BlackBerry makers, Research in Motion, have announced the BlackBerry Tag – which is a new way for BlackBerry smartphone users to connect with one another and share multimedia content. The BlackBerry Tag will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by tapping their BlackBerry smartphones to each other. BlackBerry Tag will also enable friends to instantly add one another as contacts on BBM (BlackBerry Messenger). The Tag will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry 7 OS update.
BlackBerry Tag to come to BB phones
BlackBerry Tag takes advantage of the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology for data transfer. The technology has been included in the recently launched BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones, and these are the first BlackBerry smartphones that will support BlackBerry Tag. In addition to this, RIM has also announced plans to get the BlackBerry Tag through APIs on the BlackBerry platform that will allow software developers to take advantage of 'tap to share' functionality from within their own applications.
Earlier, we did a hands-on preview with Nokia’s NFC technology, and it seems that the BlackBerry tag for RIM smartphones will work in a similar fashion. So, that’s how different phones from the same manufacturer will interact with each other. What’s important is to see how this technology will help interaction between smartphones from different handset manufacturers. Do you have any suggestions/ideas on how NFC can improve the smartphone experience? Let us know in the comments section below.
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