Research In Motion has announced the launch of its latest innovation, BlackBerry Tag, which The Mobile Indian had earlier reported.
BlackBerry Tag will help users to share contents with just a tap on their NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled BlackBerry smartphones.
The BlackBerry Tag was announced by RIM co-chief executive officer Jim Balsillie during his keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai.
“BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless,” said Jim Balsillie. “BlackBerry Tag opens a new dimension to the BlackBerry platform that is powerful, simple and intuitive and we think it will be welcomed by both users and developers.”
Using this new functionality, BlackBerry users will be able to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together. It will also enable friends to instantly add one another as contacts on BlackBerry Messenger by just tapping their phones with one another.
BlackBerry Tag takes advantage of NFC capabilities of the recently launched BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones, and these are the first BlackBerry smartphones that will support BlackBerry Tag. The BlackBerry Tag will be an integrated part of the BlackBerry OS 7 and will be delivered to devices around the globe in the form of and OS upgrade that is expected soon.
RIM has also announced its plan to make BlackBerry Tag available through APIs on the BlackBerry platform, allowing software developers to take advantage of “tap to share” functionality from within their own applications.