Carphone Warehouse archive

  • Amazon Kindle sold out way past Christmas
    Gaming

    Amazon Kindle sold out way past Christmas

    By 28 November 2008

    Those Stateside who've not yet started their Christmas shopping and were hoping to nab a Kindle for a loved one are right out of luck. It seems for the second year running Amazon has run out of stock of the device in the crucial "holiday" period. Last...

  • Mobiles.co.uk offers iPhone 3G
    Phones

    Mobiles.co.uk offers iPhone 3G

    By 26 November 2008

    Apple's closely guarded iPhone 3G is now available through a new retailer in the UK. This marks the first time the phone will be on sale in the UK through a store other than Apple, O2 or the Carphone Warehouse. Mobiles.co.uk is now offering the Apple...

  • Carphone teases over BlackBerry Javelin launch
    Phones

    Carphone teases over BlackBerry Javelin launch

    By 19 November 2008

    The Carphone Warehouse has provided some early information and a pic on a new handset from RIM that will go on sale later this year, exclusive to the retailer. Described as a "worthy follow-up to the Curve", the "Javelin", or Curve 8900 is a small smartphone,...

  • Carphone Warehouse to announce TalkTalk split
    Online

    Carphone Warehouse to announce TalkTalk split

    By 17 November 2008

    Carphone Warehouse could sell off its TalkTalk broadband business in a bid to release value for shareholders, it's being reported. Charles Dunstone, the founder and chief executive of the group, is said to be looking into the best way to split the business,...

  • Carphone offers Samsung B130 for £4.95
    Phones

    Carphone offers Samsung B130 for £4.95

    By 13 November 2008

    Available exclusively at the Carphone Warehouse, the Samsung B130 Black is apparently Britain's cheapest pay-as-you-go mobile phone. Aimed at the UK's credit-crunched consumers, and in time for Christmas, the GPRS handset is on sale now for £4.95. With...

  • Carphone recalls webbooks from stores
    Laptops

    Carphone recalls webbooks from stores

    By 12 November 2008

    Carphone Warehouse is recalling its own-brand "webbook" from all its stores, in order to change the netbook's operating system, industry sources are reporting. It seems customers are finding the unfamiliar Linux operating system, that the cheap Elonex-made...

  • Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader
    Gaming

    Widget.com launches BeBook e-book reader

    By 4 November 2008

    Widget.com has announced the UK release of the BeBook, described as "the latest" in portable eBook readers. The BeBook measures 184 x 120 x 10mm, weighs 220 grams and has a 600 x 800 6-inch display that uses Vizplex E-Ink technology. Offering one-handed...

  • BSkyB bids for Tiscali
    Online

    BSkyB bids for Tiscali

    By 3 November 2008

    There were rumours that Italian firm Tiscali was going to sell off its UK broadband business way back in March. By May, the contenders were lining up and The Carphone Warehouse was at the top of the list of possibles with a £550m bid. Days after the...

  • Toshiba's netbook free from Carphone Warehouse
    Phones

    Toshiba's netbook free from Carphone Warehouse

    By 31 October 2008

    Toshiba's new netbook is being offered from free with mobile broadband contracts at The Carphone Warehouse. The NB100 is Tosh's first entry into the netbook market and the 8.9-inch NB100 is described as a "stylish, compact device with advanced communication...

  • John Lewis offers exclusive red Sony Reader
    Gaming

    John Lewis offers exclusive red Sony Reader

    By 31 October 2008

    We've seen the red version launch in the States, but it seems department store giant John Lewis will offer the rouge version in the UK. Available exclusively to John Lewis, the red Reader offers the same functionality as the standard model, and is priced...

  • Mills & Boon launches e-books
    Gaming

    Mills & Boon launches e-books

    By 27 October 2008

    Mills & Boon is making a "major commitment" to e-book publishing with the decision to make dozens of new titles available as digital downloads every month. The romance fiction company admits that one of the main benefits to e-book publishing is that customers...

  • LG KP500 launches as the "Cookie"
    Phones

    LG KP500 launches as the "Cookie"

    By 24 October 2008

    Following the global announcement of the device, LG has officially launched the KP500 in the UK. Described as "an affordable touchscreen phone" for the masses the mobile launches with the name "Cookie". 13.9mm slim, this 89 gram handset has an "intuitive"...

