Shoppers who dream of being able to pay for goods with their mobile phone might be wise to consider trading in their device and switching to a BlackBerry.
That is because Research in Motion – the company that produces all BlackBerry handsets – this week confirmed it has sealed a deal with Telefonica Digital to bring contactless payment technology to its handsets.
The first signs of the new payment system will be seen in Spain, before it is rolled out in BlackBerry markets across the world in 2012.
Known as the Telefonica Wallet, the tool will allow users to pay in stores by simply scanning their mobile on a reader.
Among the models that are to support the technology are the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and the BlackBerry Curve 9380.
BlackBerry fans were given a boost earlier this month when Australian network Telstra confirmed it was to stock the Bold 9900 device.
Posted by Peter Robinson