RIM has quietly been equipping many of its devices with NFC capability since last year, but perhaps the juiciest, most consumer-forward application of NFC — mobile wallet — hasn't hit BlackBerry just yet. That changes today with the announcement that RIM and Turkish network Turkcell have partnered to launch the Cep-T Cüzdan mobile payment system on the Bold 9900. The system will work with MasterCard PayPass terminals both domestically and internationally; payments of up to 35 TL ($19) can be completed instantly, while bigger transactions will require a PIN or signature. The service is available starting today, though customers will need to head into a Turkcell store to get an NFC-enabled SIM for their phone.
BlackBerry gets first commercial NFC mobile wallet application — in Turkey
BlackBerry gets first commercial NFC mobile wallet application — in Turkey/
Turkish carrier Turkcell has launched the first NFC mobile payment app for BlackBerry, Cep-T Cüzdan, on the Bold 9900.