Mobile Payments for Small Business with BlackBerry & eMerit

See how small businesses can easily use a BlackBerry smartphone to take chip & pin credit and debit card payments from customers. The solution is simple, secure, easy to use and highly cost effective.

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How To: Transfer files with NFC with your BlackBerry 7.1 OS Smartphone

With the release of BlackBerry 7.1 OS included the introduction of BlackBerryTag which is designed to offer the capability of sending and receiving files. Here’s a quick overview of how to do this using NFC on a BlackBerry 7.1 OS smartphone.

Official OS:BlackBerry Torch 9860 OS 7.1.0.190 from A1 Telekom Austria

A1 Telekom Austria has released OS 7.1.0.190 for the BlackBerry Torch 9860! OS 7.1 includes the much anticipated mobile hot spot as well as NFC capability (providing A1 has enabled it).

Turkcell and RIM Launch NFC Mobile Wallet for BlackBerry Bold 9900 Customers in Turkey

First commercially available NFC-based mobile payments for BlackBerry smartphones via MasterCard PayPass™ Waterloo, ON and Istanbul, Turkey – Turkcell and Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the commercial availability of an NFC mobile wallet application, the Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan, for BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone customers in Turkey.

CHARGE Anywhere Announces Mobile Payment audio jack card reader for BlackBerry Smartphones

With the rise and popularity and usage of smartphones and tablets a move, of mobile payments on the go with speed and simplicity make sense in fast track of mobile payments and transactions. CHARGE Anywhere has is releasing their Audio Jack Magnetic Card Reader that allows users to securely process payments in real-time, capture signatures, invoice […]

Rim outlines all the features of BlackBerry Tag on BlackBerry OS 7.1

I remember way back to August when I went to the BB7 Fan Night in Toronto and got some hands on time with all the new BlackBerry 7 devices at the time.  One of the big features that was shown off at the event was the inclusion of NFC into certain models, such as the […]

Visa Certifies Blackberry 7 Smartphones for NFC Mobile Payments

With the launch of the new Blackberry 7 devices one of the included features was the NFC capabilities of these devices. NFC or Near field communication (NFC) is a feature of Blackberry Smartphones that allow users to transfer data from devices to receivers in close proximity of one another.  Recently we told you about NFC Blackberry 7 devices and the ability to use your […]

Alain DeSouza, Senior Market Development Manager From RIM, Joins Sequent Software, a Leading Provider of NFC Software and Services

Sequent Hires Alain DeSouza as Vice President of Market Development Industry Veteran to Drive NFC Solutions for Sequent in Canada SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Jan 5, 2012) – Sequent Software, a leading provider of Near Field Communication (NFC) software and services, is pleased to announce it has hired Alain DeSouza as the vice president of […]

RIM Partners with NFC Marketing Company Tapit Promote NFC capabilities of the new BlackBerry 7 devices

RIM has set up a partnership with Tapit. Tapit is an NFC marketing company in Australia. The partnership was set up to show off the NFC capabilities of the new BlackBerry 7 devices.

NFCShortcuts Unlocks All of Your Near Field Communications on your BlackBerry Smartphone

We have given you news on the past of NFC Blackberry 7 devices and the ability to use your smartphone for mobile payments. As well as the Blackberry Bold and Curve devices receiving their, MasterCard PayPass Handset Certification, Now with NFCLauncher is an NFC controller you can unlock your Blackberry Smartphones NFC potential. Hit the jump for all […]

BBM Music Gum!?!

BBM Gum who would have thought about it? Not me that for sure. It seems as though Boost Mobile BlackBerry reps are handing out packs of gum with BBM Music printed all over the packaging. What is the reason behind the gum you ask?

Press Release: Telefonica Digital and RIM announce NFC payments for BlackBerry Smartphones

We have given you news on the past of NFC Blackberry 7 devices and the ability to use your smartphone for mobile payments. As well as the Blackberry Bold and Curve devices receiving their, MasterCard PayPass Handset Certification, Telefonica Digital has jumped on board as well, as they have teamed with RIM for mobile payments […]

Video: BlackBerry Tag Gets Demoed!

IntoMobile was able to snag a three minute video of RIM demoing their up and coming BlackBerry Tag application using NFC. BlackBerry Tag will enable a ton of features utilizing the NFC capable BlackBerry smartphones. With BlackBerry Tag you will be able to

RIM reaching out to devs on NFC app development

NFC communication is something that was a selling point for the OS7 phones.  There hasn’t been a whole lot of development when it comes to applications that utilize NFC and RIM wants to change that. 

Assa Abloy AB And RIM To Team Up To Create A Key Technology To Replace Key Cards

You know those cards you use to access locked doors? That may soon be a thing of the past because the goal here is for Assa Abloy and RIM to create a key technology utilizing the NFC chip in Blackberries.

WIND Mobile to Launch the BlackBerry Curve 9360 on November 3rd

The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is heading to Wind Mobile November 3rd! The New Curve 9360 has the following specs: BlackBerry 7 OS, has a A 2.44-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 800 MHz processor and a 5MP camera, NFC.

Moneris launches “e-Select plus Mobile App” allows Mobile Payments for BlackBerry Smartphones

With the rise and popularity and usage of smartphones and tablets a move, of mobile payments on the go with speed and simplicity make sense in fast track of mobile payments and transactions. It seems that a few other companies are getting on board to bring you “e-Select plus Mobile App”, which allows Canadian merchants […]

Did you miss the BerryReport Podcast Episode 52 featuring the @NerdBerry Team? Episode 52 Now Available!

Join Brad from The Berry Reporter and the NerdBerry Team Art and B_Ren for another episode of the Berry Report podcast. Join us as we discuss current BlackBerry topics such as:

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 Are World’s First SIM-Based Smartphones to Receive MasterCard PayPass Handset Certification

Carriers globally will now have access to the first NFC smartphones  certified as MasterCard PayPass™ approved devices France Telecom – Orange amongst first to benefit from MasterCard certification awarded to RIM Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 smartphones are the first […]

T-Mobile’s Bold 9900 may never get NFC functionality

While NFC hasn’t been fully implemented as a useful feature yet, it is nice to know that a device has the ability to use it in the future.  The T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 did not launch with NFC enabled, and it looks like it may never receive it either.