PayPal Launches Send Money App for BlackBerry DevicesBy: Chris Crum - December 16, 2009
PayPal has launched a new "Send Money" app for BlackBerry. It is now available for free via the BlackBerry App World.
"Have you ever gone to lunch with friends and forgotten your wallet, but remembered your BlackBerry? Well you longer have to be the friend who is constantly borrowing cash," says Eric Duprat from the PayPal Mobile team.
The app lets users quickly send money to people around the world – anyone in their contact list.
The app is available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Portugal and Australia. The app joins similar offerings from PayPal for Facebook, Android, and the iPhone.
It’s probably a good idea on PayPal’s part to be readily available to anyone from as many means as possible. Much speculation has the service’s competition heating up significantly in the near future. Both Facebook and Apple, for example, are rumored to be working on offerings that could intrude on PayPal’s territory.
Last month, PayPal opened up its global payments platform called PayPal X, which provides APIs and a developer portal. This should play a big role in the continued relevance of PayPal’s service in an ever-growing mobile and social web.