RIM has taken a leading position in the proliferation of NFC-enabled applications in smartphones. After BlackBerry Tag was quietly introduced in BlackBerry 7.1, I’m happy to say that BlackBerry Tag is bigger and better in BlackBerry 10. Almost anything can be shared in the new BlackBerry 10 OS thanks to the invocation framework that RIM has baked in.
In this video, I demo BlackBerry Tag by sharing an image from one BlackBerry 10 device to another. Since finding a couple of L-Series smartphones lying around is no easy task, I settled with Dev Alpha A and B devices. With a simple tap of the devices, an image can be sent between the devices over Bluetooth with the initial communication over NFC. Check out the video below to see it in action!
This simple implementation is key to increase the use of NFC technology between smartphones. In the previous BlackBerry 7 OS, the implementation was ambiguous and unclear. The “share” menu on BlackBerry 10 shows that you can “tap” devices together to share content. What other possible content do you want to be able to share in BlackBerry 10? Sound off in the comments section below!