A latest research has revealed that the iPhone 4 has jumped two places to push HTC off the top spot for the UK’s favourite mobile phone in April. This tracker ranks the popular handsets based on live searches and sales. Although we didn’t really need a dedicated team of researchers to stumble across this information, a quick stroll down the high street or a train journey would’ve been enough to reveal that every man and his dog has plumped for an iPhone.
Perhaps more interestingly, the research shows that HTC has the most handsets within the top 10 with the Desire HD and original Desire in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Meanwhile, Android’s share of the charts has increased from 50% to 70%. So although the Apple will be pleased with the extraordinary sales of the iPhone 4, Google will be pleased as punch at the roaring success of their little green robot.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is the biggest climber in April, up six places from March’s mobile tracker to 4th place. The smartphone will get a full UK release on 01 May, with Phones 4U getting an exclusive launch date of 27 April.
With this glut of new and exciting tech available on the market, you may well be wondering how you can keep up with the constant flow of new gadgetry. If you do want to get your hands on these must have gadgets to ensure you’re not a social outcast you may want to consider mobile phone recycling.
If you think ‘sell mobile phone’ next time you stumble across a dusty old handset you’ve had lying around the house, you can recoup some of the cash you initially shelled out for the device. Many mobile recycling firms will offer you cash for even the oldest of models, with some companies paying out for devices that no longer work.
With the rapid obsolescence of the modern mobile phone, the most popular models today will be next year’s rubbish. We’re so quick to discard electronics such as mobile phones, as the big brands push us along the path of high-consumerism.