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  1. Echo86's Avatar
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    Hey

    Both me and my Boyfriend now have 9900's and noticed it says we have NFC.
    Can anyone tell me what we can do with this?
    I know it's a thing built on to battery door.

    But no idea how to install or use it etc please help! lol
    clueless on this
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    There are a ton of uses for NFC these days.

    I think the most common use is to transfer data back and forth between two devices. Since you both have a Bold 99, you can select a picture to send, select Tag in the menu, then hold both phones back to back. Both phones will need to have NFC turned on. Then the pic from one phone will end up on the other. It's pretty cool

    There is also a ton of possibilities with NFC tags. These are usually stickers that you can write things to using your phone. Once you scan a programmed tag, certain things happen. Like you can write a tag that will launch CrackBerry.com in your browser whenever you scan it. Or a tag to select a specific sound profile, or beside mode. A lot of possibilities if you want to explore them.
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    Thanks for asking that. I don't currently have it on my Android, looking forward to hearing the answer for my new BB10.
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    It's installed already. It allows you to share files, contacts and much more just by tapping the two devices together.
    "BlackBerry® devices that come equipped with a Near Field Communication (NFC) transceiver enable an application to interact with smart tags, smart accessories, and other NFC-enabled devices. Smart tags typically contain small amounts of data that describe an object in the world, or refers to another data channel where a user can get more information.
    For example, a Bluetooth® speaker could have an embedded smart tag that contains Bluetooth pairing information. A media-player application that detects the smart tag could initiate pairing, then route the BlackBerry device audio output to the Bluetooth speakers.
    NFC technology is designed to transfer small amounts of data over a short distance. Here are a few examples of what you can use smart tags to do:
    Provide a web address where a BlackBerry device user can retrieve more information about an advertisement on a smart poster, such as a movie or a coupon
    Provide pairing information for a Bluetooth accessory
    Provide identification information for a smart dock
    There are more tips on the BlackBerry website NFC technology - BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Smartphones - User Guide - BlackBerry Bold Series - 7.0
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    Best use for NFC is small purchases. CIBC (Canada) offers this for BBs. Example, to purchase a coffee at Tim,s you swipe your phone over the NFC receiver and you are good to go. Very cool and fast and secure. Not a lot of stores support this now but everyone will very soon.
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    Remember this? Lol

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