Increasing number of people are using mobile phones

An increasing number of people are looking to sell their mobile phones in order to get their hands on the latest smartphone to do their online shopping on the device, it has been claimed. Commerce sales leader for IBM Europe David Hoggs said that more and more people are using their mobile phones, particularly Androids, iPads and iPhones to shop online. Mr Hoggs said he…

Samsung faces EU competition probe

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has opened anti-trust proceedings against Samsung over allegations it abused Apple patents in the manufacturing process of a number of its mobile phones. EC officials said the case surrounds Samsung's obligations under Frand (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) patent licensing terms and that it was opening this investigation "in order to guarantee undistorted competition". Frand terms allow manufacturers…

Samsung launches Galaxy S Advance

An increasing number of people could be looking to try and recycle their mobile phones in order to get their hands on the new Galaxy S Advance. The company states that the new smartphone strikes a balance between style, power and performance and will be made available in Russia from February before a gradual rollout in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and China. It will…

Sky Go service to hit Android phones

The Sky Go service is set to be rolled out for Android users to download in the coming weeks, which could see a number of people look to sell their mobile phones to get an Android powered device. Sky Go was launched for customers of the service to watch TV on the move at no extra charge seven months ago and it is now attracting…

BlackBerry is ‘UK’s number one smartphone’

The latest figures have suggested that troubled mobile phone provider BlackBerry is the most popular smartphone choice in the UK with 27.7 per cent of the market share. This equates to 8.5 million UK subscribers. Worldwide the number of subscribers grew by 35 per cent year on year to 75 million up to December 2011, which the company claimed was driven by growth among young…

T-Mobile launches unlimited mobile phone plan

Mobile phone giant T-Mobile has announced the launch of The Full Monty, which it is calling a ground-breaking new mobile phone plan that offers consumers more than ever before. People that recycle mobile phones to get a new handset under T-Mobile will be able to take advantage of The Full Monty, which offers unlimited calls, texts and as much internet as they want without restrictions.…

Apple iPhone reaches 8.3% global mobile phone market

Apple's iPhone managed to reach 8.3 per cent of the world's total mobile phone market in the fourth quarter of 2011, which helps to illustrate further the great year that the company had. The figures suggest that more and more people are recycling their mobile phones to get their hands on iPhones as the 8.3 per cent is more than double the share for the…

BBC News app for Android available on tablets

The BBC has announced that its BBC News app for Android is now available for large tablet devices and people will be able to download from the Android Market in the UK, which could see more people try and recycle their mobile phones to get their hands on a new device. BBC Worldwide will soon be launching an international version of the app for audiences…