BlackBerry To Get Mastercard Paypass Certification

By October 30th, 2011 AT 4:07 PM

BlackBerry To Get Mastercard Paypass CertificationBlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass approved devices.

The certification was granted on the basis of the BlackBerry smartphones meeting the functionality, interoperability and security requirements of MasterCard.

With this certification, any MasterCard PayPass-issuing bank globally will be able to deploy MasterCard PayPass-enabled accounts to the SIM card of these smartphones.

Orange is the first operator worldwide to have commercial NFC launches in two countries, UK and France, with trials in several European markets.

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