We told you previously about Isis as a collaboration between AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and MasterCard along with a few others. Their goal was to bring NFC mobile payments to these carriers and one of the highlights was support for BlackBerry NFC enabled devices. Isis announced this week that they will be planning their debut of Isis for September in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas. There is no word on when the full rollout will happen but the delay was caused because Isis decided to route charges through the traditional credit card companies rather than carriers.
Right now the MasterCard official list of approved mobile devices (PDF) for this platform include the Bold 9900, Curve 9360 & 9380, and Bold 9790. That means we should hopefully be seeing these devices included at launch. It also makes me wonder how far along RIM is at getting BlackBerry 10 device support from MasterCard. 🙂 via Bloomberg