Charge Anywhere announced that it will launch its BlackBerry payments software featuring NFC technology at the BlackBerry World event this week in Orlando, Fla.
The Charge Anywhere Mobile Payment App for BlackBerry enables business owners to accept payments on their BlackBerry smart phone or PlayBook and securely process credit and debit cards on the go. Now, businesses operating on the BlackBerry 7 OS platform can accept NFC-enabled credit and debit cards like Visa payWave or MasterCard PayPass by simply tapping their customer’s card to an NFC-enabled BlackBerry Curve or Bold device.
According to Charge Anyway, the service requires no additional hardware, like an audio jack or external card reader – just the BlackBerry device.
“We have a legacy of supporting mobile payments on BlackBerry devices dating back to the original RIM 950 two-way pager,” commented Paul Sabella, CEO of Charge Anywhere. “We are proud to say that Charge Anywhere is the first mobile payment app provider to support NFC initiated credit and debit card payment acceptance on BlackBerry NFC enabled devices.”