Smartphones to kill the computer?

The desktop personal computer will be redundant in three years thanks to the growing uptake of smartphones, it has been suggested. Google made the suggestion despite recent research from Consumer Focus revealing that 12 million people - one in three households - in the UK do not have access to the internet at home.Consumers could wish to sell an old mobile phone for cash to…

Orange BlackBerries help one council to stay in touch

Orange has given one local authority BlackBerries so its employees can stay connected when out of the office.Derby City Council received the BlackBerry handsets from Orange as part of an agreement to allow the network provider to be its sole mobile communications supplier.It is estimated that the council will save £200,000 a year from a number of changes, including being supplied with Orange Wirefree Extension…

Playstation phone in the works?

Sony Ericsson is rumoured to be working on a mobile phone that has the capabilities to play Playstation games. Details about the handset are limited, however an article in the Wall Street Journal inferred that the mobile manufacturer is aiming to launch a new smartphone that can compete with rival company Apple's iPhone. "What I can say today is that what we're trying to do…

HTC Desire could encourage you to sell an old mobile

People on the lookout for a new mobile phone could wish to consider selling an old handset following the announcement of a launch date for the latest HTC device. T-Mobile has revealed that the HTC Desire will be available on its network from March 26th to customers on contract tariffs and comes as something of a surprise as it was widely expected to take a…

BlackBerry Twitter application “slick and well designed”

BlackBerry customers who may have sold their old mobile phone to upgrade to the smartphone can enjoy a Twitter application for Tweets on the go.A review of the beta version of Research In Motion's (RIM's) BlackBerry Twitter application by Know Your Mobile stated that it is "slick and well designed".People who are considering selling their used mobile phone for cash may be encouraged to hear…

Selling an old mobile could allow for an internet-phone purchase

The increasingly usage of internet-enabled mobile phones will see an increased uptake of mobile VoIP services, if recent suggestions ring true. Market research firm In-Stat predicts that by the end of 2013 the number of mobile VoIP users will be 288 million.The group also expects that dual-mode handsets - Wi-Fi and cellular - will see well over 400 million units shipped by 2013.George Van Horn,…

Mobile recycling could allow for LG phone purchase

Mobile recycling could prove to be an option worth considering for consumers looking to receive cash to put towards a purchase of a mobile phone with better technology. LG has unveiled the latest addition to its Cookie range - the appropriately-titled Fresh. The budget-price touchscreen handset is expected to retail in the UK on a Pay as you Go basis, although details are not yet…