Mobile trade-ins could rise on back of Nokia-Microsoft deal

Nokia could be behind a surge in the uptake of phones around the world, including for those who have chosen to trade-in their old mobiles.Phil, author of the latest Nokia Conversations blog, says the decision of the Finnish brand and computer giant Microsoft to team up is one that creates plenty of opportunities.One of these, he notes, is the potential for many of the planet's…

Sellers of mobile phones can choose new tablets from Three

People who choose to sell their mobile phones for money with Mazuma can put the funds towards investing in one of three new tablet devices available from the network Three if they so wish.The company has announced it will stock the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Commtiva N700 and Dell Inspiron Duo – each of which will be available on its £25 monthly deal.David Kerrigan, head of…

Apple iPads may be future for people who trade-in mobiles

Britons who trade-in their mobile phones over the coming months and years may find they wish to switch from a traditional handset to one of the latest tablet devices.Stuart Dredge, writing a piece for CNET UK, explains there are big plans in place for the future of Apple's premier tablet, the iPad.He notes rumours are already spilling out relating to the potential for an iPad…

Foreign visitors may like to trade-in mobile for iPhone

Trading-in a mobile and switching to an Apple iPhone might be considered a shrewd move by many consumers, especially those who spend a lot of time abroad.That is because Wenzhang Zhu, author of the latest Google Mobile blog, has told how the search engine has released an updated app just for the model.Google Translate for the iPhone enables users to check how to say a…

People could trade in mobiles for the HP Palm

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) new foray into the tablet market could spur some people on to trade in mobiles for the company's Palm unit, although it faces fierce competition from the likes of industry stalwart Apple.Analysts apparently believe the Palm software platform is well designed, but expert Michael Holt of Morningstar told Reuters that, while he is confident HP will bring out a good product,…

Nokia E7 could inspire used mobile phone recycling

The Nokia E7 handset, which comes with a tilting four-inch ClearBlack display and full qwerty keyboard, could result in an influx of people wanting to trade in mobiles.It is due to arrive in stores in select markets this week (February 7th) and it is likely consumers will be keen to road-test the eight megapixel camera, the built-in VPN and the USB-On-The-Go function for themselves.But that's…

Will professionals trade in mobiles to purchase iPhones?

Professionals around the world may soon be looking into mobile phone recycling and swapping their BlackBerrys for iPhones, with Apple products apparently gaining traction fast in the business world.According to the Wall Street Journal, several companies have trialled the use of iPads and iPhones in favour of BlackBerrys.What's more, technology analyst Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank issued a research note comparing the functions of both for…

Vodafone launches first Android 2.3 mobile phone

People may be tempted to trade in mobile phones after hearing that Vodafone is to launch the first handset with the Android 2.3 operating system.The Google Nexus S was released at the end of last year but was only available through certain stockists, Techradar reports.Now, however, the device can be bought through one of the UK's largest networks, although a date for release and a…