Trade in mobiles to join contactless payment revolution

People who trade in their mobile phones will find they have a good chance of joining the contactless payments revolution if they choose a suitable replacement.Howard Wilcox, senior analyst at Juniper Research, said the rise of near field communications (NFC) technology will "open up" the possibility of widespread payments by mobile.He added a number of organisations, including McDonalds, have now declared an interest in adapting…

Nokia E6 mobile phone ‘built with users in mind’

The usability of the Nokia E6 is one of the factors that makes the mobile phone just right for so many consumers.Answering questions on the device for Nokia Conversations, product manager Chris Probert cited the device's functionality as a key attribute.He suggested the removal of the optical sensor, which was found on the Nokia E72, is a good move, particularly for owners."The touch screen allows…

Sell mobiles for chance to view 3D maps with Nokia

Those who love to plot their position or plan a route on a map can now do so in 3D if they sell mobiles and switch to a Nokia device.That is because the Finnish brand has released Ovi Maps for web in a brand new extra-dimensional version, according to Nokia Conversations author Pino.He noted users can activate the 3D view on the app and view…

Mobile trade in may be worthwhile for new Angry Birds

Players of the popular Angry Birds game may find a mobile trade in is worthwhile if it allows them to access the newest edition of the title.Ian, writing a piece for Nokia Conversations, explains the latest upgrade to the feature is a series of social add-ons.For example, users will soon be able to play Angry Birds with Friends and Angry Birds Magic – with the…

Sell iPad ahead of upgrade to newer model

People across the world could be selling iPads as they gear up to upgrade to the iPad 2 – if supply allows them to do so.A spokesman for gadgetsandgizmos explained there has not been enough of the tablets to go round in all of the 25 countries it has so far been released in, due to huge demand.To put the hunger for the device into…

Sell mobile in favour of ‘world’s most powerful smartphone’

Britons who would like to get their hands on a device dubbed the world's most powerful smartphone may have to sell their mobiles first in order to fund the purchase.Orange has revealed its pricing strategy for the Motorola Atrix, which is set to be available to customers of the network from early May.People have been invited to register their interest in the handset – a…

Opting for Twitter-friendly device when trading in mobiles may be wise

Those planning to trade in a mobile phone or two in order to upgrade to a newer handset might be shrewd if they choose a model that supports social network Twitter.Andrew Girdwood, media innovations director at bigmouthmedia, explained the site is here to stay.He suggested it will be "hard to shift" Twitter from its position as a leading social network, where users can show off…

Make money by trading in mobile phone

Making money as a result of trading in a mobile phone may be a simple procedure in many people's minds, but now users have an extra chance to rake in the cash.Offficial has announced it is launching a tool for mobiles that will allow people to create their own apps.The function, entitled FundedApps, is free to download and encourages consumers to submit their ideas and…