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May 16, 2012 by

BlackBerry 7.1 update lands

Optus and Vodafone BlackBerry customers can now update their phones to OS version 7.1, an update that offers a number of new features, including near-field communication (NFC) tags.

March 19, 2012 by

RIM exec visits Australia on NFC mission

Frank Maduri is Research In Motion's (RIM) senior director for Mobile Wallet, and is currently in Australia to address Terrapin's annual Cards and Payments Conference in Sydney. His side mission, however, is to meet with various local near-field communications (NFC) stakeholders to drive adoption and form partnerships for the future of the BlackBerry NFC ecosystem.

October 10, 2011 by

RIM goes NFC for social media sharing

Near-field communications (NFC) technology is more well known these days for being the power that enables mobile payments on smartphones and other gadgets, but Research In Motion (RIM) is planning to use NFC for a different purpose, which presumably RIM executives hope will give the BlackBerry an edge over the competition — in one regard at the very least.

August 25, 2011 by

BlackBerry Bold 9900

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 offers an upgraded OS, solid specifications and good integration of a small touchscreen with an optical navigation pad and keyboard. But battery life is disappointing and, despite the novelty of Near Field Communication support, this is primarily a catchup device.

August 23, 2011 by

BlackBerry Curve 9360 rounds the bend

A hands-on look at the Curve 9360, a slimline, BlackBerry 7-powered addition to RIM's non-touchscreen handset that places near-field comms and social-networking alongside business features

March 1, 2011 by

'Virtually all' upcoming BlackBerrys to use NFC tech

Most new BlackBerry devices from RIM from now on will include near-field communication capabilities, the company's UK managing director has said.Although RIM chief Jim Balsillie already revealed at Mobile World Congress that "many if not most" of 2011's BlackBerrys would have the short-range wireless technology (usually abbreviated as NFC) built in, Stephen Bates's words on Tuesday suggested that almost all upcoming RIM smartphones and tablets would include these capabilities.


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