Mobile recycling could appeal to parents this Christmas

14 December 2010 — 11:57 AM

Older people have been encouraged to use all the capabilities of a top mobile phone

British mums and dads may finally be in a position where recycling a mobile phone and switching to one of the most hi-tech devices on the market is no longer a daunting prospect.

Edward Chiang, associate product manager at Google and author of the company's latest Mobile Blog, explains it is now easier than ever for parents to make use of the model at their fingertips.

He explains the search engine has set up a new website – – which offers advice on many of the most common problems experienced by older people using the newest mobiles.

One of these is how to send and read an email on Gmail, with the easiest way to do this suggested as accessing the specialist app.

Mr Chiang notes there are 50 other everyday issues that can be overcome simply by visiting the website.

Other recent mobile news from Google includes the release of its Google Latitude app, allowing people to track where their friends are at all times.

Julie Snape, head of marketing at Envirofone, says: "Why not upgrade your mobile phone so that you can take full advantage of this wonderful technology? You could even trade-in your old handset for cash."

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