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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.

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.