Trade in mobile to access thriving online Christmas shopping market

Trade in mobile to access thriving online Christmas shopping market
People around the world have the option of trading in a mobile phone and switching to a newer model in order to improve their access to online shopping portals.New figures by comScore show that business is booming in the run-up to Christmas, with e-commerce figures particularly high after consumers took to computers and mobiles to secure goods.In the US, for example, $18.7 billion (AUS $18.2…

App fans might wish to sell mobile and invest in Apple iPhone or Android de

App fans might wish to sell mobile and invest in Apple iPhone or Android de
When it comes to selling a mobile in order to splash out on a more app-friendly model, the Apple iPhone and designs that run on the Android platform could be among the best.New figures revealed by Nielsen show that, in the US, some 83 per cent of active app downloaders belong to one of these categories.Overall, 71 per cent of consumers are said to own…

Aussies could contribute to increased mobile phone health apps trend

Aussies could contribute to increased mobile phone health apps trend
People who are concerned about their health could find selling a mobile phone and switching to a hi-tech model is a good move.Juniper Research has revealed statistics that suggest the number of health apps downloaded by smartphone users over the coming years is set to rocket.It predicted such acquisitions by mobile owners will hit 44 million next year, before climbing even further to 142 million…

BlackBerry Fusion could give businesses a reason to trade in mobiles

BlackBerry Fusion could give businesses a reason to trade in mobiles
Firms that use mobiles to carry out their work may have been given a reason to trade in used phones and invest in a new set by BlackBerry.Research in Motion (RIM), which manufactures the brand's devices, has confirmed the launch of the new BlackBerry Fusion mobile management platform.It is designed to simplify the use of handsets for business and government customers.Commenting on the product, RIM's…

Young people could sell used phones to embrace new mobile technology

Young people could sell used phones to embrace new mobile technology
Younger people may be among the first to sell used phones in order to invest in a device that offers them access to the latest technology.Simon Curtis, senior vice-president of strategic sales and business development at social commerce specialist YES-Wallet.com, said one of the huge trends of the near future will be mobile payments.He suggested that people have been buying items online via their handset…

Take-up of mobile phones ‘means numbers are running out’

Take-up of mobile phones ‘means numbers are running out’
The desire of people to snap up new mobile phones on a frequent basis – possibly after trading in old devices – may be behind a shortage of available numbers in the country.It is believed that Australia could run out of unique codes starting with 04 by 2017, unless various operators team up to identify spare digits.The Australian Communications and Media Authority, in its latest Telecommunications…

Mobile phone consumers ‘set to see lighter and thinner devices’

Mobile phone consumers ‘set to see lighter and thinner devices’
People who trade in mobile phones and switch to a newer model in the future are likely to be in a position to enjoy lighter and thinner handsets.Dr Jennifer Colegrove, vice-president of emerging display technologies for DisplaySearch, said there have been great developments in touchscreen capabilities in recent times.She suggested that projective capacity is currently the must-have touchscreen and advances in this are ongoing to…

Trade in mobile and switch to a BlackBerry for seamless shopping experience

Trade in mobile and switch to a BlackBerry for seamless shopping experience
Shoppers who dream of being able to pay for goods with their mobile phone might be wise to consider trading in their device and switching to a BlackBerry.That is because Research in Motion – the company that produces all BlackBerry handsets – this week confirmed it has sealed a deal with Telefonica Digital to bring contactless payment technology to its handsets.The first signs of the…