Mobile recycling could allow you to get a Microsoft Kin
14 April 2010 — 6:58 PM
Mobile recycling an old handset for cash with Envirofone might be one way that people can get their hands on a new device from Microsoft.
Social networking fans might find the new Microsoft Kin - which has a focus on the use of sites such as Facebook - to be ideal.
James Sherwood, mobile expert at Mobilechoices.co.uk, said: "Social networking is extremely popular and so designing mobiles that put the likes of Facebook and Twitter at the forefront of applications makes sense."
He added that focusing Kin around social networking should make the range popular with children and teenagers who might not wish to take on the expense of owning an iPhone.
Two models of the handset - called Kin One and Kin Two are available with both phones featuring a touch screen and slide-out keyboard, which may make writing messages quicker and easier.
Julie Snape, head of marketing at Envirofone, says: "The Microsoft Kin will no doubt prove to be very popular with young people who want to keep up with their social life on the move. By recycling your old mobile phone for cash, you could afford one in no time."
According to recent research from Ovum around eight million mobile phones were recycled in the UK last year.
News brought to you by envirofone.com - the UK's largest mobile phone recycling company
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