RIM has unveiled a new contactless content-sharing system for NFC-enabled BlackBerry smart phones, according to Silicon.com.
“BlackBerry Tag” will enable users to share contact info, documents, URLs, photos and other media by simply tapping their NFC-enabled BlackBerry handsets together. The service will also connect to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), allowing users to tap phones to add each other as friends.
RIM currently offers two NFC-enabled BlackBerry phones that will support BlackBerry Tag: the Bold 9900 and the Curve 9360.
According to RIM, the service will be introduced with the next update for BlackBerry 7 OS, which is “coming soon.”
RIM also announced plans keep BlackBerry Tag open to third-party software developers, enabling them to add NFC sharing technology to future apps, according to Silicon.com.
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