New apps for iPhone 3G and BlackBerry

Yahoo! has announced a range of new facilities that can be downloaded by Apple iPhone 3G and BlackBerry users.In a move which may persuade those involved in mobile recycling to consider one of the devices, the web company explained it would make a number of its options available as individual apps.Compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as the BlackBerry Curve, Tour and…

HTC Hero ‘boasts intuitive user interface’

The manufacturer behind the HTC Hero has outlined some of the reasons those recycling mobile phones might want to buy it.Following the announcement that the device is to be launched in India, the company issued a statement detailing the many facilities users can enjoy with the handset thanks to its onboard user interface.Already available on the Orange and O2 network in the UK, the device…

Toshiba TG01: Now on joint Orange T-Mobile network?

Following the exclusive launch of the Toshiba TG01 and LG Watch Phone, Orange has announced a new merger plan.The network confirmed today that its parent company Deutsche Telekom was in talks with T-Mobile owner France Telecom to create the UK's single largest mobile operator.Mobile recycling customers were advised that should any such deal be completed, it would be a structured partnership based on a 50:50…

HTC Tattoo the latest Android model

So far, the Google Android operating system has been mostly limited to devices built by the same company - and the newest is no exception.The HTC Tattoo follows the Magic, Hero and T Mobile G1 - all of which were created by the same firm.However, the group has claimed this latest Android-powered phone enhances the level of personalisation users can expect and is as individual…

Apple iPhone 3G firm ‘made style mainstream’

Consumers recycling mobile phones for a fashion-conscious handset may be doing so thanks to the influence of Apple, it has been advised.According to a spokeswoman from technology news and reviews resource Stuff.tv, the manufacturer is responsible for making gadgets that look good a more mainstream commodity.Editor of the site Linsey Fryatt explained that before the Apple iPhone 3G, the iPod had already started to change…

LG Chocolate BL40 announced

The LG Chocolate BL40 has been unveiled this week and is just one of the latest phones to be announced by the manufacturer.It was revealed the most recent entry in the South Korean firm's Black Label Series would be equipped with a new four-inch screen that uses a 21:9 aspect ratio.This is the same format that is used for most commercial DVD and Blu-ray releases…

Apple iPhone users help Facebook Mobile top 65m

Those looking to upgrade used phones for a new Apple iPhone 3G or BlackBerry may be buoyed by the details of a new survey.Both of these have access to a dedicated application for social networking site Facebook - which has announced this week that it has reached a "milestone" number of users.The group behind the facility explained that users of Facebook Mobile had now topped…

O2 announces Samsung Galaxy

With smartphones like the Apple iPhone 3G already available, O2 has once again strengthened its top-end device portfolio.The Samsung Galaxy, which is also known as the i7500, was announced as the latest addition to the carriers range - and will be the first handset in the UK to be made widely available with Google Android that is not built by HTC.Following the latter company's Magic,…