Wi-Fi compatible handsets 'on the increase'

24 March 2010 — 11:53 AM

Mobile recycling an option to consider?

Mobile recycling could be one option worth considering for consumers who would like to make use of internet on their phone.

According to a survey by In-Stat more than a quarter of respondents said they had used their smartphone to access Wi-Fi hotspots.

The trend could be set to spread to a greater number of people as the group expects 180 million Wi-Fi compatible handsets to be shipped this year.

Natasha Stokes, editor of Mobile Choice, said: "[Wi-Fi] is an extremely useful feature that would allow you to, for example, browse the net, check email, make VoIP calls and download apps without using the 3G network."

She explained a rising number of handsets are using Wi-Fi because mobile internet usage is on the increase.

Recent research from Gartner found that worldwide mobile phone sales to end-users went up eight per cent in the final three months of 2009.

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