BlackBerry Tag Feature Announced By RIM

There’s a new feature coming to RIM BlackBerry smartphones enabling BlackBerry users to play tag to share contact information and content between BlackBerry handsets and this new feature will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry OS 7 update.

According to the guys over at Crackberry, Research In Motion boss Jim Balsillie announced the coming of BlackBerry Tag during his keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai.

Apparently the BlackBerry Tag feature will enable user to share contact info, photos, documents, URLs, and other media content with their friends by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together and also delivers the ability to add one another as contacts on BlackBerry Messenger instantly.

Jim Balsillie says, “BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless. BlackBerry Tag opens a new dimension to the BlackBerry platform that is powerful, simple and intuitive and we think it will be welcomed by both users and developers.”

NFC that’s was launched in such devices as the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 as well as the BlackBerry Curve 9350, Curve 9360 and Curve 9370, will be the first devices to take advantage of BlackBerry Tag as the feature uses Near Field Tech to operate.

Apparently the BlackBerry maker also has plans to “expose” BlackBerry Tag via APIs so software developers can use BlackBerry Tag’s “tap to share” function from their own apps.

So there you have it in the not too distant future the BlackBerry faithful will be able to swap content simply by mating their devices together, but one does wonder just how long it will be before Apple delivers the same type of tech and calls it their own new feature, in the iPhone 5 perhaps.

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