MasterCard releases NFC SDK with support for BlackBerry 7

MasterCard has made a big move into making NFC mobile payments a little more accessible today by releasing their NFC SDK, which just happens to support BlackBerry 7.  RIM has definitely made their intentions towards NFC well-known, and it appears that MasterCard has taken notice.  With the release of the SDK developers will not be […]

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MasterCard and T-Mobile Parter to Bring NFC to Europe Q3.

Due to the Partnership between Mastercard and T-Mobile there will a few countries in  Europe that will be able to use NFC in their new cell phones.  T-Mobile will start using NFC enabled SIM cards in the phones in Poland and Germany.  The full details have not been announced but this comes on the heels […]

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 […]