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RIM unveils BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC phones

After months of speculation, Research in Motion has formally announced that its new touchscreen BlackBerry Bold smartphones will come with near field communication capabilities.

Blackberry Bold 9900/9930
BOLD TOUCH: RIM includes NFC as standard in two new phones

Research In Motion has unveiled two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones with built-in NFC capabilities.

The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are built on a new platform powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system and, says RIM, are designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world.

“The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones include built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications), a new technology that will enable many rich and exciting experiences,” says RIM. “Through NFC, users will be able to, for example, pair the BlackBerry Bold to an accessory or read information such as a web link from smart tags by simply tapping their BlackBerry Bold to an NFC tag.”

“The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style,” said Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of Research In Motion. “These fully-loaded and beautifully crafted smartphones offer a highly refined user experience with blazingly fast performance, a brilliant touch screen and an outstanding typing experience.”

The phones will be available from this summer.

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