RIM has announced a new feature for its BlackBerry smartphones, called BlackBerry Tag, which is a new technology developed by RIM, which will enable BlackBerry users to trade an share data using NFC.
RIM will be releasing BlackBerry Tag in BB7, and according to the details released it will be subject to network certifications, which could mean it would be available on some networks and not others.
“BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless,” said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Tag opens a new dimension to the BlackBerry platform that is powerful, simple and intuitive and we think it will be welcomed by both users and developers.”
BlackBerry Tag will use NFC (Near Field Communication), which is already built into some RIM devices, like the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and the BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370.
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