Archives by Month: January 2013

RIM Becomes BlackBerry and Introduces BlackBerry 10 Devices


The BlackBerry announcement yesterday showcased a company name change and featured two new devices that will run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system. It’s unclear whether this new product announcement will encourage people from choosing BlackBerry over Apple or Android. However, we’re sure current Blackberry users are excited about the new capabilities for their device.

Image via http://us.blackberry.com/

Let’s take a look at the key announcements and new features:

Company Name Change. No longer RIM:

Research in Motion has been producing BlackBerry devices since 1999 and decided to officially rebrand the company name to represent those mobile products and services. RIM now becomes BlackBerry.

BlackBerry 10 Operating System. The key features:

  • Peek into the BlackBerry Hub – Access all your messages at any time, from any app in the Hub. Preview messages and your notifications by taking a peek into the Hub.
  • BlackBerry Keyboard – Type seamlessly with text suggestions that are unique to your writing style. Even receive suggestions when writing in multiple languages.
  • Face-to-Face BBM – Message in real-time in one-to-one conversations or in groups. Utilize the BBM Video Chat for face-to-face chatting or use Screen Share to share a photo, browser window, or business document.
  • BlackBerry Balance – Use your smartphone at work and access your email and work apps while keeping personal information private. It’s easy to switch back and forth for a work-life balance.
  • Documents to Go – Take your business productivity to the next level by creating Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on the go.
  • BlackBerry Calendar – Easily populate your calendar with upcoming events when BlackBerry predicts whom to invite to meetings based on past events. Also, access contacts’ key information to better prepare for meetings.
  • BlackBerry World – Access more apps than ever at BlackBerry World to download apps, music, video, books, magazines, and more. Find new things from app recommendations based on past purchases.

Two New Smartphones. The devices:

  • BlackBerry Z10 – all-touchscreen allowing for complete control and fast browsing. Lightweight and easy to hold device.
  • BlackBerry Q10 – physical keyboard that lends itself to previous QWERTY models. Large screen with bright contrast.

Do you plan to make the switch to BlackBerry? Whether you’re upgrading to the BlackBerry Z10 or other devices, trade-in your old phone with us!

NextWorth Celebrates 25K Facebook Fans with a 10% Bonus Value on All Trade-ins


We’re celebrating a great milestone of reaching 25,000 Page Likes on Facebook!

We couldn’t be happier with the loyal fans that like, share, and comment on posts on our Facebook Page. Hearing your successful trade-in stories makes our day! To show our appreciation to our Facebook and NextWorth users, we’ve created a promo code to celebrate.

From now until February 10, get a 10% trade-in bonus on all electronics trade-ins! You heard that right, ALL trade-ins! Simply enter the promo code “25K” at checkout and the bonus will be automatically applied to your trade-in. No matter the model or condition of your device, you can receive the 10% trade-in bonus!

It’s easy to trade-in with NextWorth! Select your device from our website, answer a few simple condition questions, and you’ll get a price quote. Before you know it, you’re ready to trade in your electronic using our prepaid shipping label. After inspection of the device, you can expect payment in about a week.

Like what we do? Stay connected with us through our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and Twitter account. We’re constantly posting industry news, trade-in values, and promotional updates.

2013: The Year of Apple TV?


Speculations are circulating about Apple’s potential release of an Apple TV set. Analysts initially predicted the television set would appear in 2011, then 2012, and now it’s been pushed back to sometime in 2013. Apple always admitted that television was always a hobby of theirs, but when will the hobby become a true product reality?Read More

NextWorth featured in National TV Segments


Following the influx of holiday gadgets, NextWorth’s electronics trade-in service is coming in handy for families across the country looking to turn old electronics into cash. Recently, two national television segments have featured NextWorth as a go-to option for selling unused electronics. ABC News   ABC News’ “Real Money” and tech editor Joanna Stern helped a family withRead More

How to: Recycle Your DVDs


Over the years, we’ve all accumulated a large DVD and Blu-ray collection in our homes. Some of these movies we haven’t watched in a while, but we had to have them when they were released. Instead of stockpiling your movies for a rainy day, use NextWorth to recycle your DVDs and use the cash youRead More

iPhone Cases for the Football Fan


Are you ready for some football? We love watching the NFL playoffs cheering on our favorite team to see who will make it on top for the Super Bowl. Through all the tailgates and superstitious rituals, don’t forget to show your electronics some love! Keep your phone protected and in the Super Bowl spirit withRead More

CES 2013: New Technology Highlights


Members of the NextWorth team spent the last week in Las Vegas attending the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Companies and developers from all over the world convened to showcase their technology innovations. From robots, mobile apps, fitness tech, and tablets, CES had it all! Take a look at some of the CES highlights: Flexible, BendableRead More

Trade-in Your Misfit Electronics with NextWorth


Much like the island of misfit toys, NextWorth accepts your broken, cracked, and lackluster electronics. Did you receive a few new toys over the holidays to replace older ones? Send in your misfit electronics to us! We accept trade-ins in 13 different product categories from phones, laptops, and cameras to video games, movies, and graphingRead More

This Day in History: iPhone in Review


January 9 marked a day in history that changed mobile phones forever. In 2007, Apple chairman, Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone. He described it as a “revolutionary mobile phone” that combined an iPod, phone, and served as an “internet communicator.” This new tool for mobile communication was named Time’s Invention of the Year. TimeRead More

Tech-Inspired New Year’s Resolutions for 2013


Happy New Year! A new year gives us the opportunity to start fresh and make important life changes. Some of these resolutions can be reached with the help of the devices and technology we use every single day. To help start your New Year off on the right foot, we’ve come up with five tech-inspiredRead More