Carphone Warehouse archive

  • TalkTalk buys Tiscali
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    TalkTalk buys Tiscali

    By 8 May 2009

    After months of rumours, Carphone Warehouse's TalkTalk has announced it is to buy troubled Tiscali UK in a £236 million cash deal. The company says this will create Britain's largest consumer broadband provider with over 4.25 million customers covering...

  • Carphone Warehouse offers HTC Touch Diamond2
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    Carphone Warehouse offers HTC Touch Diamond2

    By 6 May 2009

    HTC's new Touch Diamond2 is available now at The Carphone Warehouse for free on contract. Claiming a "new people-centric approach to communications", the HTC Touch Diamond2 has a single contact view, displaying the individual conversation history for...

  • Carphone Warehouse gets see-through LG GD900
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    Carphone Warehouse gets see-through LG GD900

    By 24 April 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse is to be the first to get the LG GD900 Crystal this summer. Available for free on contracts - details of which have not been revealed - as well as for sale on a pay as you go basis, the LG GD900 Crystal is unique in offering a completely...

  • TalkTalk offers Tiscali customers £50 to switch
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    TalkTalk offers Tiscali customers £50 to switch

    By 20 April 2009

    TalkTalk is offering Tiscali customers a £50 incentive to switch, following the news that auditors have raised concerns about Tiscali's future. TalkTalk, the home phone and broadband company from The Carphone Warehouse, is offering a credit of £50 to...

  • VIDEO: Giant Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition
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    VIDEO: Giant Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition

    By 3 April 2009

    Samsung has launched an interactive window display in the form of a giant Tocco Ultra Edition to appear in the window of 18 Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK. The promotional stunt replicates the new Tocco Ultra Edition on a 46-inch LCD screen with...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Carphone Warehouse half price sale
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    Daily Tech Deal: Carphone Warehouse half price sale

    By 2 April 2009

    Carphone Warehouse is currently offering a host of pay-as-you-go deals on a a variety of handsets. For today's tech deal we have picked out a few choice items in the form of the LG Viewty and the Sony Ericsson W980. The LG Viewty is being offered for...

  • Jabra SP200 speakerphone launches
    Phones

    Jabra SP200 speakerphone launches

    By 19 March 2009

    The all-new Jabra SP200 has been announced for the UK. Promising "all the functionality you will need" in one easy-to-use device, the SP200 needs no installation and gets what's said to be a "credit crunch-friendly price point". The SP200 autopairs to...

  • Carphone offers Sony Ericsson W595 "Sakura" edition
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    Carphone offers Sony Ericsson W595 "Sakura" edition

    By 18 March 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse is offering the Sony Ericsson W595 Walkman "Sakura" edition. As you'd imagine, it's the previously launched W595 with a few, flowery extras for the female market. Carphone says: "The exquisite handset is the very essence of Sakura,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: CPW trade-in calculator service
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    Daily Tech Deal: CPW trade-in calculator service

    By 4 March 2009

    An interesting Daily Tech Deal for you today with an offering from the Carphone Warehouse. Called the "Trade-in Calculator" service it is aimed at making it easier for consumers to upgrade their old mobile phones in light of the credit crunch. Using the...

  • Best Buy delays launch of UK shops
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    Best Buy delays launch of UK shops

    By 4 March 2009

    American retail chain Best Buy is to delay its entry to the UK market. Best Buy has pushed back the launch timescale for its retail assault on Blighty, postponing the opening of shops from their original summer 2009 schedule. In a joint venture with Carphone...

  • Carphone Warehouse to cut 450 jobs
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    Carphone Warehouse to cut 450 jobs

    By 27 February 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced that 450 jobs are currently "at risk" after a review of its operations. The retailer appears to be suffering knock-on effects from the downturn, with operators like Vodafone recently announcing 500 job cuts and manufacturer...

  • Carphone Warehouse launches Eco Charger
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    Carphone Warehouse launches Eco Charger

    By 20 February 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced its first ever environmentally friendly mobile phone charger. The aptly named "Eco Charger" is said to reduce the amount of energy needed to power a mobile phone more than any other on the market. Carphone says the...

  • Carphone claims best tariff for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
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    Carphone claims best tariff for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

    By 3 February 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse is claiming to be currently offering the UK's best deal on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Nokia's first consumer touchscreen phone can be had from free when taking out a £15 per month contract. Carphone says this is the cheapest tariff...

