By Chuong Nguyen | September 2, 2010 12:33 PM
Starbucks is testing a new BlackBerry app in some locations in Seattle that will allow users and coffee drinkers a quick way to pay for their coffee using their BlackBerry smartphone. The app allows drinkers to check their card balance as well as display a bar code so that your favorite baristas can scan and deduct the amount from your Starbucks card so you don’t need to whip out the wallet and get the plastic out. Mobile payment via smartphones are being explored more in the U.S. and Starbucks isn’t sitting out on this upcoming trend.
If you’re in the Seattle area, you can download the app from Starbucks.com and head on over to one of these eight stores to test it out:
-Key Tower 700 5th Ave
-Columbia Center 701 Fifth Ave
-First Interstate / Wells Fargo 999 Third Ave
-40th Floor Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave
-7th & Stewart 1700 Seventh Ave
-7th & Pike 1524 7th Ave
-University Village II 2650 NE 49th St.
-Madison Park 4000 E. Madison Ave
(via: Seattle Times)