Smartphone use 'on the increase'
31 March 2010 — 3:27 PM
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.
News brought to you by envirofone.com - the UK's largest mobile phone recycling company
Mobile recycling could be an option for recipients of unwanted gifts30 December 2010 — 12:02 PM
People can get money for a phone they do not intend to use.
Selling mobile can create chance to buy HTC Desire HD29 December 2010 — 3:54 PM
People who enjoy a large screen may find all they want in the HTC Desire HD.