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RIM's Latest BlackBerrys Can Use NFC to Access Buildings

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Sep 15, 2011, 7:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 15, 2011, 7:35 AM

Research In Motion and HID Global today announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and the BlackBerry Curve 9350/9360 will add support for HID's iCLASS digital keys and readers within the near-field communications chip. By including support for HID's digital key readers, users of these BlackBerry devices will be able to use their phone as an identity card, such as those used to access office buildings and other controlled locations. The companies believe businesses and universities will find this feature appealing, as it may allow them to offer alternatives to key cards for entering buildings. The companies are piloting the technology now, and it should be available in the Curve and Bold lines by early 2012.

more info at HID Global »
more info at Reuters »



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Sep 15, 2011, 10:04 AM

Kind of a idea

I guess it would save money because a company wouldn't have to pay for ID cards anymore, but at least you could leave your ID card at home when you go out.
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