RIM readies BlackBerry Tag sharing feature

BlackBerry Tag is a tap-to-share feature that will be rolled out to all NFC-enabled BlackBerry phones, Research In Motion has said

RIM co-chief executive Jim Balsillie has demonstrated a contactless content-sharing system running on NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones.

NFC (near-field communication), is a short-range wireless technology that enables a device to transmit data to a reader. Uses for NFC include contactless ticketing and payments.

RIM's contactless sharing system, called BlackBerry Tag, will be rolled out with the next update to its BlackBerry 7 OS, the company said on Monday.

It has not given a specific launch date — noting only that the update is "coming soon".

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see RIM shows off tap-to-share feature for NFC BlackBerrys on silicon.com.

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