Rogers and BlackBerry Deliver Canadas First NFC Magazine Ad (Video)

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If you’re a Rogers Wireless customer you might have seen theirs and BlackBerrys latest NFC-enabled ad. It was featured in the Rogers Connected magazine, which allowed users with an NFC capable device to instantly download a holiday gift offer, access free premium BlackBerry apps, get information on the new BB10 lineup, and download CIBC’s Suretap payments app….

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Sharing Pictures on BlackBerry 10 with Tag (Video)

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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…

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NFC in BlackBerry Isn’t Only for Mobile Payments

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Research In Motion has been one of the biggest pushers for Near Field Communications (NFC) in the mobile space. Select BlackBerry 7 devices already have NFC capabilities. BlackBerry 10 devices are also planned to have NFC. NFC will open the doorway to much easier mobile payments for quickly passing through the check out line at…

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Devs: How to Add NFC Support in BlackBerry 10 App

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Two users in the BlackBerry developer support forums have written up a nice tutorial on adding NFC to a BlackBerry 10 app. Here’s the tutorial, which can alternatively be found here: Introduction This article is part of a series intended to help developers wishing to exploit NFC in their BlackBerry® 10 applications. Readers of this…

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RIM’s Secure Element Manager Solution to Power NFC Mobile Payments in Canada

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Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that it has been selected by EnStream LP, a joint venture of Bell Mobility Inc., Rogers Wireless Partnership and TELUS Communications Company, to provide its Secure Element Manager (SEM) solution to manage credentials on wireless handsets in Canada that support Near Field Communication (NFC) services. NFC is the…

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Rogers and CIBC Launching ‘Suretap’ for NFC-enabled BlackBerry Smartphones

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Rogers and CIBC announced earlier this year a partnership to allow for mobile payments in Canada. The partnership will allow customers with an NFC-capable BlackBerry device to spend up to $50 on their CIBC Visa or MasterCard by simply tapping device to a terminal. Here are some details about Suretap: To use Suretap you have to…

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How NFC Will NOT Compromise BlackBerry Security

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Previously we made commentary on the compromise of Android devices by way of NFC. This was due to a vulnerability discovered in the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. “Through NFC it was possible to upload a malicious file to the device, which allowed us to gain code execution on the device and subsequently get full control…

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