Carphone Warehouse archive

  • Def Jam flava handset to launch
    Phones

    Def Jam flava handset to launch

    By 7 April 2008

    Sony Ericsson and The Carphone Warehouse have teamed up with multi-million dollar, multi-platinum record empire Def Jam Records to offer a limited edition white and gold W910i Walkman handset and matching MPS 75 speakers in black and gold. This partnership...

  • Carphone Warehouse blasts ISPs' three-strikes policy
    Online

    Carphone Warehouse blasts ISPs' three-strikes policy

    By 4 April 2008

    The Carphone Warehouse has hit out at a proposed policy that would see ISPs cut-off internet users if they are caught downloading copyrighted material. According to online reports on Monday, Virgin Media had suggested a "three strikes and you're out"...

  • Amazon boss apologises for Kindle shortage
    Phones

    Amazon boss apologises for Kindle shortage

    By 20 March 2008

    Amazon's e-book reader, the Kindle, has been out of stock on the e-commerce site since it launched, leading to speculation that the company were holding back stock to artificially hype up demand for the $399 gadget. Making these mutterings worse is the...

  • LG KF510 launches in red at the Carphone Warehouse
    Phones

    LG KF510 launches in red at the Carphone Warehouse

    By 18 March 2008

    The LG KF510, which we've brought you news of before, is to launch at The Carphone Warehouse in "Sunset Red". A sleek slider, the LG KF510 boasts 10mm depth and a metal frame with a resilient tempered glass finish. The control keys are touch sensitive...

  • Are gadgets driving couples apart?
    Gaming

    Are gadgets driving couples apart?

    By 7 March 2008

    According to a new survey, Brits are choosing their gadgets over their loved ones. As part of The Great British Bedtime survey, conducted online by tickbox.net, 1408 people were asked about their sleeping habits between 27 February and 3 March 2008. The...

  • "Marry Me" iPod touch offered by Selfridges
    Audio

    "Marry Me" iPod touch offered by Selfridges

    By 15 February 2008

    As the tradition goes, a Leap Year is the one time when a woman can ask a man for their hand in marriage. For any ladies looking for a techie way to pop the question come 29 February, Selfridges claims to have the answer via this limited edition designer...

  • Mobile phone with pull-out e-paper display to launch
    Phones

    Mobile phone with pull-out e-paper display to launch

    By 22 January 2008

    A Dutch company, Polymer Vision, is to launch a mobile phone with a pull out e-paper display, Reuters reports. The "Readius" is due to hit the market mid-2008 and is positioned as not only a competitor to high-end mobile phones, but also to the likes...

  • Apple "gags" UK partners over iPhone figures
    Phones

    Apple "gags" UK partners over iPhone figures

    By 14 January 2008

    The Mail on Sunday has reported that Apple is "gagging" its UK iPhone partners and forbidding them to reveal sales figures for the device. Stating that in a Christmas season that saw strong sales of mobile phones, but at lower price points, the newspaper...

  • 3 give away laptop with Mobile Broadband package
    Phones

    3 give away laptop with Mobile Broadband package

    By 8 January 2008

    3 mobile have announced that customers that sign up to its Mobile broadband internet package for £35 a month will get a free laptop. The mobile phone operator has teamed up with Carphone Warehouse and Dell to offer the 6-month-old Dell Inspiron 1520...

  • Carphone Warehouse is top performer
    Online

    Carphone Warehouse is top performer

    By 4 January 2008

    Sales at the Carphone Warehouse retail chain have been buoyed by sales of the iPhone as well as rumours of a takeover bid. The company's shares were up 5.7% at 351p this morning. While traders have suggested that Christmas sales of the iPhone are behind...

  • 2007: A year in review, November
    Phones

    2007: A year in review, November

    By 31 December 2007

    November started with the expected rush of products for Christmas. Panasonic launched the DMP-BD30, its "next generation" High Definition 1080p Blu-ray Disc player - the first with "Bonus View" features (advanced features to rival HD DVD). The new Panasonic...

  • 2007: A year in review, September
    Phones

    2007: A year in review, September

    By 30 December 2007

    The month started off with two major announcements from Apple with good news for iPod enthusiasts. Apple renamed its flagship iPod calling it the iPod classic giving it a large 160GB drive, and then launched a newer model to take the flagship spot in...

  • 2007: A year in review, June
    Gaming

    2007: A year in review, June

    By 28 December 2007

    As the sun finally came out, the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war hotted up. Toshiba made the gadget world headlines with the launch of a re-writable HD DVD drive for notebook PCs - the SD-912A. And 4 days later, Toshiba's senior vice-president Hisatsugu Nonaka...

