(Vocus) October 12, 2010
If it’s any indication how infinite mobile phone product ideas are, now there’s a remote control for your phone. Sony Ericsson has released the LiveView, a small display device that is wirelessly linked to a user’s Android phone, allowing him to read text messages and view incoming calls and Facebook and Twitter updates without having to remove the larger mobile object from his bag. This has users looking to buy new mobile phones, even though they perhaps haven't outgrown the existing on. But with companies like Compare and Recycle comparing mobile phone recycling services around the country, one can at least get some money back for their old phones.
The LiveView works through a Bluetooth connected to the phone and also allows control over most basic smartphone functions, like music, calendar reminders and RSS feeds. Sony Ericsson plans on working with other applications to get LiveView functionality built into them as well.
Sony Ericsson has so much confidence in Android technology that it abandoned its old relationship with Symbian to work with Android for the foreseeable future. It has recently shipped out its Xperia X8, which at under £200, is billed as the most affordable Android smartphone on the market.
With technology advancing so rapidly and the newest mobile gadget coming out every few days, it’s not only hard for consumers to keep up, but to also afford to keep up. But luckily one can turn towards mobile phone recycling and make some cash from their old phones.
In the U.K., mobile phone recyclers have made it easier on constant upgraders by offering them fair prices for their old and unused phones. Even if a mobile is nonworking condition, owners can often still make a profit on their older models.
The Sony Ericsson C920 goes for as much as £35 on sites like Compare and Recycle, where customers can choose from a list of companies willing to pay cash for their old phones, including Sony Ericsson mobile phones. Often, shipping is free and payment timelines and guidelines are laid out on the site for customers to make the most informed decision about which company to sell a mobile phone to.
With cash in their hands, customers are them free to buy the next greatest mobile toy on the market, whether it’s the Sony Ericsson LiveView, Experia or any brand of their choosing. And by recycling old mobile phones, they are doing their part to preserve the environment and help developing countries receive refurbished phones.
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