Is the Motorola DROID for me?

Recycling a mobile phone and replacing it with a better model is a potentially cost-effective way to get the latest technology.One model, the Motorola DROID - the first to come equipped with Google Maps Navigation - could be ideal for certain people.But according to Mobile Gazette editor Conrad Longmore, it is not necessarily suitable for all."It is a large and very heavy phone," he explained.…

Recycling your phone? Check out the LG BL40 Chocolate

A new handset from LG could be ideal for anyone recycling their mobile phone and eager to get their hands on a better model.Trusted Reviews, which recently evaluated the LG BL40 Chocolate and gave it eight marks out of a possible ten, highlighted its aesthetics and said it was overall a very nice gadget.Receiving a top score for design, the phone - which has a…

Vodafone 533 gets gemstone makeover

If you are looking for something special when you sell your old mobile, a new announcement from one network may be of interest.The Vodafone 533 has been given something of a makeover and is now on sale in a limited edition version that comes encrusted with a selection of gems from one noted company.Unveiled this week by the operator, the Crystallized Swarovski Elements will feature…

Apple iPhone 3G S gets TV on the go

Consumers looking to sell mobile devices for an Apple iPhone 3G S may welcome a new application that has been announced.Sky TV unveiled a new software download this week that can be accessed via the App Store that allows users to watch a number of its premium channels for a monthly fee of £6.The company explained that once the app has been installed on the…

Mobile phones ‘now come with larger memory cards’

Recent research in the mobile phone market has revealed the memory cards provided with new handsets when you trade in your mobile are getting bigger.The capacity of the in-the-box memory cards that come with new mobile phone handsets is now up to 8 GB in some cases, according to ABI Research.Previously, even the largest memory cards provided were likely to be between 512 MB and…

Apple iPhone creator ‘has succeeded in the mobile market’

Apple's success in the mobile phone market has seen it go from being a computer equipment supplier to being the world's most profitable producer of handsets, it has been suggested.The massive popularity of the iPhone may have led many people to sell old mobile handsets in order to experience the touch-sensitivity and gesture-based controls.Now it has made Apple the highest profit-earner in the industry, based…

Samsung DROID creator announces bada OS

Samsung is launching its own operating system, or OS, to allow iPhone-style apps to be created for its mobile phone handsets.The software, called bada, is due to be released in December, which could mean that its smartphone users see apps begin to appear to extend the functionality of their mobile phones soon after.With bada said to be suitable for "an increasing number of accessible smartphones"…

Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 gets business-class upgrade

A new announcement from Orange could be of interest to those looking to sell mobilephones to buy a replacement business device.The network explained this week that the Samsung Omnia Pro B7330 has been equipped with a dedicated homescreen facility that will target professionals from small or medium-sized firms.It was advised that the feature is based around a new user interface that links email and voicemail…