RIM, Bank of America partner for Mobile Wallet NFC trial

• 27/02/2011

We’ve reported already about RIM sending BlackBerry feet-first into the NFC arena but it seems that they’re taking NFC to a whole other level now with news that they have partnered with Bank of America to test out actual payment using NFC technology and BlackBerry devices.

They are conducting an exclusive trial for selected members to receive an NFC-capable back for their existing Curve 8520 or 8530, Tour 9630, or Bold 9000, 9650, or 9700.  These trial participants will also require an active Bank of America account.

During the trial, which should begin this Spring for the limited group, testers will be able to use their pimped-out NFC ‘Berry to tap and pay at BoA terminals.

Assuming all goes well with the exclusive testing group, the trial should be extended to everyone at some point.  No word when that is, however.

[Source – Engadget]

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