RIM Goes Tag-tastic Over NFC

By Sam Gibbs on at

While phone-based NFC payments aren't something we're likely to get too soon over here in Blighty, even RIM is getting in on the touchless bandwagon with its newly announced NFC-sharing platform, Tag.

Tag will be rolled into the next BlackBerry 7 update with contact, photo, document and link sharing along with BBM integration, which should make swapping PINs face-to-face a thing of the past. Only recent upgraders will be able to take advantage of the fancy features, with only the Bold 9900 and 9930, as well as the Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370, getting the Tag-love. [CrackBerry via TNW]