UK retailer, The Carphone Warehouse, has today announced that it’s currently exclusively selling an “Aqua Blue” variant of HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2014, the One (M8), which is now available both in-store and online for £28 per month with no upfront cost after trading in your old smartphone.
Samsung announced this morning a partnership with Carphone Warehouse that will put over 60 Samsung stand-alone stores across Europe. After the success of three stand-alone Samsung stores, operated by Carphone Warehouse in Spain, the new stores will start rolling out over the next three months. It roll across seven markets that include, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
The stores are said to have a premium look and feel. They will carry Samsung products that include laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and wearables.
As Samsung looks to create an even bigger world presence it wouldn’t be surprising to see more deals and stores like these pop up in other places. While Samsung has been using the store-within-a-store model for a short time, it looks like it’s finally breaking out on its own. We have the presser for you after the break. Enjoy!
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will launch very soon and starting March 28 in the UK, Carphone Warehouse will give pre-order customers a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet. To qualify for this exclusive deal, you’ll have to be one of the first 2,000 to pre-order the Galaxy S 4 which is expected to launch April 26. Customers will also receive a free car charger, screen protector, and case. Carphone Warehouse COO Graham Stapelton believes its retail stores could be even busier than the holiday season during the launch of the Galaxy S 4. Considering Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 destroyed pre-registrations for the Galaxy S III, Graham could be right.
Source: Carphone Warehouse
More evidence that Samsung likely has a smash hit with the Galaxy S 4 comes from UK retailer Carphone Warehouse which is reporting pre-registrations are four times higher than what they saw for the Galaxy S III. This follows on the heels of a report from another UK retailer, Phones4U, that reported Galaxy S 4 pre-registrations were running 40% higher in the first forty-eight hours compared to the Galaxy S III.
Carphone Warehouse’s Chief Operating Officer Graham Stapleton says the huge number of pre-registrations is a sign of “how hot the Galaxy S4 is going to be.” You can read the full press release from Carphone Warehouse after the break.
Those of you living in the UK are one step closer to getting the Sony Xperia Z smartphone in their hands. At the time of this writing, the smartphone is now available for pre-order through O2, Three UK, Phones4U and Carphone Warehouse. Pricing for the device will vary by the retailer and carrier, so you’ll need to hit past the break in order to get all the juicy deets.
When it comes to releases, Carphone Warehouse seems to always give us a good indication on dates. Sony already announced the Xperia E budget phone, but didn’t tell us anything more than to expect it Q1 2013. Well Carphone Warehouse has a page to pre-register for the dual-SIM device, and it clearly states that it’s expected February 2013. Pricing should be around £130-£140 ($210 to $225).
After a false start at taking pre-orders last week for Google’s new LG Nexus 4 smartphone, prompting an apology from Carphone Warehouse, it looks like things are back on track for UK buyers to place their order. The pre-order page has reappeared with an expected delivery date of November 13th, the same date Google indicates the device will be available for purchase at the Google Play Store.
Pricing for the LG Nexus 4 via Carphone Warehouse is listed as free for customers signing up for a new line or upgrade starting at £31 ($50 USD) per month for the 16GB version, although adding data pushes the price up. Carphone Warehouse lists the device as being available for O2 or Vodafone subscribers. The LG Nexus 4 will be available for £239 ($383 USD) via the Google Play Store, so you will need to do your math to figure out whether a subsidized phone is the better deal. Hit the source link for more details or to start your order.
source: Carphone Warehouse
Carphone Warehouse just can’t seem to do anything right as it prepares for the highly anticipated launch of Google’s upcoming LG Nexus 4. A few days after prematurely listing the unannounced device on its official website, a slew of the company’s retail stores have begun displaying promotional materials for the handset, ultimately revealing some additional information.
Most of the details remain the same, including a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4, 8-megapixel camera and 12 hours of talk time. Although, the same listing shows the sim-free version of the Nexus 4 as being priced at £390 (about $504). Unfortunately, there’s no word on a release date, which isn’t at all surprising considering Google has postponed Monday’s Android event due to nasty weather conditions.
It looks like the Nexus 4 will be available pretty quickly following Google’s presentation this Monday. It could literally be available for order in the Play Store the same day, but we also know that Carphone Warehouse will have it the following day, October 30. The image is the same one that leaked yesterday and they list the full specs. They match up with what we have already heard, which include a 4.7-inch (1280 x 768) display, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 8GB of storage (no microSD), and 9.1mm thick. They also mention Android 4.2 and refer to it as Jelly Bean, but deeper in the specs it’s mentioned as 4.1.2 and even 4.0, so it’s obvious they don’t have all the facts. One other noteworthy item is that it has an “Amazing 360-degree camera”.
You can pre-order it right now. The phone is free with a contract at £31 per month. So who’s buying?
source: carphone warehouse
Just yesterday, Carephone Warehouse’s internal systems revealed the possibility of a 32GB Nexus 7. Today, however, the same variant has been spotted once again, this time within an internal purchasing system for a reseller’s website. It’s listed at $260, though pricing doesn’t seem too accurate, considering the 8GB model is listed at $245, whereas the same device is available from the Play Store for just $199. The reseller indicated that shipments are expected to arrive on or around October 24th, though this doesn’t necessarily mean that a global launch (or even regional availability) will happen on the same day. We suggest you take this with a grain of salt as we wait for some more official news.