Bank of America using NFC enabled BlackBerry devices for Mobile Wallet trial program
To join the trial, you must own a BlackBerry Curve 8520 or 8530, a BlackBerry Tour 9630 or a BlackBerry Bold 9000, 9650 or 9700 with the ability to download apps. Those testing the program will be able to make their 'Berry NFC enabled with a special battery cover (with a hidden antenna) and a microSD card. You must also have a Bank of America Visa debit card or a Bank of America Mastercard credit card.
The trial is expected to begin in the Spring and will work wherever you find Mastercard's PayPass accepted. Those who are invited to join the trial will receive an email from where they can opt in to the program.
Bank of America will be conducting a trial of its Mobile Wallet service which uses NFC enabled handsets to allow you to "tap and pay" when checking out at a participating retailer
1. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
Japan has had this for awhile... I'm waiting for American carriers and American apps to wow me before japan does... but this is just REALLY late for America to be getting...
2. jbash (Posts: 340; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
blackberry has to do something to get back some of their customers(or hold onto the ones they have).