Vodafone launches first Android 2.3 mobile phone

People may be tempted to trade in mobile phones after hearing that Vodafone is to launch the first handset with the Android 2.3 operating system.The Google Nexus S was released at the end of last year but was only available through certain stockists, Techradar reports.Now, however, the device can be bought through one of the UK's largest networks, although a date for release and a…

Recycle old mobiles for the PlayStation Phone?

People may be sorely tempted to trade in mobiles for the forthcoming Xperia Play, due to be unveiled by Sony Ericsson next weekend (February 13th) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also known as the PlayStation Phone, the Android-powered handset will offer users a slide-out control pad specifically designed to cash in on the increasing interest in mobile gaming. News of the launch was confirmed…

Built-in Wi-Fi could drive mobile phone recycling

The allure of free calls using VoIP technology could drive interest in mobile phone recycling.According to communications provider Vopium, calls made using either the 3G network or Wi-Fi have climbed to more than 35 per cent from 19 per cent in the last 12 months.Telecoms analyst Torben Rune of Netplan predicted that this will continue its dramatic rise as the smartphone market grows, saying: "We…

Bloggers may trade in mobile phones to make use of new apps

A new application for Android smartphones allowing people to blog from their handsets could inspire gadget fiends to trade in mobiles.Produced by hosting platform Blogger, there are a number of highlights to the app, such as being able to switch easily between multiple accounts and taking photos directly from the program to include in blog posts.Locations can also be shared and incorporated in articles, while…

Will people trade in mobiles for AR handsets?

Brits may be tempted to trade in mobiles for augmented reality (AR)-enabled handsets, as vendors, retailers and brands appear to be increasingly interested in this technology.Juniper Research's Mobile Augmented Reality report indicated that the installed base of AR-capable smartphones topped more than 100 million in 2010, up from the eight million recorded 12 months previously.What's more, global revenues from investment in AR services and applications…

Mobile recycling could see people enjoy Facebook discounts

Consumers in five European countries and Canada could be inspired to recycle their old mobile phones and invest in a smartphone so as to take advantage of Facebook's shopping discount service. Facebook Deals - which offers users money off in retail outlets - is being rolled out in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Canada, although the programme will be available everywhere eventually. Starbucks is…

We recycle phones and will pay you cash for yours

Mazuma Mobile recycles phones. We will buy your old mobile phones from you and then recycle them. So if you have any old mobile phones you might be able to make some cash out of it. By registering on your website you will qualify for our recycle phones for cash system. When you get onto our website you can enter the brand name and model…

Phone recycling for cash – getting something back

The world is a changed place and long gone are the days where people just did something good for the environment without getting anything in return. Not that we are saying that people should get something physically back for doing their bit to help the environment, but there is nothing like a reward to motivate people. Mazuma Mobile has a great system where we do…