Australians may wish to prioritise 4G when trading in mobile phones

Australians may wish to prioritise 4G when trading in mobile phones
When trading in a mobile phone, Australians could increasingly look towards 4G as a priority in any replacement device.New research by In-State has found that the hi-tech internet connection is a favourite feature of mobile users around the world.It noted that the rapid adoption of smartphones in all of the planet's most developed markets has led to consumers quickly changing their demands when it comes…

Sell mobiles and upgrade for chance to learn

Sell mobiles and upgrade for chance to learn
People who sell mobile phones and upgrade to a superior device could use it to educate themselves.Miles Berry, senior lecturer in ICT education at the University of Roehampton and vice-chairman of Naace, the ICT Association, explained that technology is playing an increasingly important role in learning in the UK.He noted that there are a vast number of products on the market that can "provide opportunities"."From…

Could Sony Ericsson mobile phones be worth investing in?

Could Sony Ericsson mobile phones be worth investing in?
Consumers around the UK could soon be asking themselves whether it is worth trading in mobile phones in order to upgrade to a Sony Ericsson model.Such a possibility comes as it is revealed that Sony is to buy Ericsson's share of the company.As such, the mobile provider will belong in full to the Sony group and could soon benefit from the innovation and development that…

Online bankers given reason to trade in mobiles

Online bankers given reason to trade in mobiles
Australians who use mobile banking services may find that trading in a mobile and upgrading to a smartphone is a wise move after a new app was launched.The Commonwealth Bank has revealed its tool that will enable customers to send payments and check their accounts via a mobile.Plans are even in place for the app to eventually contain the technology for it to link with…

Nokia double phone launch could inspire mobile trade ins

Nokia double phone launch could inspire mobile trade ins
A huge number of people may be set to trade in mobile phones once they set eyes on the latest two Nokia handsets.Winrumors has reported that it understands the Finnish brand is set to announce the launch of a pair of new devices today (October 26th).These are anticipated to be the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710, which will be available to consumers at some…

Teenagers ‘value mobile phones more highly than televisions’

Teenagers ‘value mobile phones more highly than televisions’
Owning the latest mobile – perhaps after selling used phones – could be important to teenagers more than anybody else, after the age group was revealed as huge fans of handheld gadgets.New research by Ofcom found that more people aged between 12 and 15 would miss their mobile than those who said they could not live without their television.Indeed, some 28 per cent revealed their…

Sell mobiles and switch to pay-as-you-go for extra flexibility

Sell mobiles and switch to pay-as-you-go for extra flexibility
People seeking flexibility with their phone options should sell their mobiles and switch to a device that can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis.Tom Rainsford, head of brand and proposition at giffgaff, said that one of the major benefits of such a plan is the increase in flexibility it triggers.Instead of being tied to a model for 12, 18 or 24 months, consumers can decide…

Android operating systems may tempt users to sell mobiles

Android operating systems may tempt users to sell mobiles
People in Australia who are thinking of selling mobile phones and switching to a new device may find one that runs on the Android platform is their best bet.This is because new figures from ABI Research have indicated that the operating system is now the most popular when it comes to downloading apps.Around the world in the second quarter of 2011, Android hit a market…