RIM Unveils BlackBerry Tag - Coming Soon to BlackBerry Smartphones

by Volker Weber

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2011) - 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).

As always I am a bit concerned about interoperability. Will this work between BlackBerrys only? Or can you also tap other NFC-enabled phones?

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Sounds like Bump to me...

Thomas Cloer, 2011-10-10

sounds like "rohrkrepierer" (don't know a suitable english word for that).

Karl Heindel, 2011-10-11

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