Mobile broadband users ‘to enjoy Google doodles’

Those with one of the latest mobile phones, such as a BlackBerry or HTC handset, will soon be able to enjoy the day's Google doodles, it has been announced.The topical illustrations that adorn the search engine's homepage have previously been available only to those accessing the portal via a computer, explains Steve Kanefsky, software engineer and author of the latest Google Mobile Blog.However, the company…

Christmas might provide ideal opportunity to recycle mobile phone

Britons could find they have the perfect chance to recycle a mobile phone and replace it with a top-class model thanks to the widespread use of festive offers in the next few weeks.Mobilechoices.co.uk explains gift deals are a good way to pick up numerous items for less money than usual.For example, retailers will often pool products together, so a family might be able to purchase…

Finding next pint ‘easier for those with an Apple iPhone’

Those who like to drink at the Wetherspoon's chain of pubs and eateries around the UK may find they benefit from selling a used mobile and putting the cash towards an iPhone.That is because the revolutionary device now offers an app specifically designed to locate the nearest hostely, explains Rich Trenholm, writing for CNET UK."Looking for a cheap pint and the chance of a decent…

Trade-in mobile for games fun with Nokia

Britons who trade-in a mobile phone and instead buy a Nokia device will enjoy access to the brand's Ovi Store and, subsequently, games produced by Hyperkani.Adam, writing for the Nokia Conversations blog, says the developer has gained popularity since its inception in 2009 and now boasts downloads of more than a million.Its sole focus is to create great games for mobile phones – something it…

Trading-in mobile and joining Vodafone could result in lower bills

Consumers may find they can save money on their phone bill by trading-in a mobile and signing up for a new device with the Vodafone network.Jeremy Green, analyst at independent research firm Ovum, says the company's decision to slash its data roaming charges for customers is a "firm" step in the right direction.He notes this could soon become a trend across the industry, as mobile…

Windows Phone 7 mobiles may be set for upgrade

People may want to start planning to trade-in a mobile and switch to a handset that runs on the new Windows Phone 7 operating system, as it is reportedly due a significant upgrade.Luke Johnson, author of a piece for T3, explains the revamp of the platform is thought to be a "massive" one that will enhance the experience enjoyed by users.Although it has yet to…

Parents to be could benefit from iPhone use

Expectant mothers and fathers may wish to move to the front of the queue for a new Apple iPhone, after one publication spoke of the model's benefits during pregnancy.An article by the Hindustran Times explains the revolutionary device boasts a number of apps that, while not helping the pain to disappear, will help future parents become more knowledgeable about their situation.The first of these is…

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 update may appeal to mobile phone fans

Keen mobile users could be tempted to switch to a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 after the manufacturer launched a significant update to the model.The company has decided to move the phone from the Android 1.6 operating system to Android 2.1, despite it being released on the former only in October, writes CNET UK's Asavin Wattanajantra.It means many of Sony Ericsson's leading mobiles – including the…