People who are looking to upgrade to a new HTC device may decide to recycle their old mobile phones in order to raise some cash to pay for a smartphone.
HTC has revealed three new 4G smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The world's first 4G android smartphone was introduced by HTC last year, a development which may have seen many people turn to mobile phone recycling in order to get rid of their old devices in an environmentally friendly and cost effective way.
Adding to HTC's portfolio - which includes the HTC EVO - the three new smartphones are hoped to further boost the power of wireless broadband at the fingertips of users, chief executive officer at the mobile phone manufacturer Peter Chou said.
The HTC Sense experience can be enjoyed whether consumers want Qwerty or touch 4G devices, he added.
HTC revealed the ThunderBolt, the EVO Shift 4G and the Inspire 4G at the Las Vegas conference.
Mobile phone fans who are constantly looking for the most up-to-date device may be interested in the HTC ThunderBolt, which will be made exclusively available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network.
The device is one of the first smartphones to integrate video calling with Skype. This means that such calls can be made as readily as a standard voice call, with a front-facing camera aiding conversations.
Family and friends can be seen on a 4.3-inch display on the device powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
"What makes 4G so compelling is not just technology, but what the technology allows people to do," commented Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas.
He added: "With HTC ThunderBolt and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, 4G is brought to life as people stay connected with friends, family and content faster than ever before possible."
While UK consumers are yet able to enjoy the HTC ThunderBolt, they could still decide to recycle an old mobile phone and upgrade to a current HTC smartphone to ensure their experience is as up to date as possible.