updated 09:45 pm EST, Wed January 18, 2012
Public rollout follows Telefonica trials
RIM has announced that it has teamed with Turkish carrier Turkcell to launch a NFC payment system. The mobile wallet application will initially be available on the BlackBerry Bold 9900, enabling users to make payments by tapping the handset against MasterCard PayPass readers throughout the country and abroad.
The smartphone maker recently confirmed that it would also launch NFC payments sometime later this year with Spanish carrier Telefonica. The mobile app has continued to receive updates, adding functionality such as virtual card management and in-app purchasing.
RIM has yet to announce additional launch plans for NFC payment systems in other regions.