Orange launches Bright Top Ups

Consumers recycling mobile phones to purchase a new pay-as-you-go device may be interested in Orange's latest announcement.The carrier has unveiled details of its Bright Top Ups offering, whereby users will be entered into a prize draw every time they add credit to their phone - with a one-in-three chance of winning each time.Among the gifts Orange customers will be able to claim will be tickets…

New Tocco added to Samsung range

The latest phone to be announced by Samsung is a new take on an older model, it has emerged.It was announced this week that the company will launch the Tocco Lite next month, which it hopes will appeal to those looking for an easy-to-use multimedia-focused handset.The new device is not the first time the Tocco name has been used. The original model was launched in…

Latest phone announced for 3 Mobile users

The latest phone to be added to 3 mobile's network is one which its customers have "been clamouring for", it has been suggested.It was announced this week the carrier would include the Blackberry Bold among its range - allowing those recycling mobile phones more options when looking for a new model.The Bold will be available on the latest contracts from 3 Mobile and will also…

New handset boldly goes where Nokia has been before

One of Nokia's latest phones is to feature special edition content that may excite fans of Star Trek.Timed to coincide with the new film on May 8th - a reboot of the franchise directed by the creator of Lost and Fringe, JJ Abrams - the Finnish manufacturer is to release an updated version of its 5800 XpressMusic.It is expected that users signing up to the…

Opera reveals boost in users

The latest phones using the Opera Mini mobile web browser is on the rise, a new report suggests.According to figures released this week by the manufacturer of the portable internet surfing software, there were 12.1 per cent more people logging on to the application in March than the previous month.Opera also claims that in terms of year on year statistics the "major jump" of its…

Nokia E75: Excellent for business

The latest phone in the Nokia E series range has been described as "excellent" for business use - which could encourage some to trade in old mobiles.According to an article for Trusted Reviews, the E75 is yet another solid addition to the line, which in the past has brought us the E71 - which is described as "sublime".It is also noted the "equally impressive" E63…

Nokia’s free music vs Apple desirability

Consumers recycling mobile phones could find themselves stuck between upgrading to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and the Apple iPhone 3G.However, a new blog post for the CCS Insight page notes this is not a problem exclusive to the UK and both are fighting for their share of the market in Italy.Paolo Pescatore explains having visited friends and relatives in the country recently, he noticed the…

Apple celebrates billionth App Store download

The billionth application for the Apple iPhone 3G has been downloaded, it has emerged.Having already announced a competition awarding the person who took the App Store to its landmark figure a number of prizes, the manufacturer has revealed 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey from Connecticut took the title.The App Store user was downloading Bump - a software application which allows iPhone users to trade contact information -…