The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones have been announced as the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices.
It means that any bank issuing MasterCard PayPass credit or debit cards will be able to deploy MasterCard PayPass-enabled accounts to the SIM card of these smartphones.
Everything Everywhere has published its quarterly results for Q3 of 2011.
Turnover was down 4.3% year-on-year to £1,697 million, although this would have been a slight increase if it hadn’t been for the reduction in Mobile Termination rate charges. Similarly, service revenue was down by 1.9% but would otherwise have seen a 3.8% increase.
LG Electronics has reported financial results for the three-month period ending 30th September 2011.
It says sales were affected by the sluggish global economy, with losses on investments leading to a quarterly net loss. However, it notes that cost controls and efficiency improvements meant operating income improved for all its four companies compared with the same period last year.
Research In Motion has delayed the release of the next version of its BlackBerry PlayBook operating system until next year.
It also says its BlackBerry Messenger app won’t appear in that release, although the ‘BlackBerry Bridge’ smartphone-to-tablet service will continue to offer BBM access.
comScore has published research from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom that shows smartphones, tablets and other non-computer web-enabled devices drove 4.6% of total digital traffic in August.
91.4 million people across the five EU countries said they were using smartphones, up 46% from 2010.