Blackberry could provide attractive upgrade option

4 March 2010 — 12:00 PM

Blackberry could be an option for upgrade

The Blackberry Curve 8530 could prove to be an attractive option for consumers looking to upgrade their phone and mobile recycling could provide them with the cash to get it.

Research from technology site Brighthand.com found that the handset was the most searched for product by users last month.

The mobile manufacturer also enjoyed success with the Blackberry Storm 9530 - its first touchscreen device.

Commenting on the future of phones Rory O'Neill, senior director of business marketing in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region RIM, said: "I think you're going to see an evolution of usage. We're going to see mobile applications more and more used to service end-customer requests."

He added that the company expects to see a continued usage of platforms and services for the enterprise.

In the past year BlackBerry has increased its share of the smartphone market, seeing an increase from 16.6 per cent in 2008 to 19.9 per cent in 2009.

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