  • Klipsch iGroove SXT iPod speaker launches
    Audio

    Klipsch iGroove SXT iPod speaker launches

    By 13 December 2007

    Klipsch has launched the iGroove SXT speaker that they describe as a true two-way, stereo sound system. Employing dual long-throw 2.5-inch woofers in a ported enclosure and dual 19mm MicroTractrix horn-loaded tweeters, this kind of horn-based technology...

  • LG Chocolate launches in silver and lilac
    Phones

    LG Chocolate launches in silver and lilac

    By 10 December 2007

    LG has introduced two new colours of their ever-popular touch-sensitive Chocolate handset just in time for Christmas wish-lists. The decidedly girlfriend-friendly new tones are a rather sparkly silver and the colour du jour lilac, that join the current...

  • Carphone Warehouse "misleading" iPhone customers
    Phones

    Carphone Warehouse "misleading" iPhone customers

    By 28 November 2007

    Staff at the Carphone Warehouse have been caught "misleading" customers about the iPhone, the BBC reports. The Beeb sent in undercover researchers from Watchdog who discovered that the Carphone sales staff made "false claims" about what would happen if...

  • O2 has activated just 26,500 iPhones
    Phones

    O2 has activated just 26,500 iPhones

    By 27 November 2007

    "Reliable channel sources" have informed The Register that O2 has activated just 26,500 iPhones since its launch 2 weeks ago, a figure well below the company's expectations. Although we're still waiting for official figures, this is a lot lower than the...

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8120 available in "Sunset Finish"
    Phones

    BlackBerry Pearl 8120 available in "Sunset Finish"

    By 26 November 2007

    RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 8120, the new slim, lightweight smartphone aimed at the consumer market, is now available at the Carphone Warehouse. As well as the more standard "Titanium", the retailer also offers the 8120 in a "Sunset Finish", a striking dark...

  • Amazon Kindle sells out
    Phones

    Amazon Kindle sells out

    By 22 November 2007

    Amazon's new e-Book reader, the Kindle, has sold out already. The new gadget only went on sale via the online store on Monday, but all stock has now gone. The Kindle, costing $399, can store thousands of e-Books, and connect to the internet via an EV-DO...

  • Amazon unveils "the iPod of reading" Kindle
    Phones

    Amazon unveils "the iPod of reading" Kindle

    By 19 November 2007

    Amazon has chosen American current affairs print mag NewsWeek to provide the first look at the Amazon Kindle, the company's first eBook reader, and own-brand electronics of any kind, Electronista reports. A lot of the info about this new gadget has been...

  • O2: "Tens of thousands" of iPhones sold
    Phones

    O2: "Tens of thousands" of iPhones sold

    By 12 November 2007

    O2 saw customer levels increase threefold over the weekend, as "tens of thousands" of people "flocked" to its shops to buy Apple's iPhone, the company's CEO, Peter Erskine, has said. More importantly for O2's coffers, it seems two-thirds of those "flocking"...

  • Apple iPhone now available in the UK
    Phones

    Apple iPhone now available in the UK

    By 9 November 2007

    So Apple's infamous mobile phone - the iPhone - is finally available to purchase in the UK. £269 and an 18-month contract with O2 will get UK subjects a shiny new Apple toy. It's been a long wait for fans here in the UK, the device was announced at Macworld...

  • UK iDay: Just over an hour to go until O2 iPhone is available...
    Phones

    UK iDay: Just over an hour to go until O2 iPhone is available...

    By 9 November 2007

    The Apple iPhone, called a game-changer by many in the industry, is minutes, rather than hours, away from going on sale in the UK. Apple, O2 and Carphone Warehouse stores will open their currently-closed doors 6.02pm to let in eager queuers keen to get...

  • Carphone Warehouse to sell iPhone at 6pm
    Phones

    Carphone Warehouse to sell iPhone at 6pm

    By 9 November 2007

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced the Apple iPhone will go on sale in its UK stores today at 6.00pm. It looks at though the retailer isn't joining in with Apple and O2's cutesy play on numbers, with their official "on sale" time of 6.02pm. Carphone...

  • UK iDay: iPhone queues begin!
    Phones

    UK iDay: iPhone queues begin!

    By 8 November 2007

    The UK iQueues have officially begun to form ahead of the Apple iPhone going on sale in the UK on Friday 9th November at 6.02pm at Apple stores, O2 stores and The Carphone Warehouse. The people in line so far outside Apple's Regent Street store, snapped...