Posts Tagged ‘NFC smartphones’

SIM-Based Devices: BlackBerry Curve 9360 & Bold 9900

October 27th, 2011

RIM today announced that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and Bold 9900 are the first SIM-based smartphones to get MasterCard PayPass handset certification. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since BlackBerry devices are among the most secure handsets available, if not the most secure. Both the Curve 9360 and Bold 9900 are equipped with NFC so once it’s ready to go, all you have to do is swipe your device over a PayPass scanner to issue a payment.

There are two highlights:

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