Popularity of apps could encourage mobile phone recycling

5 January 2010 — 7:00 PM

Consumers may wish to get money for their old mobile phones and upgrade to a new handset such as the Apple iPhone.

More than three billion apps have been downloaded by users of iPhone and iPod Touch across the world since its launch, Apple has announced.

Tens of thousands of downloadable apps are available to consumers with the handset -in 77 countries - across 20 categories including sports, games, travel, business, news and health.

Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple, said: "Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months - this is like nothing we've ever seen before"

From March users of the Palm Pre will have access to the online App Catalog allowing them access to an initial 600 apps for their handset, it has been reported.

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