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BlackBerry takes another step towards replacing the wallet

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Zoompass is a service specifically for Canadians that lets you send and receive money from your BlackBerry device. The service uses your personal bank account or credit card and, for now, is aimed at your average consumer and not retailers.

While Zoompass has had a BlackBerry application for some time now, I haven’t heard about it and many of the major blogs haven’t written about them either. The service just recently came to my attention as they are now offering it for all mobile devices with Internet access, and not just BlackBerry.

If you’ve read my bio, you know I spent a decent amount of time living in South Korea. There, your mobile phone is your wallet. A chip is inserted into your phone, much like a media card, and it is directly connected to your bank like a debit card. This is where mobility is heading and it’s incredible to see a company taking North Americans one step closer.

“Our research shows people are looking for ways to simplify their payment experience,” said Robin Dua, president of En-Stream, the company that develops the application.

The service is aimed at a college demographic, who are constantly in need of a simplified way to send small amounts of money; whether it be repaying a debt or getting some food money from parents.

Canadian users can sign up for a free Zoompass account now and begin using the service. One caveat is the service charges. You will be charged 50¢ to make an instant money transfer each time. This price will hopefully come down as more users subscribe to the service and prove it works.

In Quebec, Virgin Mobile and the wireless offering from Videotron Ltd. are excluded from the service.

Sign up and start using Zoompass for BlackBerry today!

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Bplay now offers PayPal for mobile purchases

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Bplay is the leading third party vendor of games and themes for BlackBerry. Recently, they updated their purchasing systems to include the Click and Buy payment option. Click and Buy could be considered the European equivalent of Paypal.

Now, Bplay offers PayPal, but only on mobile purchases. Apparently, offering PayPal on desktop isn’t as easy to implement.

As App World continues to offer only one payment option, it is quickly getting outpaced by every other vendor that can offer multiple payment solutions.

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Bplay adds Click and Buy option with PayPal rumored to come

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Bplay now offers the Click and Buy payment option. Click and Buy could be considered the European equivalent of Paypal. It will therefore be interesting to see how popular this payment option is with European customers.

Charles Fränkl, CEO of Click and Buy, is a big proponent of mobile content channels such as Bplay. He argues there is a growing opportunity for e-payments to become a preferred way of paying on the mobile internet, even though the big mobile operators already have their own billing systems in place - another potential channel for payments via the mobile.

“The vision that everything will go through the mobile bill in future is I think slightly exaggerated,” he said. “I don’t think that the mobile operators are very good at dealing with merchants - that’s a completely new area for them.”

Bplay is a leader in providing mobile content, being the first to offer BlackBerry Premium SMS billing via MX Telecom. I have also heard that Bplay will be adding PayPal payments soon.

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