Mobile recycling options to arise following MWC?

26 February 2010 — 11:36 AM

Mobile technology unveiled in Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress took place in Barcelona last week and 55,000 people to gathered to see what the year ahead holds for the mobile phone market.

Consumers could find that the technology is exciting enough to encourage them to upgrade and they could receive money for doing so by recycling their used phone.

Google blog has given the run down on some of the features that people could be enjoying on their handsets in the near future.

Eric Schmidt told the congress that more than half of new web connections are coming from mobile devices, a rate that is eight times faster than the same point ten years ago for the desktop.

Vic Gundotra, vice-president of engineering for mobile at Google, said that the search engine giant was concentrating on handsets.

"when we announce new services for desktop computers, such as real-time search, we will debut an equally powerful mobile version," he said.

A recent survey by mobile advertising agency AdMob found that 91 per cent of people who use the iPhone would encourage others to join them.

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