Smart Tags – BlackBerry NFC app revealed

Although a lot of what RIM's plans are for long term NFC usage are still unknown, we're now getting a glimpse at their Smart Tags app. Smart Tags at least, at this point seems to be a rather simple application that allows you to share images and assign tags to those images. Upon loading the app you are given two options, "Create tag" and "Search". Clicking on create tags lets you "Click to add new image" where you can then fill in the details for the image, once saved it marks the image as a "Smart Poster" although, what exactly you can do with it after that remains to be seen.

While images seem to be the main focus here you kind of have to step away from thinking about them as images. They're essentially tags now. Tags that your device and others should eventually be able to read -- and extract information from. That information could be anything from just a plain old URL, to something more specific as your contact details. Of course, we're stuck waiting to see what other things RIM plans on doing with NFC but there isn't exactly a huge rush on it -- NFC is still very new and aside from scanning your own bank card just for the heck of it you'll find very little, if any use for it. You can jump on past the break for some more images of the app.

Smart Tags – BlackBerry NFC app revealed

Source: N4BB