Isis Mobile Payments

Remember long ago, we told you all about Isis? It's the carrier back solution for mobile payments using NFC. At the time the news came out, many folks were waiting for NFC powered BlackBerry devices to arrive and eventually they did. Some carriers though, oddly enough, those supporters of Isis decided to block NFC on the devices from use.

Now though it appears Isis is ramping up their efforts and having teamed up with Mastercard among others, are getting ready to fully launch in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas, next month. Mastercard has managed to offer up a list of supported devices and according on that list you'll find the BlackBerry Bold 9900 (presumably the 9930 is incl. here), Curve 9360, Curve 9380 as well as the Bold 9790.

Given that those devices are listed as being supported it's safe to assume that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon will all enable NFC on the BlackBerry models where it's been crippled but more importantly we should start to see even further uses for NFC as the rollout of Isis expands and carriers can grab their piece of the pie.

Source: Bloomberg, Mastercard (PDF) via: Droid-Life