HTC’s ‘mixed operating system’ could tempt users to sell mobiles

HTC’s ‘mixed operating system’ could tempt users to sell mobiles
Consumers may be tempted to sell mobiles soon after news that HTC is considering using a mixed operating system across a number of devices. According to DigiTimes, components manufacturers have revealed the organisation is looking to combine the positive elements of Chrome OS and Android in internet-access products. The news provider noted that Google's operating system has fast boot-up times and works well under x86…

Shoppers could trade in mobiles to enjoy updated Google feature

Shoppers could trade in mobiles to enjoy updated Google feature
Consumers may want to trade in mobile phones in order to take advantage of updates to the Google Product Search feature. Shoppers will now be able to browse for gift ideas using the Mobile Product Search homepage, a version that enables people to access the search engine's software on the move. The program, which will be available across a number of smartphones, targets the growing…

Invest in Apple iPad for latest videogames

Invest in Apple iPad for latest videogames
Consumers who value videogames as one of the most important uses of their mobile arguably have plenty to gain by selling used phones and switching to the Apple iPad.According to Bloomberg, Apple has agreed a deal with Big Fish Games that will see all of its latest titles become available to users of the device.For $6.99 (AUS$7.15) a month, people can tackle dozens of top…

Nokia Lumia 800 pre-orders ‘fail to match Apple iPhone 4S’s’

Nokia Lumia 800 pre-orders ‘fail to match Apple iPhone 4S’s’
Nokia's hopes that its new Lumia 800 would be a credible challenger to the dominance of the Apple iPhone appear to have been dashed after new figures revealed pre-orders lag some way behind those for the iPhone 4s. Research by Inderes revealed that the Finnish firm will sell anywhere between 500,000 and one million units between now and Christmas. By comparison, Apple received more than…

Could Facebook phone tempt users to trade in mobiles?

Could Facebook phone tempt users to trade in mobiles?
For those who spend a lot of time checking Facebook on their handset, it may be a good idea to trade in mobiles and invest in a new phone designed specifically for browsing the social network. The company has reached an agreement with Taiwanese manufacturer HTC to produce a smartphone that centres around the website, which could make it a great option for those who…

Half of Australians could trade in mobile phones

Half of Australians could trade in mobile phones
As many as half of the mobile phone users in Australia could be planning to trade in their devices as they plot a move away from their current network.A new report by Macquarie University and amaysim has found that the average user who stays with the same firm they dislike is losing $300 a year.Some 46 per cent of respondents said they plan to do…

New Apple iPad 3 could be option after recycling mobiles

New Apple iPad 3 could be option after recycling mobiles
The new Apple iPad 3 could be an option for consumers after recycling mobiles, as the product is said to be "bulking up" for the next generation of the model.According to a source cited by iLounge.com, both the iPad 3 and the upcoming iPhone 5 will feature a larger four-inch display and the tablet will also be 0.7mm thicker than the iPad 2 in order…

Glimpse of new HTC Quattro may tempt users to plan mobile trade ins

Glimpse of new HTC Quattro may tempt users to plan mobile trade ins
Details of the new HTC Quattro - revealed this week by chief executive officer Peter Chou - could be the inspiration consumers need to consider mobile trade ins. According to Pocket Now, the device comes with RAM of 1GB and internal storage of 16GB, with microSD expansion included. The Android-powered gadget has a 1,280x768 resolution and has the same AP30 Tegra 3 system from Nvidia…