Bank of America Corp. has introduced a mobile banking application for the BlackBerry handset and upgraded its iPhone tool.

A spokesman for the Charlotte company said Tuesday that users of the BlackBerry, made by Research in Motion Ltd., can download the specialized application by entering the Web address into their handset.

The application allows people to locate branches or automated teller machines using the global positioning system feature. They also can use it to check their balances, pay bills, and transfer funds.

The iPhone upgrade offers an easier interface, the bank said. It also uses the location awareness feature of the iPhone and iPod Touch to find nearby ATMs and branches. B of A claims 1.8 million active mobile banking customers.

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