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brite1
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
My Device: Torch 9850
My Carrier: sprint

Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

While other Smart Phones will accept the credit card readers I understand that the Z10 will not.  Is that true?

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sdgardne
Posts: 47,737
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
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Re: Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

Hello,

You have to ask the credit card reader hardware/software developer that question. It's normally a matter of them making their stuff compatible with the device, not the other way around.

Good luck!

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brite1
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Re: Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

I would think that someone in the general support forums could answer this question.  If BlackBerry is a Smart Phone the credit card readers function well with Apple products shouldn't they work with BlackBerry?

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sdgardne
Posts: 47,737
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Re: Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

Really? I thought I was trying to answer your question. Maybe I don't understand your words there...but, in any event...

The BB10 devices being so very new to the market means that many things are still developing and evolving. I actually had thoughts about this function today, but have not looked into it yet...but the place to look is the hardware/software site for the card reader, not on the BB site.

"SmartPhone" is the Super-Set of all mobile devices. But, Apple products are Apple products. BB products are BB products. Android products are Android products. They are not the same. You cannot simply take something that is developed for one platform and use it on another platform. Neither hardware nor software works that way.
Do you take software for a MAC computer and simply use it on a Windows PC? I don't think so...

The card reader itself should I think work fine as it works via the headset ports. But the card reader by itself is rather useless...you must have software that can take the information from the card reader and do something with it. That software must be written specifically for every platform that the developer wishes to support.

So, again, I refer you to the developers of the card reader, as it's they who must write their software so as to function on a BB10 device...not the other way around.

Good luck!

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
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Re: Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

the Z10 can support NFC payment, but the iPhone cannot.

as far as I understand things, credit card reader module makers are waiting for the Q10 to be released, so they can work on both Z10 and Q10 devices at the same time.



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Xandrex
Posts: 18,380
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Re: Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

hello,

the BlackBerry 10.1 OS will be compatible with the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader 2.0.

Check the announcement :
http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Announcements/Announcing-BlackBerry-10-1-OS/m-p/2345427



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velocitymj
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎11-26-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: T-mobile

Re: Will the Z-10 accept one of the Credit Card Readers?

I own a Q10. As of this date, I have found only one CC reader for OS 10. The company is Paymentmax. They've had numerous complaints against them, can't be contacted by phone and somewhat dubious. I won't use them and I'm without a credit card reader now.
Actually, I'm trying to find a CC reader and Google search led me here. What does that tell you.
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