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Allied Wallet Credit Card Payments App Available for BlackBerry

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Screenshot of Android version of app.

Allied Wallet is another mobile payment service that has recently launched a BlackBerry app to complement its existing iPhone and Android offerings. The app is a free ewallet for users to store, send, and receive funds. With Allied Wallet, you can manage your mobile wallet with some of the following features:

  • Link up your bank account, credit card, pre-paid card to your ewallet for quick and easy funding.
  • Send money from home, work, or anywhere in the world.
  • settle transactions in many different currencies
  • Allied Wallet’s ewallet is free for buyers.
  • Shop without sharing financial information.
  • You list your details only once, rather than many times at many websites.
  • 100% protection from unauthorized payments sent from your ewallet account.

To grab the free app, head over to mobile.alliedwallet.com from your BlackBerry to grab the .JAD file.

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Analysts predict wireless debit to make it big

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NFCMaybe you’ve heard of near-field communication, or NFC? It’s a technology that’s been in development for awhile that, once the hardware’s been integrated into a mobile device, you just bring two within a few centimeters of one another and you’ve made a connection. This could make for quick Wi-Fi or Bluetooth pairings, but the biggest selling point for NFC has been for monetary transactions, and Juniper Research thinks that $22 billion will have passed through NFC-based transactions like European mPayments by 2009. It’s still a ways off from making a big splash on North American shores, but it’s a cool possibility. Who here would feel comfortable with their BlackBerry doubling as their credit card? I think if there was adequate support both by handheld manufacturers as well as commercial venues, NFC could become very popular very quickly.