Probably the most secure smartphone in the world
We were totally astonished here at GoMo Towers at the discovery that two of the latest and greatest trends have converged – very much in BlackBerry’s favour. This helps to illustrate the fact that the floundering Canadian manufacturer offers probably the most secure smartphones in the world. The deal in question is between Isis, the mobile commerce JV [Joint Venture] created by US operators and on the other side mobile wallet and NFC specialist – Proxama – a provider of NFC mobile engagement technology. The astounding thing is that the solution will initially only be available for NFC-enabled devices using the BlackBerry 10 operating system platform. Is that three or four devices?
Anyway, according to Miles Quitmann, md with Proxama, “The roll out of Isis is a significant step forward for NFC as a mainstream consumer technology.”
He continued, “Proxama has built up an enviable position in the mobile wallet space an the North American market is a really important one for us.”
That’s probably the understatement of the week.
The fact that the JV includes Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, and T-Mobile USA means that this is a major breakthrough.
All the US market needs is for Sprint Nextel to join Isis and the US consumer would be laughing. But that’s a bit like asking Apple to support NFC.
Maybe, eventutally Sprint Nextel will drop Google Wallet in favour of Isis.
But this is exactly the kind of deal that GoMo News has been predicting. And it is the MNOs – not the banks or credit card companies which are driving it.
Quite frankly, NFC combined with a viable mobile wallet is the juggernaught that will prove impossible to stop. And Proxama is in the right place at the right time.