New HTC tablet option soon to be available to mobile recyclers?

People who recycle mobile phones in favour of switching to a tablet over the coming months will be able to consider a new offering from HTC, if one source is correct.Reports have suggested the HTC Puccini will be released by the technology brand in either the third or fourth quarter of 2011.Chief financial officer at HTC Winston Yung appears to have vindicated the claims, meaning…

Nokia mobiles may appeal to sellers of used phones

Those looking for a new mobile – possibly after selling used phones – have been advised that the experience on offer from Nokia has once again been enhanced.The Finnish brand has confirmed the arrival of Symbian Anna, which it believes will improve a range of features on some of its top models.For example, a virtual qwerty keyboard is included, while there is the potential to…

Trade in mobiles for chance to use Skype on iPhone

There may never be a better reason to trade in mobiles and switch to an Apple iPhone now the revolutionary device offers the opportunity to use communications tool Skype.Skype WiFi has been released on the iOS platform and is now available via the US manufacturer's popular App Store.Confirming the news on its official blog, Skype said consumers can use the app to go online via…

Mobile broadband may be consideration for rural users when trading in phone

When it comes to trading in mobile phones and switching to a new device, the broadband credentials of new models may be a huge factor for those living in rural areas.That is because service to outlying areas is notoriously weaker than it is in towns and cities, although the government is now trying to change this.Matthew Howett, telecoms analyst for Ovum Consulting, commented on the…

Quality and quantity of apps can inspire people to sell mobile phones

Apps are increasingly becoming a reason to sell mobile phones, as consumers look to invest in a model that offers a wide range of the tools.Nikki Moore, founder of girlgeekchic.com, explained that there are so many apps on the market it can be difficult to know where to start.One of the advantages of such features is that they can be used to navigate unusual towns…

Mobile sellers of the future promised ‘touchscreens they can feel’

The presence of touchscreens is sure to be a huge factor in the mobile markets of the future and may play a key role in used phone sales.Matt Brian, mobile editor at thenextweb.com, has predicted that one of the upcoming advances in the industry will be the arrival of displays that consumers can feel.He noted that individual elements on the phone will be picked out…

Consumers to trade in mobiles for 3D phones in future

Over the coming years, users who trade in mobiles will increasingly opt for a 3D phone as its replacement, if one organisation is to be believed.In-Stat has revealed new figures that show the number of 3D devices sold around the world will hit 148 million in 2015.The body admitted that take-up of the technology is still in the early stages and that improvements will have…

Look for OLED technology when trading in mobiles

Consumers might be wise to look to the future when trading in mobiles by ensuring their new device boasts organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.Dan Grabham, deputy editor of techradar.com, explained the software is set to have a massive impact on touchscreens over the coming months and years.He suggested that while it is already used in several handsets on the market, it will explode and break…