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    BBM for Android to support NFC

    September 4th, 2013

    The Android version of BlackBerry’s popular chat service BlackBerry Messenger is now in beta testing, reports BlackBerryOS.com. The site has made a video showing the app’s user interface as well as how it can use NFC for sharing contacts.

    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”.

    RIM begins NFC marketing campaign

    December 6th, 2011

    The BlackBerry maker is to showcase the potential of the NFC functionality in its latest smartphones via smart posters and tokens distributed by street crews in Australia. More

    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 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 • 12 Sept 2011

    September 12th, 2011

    The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October. More

    RIM UK: BlackBerry phones have unique advantages for NFC

    May 6th, 2011

    BlackBerry phones have a number of advantages when it comes to NFC, says Research in Motion (RIM) UK MD Stephen Bates. Battery life, in-built security and the BlackBerry Messenger service are all factors that will… More