Apps ‘growing in popularity with mobile phone users’

More apps are being sold to mobile phone users than ever before, with revenue from the tools set to rise by 77.7 per cent this year.Research by iSuppli found that the total money taken by the industry's four leading providers – Apple, Google, Nokia and Research In Motion – will hit $3.8 billion (£2.3 billion).Some three-quarters of this is said to be taken up by…

Samsung and Apple handsets may be greatest incentive to recycle mobiles

Consumers may view Samsung and Apple models as the most likely to persuade them to recycle their old mobiles and upgrade.That is because, according to the latest research from IDC, the brands have become the most popular in western Europe.Samsung is the favourite mobile phone option, while Apple is said to be the most common choice for those seeking a smartphone.Francisco Jeronimo, European mobile devices…

Trading in mobile phone for Nokia device could be photographers’ dream

Photographers around the UK looking to make the most of their mobiles may be wise to trade in used phones in favour of upgrading to a Nokia handset.That is because Adam, author of a piece for Nokia Conversations, has detailed an app entitled Molome, which is now available on the company's Ovi Store.It allows users to transform everyday photographs into "something special", as well as…

Trade in mobiles for enhanced Google Earth

People who would love to enjoy access to the updated Google Earth could trade in their mobiles and switch to one of the latest Android devices.According to the Google Mobile Blog, the tool has been specially optimised to run on the operating system.Google Earth allows people to take a look around the world at cities, sights and natural wonders, all of which have been captured…

Unique factors draw consumers to Nokia mobile phones

An increasing number of people in the US are said to be impressed with mobile phones released by Finnish brand Nokia.Jason, writing a piece for Nokia Conversations, explained he is "really excited" about the recent launch of the Astound.He noted in a world where smartphone prices are typically high, the model is an affordable and hi-tech option.The author went on to note some of the…

Trade in mobile for iPhone and chance to enjoy Yorkshire Dales

One of the many benefits to people who trade in their mobile and splash out on an Apple iPhone is the opportunity to use the device as a guide to the Yorkshire Dales.The national park has created its own app for smartphones, with the first release for the popular Apple model only.Featured on the tool are walking and cycling route ideas, pictures of the region…

Trade in mobiles for chance to pay by phone

Those wishing to make their lives easier by paying for goods and services with a phone may be wise to consider trading in their mobiles now.Howard Wilcox, senior analyst at Juniper Research, said the country is almost certainly ready for the implementation of the contactless payment technology.He noted that Arriva Buses has now implemented it, as have a number of cities in Scandinavia and central…

Three deal may trigger rise in mobile recycling

More people could soon realise the benefits of mobile recycling if they decide to take up an offer by the network Three.The company has revealed it is to make its popular The One Plan tariffs available to consumers on one-month rolling contracts.It means people will be able to enjoy unlimited data on their mobiles without being tied in to a long deal.William Ripley, director of…