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Carphone Warehouse to launch iD mobile network in May

Do we really need another mobile phone operator in the UK? Carphone Warehouse believes we do, as it’s much-rumoured mobile network is about to be launched. Called “iD”, the new service will arrive in May and in fact be powered by Three’s network under the bonnet. So why is it so special? The company says […]

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The writing is (was?) on the wall for Phones 4U

The FT is reporting that it’s more or less game over for Phones 4U: Phones 4U, the British retailer founded by entrepreneur John Caudwell that has spent most of last decade in private equity hands, has gone into administration. The company, which is owned by London buyout house BC Partners and employs 5,596 people, said […]

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Samsung’s 15 dedicated UK stores… could be good, could be horrifying

 Today’s FT is reporting that…  Samsung is opening 60 stores across Europe to sell its mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable technology in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, the UK retailer. By working with Carphone Warehouse to create a store concept, the South Korean technology group will compete directly with Apple, whose flagship high-street shops have […]

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BlackBerry’s Qwerty Miracle: The Q10 sold out at Selfridges this weekend!

There’s still a lot of love in the room for the Q10. I knew there would be. I KNEW it! Fundamentally, I am faster at typing on a physical keyboard. There are generations of executives who are the same as me. And ever since the iPhone came of age, we’ve been overlooked. We’ve been told […]

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Get the BlackBerry Q10 at Selfridges this weekend

News just in from the Carphone Warehouse team: You can be amongst the first in the UK with a BlackBerry Q10 if you head over to the company’s concession in Selfridges, London, this weekend. The device itself will cost you £579.95 sim-free from them. Or you can reduce that dramatically with a contract (the phone […]

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It’s PlayBook Day Today in the UK! (More countries coming)

You can — provided your luck holds — get yourself a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook today in the United Kingdom. Currys, Dixons, PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Insight UK and Phones4U will all be making the tablet available this morning. As yet I haven’t seen any PlayBooks ‘in the wild’ in London but after today, I’m […]

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Carphone Warehouse’s ultimate off-road Motorola Xoom 3G test video

I have been giving serious thought to purchasing a Motorola Xoom 3G tablet. Why? Well. It’s almost obligatory. Like most mobile media folk, I’ve had hands-on, I’ve had-a-play. But that isn’t good enough. Not when you’re an international jetsetter mobile influencer. I have a policy of making sure that, all things being equal, I own […]

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‘At the carphone warehouse, you won’t pay extra for internet’

That headline is a direct quote from a radio advertisement I heard just now from the Carphone Warehouse. Bad news for the market. Bad news for the data crunch. Bad news for the end customer. Very bad news. It’s bad news because it’s educating consumers that the internet has little value. So little value that […]

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iPhone 3G free on £34/month for 24 months from Carphone

Carphone Warehouse will put an 8GB iPhone 3G in your hand for just £34 per month — on a 24 month contract. That’ll get you 600 minutes and 500 texts per month. And if you fancy the idea of a 16GB one, add on an extra tenner. For anyone really keen to get stuck into […]

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‘Try Carphone Warehouse’ — my face dropped

…That’s what the chap from the o2 store suggested. ‘Try Carphone Warehouse, they might have some?’ I’d just popped into the Notting Hill o2 shop to get a pair of iPhone headphones. Or any headphones, really. I forgot mine today. What an arse. ‘You’re the fourth person to ask me about headphones this afternoon,’ the […]

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for £15

Carphone Warehouse latest deal brings music to our ears, by tuning into Nokia’s latest music phone on just a £15 contract. The 5800 XpressMusic arrives gratis on one of the most affordable tariffs around, on O2 with unlimited texts and 100 minutes allowance per month to any network and at anytime. Hurrah! As compared with […]

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Carphone Warehouse ALSO launches Pay-As-You-Go BlackBerry x 2

On that day that will go down the annals of history as BlackBerry’s move to prepaid services, or the day everyone on the planet announces their pay as you go BlackBerry handsets – Carphone Warehouse unveils the 8110 and 8210. Those two phones are available from January 30th at the princely sum of £149.95 each, […]