Carphone Warehouse archive

  • EXCLUSIVE: iPhone 4 owners happy with reception
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    EXCLUSIVE: iPhone 4 owners happy with reception

    By 14 July 2010

    In light of the problem with the antenna on the Apple iPhone 4, are people actually returning them? That's the question we've put to Vodafone, Orange and O2, as well as Carphone Warehouse and a number of retailers in the UK over the last couple of days....

  • iPhone 4: Only 16,000 handsets delivered to UK for launch?
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    iPhone 4: Only 16,000 handsets delivered to UK for launch?

    By 24 June 2010

    We're hearing reports from reliable sources that Apple has delivered a mere 16,000 iPhone 4 handsets to the UK in time for the launch on 24 June. It was originally expected that there would be over 50,000 units in stores. However, massive stock shortages...

  • Carphone Warehouse opens pre-registration for iPhone 4
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    Carphone Warehouse opens pre-registration for iPhone 4

    By 7 June 2010

    Carphone Warehouse is now offering customers the opportunity to pre-register for the recently announced iPhone 4. The store expects the new handset to arrive in the UK "from late June 2010" (now confirmed as June 24), and is allowing customers to be...

  • Nokia C3 phone priced and dated
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    Nokia C3 phone priced and dated

    By 7 June 2010

    Nokia has put a date on the UK availability of the Nokia C3 on Monday stating that the new phone will be available SIM free for £109 from 18 June 2010. Those keen to get it on contract will have to wait until the 22 June 2010 at which point Vodafone...

  • Sony Ericsson X10 mini goes on sale
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    Sony Ericsson X10 mini goes on sale

    By 5 June 2010

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, the world’s smallest Android phone, has gone on sale in the UK at Carphone Warehouse on Saturday. Those willing to go miniature at any cost will be able to snap up the new model for free on a £15 a month contract...

  • Dell Streak heading to Carphone Warehouse
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    Dell Streak heading to Carphone Warehouse

    By 24 May 2010

    Carphone Warehouse is clearly excited about the Dell Streak (previously called the Dell Mini 5) as they're publishing information ahead of the supposed official launch expected this week. "We're excited about the Dell Streak, a 5 inch Android tablet...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9700 goes white
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    BlackBerry Bold 9700 goes white

    By 8 April 2010

    Black BlackBerrys are so yesterday it seems with the announcement from RIM, the creator of the BlackBerry, that it will be releasing a white BlackBerry Bold 9700 in the UK. Identical in every way bar the colour, the new model will offer the same 3G, built-in...

  • Motorola Milestone heads to Carphone Warehouse
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    Motorola Milestone heads to Carphone Warehouse

    By 2 March 2010

    The Motorola Milestone has made it out of Expansys and on to the high street with the news that it will be stocked by Carphone Warehouse. The news, which should help the phone become a little more mainstream in the UK means that you'll be able to get...

  • Rumbelows could return to the high street
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    Rumbelows could return to the high street

    By 9 February 2010

    It seems US retail giant Best Buy has considered nostalgia as a weapon for its coming-soon attack on the UK high street. Best Buy has carried out research into resurrecting the "Rumbelows" brand name for shops in order to cash in on the consumer nostalgia...

  • Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?
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    Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?

    By 29 January 2010

    That the iPad is to offer its 3G connectivity via a "micro SIM" card isn't some necessary hardware requirement - the device is plenty big enough to boast a full-size SIM - it's Apple's way of throwing a bone to mobile phone operators after announcing...

  • Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name
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    Carphone Warehouse drops Tiscali name

    By 8 January 2010

    Following Carphone Warehouse-owned TalkTalk's buyout of Tiscali in May 2009, it's been revealed that the Tiscali brand name for the broadband service will disappear in 2010. "Today we welcome all Tiscali customers to TalkTalk and open the doors to a new...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Carphone Warehouse sale on PAYG
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    Daily Tech Deal: Carphone Warehouse sale on PAYG

    By 5 January 2010

    If you're feeling the pinch after the Christmas spending spree, or perhaps just fed up with the poor battery life that your current smartphone gives you Carphone Warehouse is currently offering a few budget efforts that might sort you out. Bottom of the...

  • Countdown to Christmas: Get two free flights with a Palm Pre
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    Countdown to Christmas: Get two free flights with a Palm Pre

    By 24 December 2009

    Today's "Countdown to Christmas" deal is really one to make the most of after Christmas Day, but it's seems like such a good deal, we though we'd let you in on it early, after all, if you're still Christmas shopping today, you'll need more than our help...

