HANDSET LAUNCHES TO SPARK ‘BATTLE OF THE SMARTPHONES’
August 22nd, 2012
London, 22nd August 2012 – Carphone Warehouse is forecasting a ‘super-upgrade autumn’, as major handset announcements loom and customers are expected to upgrade in their thousands.
The UK’s largest independent mobile retailer is predicting a bumper few weeks with huge numbers of customers expected to upgrade to new devices in the ‘biggest period ever for smartphones’.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “This is a very exciting time for the mobile phone industry and looks set to define the smartphone market for years to come. The buzz and anticipation surrounding handset developments at the moment is incredible. We are seeing lots of speculation on possible design, features and operating systems of new devices and huge anticipation amongst our customers.”
“One thing is certain though; there has never been a better time to be a smartphone customer – with the widest range ever there is something for people of all budgets, and handsets have more features than ever before. Competition between the manufacturers is hotting up and there are now millions of iPhone 4 customers in the UK who are estimated to be out of contract and waiting for the next big thing. With several big name launches on the horizon, and the Samsung Galaxy SIII still performing extremely well, it’s far from a one horse race. With so much choice in the market it’s easy to get confused; Carphone Warehouse is the only retailer in the UK to offer independent, impartial advice on a wide variety of smartphones across all of the major networks.”
Carphone Warehouse has set up a notification service for people interested in receiving updates about the newest smartphone developments - register at: http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/news/coming-soon/pre-register-smartphone
For further information please contact:
The Carphone Warehouse Press Office
T: 020 3047 2407
Notes to Editors
• Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide
• Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone Warehouse. Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of Carphone Warehouse team members sharing useful hints and tips on everything from laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile phones. With new videos being added each month, users can search through hundreds of videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeopeners.
About Carphone Warehouse and Geek Squad
In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to bring its business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the banner ‘Best Buy Mobile’. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of The Carphone Warehouse’s European and US retail interests for £1.1billion, creating Best Buy Europe. The joint venture now encompasses the following retail and technical support brands: The Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and Geek Squad.