We told you back in October that Starbucks was testing out a way for users to pay for their overpriced coffee addiction using their BlackBerry. They have just expanded this trial to the whole US including almost 7 thousand company owned stores. The new payment system allows you to pay using their BlackBerry along with their iPhone and iPod Touch app. It works using a 2D barcode scanner over NFC since most devices do not have NFC until next gen BlackBerrys come out. 🙂
From their initial limited trial Starbucks learned that this mobile payment option was faster for customers to pay and lets you pay when you don’t have your wallet. You can learn more about the BlackBerry app by going to this link though Starbucks recommends downloading it by texting GO to 70845. Let us know if you find a more direct link!