RIM unveils BlackBerry Tag


Research In Motion (RIM) announced the launch of
BlackBerry Tag, a new way for BlackBerry smartphone users to connect with one
another and share multimedia content.


“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,” said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion.


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 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 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.


Research In Motion (RIM) recently announced
BBM Music, a new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) service for socially connected
music fans.


BBM Music is a cloud-based service that enables social
and viral music discovery by allowing users to build an evolving,
community-based music library that is shared amongst their BBM Music friends.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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