Are more people set to trade-in mobiles for tablets?

An increasing number of consumers may decide to trade-in their mobile phone and switch to a tablet device in the coming years, as the advantages of the handsets become clearer. Richard Sharp, editor of gadgetsandgizmos.org, says the tablet market remains in its "infancy", with plenty of expansion to come. He was speaking after BlackBerry showed off its new PlayBook model into the market, which is…

White HTC Desire ‘available next week to those who trade-in mobile’

People who trade-in a mobile phone and put the funds toward splashing out on a replacement device may be interested in a white HTC Desire. Asavin Wattanajantra, penning a piece for CNET UK, notes the phone is available to pre-order and those who move quickly could have it in their hands by next week. Among the reasons to ditch an existing mobile and upgrade to…

Mobile phone users could make choices based on 4G coverage

The mobile broadband provider that gets it right when it comes to offer 4G coverage could have phone users flocking to it.Chris Marling, editor of Broadbandgenie.co.uk, says the combination of a strong and reliable reception with stylish devices will be a winner for any firm.Commenting on the development of 4G, the expert says: "It's already out there and it's a ridiculous amount faster than 3G."When…

Trade-in mobile phone for ‘affordable’ Vodafone 845

People looking for a low-cost smartphone to replace the mobile they have traded-in for cash could turn to the Vodafone 845.Asavin Wattanajantra, taking a look at the device for CNET UK, says it has a number of impressive features and is cheaper than a standard contract.Indeed, he nominates it as the second-best handset of all in its particular market.Mr Wattanajantra views the latest model as…

Mobile phone users can plan future with Apple iPhone

People who are at an age where they need to be thinking about retirement could turn to a mobile phone in order to plot their future.Aviva has launched an app for Apple's iPhone that allows users to plan for pensions and ready themselves for life post-work.It is a simpler and more condensed version of the insurance firm's tracker tool, which offers a wide range of…

Nokia E7 ‘is favourite of mobile phone fans’

People planning to recycle an old mobile phone may be drawn to the Nokia E7 when it comes to deciding upon a replacement. The device has been named as the favourite handset by many of the respondents to a poll organised by the Nokia Conversations blog. Adam, author of the online publication, reveals seven-in-ten people prefer the model to any of the C7, C6-01 and…

Students urged to protect mobile phones

With the new university year just getting underway, many students may have returned to their halls or rented accommodation with a brand new mobile, such as an Apple iPhone or BlackBerry device. However, they should be wary that they are one of the groups most targeted by thieves, as a large amount of electronic goods and relaxed security can make for easy pickings. A study…

Is it worth trading-in a mobile for BlackBerry PlayBook?

BlackBerry has launched its new tablet device, the PlayBook, which could tempt some consumers into trading-in their current mobile phone. The technology provider says its latest handset is attractive, stylish and ultra-thin for added convenience, meaning users will "want to take [it] everywhere". It features a seven-inch state-of-the-art touchscreen and runs on the BlackBerry's unique operating system. Other specifications include the provision of a Wi-Fi…