New Samsung Galaxy R may provide incentive to trade in mobile phones

Consumers may never have a better reason to trade in their mobile phones than the arrival on the market of the Samsung Galaxy R.The manufacturer has teamed up with Nvidia to launch its latest smartphone, which is configured by the Android 2.3 operating system and also makes use of the latter's Tegra software.Featuring a 4.19-inch touchscreen and a dual-core processor, the device has all the…

Android may be top option among mobile phone recyclers

People who have been recycling mobile phones in order to switch to another device – such as tablets – may have increasingly turned to Android models over recent months.New figures from ABI Research show that the operating system took 20 per cent of the market share away from the Apple iPad when it comes to tablets in the last year.While Apple remains the market leader…

Trade in mobile for new broadband deals from Orange

Consumers who wish to use more internet services on their phones but are worried about how much they are paying for the privilege could trade in mobiles and switch to a handset offered by Orange.That is because the network has refreshed its tariffs for mobile broadband and launched a brand new WiFi product for phones.Customers can choose from small, medium and large deals that are…

Is selling mobiles to invest in smartphones becoming more popular?

New figures suggest that many people could be selling mobiles in order to raise the cash to splash out on a smartphone.Gartner has released figures that show sales of smartphones are on the up, with a 74 per cent rise recorded in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the same time in 2010.These sales made up 25 per cent of the total mobile market,…

Mobile phones could be the answer for wasteful Britons

Britons who believe they may be one of those currently wasting money on a home phone could instead opt to invest in a mobile.New research from Homephonechoices.co.uk has found that outdated packages are responsible for almost half of customers losing cash.It noted there are potential savings of £100 a year up for grabs, yet 48.5 per cent have not changed their provider in the last…

Deal with the weather by recycling mobiles and switching to Nokia

Apps are becoming increasingly important to phone users, in some cases even triggering the recycling of mobiles in order to switch to a newer device with superior features.Indeed, Apple recently announced its revolutionary App Store had now experienced 15 billion downloads since it was set up three years ago.The range of apps on the market is incredible, with everything from games and virtual toys to…

Apps could inspire mobile phone recycling

Mobile phone recycling could be one of the beneficiaries as people around the world begin to ditch old models in order to snap up the most hi-tech devices.New research by Ovum has found that one of the major attractions to consumers is now apps, with the market for such tools for feature phones set to double in the next five years.It suggested that apps for…

Apple iPhone ‘is top option’ for those recycling mobiles

When selling mobiles in order to upgrade to a superior device, there may be no better option than the Apple iPhone.Will Findlater, editor of Stuff magazine, explained the upcoming release of the iPhone 5 will only serve to cement the US manufacturer's position as the number one smartphone provider.He said that while he wishes he knew more about the device that is rumoured to be…