Recycle old mobiles for the PlayStation Phone?

People may be sorely tempted to trade in mobiles for the forthcoming Xperia Play, due to be unveiled by Sony Ericsson next weekend (February 13th) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Also known as the PlayStation Phone, the Android-powered handset will offer users a slide-out control pad specifically designed to cash in on the increasing interest in mobile gaming.News of the launch was confirmed in a…

Bloggers may trade in mobile phones to make use of new apps

A new application for Android smartphones allowing people to blog from their handsets could inspire gadget fiends to trade in mobiles.Produced by hosting platform Blogger, there are a number of highlights to the app, such as being able to switch easily between multiple accounts and taking photos directly from the program to include in blog posts.Locations can also be shared and incorporated in articles, while…

Will people trade in mobiles for AR handsets?

Brits may be tempted to trade in mobiles for augmented reality (AR)-enabled handsets, as vendors, retailers and brands appear to be increasingly interested in this technology.Juniper Research's Mobile Augmented Reality report indicated that the installed base of AR-capable smartphones topped more than 100 million in 2010, up from the eight million recorded 12 months previously.What's more, global revenues from investment in AR services and applications…

Consumers could trade-in mobiles for ‘Britain’s most popular smartphones’

Trading-in a mobile for money may be the first step on a path towards owning one of Britain's most popular range of smartphones – those made by BlackBerry.New research by business analyst group GFK shows the brand sold more devices than any other in its sector during December, enjoying a 36 per cent market share in the process.It is estimated that some half a million…

Sell mobile for money for chance to update location via phone

People who travel a lot and would like to keep their family and friends informed of where they are may like to sell their mobile phone for money and invest in a new Google-enabled device.That is because a significant updated version of Google Latitude has been announced by Joe LaPenna, software engineer for the app and author of the latest Google Mobile blog.The app allows…

Trade-in mobile for chance to use phone to make payments

Individuals with only the most basic handsets to their name may wish to trade-in mobiles now and switch to one of the latest designs.That is so they can take advantage of new technology, which Neil Munroe, spokesman for Equifax, believes many people will use to pay for low-cost items in shops around the UK.The expert, commenting on the upcoming introduction of contactless payment methods, admits…

Trade in mobile for ‘clear and fast iPad 2’

Investing in a new mobile phone could mean old handsets sit around and gather dust, but consumers could recycle used mobiles and put the cash they receive towards another gadget, such as the iPad 2.According to a Concord Securities report, this device comes with faster memory access, more RAM, higher processing power and better graphics, with this greater power possibly ensuring its competitive advantage in…