Trade in phones for iPhones with Pokemon apps

The iPhone is to gain additional content with the news that an official Pokemon applications are on their way.Gaining the new apps may persuade individuals to recycle their old handsets and upgrade to the smartphone.Fans of the Japanese cartoon characters could soon play games with them via the Apple device, as games blog Kotaku Japan has reported an official app is being created for the…

NFC capabilities may encourage people to sell a used mobile

Smartphones are increasingly expected to feature Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, it has been claimed.According to Juniper Research, NFC services can provide substantial advantages for users, which may prompt individuals to look into ways to recycle a used mobile phone in order to upgrade their handsets.The organisation's senior analyst Howard Wilcox explained that coupons, smart posters and loyalty offers are likely to have a growing…

EU internet roaming cap could prompt phone selling

The 33 million British consumers planning to take their mobile phones abroad with them during this summer could benefit from lower charges with the introduction of a new cap.Under the new European Union (EU) legislation that has come into force, people may be prompted to trade in an old mobile phone and select a handset that offers web capabilities.According to uSwitch.com, mobile internet costs will…

Cheaper roaming could encourage mobile recycling

New European Union (EU) legislation on roaming charges for mobile phones within the region has come into force.Individuals may be tempted to trade in an old mobile phone with the news that the costs of using handsets overseas will fall as a result.The lower retail prices for such services came into effect from July 1st 2011 and will run until the end of June next…

Sell mobiles and switch to Android for top city guides

Keen travellers may have the perfect reason to sell their mobile phones and upgrade to an Android device, after a range of city guides were launched.DK has confirmed its Top 10 City apps can now be downloaded from the Android Market, with tips and information on a host of destinations.The apps are already available to users of some other smartphones, but now Android consumers can…

Festival fans may choose to sell mobiles

Those heading to UK festivals this summer may increasingly be opting to sell mobiles and switch to smartphones prior to their chosen event.New data from Orange showed that the use of the Glastonbury 2011 official app at this year's festival, which took place last week, was significantly up on last yearIt also found that there was increased consumption of data services linked to the app,…

Trade in mobile for extra shopping opportunities

Consumers who trade in their mobile phone and switch to a superior model are likely to find that they can take advantage of the best shopping opportunities.These are typically found online – via sites that can be accessed on a top smartphone – and are attracting more customers than ever.New research by Orange has found that 70 per cent of people aged between 18 and…

Mobile trade in prior to holiday may be good idea

People planning to travel overseas for a holiday this summer may be shrewd if they decide to trade in their mobile phone first.That is because some devices can be particularly expensive to operate while abroad, with text messaging, calls and internet browsing all said to be potentially costly exercises.New research by Carphone Warehouse has found that some 79 per cent of mobile users will access…