  • Kindle will not see UK launch this year
    Gaming

    Kindle will not see UK launch this year

    By 20 October 2008

    The UK will not see the launch of the Amazon Kindle e-book reader this year. Brian McBride, the managing director of Amazon in the UK, has told trade publication "The Bookseller" that we won't see the device that was launched back in November 2007 in...

  • Nokia Comes With Music review
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    Nokia Comes With Music review

    By 16 October 2008

    Nokia Comes With Music has had a torrid time of it already and the service has only just launched. A lot has been written about the potential negatives of the service, about how it can’t work from a licensing and royalty point of view and how Nokia...

  • 100 Best Buy shops planned for UK
    Cameras

    100 Best Buy shops planned for UK

    By 13 October 2008

    Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are soon to start their joint offensive to dominate the UK's electrical goods market. The companies are planning on opening more than 100 new stores and the first could open early next year. Cazenove analysts said in August...

  • Nokia XpressMusic rumours abound
    Phones

    Nokia XpressMusic rumours abound

    By 10 October 2008

    There are some interesting XpressMusic rumours hitting the interweb late this week, with the first suggesting Nokia's debut touchscreen mobile, the 5800 will be an Orange exclusive. The 5800 XpressMusic is due to launch in the UK at the start of 2009,...

  • Vodafone launches "Books on Mobile!"
    Gaming

    Vodafone launches "Books on Mobile!"

    By 6 October 2008

    Vodafone has announced the launch of "Books on Mobile!" a new entertainment channel in conjunction with GoSpoken.com. Using GoSpoken.com, Vodafone customers can download audio - or in the next two weeks e-book versions - of the latest blockbusters or...

  • Next-gen Amazon Kindle pics leaked
    Gaming

    Next-gen Amazon Kindle pics leaked

    By 6 October 2008

    Despite denials from Amazon's chief spokesperson to the contrary, it seems the etailing giant is indeed prepping a new model of its e-book reader. US blog Boy Genius Report has received a set of images from a tipster that shows the second-gen device in...

  • Sony launches new PRS-700 Reader
    Gaming

    Sony launches new PRS-700 Reader

    By 3 October 2008

    Sony has announced a new version of its Reader Digital Book that gets a touchscreen and a built-in light. The new model, the PRS-700, will be offered alongside the existing PRS-505 in the States in November. Described as "svelte and stylish", the newest...

  • Nokia Comes With Music launches in the UK
    Phones

    Nokia Comes With Music launches in the UK

    By 2 October 2008

    Nokia has announced the debut of its "Comes with Music" service which gives owners of certain handsets unlimited access to a library of millions of tracks, with the ability to keep the music they've download after a year. "Comes With Music sets a precedent...

  • Virgin soon to offer 50Mbps broadband speeds
    Online

    Virgin soon to offer 50Mbps broadband speeds

    By 2 October 2008

    Virgin Media has won plaudits for the speeds it has offered its broadband customers, but is there more to come? Way back in February, Virgin Media began the first part of a major broadband rehaul programme, offering customers on its "L" tier broadband...

  • Sony offers James Bond-themed gadgets
    Gaming

    Sony offers James Bond-themed gadgets

    By 30 September 2008

    Sony has announced a US promo called "Mission for a Million" for the new James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" in which people can compete to win a million dollars in a spy-like game. In addition to the comp, Sony is to offer limited edition licensed 007...

  • iRex 1000 series digital reader launches
    Gaming

    iRex 1000 series digital reader launches

    By 22 September 2008

    iRex Technologies has officially launched the iRex 1000 series Digital Reader. iRex currently offers the iLiad and iLiad Book Edition for consumers, but says the new device is aimed at business professionals. The iRex 1000 series is said to offer "superior...

  • Carphone Warehouse makes another bid for Tiscali
    Online

    Carphone Warehouse makes another bid for Tiscali

    By 22 September 2008

    It is being reported that the Carphone Warehouse has "tabled" an offer of $821.3 million (below 450 million pounds) for the British arm of Italian broadband operator Tiscali. Tiscali put itself up for sale earlier this year, and Carphone Warehouse was...

  • iRex to launch new e-book reader
    Gaming

    iRex to launch new e-book reader

    By 19 September 2008

    iRex is currently running a teaser on its site for a new product to launch on 22 September with the tagline "seeing is believing". According to Forbes, the company is to launch an "evolved" e-book reader dubbed the iRex Reader 1000. Aimed at business...