8 more new uses for your old smartphone

Give your old phone a new lease on life by converting it into a brainy TV remote, a GPS navigator, or a numpad companion for your keyboard.

By Daniel Ionescu, PC World |  Consumerization of IT, Android, Apple

Not many current Android phones come with a physical keyboard, so if you still enjoy the QWERTY clicks, load up your old phone with your IM and e-mail apps and pick up your messages over Wi-Fi. Any iPhone that can be updated to iOS 5 can also send free messages to any other iOS device via iMessage without the need of a carrier contract or additional apps--particularly useful if you have poor cellular reception in your home. If your older phone doesn’t have a front-facing camera, apps like Skype and Tango still work for video calls, but the other person will see only images from the back camera at your end.

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