Skype and YouTube updates may persuade some to recycle mobile

9 December 2010 — 12:00 PM

Nokia customers are set to benefit from a couple of top-quality updates

People in the UK could be tempted to recycle a mobile phone and replace it with a Nokia device, after some of the Finnish brand's top devices benefited from several updates.

Ian, author of the Nokia Conversations blog, explains the company's Symbian platform – on which its latest handsets run – now offers greater Skype and YouTube services.

Those who download Skype will find the quality of the calls they make has received a significant boost, thanks to the inclusion of audio compression technology.

There is also the potential to make calls and send instant messages using the WiFi or 3G networks, meaning communication is cheaper, Ian explains.

And when it comes to the video-sharing site, owner Google has introduced version 2.4.10 of the YouTube player, allowing smartphones to make use of their entire screens.

Among the devices the writer suggests these improvements will benefit are the N8, C7 and C6-01 – all of which have been released by Nokia in the last quarter.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "Skype has proved to be an extremely useful piece of technology. If you’d like to keep in touch using Skype, you could upgrade to a mobile phone that supports the technology. You could even trade-in your old phone for cash."

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