Jim Basillie, Co-CEO of RIM and Julio Linares, CEO of Telefónica have just signed an agreement under which both companies will begin the test pilot of a paid via NFC mobile service.
This project is called Portfolio Mobile NFC and currently works with Blackberrysmartphones. 350 Employees of the Telefónica district act as beta testers of this system to make sure that your operation is correct. To this end, they will have access to the facilities of the company, pay for a drink or buy in the shops in the district just the Blackberry via a receiver.
By the time portfolio Mobile NFC has been especially designed for the Blackberry Bold 9900, 9360 Curve and Curve 9380, which will run all of them with Blackberry OS 7. These RIM devices were chosen because of its high security and its compatibility with UICC and SWP payment protocols.
The NFC implementation is based on Movistar SIM card and with her multiple credit cards may be associated in a totally secure manner in the phone card. That not only we can select any of them as a method of payment, but also the application allows you to consult our accounts and make movements. By now the date of release of this technology is unknown.