RIM announced BlackBerry tag, NFC-based sharing app

RIM announced a new NFC-based sharing app called BlackBerry Tag. BlackBerry Tag will allow users to share contact information, documents, links, photos, music and other media content by simply tapping their BlackBerry NFC Phones together.
BlackBerry Tag will also enable users to instantly add one another as contacts on BBM  (BlackBerry Messenger).

BlackBerry users of the Bold 9900 / 9930 and Curve 9350 / 9360 / 9370 can get it via the next BlackBerry 7 O.S. update. (“coming soon”)
Only owners of this BlackBerry NFC Phones will be able to take advantage of this feature at the moment. These are the only BlackBerry models with an Near Field Communications chip yet.

Update nov.17; BlackBerry Curve 9380 and Bold 9790 NFC enabled handsets soon available.

++ What we want to know; 
My friend has a…. Nokia/Samsung.. Mobile Phone with NFC chip, we can bump together and share data? RIM didn’t answer my e-mail.
NFC Phones bump tap
RIM will make its APIs public, giving developers the tools to integrate BlackBerry Tap into other applications.

“BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless,” said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “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.”

++ I’m very happy after Nokia another manufacturer is talking about other NFC features, (other than contactless payments). We have a few unanswered questions at the moment. But this is good for the deployment of NFC technology.

BlackBerry Tag demo, NFC sharing app., expected with O.S. update 7.1.
No announcement from RIM yet, 19 nov.2011.

source intomobile.com
Share content between BlackBerry devices; by tapping two NFC Phones together, “you’ll be able to transfer ringtones, voice notes, contacts, images, videos, calendar items, documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs and browser links”.
Developers can add other data types to the list of supported content!
Like Android Beam, you can share almost anything.

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