Smartphone use 'on the increase'

31 March 2010 — 3:27 PM

Mobile recycling worth considering to get a smartphone.

An increasing number of people in the UK and other European countries are now using smartphones, research has found.

Research from comScore revealed that across the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy there are 51.6 million smartphone subscribers - an increase of 32 per cent in comparison to a year ago.

The UK is reportedly leading the growth with more than 11 million subscribers, up by 70 per cent over the past year, while Italy has the most people signed up for a smartphone - 15 million.

"Smartphones are generally seen as luxury devices that come with big price tags and high monthly tariffs, yet the largest segment of the market and the one demonstrating greatest momentum is actually the low to mid tier," says Alistair Hill, senior mobile analyst at comScore.

He added this suggests that as smartphones become more affordable their use will increase considerably.

Consumers may wish to consider recycling their old mobile with Envirofone for cash to put towards a new handset.

Recent research from Ovum found that 30.2 million devices were recycled in Western Europe last year.

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