LG announces Optimus Vu 2

LG has officially unveiled its upcoming Optimus Vu 2 phablet. The device combines the facilities of a smartphone with the larger screen of a tablet computer. The shape of the gadget is unusual as the five-inch screen is in 4:3 aspect ratio. It therefore looks very square in comparison to the 16:9, 5.55-inch screen of its main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Google's Android…

Sell mobile now: WEEE recycling scheme success

A Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling scheme has diverted over 50 tonnes of unwanted items from landfill.Waste management company Biffa has been working with five council authorities in the UK to increase WEEE recycling.Residents in the participating districts are able to put their small, unwanted electrical items out with their usual waste on collection days.Items which can be collected and reused include old…

New Bad Piggies game for Apple iOS and Google Android users

Many mobile phone users will be able to download Bad Piggies, a spin-off of the popular Angry Birds game, from September 27th. Those people who own gadgets powered by the Apple iOS or Google Android operating systems will be able to install the application. The developer, Rovio Entertainment, claims that it will come to Windows Phone devices shortly. Bad Piggies is a cartoon physics game,…

HTC and O2 work towards greener mobile phones

An upcoming HTC mobile phone will be the first in the world to ship without a charger, according to reports.In a deal with one of Britain's biggest networks, O2, the Taiwanese manufacturer will only provide customers with a USB cable. The main plug will not be included.Even removing this small weight will reduce the environmental and financial costs of transport and packaging.Customers will need to…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 available next week

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet device will be available in UK stores from October 1st.The gadget attempts to integrate the functionality of a smartphone with the size of a tablet computer.It has a 5.55-inch AMOLED display with crisp 1,280x720 HD resolution.Although the size of the device will be fantastic for browsing the web, it could make it difficult to hold for voice calls.The latest…

Huawei Ascend Y201 released

Brits can now get their hands on the affordable Huawei Ascend Y201 mobile phone.The white handset is available exclusively through Tesco Mobile and is competitively priced at just £70 on pay as you go.Many consumers may be pleased that the mobile phone has a 3.5-inch screen, as the higher-end smartphones are becoming bigger and more difficult to hold.Two of the most popular smartphones are the…

Nokia may take HTC to court over WP8 similarities

Nokia is considering taking HTC to court as its latest 8X handset may be not coincidentally similar to one of the Finnish manufacturer's products, according to reports.HTC unveiled its new Windows Phone 8 (WP8) 8X and 8S mobile phones at an event in New York on September 19th.Nokia apparently believes that the look and feel of the 8X may have been copied from its Lumia…

Sell Your Old Nokia Phone For Instant Cash

Nokia have unfortunately fallen on some hard times recently. The emergence of smart phones such as the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy has resulted in their domination of the market, when once this phone manufacturer was one of the leaders in functionality and design. The unfortunate side-effect of this is that many old Nokia phones are now entering the market as consumers are asking “how…