iZettle broadens appeal with Android-based card reader - Mobile World Live

iZettle broadens appeal with Android-based card reader

21 AUG 2012

Swedish firm iZettle has for the first time launched a version of its card reader that enables Android smartphone users to accept payments on their devices. The new card reader is available across Sweden from mobile operator Telia’s stores and via its online shop. Initially the card reader will only work with three Samsung Android handsets.

The Android-based reader had previously been in a beta trial. iZettle’s existing card reader is available only for iOS-based devices.

iZettle plans to launch the Android-based card reader in other markets where the iOS-based version is offered which are Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The company also has a trial of the iOS-based card reader in the UK.

Initially, iZettle’s Android card reader will work with the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III and Note but the firm says it is working on supporting other devices too.

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Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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