New Lumia could have NFC and wireless charging

New Lumia could have NFC and wireless charging
The latest windows-powered mobile phone offering from Nokia in the Lumia series could have Near Field Communications technology, which would allow it to connect to external accessories, and wireless charging. According to Nokia's head of design Marko Ahtisaari, the company is working closely with Microsoft in order to coordinate software details such as tile colour to match its hardware accessories. Nokia has shipped more than…

Samsung launches Galaxy S Advance

Samsung launches Galaxy S Advance
Samsung has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S Advance, which could inspire a great number of people to try and recycle their mobile phones in order to purchase the latest handset. The new device will be powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity. Its curved glass design will enhance handling of the phone and fits…

Lumia 800 to make it to Australia in March

Lumia 800 to make it to Australia in March
Nokia has claimed that it is finally set to release its Windows-powered Lumia 800 in Australia by March, which could see an influx in people looking to sell their mobile phones to get the handset. The Finnish company's smartphone has been out for over a year overseas and Nokia Australia's managing director Chris Carr said interest in the Lumia has been extremely positive. Mr Carr…

AT&T ships record number of smartphones

AT&T ships record number of smartphones
AT&T has reported its figures for the fourth quarter of 2011 which show that the company achieved a record number of smartphone activations, which could be as a result of more people looking to recycle their mobile phones in favour of the devices. The firm reported consolidated revenue of US$32.5 billion ($30.5 billion), up 3.6 per cent or $1.1 billion when compared with the same…

Nokia sales take hit in 2011

Nokia sales take hit in 2011
The world's leading mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has posted deep losses amid slumping handset sales and despite releasing its new line of Windows-based smartphones. Figures for the whole of 2011 found the company had posted a net loss of €1.2 billion ($1.47 billion) which compared to a net profit of €1.8 billion the previous year. The final quarter of the year showed a €1.07 billion…

First 4G phone launched in Australia

First 4G phone launched in Australia
The first 4G mobile phone has been made available in Australia and could encourage a mass recycling of outmoded mobile phone handsets.HTC's Velocity 4G will be available on the Telstra 4G network and promises download speeds 17 times faster than current 3G handsets, reports the Herald Sun.Unfortunately 4G coverage is only available within five kilometres of the centre of the country's largest cities.According to industry…

Lumia Sales cold restore Nokia confidence

Lumia Sales cold restore Nokia confidence
Nokia's first mobile phones running Microsoft software could have sold enough units last year to have finally restored some faith in the company's investors, it has been claimed. The Finnish mobile phone giant lost US$19 billion ($18.1 billion) in market value last year amid poor sales, however the Lumia 800 handsets are estimated to have sold 1.3 million units globally, according to Bloomberg. Pareto Oehman…

Sony announces new image sensors for smartphones

Sony announces new image sensors for smartphones
People recycling their mobile in the near future may want to purchase a new Sony device as the Japanese technology giant announced that it has developed new image sensors for smartphones. The sensors will enable better quality pictures to be taken while cutting the cost of production and reducing the amount of space they take up on handsets. Executive in Sony's image sensor division Yasuhiro…