Dixons archive

  • Dixons and Carphone Warehouse continue merger talks but appear to be in stalemate
    Phones

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse continue merger talks but appear to be in stalemate

    By 24 March 2014

    Talks are continuing between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse about a possible merger that will create an electronics superpower in the UK. However, no decision has been made at present and time is running out. The Takeover...

  • Google's Chromecast finally tipped for UK launch on 19 March
    Gadgets

    Google's Chromecast finally tipped for UK launch on 19 March

    By 16 March 2014

    The Chromecast will launch in the UK on 19 March, breaking past its US exclusivity, according to an internal listing at Dixons retail stores obtained by Android Police. The listing doesn't provide a price, or word if Google will be selling the Chromecast...

  • Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks
    Phones

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in merger talks

    By 24 February 2014

    Dixons and Carphone Warehouse are in talks over a possible merger that could make the electrical giant and smartphone retailer one powerhouse high-street chain. Both boards have confirmed that they are in talks over combining the companies, although at...

  • Currys and PC World add software downloads to online stores, from Microsoft, Adobe and more
    Laptops

    Currys and PC World add software downloads to online stores, from Microsoft, Adobe and more

    By 1 July 2013

    Now you don't have to wait for all items bought from Currys and PC World to be delivered, the online stores of Dixons Retail have now added software downloads to the items you can buy. Add them to your basket, pay and you can be using the applications...

  • Visa V.me digital wallet to be accepted for payment by Currys and PC World
    Online

    Visa V.me digital wallet to be accepted for payment by Currys and PC World

    By 24 June 2013

    Visa Europe has announced that Currys and PC World is to accept payments on its online retail sites using Visa's V.me digital wallet when it goes live in the UK at the end of 2013. The payments technology firm's PayPal rival will allow users to complete...

  • Post-PC era is here as Dixons tablet sales continue to rise
    Tablets

    Post-PC era is here as Dixons tablet sales continue to rise

    By 20 June 2013

    Dixons, the UK retail group that trades as PC World and Currys, has told reporters that it has seen an unrelenting stream of tablet sales in the past year. According to the man in charge, Sebastian James, devices like the iPad, Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note...

  • Dixons chief John Browett jumps ship to Apple
    Online

    Dixons chief John Browett jumps ship to Apple

    By 31 January 2012

    Apple has announced that John Browett is joining the company as senior vice president of retail, a position previously held by Ron Johnson who left last year to become CEO of JC Penney. Browett leaves his position of chief executive of Dixons Retail,...

  • Grab a free 32-inch Sony Bravia TV with your Sony Tablet S
    Televisions

    Grab a free 32-inch Sony Bravia TV with your Sony Tablet S

    By 14 September 2011

    If you're keen to get hold of the Sony Tablet S (the tablet formerly known as the Sony S1) but hadn't yet made your mind up whether you'd go down and queue up on launch day then maybe PC World and Currys has the goodies to tempt you. Its Tottenham Court...

  • Sony Tablet S priced and dated by Dixons
    Tablets

    Sony Tablet S priced and dated by Dixons

    By 2 September 2011

    The new Sony Honeycomb tablet has gone on pre-order with Dixons.co.uk in the UK, ahead of any other retailer in the UK. In what’s a rather strange offer, those desperate to order the new Sony Tablet S tablet  will be able to do so exclusively at...

  • iPad 2? SchmiPad 2... Pre-order a Motorola Xoom from 5.30pm for £499
    Tablets

    iPad 2? SchmiPad 2... Pre-order a Motorola Xoom from 5.30pm for £499

    By 2 March 2011

    The iPad 2 may be about to be unveiled, but Dixons Retail plc is making the Honeycomb-powered Motorola Xoom available for pre-order a full 30 minutes before the curtains rise at Apple's event. Priced at £499 (as previously thought), the 32GB Wi-Fi-only...

  • Motorola Xoom hits UK shops Q2 2011
    Tablets

    Motorola Xoom hits UK shops Q2 2011

    By 17 February 2011

    The flagship Honeycomb device, the Motorola Xoom, will land in the UK in Q2 2011 in both 3G and Wi-Fi flavours. Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be offering up the 3G and Wi-Fi option (and obviously the data contracts to go with it) whilst Currys...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab price slashed to under £500
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab price slashed to under £500

    By 17 November 2010

    Amazon, Dixons and Carphone Warehouse are offering huge discounts on the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the run up to Christmas. The 16GB standalone (SIM-free) version is now £469 on both Amazon.co.uk and Dixons.co.uk, with free delivery. And it's also being...

