Consumers could be tempted to recycle their old mobile phone in order to receive cash to upgrade to a handset with navigation and mapping.

The issue of navigation packages on mobile devices has been a well-discussed topic at the Mobile World Congress industry fair in Barcelona this week, Reuters suggests.

“Navigation on phones was an industry, now it is an application, an application for free,” said Tim Shepherd of industry consultants Canalys.

On Monday (February 15th) Nokia reported the continued success of its Ovi Maps stating that three million consumers have now downloaded the free navigation package.

The increasing implementation of mapping application on mobile phones could be good news for consumers as it may mean that the need not purchase a separate navigation device.

People may be interested in purchasing the Nokia N900 as it has been nominated for Gadget of the Year and Smartphone of the Year in the 2010 Engadget Awards.

Recycle your old mobile phone to cash

Posted by Ryan White

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