Mobile Lifecycle Management & Popular Phones to Recycle

“The iPhone 4 16GB is the most popular recycled phone, accounting for 11.79% of comparisons among the most popular handsets.” A UK based mobile phone recycling site compared the 30 most popular phone models to recycle, ten of which were Apple iPhones. Five mobile brands dominated this study – Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry, HTC and Nokia.…

HOBI MobileLife considers consumers replace smartphones more than other electronics

In the first week of sales, Apple hit a record high of selling nine million new iPhones, 5S and 5C, nearly doubling last years iPhone 5 sales. With the emergence of the two Apple iPhone’s, Earth 911’s conducted a study: “Which electronics item do you replace most often?” -Smartphones -Computer -TV -Video Game System -Other…

Gartner tablet study shows need for certified data erasure during Mobile Lifecycle Management

“Apple tablet owners use their iPads most often, and more than 80 percent of them are heavy users—up to 10 or more times a day, Gartner found.” Imagine how much data is stored on these devices used by heavy users. Most smartphones and tablets can hold the same amount of data, if not more, than PCs, leaving…

Mobile Lifecycle Management: Repair & Reverse Logistics

Your company has wisely partnered with an organization utilizing mobile lifecycle management. The devices have been acquired, software has been installed and the units are continuing to be properly managed. Mobile devices endure a lot during the course of their lifetime. HOBI’s MLM program includes repair service, reverse logistics solutions that ensures the disposition of…

Mobile Lifecycle Management: Asset Management

After the procurement and deployment stages of Mobile Lifecycle Management have finished and the devices are in your hands, what’s next? Asset Management Remember: The main focus of mobile lifecycle management is not the hundreds or thousands of mobile assets themselves, but the value they can deliver. Routine maintenance planning and meticulous internal and external…

Dell’s China-only Tablet Cause Concern For Proper Electronics Recycling

China asked for it and Dell plans to deliver! A low-cost, less-powerful tablet is what will be brought to China by the end of 2013. Round Rock, Texas-based Dell targeted the Chinese consumer electronics market in particular because they demand cheap. Chinese consumers are willing to sacrifice a bit of quality and power for a lower price tag. Dell hopes…

Which Company Crushed Cell Phone Recycling Record?

Record breaking news this week for the cell phone recycling industry! Well-known telecommunications company, Sprint, has been recognized by Guinness World Records for the most cell phones recycled in one week, nearly doubling the previous record. 103,582 cell phones recycled is the new record to beat. Sprint has certainty made its mark in cell phone…

The HOBI Shop Expands To eBay

HOBI is extending its markets to provide consumers with even more outlets to purchase quality electronics at a discount! We took our eco-friendly point of view and brought it to the most well-known Internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, eBay. Shop from the best brands including Apple, Samsung, HP, Dell and other leaders in your favorite electronics. The…