  • Nokia N900 coming to Vodafone on 7 January
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    Nokia N900 coming to Vodafone on 7 January

    By 17 December 2009

    Nokia's N900 will be arriving in Vodafone stores on 7 January 2010, the phone network tells us. It'll also be showing up slightly earlier than previously announced in the Carphone Warehouse, too - from 26 December. Pricing has been confirmed too - the...

  • Carphone Warehouse to offer the N900
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    Carphone Warehouse to offer the N900

    By 16 December 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced it will be offering the Nokia N900, just a day after it was revealed Vodafone will be getting the device in January. While UK consumers can currently buy the device SIM-free direct from Nokia for £499, from 26 December...

  • TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home
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    TalkTalk buys naming rights to family home

    By 15 December 2009

    TalkTalk is currently undertaking a publicity stunt that finds it paying householders £250 for the "naming rights" to their homes. With some tenuous link to how sporting arenas are seeing more corporate rebranding, the telecoms co is paying out to those...

  • Carphone Warehouse launches Samsung S5560 and B3410
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    Carphone Warehouse launches Samsung S5560 and B3410

    By 30 November 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced it will be selling the Samsung S5560 and the Samsung B3410 exclusively when the handsets are launched this week. The Samsung S5560 gets a 3-inch touchscreen display that offers a handwriting recognition feature, orientation...

  • Sony Ericsson Satio withdrawn from sale
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    Sony Ericsson Satio withdrawn from sale

    By 24 November 2009

    It seems Sony Ericsson's new high-end Satio handset is suffering from "issues" as the UK's biggest mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse, as well as Phones 4U, have withdrawn the device from sale. As the Satio is "temporarily" withdrawn from Carphone...

  • Palm Pre goes on sale at the Carphone Warehouse
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    Palm Pre goes on sale at the Carphone Warehouse

    By 12 November 2009

    The Palm Pre - launched in the UK back in October - has now being stocked by high street giant The Carphone Warehouse. O2 has the UK exclusive on the Pre (for now) and is offering the handset for free on £35 per month, 2-year contracts. From a customer...

  • LG GD510 Pop gets £99.99 price tag at Carphone Warehouse
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    LG GD510 Pop gets £99.99 price tag at Carphone Warehouse

    By 5 November 2009

    LG's newest touchscreen handset, the LG GD510 Pop, announced back in September, is now available at the Carphone Warehouse for £99.95 on pay as you go basis. Said to be easy to use, the Pop offers a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen with a thin bezel of brushed...

  • Pixie Lott to be the "face" of Nokia's Illuvial range
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    Pixie Lott to be the "face" of Nokia's Illuvial range

    By 4 November 2009

    Since we brought you news of the new Nokia Illuvial range it's been announced that Pixie Lott will be "the face" for the new series. A Carphone Warehouse exclusive, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Illuvial, Nokia 6700 Illuvial and the Nokia 6303 Illuvial are...

  • Jabra Stone headset launches
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    Jabra Stone headset launches

    By 20 October 2009

    The Jabra Stone has been announced as a Carphone Warehouse exclusive boasting a "revolutionary" design that's said to "break the mold of the traditional Bluetooth headset". PR speak aside, the 7-gram Stone wraps behind the ear with no on-face boom bit...

  • Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone
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    Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone

    By 13 October 2009

    Following the news that O2 has lost its operator exclusive on the iPhone, Carphone Warehouse has suffered a similar fate with its retail exclusive. Phones4U has announced that it will be selling the Apple iPhone range from both Orange and O2 in shops...

  • Vodafone to offer BlackBerry Storm 2 from £30
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    Vodafone to offer BlackBerry Storm 2 from £30

    By 9 October 2009

    RIM's BlackBerry Storm 2, the follow up to its first ever touchscreen handset the Storm that launched in 2008, appears to be due an imminent UK release with the Carphone Warehouse now promoting the device in store. Following the news that a promo poster...

  • BlackBerry Storm 2 on Vodafone via Carphone Warehouse coming soon
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    BlackBerry Storm 2 on Vodafone via Carphone Warehouse coming soon

    By 7 October 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse will be stocking the BlackBerry Storm 2 as powered by Vodafone, an eagle eyed tech fiend has spotted.  The picture, posted to Twitpic via a friend based in Newquay, shows a placement card for the yet to be officially announced...