Selling a mobile for money and putting the cash towards investing in a "revolutionary" smartphone is one way to enjoy the best travel apps on the market.
Francisca Kellett, writing for the Daily Telegraph, explains smartphones have been to the 2000s what the arrival of the internet was to the 1990s.
And one of the major benefits of the new devices is the range of associated apps – such as those offering travel information.
The author identifies Cool Places as her first recommendation, suggesting it is perfect as a guide to UK cities, while TimeOut is a top source for visitors to London.
Meanwhile, those heading further afield could download Lonely Planet, Footprint and Conde Nast Traveller City Guides to their phone, advises Ms Kellett.
Apple iPhone users were this week told of news they can watch the latest films via a new app for their handsets, with the first titles to be made available including The Dark Knight and Inception.
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