  • Carphone Warehouse offers exclusive gaming phones
    Gaming

    Carphone Warehouse offers exclusive gaming phones

    By 2 February 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has teamed up with Sony Ericsson to launch the W910 Exclusive Gaming Edition and motion-sensitive F305 handset, on sale from 2 February as CPW exclusives. The W910 Black gets EA Mobile games pre-loaded such as Tiger Woods PGA TOUR...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Samsung E250 and speakers for £35
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    Daily Tech Deal: Samsung E250 and speakers for £35

    By 23 January 2009

    Friday is here at last and so is another Daily Tech Deal. Today we ask you to cast your eyes over the Samsung E250 mobile phone available on a pay as you go basis. The thing in particular that drew us to this handset was not just that it is available...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Carphone offers free broadband for 12 months
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    Daily Tech Deal: Carphone offers free broadband for 12 months

    By 20 January 2009

    Up until the 2 March Carphone Warehouse is offering 12 months free broadband, possibly to ease the effects of the economic downturn on consumers. So for today's Daily Tech Deal we thought it would be a good idea to give you a run down on what you'd be...

  • 3 launches "Books on the Go"
    Gaming

    3 launches "Books on the Go"

    By 16 January 2009

    3 has announced the launch of the new "Books on the Go" service, designed to bring best-selling books to subscribers’ mobile handsets in text or audio format. The service, provided by Andy McNab's GoSpoken.com, lets users browse, buy and download books...

  • ASA says it's fair to call 250MB "unlimited"
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    ASA says it's fair to call 250MB "unlimited"

    By 15 January 2009

    The Advertising Standards Authority has okayed an advert that described 250MB as an "unlimited" amount of data. The ad, from Carphone Warehouse spin-off e2save, promised "unlimited data" on an Orange contract for the BlackBerry Bold. But, in the small...

  • Carphone slashes cost of Nokia Comes with Music phone
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    Carphone slashes cost of Nokia Comes with Music phone

    By 12 January 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced a substantial price cut for its Nokia Comes with Music offering. The phone retailer is offering £45 off the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, selling the handset, and its bundled year's worth of unlimited music downloads, for...

  • COMMENT: Our favourite gadgets in 2008
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    COMMENT: Our favourite gadgets in 2008

    By 31 December 2008

    With 2009 finally here, what gadgets, technology or gizmos have the Pocket-lint team most enjoyed in 2008? Below, in our own words, are our favourites. Stuart Miles I might work at the so called coal face of gadgets but that doesn't mean that I necessarily...

  • Carphone Warehouse's "biggest ever" sale
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    Carphone Warehouse's "biggest ever" sale

    By 26 December 2008

    The Carphone Warehouse is seeing in the New Year by offering up to 50% savings on laptops and mobile phones. Starting on Boxing Day, the "credit-crunch-busting" sale sees discounts on popular handsets as well as a cheap Eee PC. The Samsung Soul that was...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Motorola W180 for £2.88
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Motorola W180 for £2.88

    By 15 December 2008

    Today we have some breaking news for you in our Credit Crunch Christmas gift guide. Our suggestion this Monday is the UK's first ever mobile phone for under £3, courtesy of the Carphone Warehouse. The Motorola W180 - on sale for £2.88 - is being offered...

  • Carphone to offer BlackBerry Curve 8900 in titanium from 16 Dec
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    Carphone to offer BlackBerry Curve 8900 in titanium from 16 Dec

    By 12 December 2008

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced it will offer a titanium-coloured BlackBerry Curve 8900 exclusively from Tuesday 16 December, from free on a £35 a month contract with O2 or handset only for £399.99. The phone debuts in the UK today from T-Mobile...

  • More book publishers launch iPhone apps
    Gaming

    More book publishers launch iPhone apps

    By 9 December 2008

    Two major book publishers have just announced mobile phone initiatives, with an emphasis particularly on the Apple iPhone and the App Store. In the States, the Penguin Group has announced the launch of "Penguin 2.0", which includes Penguin Mobile, and...

  • BlackBerry Curve 8900 sees UK launch
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    BlackBerry Curve 8900 sees UK launch

    By 9 December 2008

    The awaited BlackBerry Curve 8900 - formerly known as Javelin - has seen its official UK launch. RIM boasts that the new handset is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone to date and went to lengths to emphasise just how comfortable it is in the hand. In...