Starbucks Card mobile payment app launches nationwide

Summary:All Starbucks aficionados with a BlackBerry or iOS device will have more than just a cup of coffee to be happy about this morning. You can now pay for that coffee using only your smartphone!

All Starbucks aficionados with a BlackBerry or iOS device will have more than just a cup of coffee to be happy about this morning. You can now pay for that coffee using only your smartphone!

We already know that you'd be holding that handheld while waiting in line at your local Starbucks using up the free Wi-Fi, so this really simplifies things.

All you have to do is download the free mobile app for either an iPhone/iPod touch or BlackBerry. From there you can update your relevant gift card and credit card information, search for the nearest Starbucks (even though you could already do that with Google Maps), and check your Starbucks Rewards status. iPhone users can also pay with PayPal.

The mobile payment program is only available in all U.S. Starbucks locations at the moment. (But that's still a lot of places to pick up a latte with a smartphone!)

Topics: iOS, Apps, BlackBerry, Google, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones, Wi-Fi

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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