It was only time until RIM decided to make NFC within the BlackBerry 7 devices something useful. During a keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai, Jim Balsillie unveilled BlackBerry Tag.
BlackBerry® Tag, which will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry® 7 OS update*, will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together. BlackBerry Tag will also enable friends to instantly add one another as contacts on BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger).
BlackBerry Tag takes advantage of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology included in the recently launched BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900/9930 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9350/9360/9370 smartphones, and these are the first BlackBerry smartphones that will support BlackBerry Tag.
* Subject to network operator certifications. Check with your local operator for availability.
This is certainly a great way to incorporate NFC usage into a users daily routine.
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