PayPal announces "Send Money" application for BlackBerry smartphones

TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - PayPal today announced that its mobile "Send Money" application is now available for BlackBerry(R) smartphones.

The PayPal application is free to download from BlackBerry App World(TM) (www.blackberry.com/appworld) and makes it easy for BlackBerry smartphone owners to send money quickly to friends and family around the world from their PayPal accounts.

"Any BlackBerry smartphone user who has bought an application on their phone is already familiar with PayPal, as we provide the payment system for BlackBerry App World," said Eric Duprat, general manager of PayPal Mobile. "We're thrilled that BlackBerry smartphone users now have an easy way to send money to almost anyone with a phone number or email address anywhere in the world, directly from their phones."

PayPal is a leader in safer online payments with more than 78 million active accounts in 190 markets around the world. This global reach, paired with the international popularity of BlackBerry smartphones, will enable a safer and easy way to send mobile payments. Users can send money to anyone in their contact list, eliminating the need to remember email addresses and phone numbers. Users can also check their recent history and account balance directly from their BlackBerry smartphone.

The PayPal application is free to download and use, and is available on BlackBerry App World in Canada, USA, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Portugal and Australia.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 78 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global ecommerce. PayPal is an eBay company and is made up of three leading online payment services: the PayPal global payment service, the Payflow Gateway and Bill Me Later. The company's open payment platform, PayPal X, allows developers to build innovative payment applications on multiple platforms and devices. More information about the company can be found at https://www.paypal.ca.

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SOURCE PayPal

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Chris Conrath, on behalf of PayPal, cconrath@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2716


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