The New ‘Shatterproof’ Motorola Announced

Shatterproof Motorola Moto X ForceLast Thursday, Motorola announced the launch of the latest instalment of the Motorola range, with the new Motorola Moto X Force. The new Motorola is the alternative, international variant of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and so now, this phone will be available worldwide.

The device will set you back around $750, and so, what do you get for your money? Continue reading

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USA Electronics and Phone Recycling stats Q3 2014

USA Electronics and Phone Recycling Industry stats Q3 2014Hi all, following on our regular series, here’s our latest electronics and phone recycling statistics taken from the site for the third quarter of the year (July – September 2014).

I have made the infographic larger in order to include some more statics, this time for the entire year, and quarter on quarter.

This section made some real interesting reading as there has been a huge boom across the industry when compared to quarter two.

I am sure that a contributing factor to the increase is undoubtedly the new handset releases from Samsung, HTC and Apple, no doubt that the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus played a significant part. Continue reading

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Phone Recycling Industry stats Q2 2014

Phone and tablet recycling industry stats. Q2 2014 (April - June)Hi all, apologies for the delay in releasing these, it’s been pretty busy over here at SMCP HQ. Following on from last quarters statistics, here are our American phone recycling industry statistics taken from our website for the second quarter of 2014 (April – June). I aim to bring you a super snazzy infographic next quarter (no promises though) but for now, our latest release is below. As explained last quarter though, it’s the statistics that are the interesting part, not the design. Here it is: Continue reading

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Motorola Moto X review – is it the Christmas 2013 winner?

Motorola Moto X reviewThere was a time many years ago when Motorola were the pioneers of the cellular phone. There was also a time not so many years ago when Motorola were the laughing stock of the industry with sub-standard handsets plagued with bugs and crashes as their rivals overtook then for quality and innovation. But, the Motorola Moto X is getting some rave reviews and might just be the handset to relaunch Motorola to the forefront. Can it be the big Christmas winner this year? Let’s find out, here’s my Motorola Moto X review.

It’s impressive, that’s the first thing I noticed when holding it to give it an extensive check over and review. It feels solid despite being plastic (much like the iPhone 5c) and is very responsive. Customization is a big feature of the Moto X, Motorola’s Moto Maker online tool allows you to customize the colors of the front, back and trim at point of purchase and they boast 252 different color combinations right down to the volume button and camera bezel colors. Personalised printing is also available. There is also a ‘wood effect’ finish available although I must say this isn’t my cup of tea. Continue reading

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