Mobile payments jumped 55% in 2013: report

February 3, 2014 7:59 am

According to figures by global payment solutions provider, Adyen, payments made with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets jumped 55% in 2013 to a total of 19.5% of all transactions processed worldwide in December, PC World has reported. Apple iPads and iPhones were the most used devices for mobile payments, with the iPad accounting for 41% of mobile transactions during the busy September to December holiday shopping period, while Android smartphones stood at 20% and Android tablets at 6.6%. Microsoft Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices each accounted for less than 1%, the report said.