Mobile recycling may be easiest route to app fun
22 September 2010 — 4:07 PM
Recycling a mobile phone can create the finance required to invest in a smartphone with hundreds of apps on offer.
Adam, author of the Nokia Conversations blog, notes apps are becoming more of an essential part of mobile life.
The online publication recently held a poll to discover how many downloads users of the latest devices were making, with the most popular answer being between six and 15 over the last three months.
Some 32 per cent of respondents put themselves in that category, while almost one-in-five people said they added between 16 and 30 in the same time.
Meanwhile, 16 per cent of those who took part admitted to downloading more than 30 apps - or ten a month - for the three-month spell in question.
The results indicate apps are becoming increasingly important and useful to consumers, so recycling a mobile and splashing out on a new device could be a popular move.
As well as Nokia's Ovi Store, where music, video and other files are available, Apple also runs its own iTunes Store for those with its handsets, such as the iPhone.
Julie Snape, head of marketing at Envirofone, says: "Apps really help with everyday life, as well as being great fun. If you fancy a smartphone so you can download apps, you could recycle your old handset for cash."
News brought to you by envirofone.com – the UK's largest mobile phone recycling company
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