MeeGo ‘heralds a new era’ for mobile users

The MeeGo software platform from computer developer Intel and mobile phone manufacturer Nokia could see handsets and computer devices come closer together in the years ahead.In a Nokia Conversations post, the company explains that applications held on one device should be able to be moved on to any compatible MeeGo device.People who trade in their old mobile phone for a newer, compatible model can therefore…

Consumers could wish to sell an old mobile to get the HTC Desire

Selling an old mobile phone could provide consumers with cash to put towards the purchase a HTC Desire, which has been unveiled by Orange. The handset uses an Android operating system and is set to made available to customers in the UK from April, the network has revealed. A 1-Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor should ensure that users experience speedy transitions to services on the phone…

Navigation applications could benefit consumers

Consumers could be tempted to recycle their old mobile phone in order to receive cash to upgrade to a handset with navigation and mapping. The issue of navigation packages on mobile devices has been a well-discussed topic at the Mobile World Congress industry fair in Barcelona this week, Reuters suggests. "Navigation on phones was an industry, now it is an application, an application for free,"…

Mobile banking users ‘to double in 2010’

You could be tempted to trade in your mobile for a new model in 2010, as it is predicted to be the year that mobile banking services really gain ground.In the past, high-speed internet connections have meant that many people could do all their necessary banking online, according to ABI Research.Now, a new generation of handsets and the rise of text-message banking are helping to…

Google has potential to “jump the market”

Google has the potential to "jump the market" in the same way that the iPhone did if it makes changes to attract consumers, it has been suggested. According to a survey by Nielsen Research, 63 per cent of mobile phone users say they want smart, personalised mobile internet services which are tailored to their personal preferences, location and social setting to be implemented within the…

O2 customers could be surprised by their network

Consumers considering selling their old mobile phone for cash could wish to consider switching to the O2 network when purchasing their next handset.The mobile network has announced that it is set to expand the range of prizes that it has on offer to those signed up to it O2 Top-Up Suprises loyalty programme and revealed a couple of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Prizes announced by O2 include…

Two new handsets unveiled by Toshiba

Consumers could decide to recycle their old mobile for one of two new devices unveiled by Toshiba at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.The mobile manufacturer aims to appeal to those who use their phone to do more than just make calls with the release of the Toshiba K01.One of the features of the handset is a qwerty keyboard which could allow users…

Vivaz Pro provides ‘easy messaging’

Sony Ericsson has unveiled a new device which could prove to a tempting upgrade option for consumers who want to be able to write text on their mobile with ease. The Vivaz Pro offers users subtle differences to the manufacturer's existing Vivaz device, including a slide-out keyboard and access to calls and music in just one touch. "Having announced Sony Ericsson Vivaz in January we…