RIM has recently announced that their Secure Element Manager (SEM) for NFC based mobile payments has been approved by Visa. The approval of what is known as a very strict process opens the door for secure mobile payments for all future NFC enabled BlackBerry devices.
Convenience is what what drives consumers to cashless systems and this latest Visa approval is going to open the door to hundreds of carrier payment options across the globe. This marks an important step in the system’s rollout, especially considering that probably all future new BlackBerry devices will sport NFC. I would love to see users set this up as one of the steps when they get a new device.