Research In Motion (RIM) has revealed it intends to incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies into all future wireless communications devices.
This follows claims made recently by RIM chief Jim Balsillie, who said that "many if not most" of the company's 2011 products would feature NFC technology.
Stephen Bates, RIM's UK managing director, commented: "We're going to deploy NFC in virtually all of our devices."
He added that inbuilt NFC tech "creates new businesses, new markets and new revenue streams".
Meanwhile, wireless communications manufacturer Dell recently announced a UK launch date for the Windows Phone 7-based Venue Pro smartphone, v3.co.uk reports.
The manufacturer is hoping to compete with Apple, Android and BlackBerry for a share of the enterprise market.
According to Dell, the new device features a 4.1 inch Amoled touch screen and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
It also boasts a 1GB of Flash ROM storage, 512MB DDR SDRAM and a non-removable 16GB micro-SD card.