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28th October 2011

MasterCard certification for 2 Blackberry NFC phones

MasterCard has certified the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 as PayPass approved devices. These are the first SIM based smartphones to receive the certification. MasterCard issuing banks can can install accounts on these SIM cards on BlackBerry devices.


"The availability of NFC on popular BlackBerry smartphones is an important milestone for the mobile contactless payments business," said Mung Ki Woo, Group Executive for Mobile at MasterCard Worldwide, in the statement.


France Telecom - Orange said that it would actively market the two BlackBerry models to help accelerate the adoption of NFC services.