  • Troubled times for the Toshiba Folio 100
    Tablets

    Troubled times for the Toshiba Folio 100

    By 15 November 2010

    The Toshiba Folio 100 hasn't exactly enjoyed the greatest launch in tech history. First up, the promise of Flash on the device failed to materialise (until a hastily produced patch was rolled out) and then reports suggested a distinct lack of the Android...

  • PC World launches three new Advents
    Laptops

    PC World launches three new Advents

    By 26 November 2009

    PC World has added to is own-brand Advent range with the launch of a new gaming PC, the Centurion, a desktop space-saving PC, the Firefly, and a lightweight laptop, the Verona. The 13-inch Advent Verona gets Windows 7, an Intel Celeron ULV 743 processor,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Logik LOGDI218 DAB radio
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Logik LOGDI218 DAB radio

    By 10 April 2009

    As we're coming up to Easter it is no surprise that there are plenty bargains to be had, so if you're planning on scouting round for some offers over the next couple of days the Daily Tech Deal is here to help. Dixons is offering the Logik LOGDI218 black...

  • Griffin iTrip for nano 4G announced
    Audio

    Griffin iTrip for nano 4G announced

    By 19 February 2009

    Griffin Technology has launched the iTrip for the fourth generation nano, designed to fit "seamlessly" with the latest iPod. Compatible with all generations of nano, but "specifically designed" for the 4G model, the iTrip broadcasts music from your iPod...

  • DSGi posts £30 million loss
    Online

    DSGi posts £30 million loss

    By 27 November 2008

    It's more bad news from the UK's high street retailers as the Dixons Store Group International has posted a massive multi-million pound loss. In the last six months of trading the group - that covers PC World, Currys, Dixons and PIXmania - has reported...

  • Emtec S800 HDD Movie Cube launches
    Home Cinema

    Emtec S800 HDD Movie Cube launches

    By 19 November 2008

    Emtec has launched the S800 HDD Movie Cube that offers 500GB storage and a built-in hybrid analogue and DVB tuner. Emtec says the device is capable of storing up to a 180,000 photos, a similar number of music tracks, or 600 feature length movies, all...

  • Cdiscount to launch in UK
    Online

    Cdiscount to launch in UK

    By 12 September 2008

    French retail giant Casino is about to launch what's being called a "major assault" on the UK market. The chain will launch its online brand "Cdiscount" in the UK, apparently setting its sights on stealing market share from DSGi, Comet, Tesco and Amazon...

  • Dixons reports sharp downturn in sales
    Online

    Dixons reports sharp downturn in sales

    By 3 September 2008

    DSGi, the Dixon's group of companies, has reported what's being called a "sharp downturn" in sales across two of its chains. Chief executive John Bowkett has been quoted as stating: "It's probably the most difficult trading environment we have seen almost...

  • DSGi group undergoes "radical" review
    Online

    DSGi group undergoes "radical" review

    By 15 May 2008

    In the biggest review of its business to date, DSGi will close 77 Currys.digital stores, trial new retail formats and is even re-thinking product lines. Chief executive John Browett says the review offers "radical and detailed plans" and will "transform...

  • Wii Fit sold every 4 seconds on launch day
    Gaming

    Wii Fit sold every 4 seconds on launch day

    By 28 April 2008

    It looks as if Wii Fit is well on its way to becoming the fastest selling Wii game ever with retailers telling Pocket-lint that Friday was a blockbusting day for the new fitness game. Since its launch in Japan on 1 December 2007, Wii Fit has already sold...

  • Dixons.co.uk sees "huge" surge in Blu-ray demand
    Home Cinema

    Dixons.co.uk sees "huge" surge in Blu-ray demand

    By 20 February 2008

    Dixons.co.uk has issued a press release stating that its seen an increase of over 150% in the numbers of customers searching for Blu-ray players. Following yesterday's announcement that Toshiba is to cease manufacturing the rival HD DVD format, rather...

  • Dell closes all of its US kiosks
    Online

    Dell closes all of its US kiosks

    By 31 January 2008

    Following on from its decision to start selling its PCs in a range of highstreet chains across Europe and the US, Dell has now opted to close all of its US kiosks. Reuters is reporting that the 140 kiosks, which are mainly in shopping malls around the...

  • DSG Group dumps analogue televisions
    Home Cinema

    DSG Group dumps analogue televisions

    By 22 January 2008

    The end of the analogue television is upon us, as major electrical retailer, the DSG group who owns Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk, has said that it will no longer be selling analogue televisions in the UK. Following a similar decision in 2004 when...