Today, RIM Announced BlackBerry Tag. It is a way that will let BlackBerry Smartphone users connect with one another and share multimedia content. It is all done with a simple “tap”. It will be incorporated into the next BlackBerry 7 OS Update, it will allow user to share, URLs, photos, document, contact information and more by simply tapping their BlackBerry Smartphones together. It will also be able to instantly add one another to your BBM(BlackBerry Messenger) Contacts. Jim Balsillie ,CO-CEO of Reasearch In Motion, had to say this about BlackBerry Tag:
BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless, 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.”
They are very excited about BlackBerry Tag and what the future holds for it. Developers will be able to build off of it, which will ultimately give more choice to the consumer. The great part is that BlackBerry Tag is very simple, and intuitive, which will allow almost all BlackBerry Smartphone (7 Operating System) to enjoy it and use to its full capabilities. The first phones that will work with BlackBerry Tag are BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900/9930 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9350/9360/9370 smartphones, this is because of the NFC(Near Field Communication) Chip inside of them. More phones that work with BlackBerry Tag will hopefully be coming soon. We will update when we have more info on BlackBerry Tag. In the mean time check out the Press Release below.
October 10, 2011
RIM Unveils BlackBerry Tag – Coming Soon To BlackBerry Smartphones
• BlackBerry Tag enables effortless ‘tap to share’ exchanges of multimedia content and contact info between friends • Friends can also add each other as BBM contacts with a simple ‘tap’
Dubai, UAE – GITEX – During his keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai, Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) Co-CEO Jim Balsillie today unveiled a new way for BlackBerry® smartphone users to connect with one another and share multimedia content.
BlackBerry® Tag, which will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry® 7 OS update*, will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together. BlackBerry Tag will also enable friends to instantly add one another as contacts on BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger).
“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.”
BlackBerry Tag takes advantage of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology 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.
RIM also announced plans to expose BlackBerry Tag through APIs on the BlackBerry platform, allowing software developers to take advantage of “tap to share” functionality from within their own applications.
* Subject to network operator certifications. Check with your local operator for availability.