based BlackBerry Tag service. BlackBerry Tag allows users of RIM’s NFC phones to instantly invite a friend to BBM or exchange contact information, web links and multimedia content as well as pair their BlackBerry with NFC-enabled Bluetooth devices. Updates are taking place worldwide over the next few weeks “subject to carrier certification”.

    Porsche BlackBerry NFC phone arrives at Harrods

    January 5th, 2012

    Iconic London department store Harrods has become the exclusive UK stockist of the NFC BlackBerry phone co-produced by RIM and Porsche Design. The Porsche Design P’9981 features a forged stainless-steel frame, hand-wrapped leather back cover,… More

    BlackBerry 7.1 adds NFC P2P

    November 25th, 2011

    RIM has now added support for NFC peer-to-peer applications with the release of the software development kit for the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system. The NFC peer-to-peer API allows applications to share larger files and other data through NFC-initiated communication which is then handed over to Bluetooth. Use cases include starting multiplayer games by tapping two handsets together.

    RIM adds two more NFC BlackBerrys

    November 21st, 2011

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has announced two new NFC-enabled handsets, bringing its range of NFC phones to eight devices. More

    RIM to switch on BlackBerry NFC mobile payments in Dubai

    October 11th, 2011

    Subscribers of UAE-based network Etisalat are set to be among the first in the world to make mobile payments on their BlackBerry NFC phones. 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

    Leading handset makers announce support for Isis

    September 27th, 2011

    HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson as well as MicroSD device maker DeviceFidelity have agreed to implement Isis NFC and technology standards. More

    RIM unveils three BlackBerry Curve NFC smartphones

    August 23rd, 2011

    The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones all feature built-in NFC capabilities as well as upgraded processors, displays and memory. More