BlackBerry Bold 9900: A Video Look at NFC on RIM’s Newest Smartphone
RIM's brand new BlackBerry Bold 9900 supports NFC. Check out this video first-look at the technology on BlackBerry.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the latest BlackBerry smartphone: the Bold 9900. The new Bold device is noteworthy for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it is the first BlackBerry Bold device with a touch screen; it’s the thinnest BlackBerry to date; it’s the first BlackBerry to run RIM’s brand new BlackBerry 7 mobile OS; and it supports Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.
NFC is a short-range wireless technology that will be used in the future for a variety of purposes including for mobile payments and other mobile data transactions. For more details on NFC, read RIM’s recent blog post on the subject.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.