The general public in Jordan is being urged to dispose of old cell phones and other forms of outdated electronic equipment in a responsible manner, by dropping them off at designated electronic waste centers.
Civil liberties groups in the United States are outraged by a decision made by a regional subway authority in the city of San Francisco to cut cell phone services last week before a planned demonstration, comparing it to actions carried by repressive regimes in the Middle East.
In the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan, cell phone sales have floundered. This is according to the IDG News Service. But, this reduction in sales is made up by an increase in SmartPhone sales, with Android leading the race.
The government New Zealand is to set up a depot for the recycling of electronic waste such as used cell phones.
Are old cell phones in danger of going the way of the dinosaur? Experts believe that the rapidly growing SmartPhone market will inevitably make all other forms of used cell phones obsolete, probably within the next few years.
A new advancement in solar power technology could mean extended operating time for used cell phones.
HTC has announced that they will be investing $300 million in Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s audio technology company Beats.
A young woman who became lost while hiking was saved by smart use of her old cell phone, according to Massachusetts State Police. State Police were able to rescue the 25-year-old woman who became lost while hiking in the Freetown-Fall River State.
While the use of new and old cell phones has become ubiquitous even in the developing world, power grids in countries such as these have not kept pace with this development, meaning that millions of people are being left with the devices themselves but often with no way of recharging them.
A new plant to dispose of and recycle old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste is under development in Italy.