HTC HD2 ‘a result of close Microsoft collaboration’

Those looking at recycling mobile phones for a new Microsoft-based gadget have been given another option this week.HTC has confirmed consumers across Europe and Taiwan will see the new HD2 arrive in stores soon, as the handset has now begun shipping with Windows 6.5 onboard.The corporation's chief executive officer, Peter Chou said the new model had been the result of a "close partnership" between both…

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 announced

One manufacturer has suggested its latest product will build on a number of recent multimedia-focused handsets.It was advised this week that consumers could expect the Sony Ericsson X10 to be available in the early part of next year - which may prompt some to sell mobilephones to pay for one.Following on from its X1 predecessor, company executive vice-president and chief creation officer Rikko Sakaguchi said…

Samsung Genio and Tocco Lite come to PAYG

Vodafone has unveiled a selection of new devices that may suit those looking at mobile recycling ahead of Christmas.The network has added two Samsung touchscreen gadgets to its pay-as-you-go (PAYG) option in the form of the Genio Touch and the Tocco Lite. In addition, the LG Viewty Lite will be available, alongside the Nokia 5800 and the Vodafone 541.Although priced slightly differently, each of the…

New Samsung H1 boosts Vodafone experience

Vodafone has announced the launch of a new service that may convince some to sell mobile devices they no longer need.The network revealed this week that the new Samsung H1 smartphone would be made available to its customers on 24-month contracts priced at £35 with unlimited data access.However, the carrier has stated that one of the big draws of the handset for some might be…

Orange ‘fulfils ambition’ with iPhone 3G and 3GS launches

Orange has asserted that it is fulfilling an ambition by launching iPhone 3G and 3GS on November 10th – and the models might be suitable trade-ins for people who are looking to sell their mobile.The two phones will be available in the network provider's stores from 07:00 GMT and consumers will be able to choose from pay monthly and pay as you go price plans.Chief…

Will Google’s free app threaten traditional satnavs?

Those thinking of recycling their mobile and upgrading to a handset powered by Android 2.0 may be excited about the free Google Maps Navigation application, which was unveiled last week.However, according to one expert, it could threaten traditional satnav companies, given that it comes at no cost but with many of the features usually found in a gadget of this type, such as voice guidance…

Motorola DROID unveiled to the world

It has been announced that next week will see the launch of the Google-powered Motorola DROID.As the first device to hit the market that boasts the search company's Android 2.0 system, the new smartphone has been discussed a great deal online this week.However, buyers will get their chance to put the gadget and its revised operating software to the test when it comes to stores…

Nokia N97 upgrades unveiled

Nokia N97 users and those looking to trade in old mobiles may be buoyed by the latest announcement from the Finnish manufacturer. A smaller version of the device has been launched in the form of the N97 mini, which the company claims has been getting some solid feedback from a host of experts and commentators.It was also noted that a 2.0 version of the Nokia…