RIM unveils BlackBerry Tag for its smart phones
At the GITEX conference in Dubai today, RIM’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie has unveiled BlackBerry Tag, a new and pretty exciting way for BlackBerry users to share content and add each other as contacts on BBM.
BlackBerry Tag will be introduced in the next BlackBerry 7 OS update and will allow users to share things just by tapping their phones together. Does anyone remember the Bump app for the iPhone? A bit like that.
The new feature uses Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, that we’ve heard a lot about with Google’s Wallet, the brand’s new mobile payment service.
Jim Balsillie said at the conference today:
“BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless […] 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 work with the BlackBerry Bold™ 9900/9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smart phones at the moment.
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it will be a awesome service from blackberry. just waiting to use it for money transactions
At a keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai, Research In Motion’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie launched a new social sharing service called BlackBerry Tag, an NFC-based platform that will help BlackBerry users connect and share content and information with each other.
Incorporating it into the next BlackBerry 7 operating system update, BlackBerry Tag will provide an easy way for BlackBerry Curve and Bold smartphone owners to share contacts, documents, web links, photos and other media content by bumping their handsets together. The service will also have BlackBerry Messenger integration, allowing users to add each other on the messaging service.
“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.”