Research In Motion is planning to add Near Field Communication (NFC) chips to their upcoming smartphone lineup. No other details are available, but the tip came with the formal announcement from Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile of Isis, a joint partnership on mobile payments.
BlackBerry devices will be the next in line to get NFC chips. The idea is to use the NFC chips and smartphones to be able to make purchases. Eventually coupons, discounts, stores, and even transit ticketing areas could be supported for quick and easy purchasing with your smartphone.
It is expected to see the Isis service with NFC chip enabled BlackBerry smartphones within the next 18 months.