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Galaxy S3 Is Fastest-selling Pre-ordered Phone
2012-05-23 12:43:46

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Apple´s number one competitor has a hit on their hands in the UK as the Galaxy S3 has become the fastest-selling pre-order phone of the year, according to Carphone Warehouse, Europe´s largest purveyor of cell phones. The new Galaxy is so highly anticipated in the UK that Samsung will release the phone on May 29th, a full day earlier than anticipated. According to The Inquirer, UK carrier Vodafone is also delightfully surprised by the Galaxy...

2011-05-05 18:01:00

LONDON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The success of Carphone Warehouse and Talk Talk has made Charles Dunstone Britain's first digital billionaire. Dunstone's GBP1,000m fortune puts him top of the list of digital and online retailers in The Sunday Times Rich List 2011 this weekend. The 23rd annual Sunday Times Rich List - the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland - is published as an extra 104-page magazine, free with the paper on Sunday. All the 10 top digital and online...

2008-12-08 11:36:00

Britain's Carphone Warehouse said its deputy chairman David Ross resigned after failing to reveal his stakes in the company helped him secure personal loans. Ross, co-founder of the telecommunication retailer, owns 15 percent of the company, The Times of London reported Monday. Share values in the company fell 5.4 percent Monday on reports that Ross, who was appointed the head of the oversight committee for the 2012 Olympic games, would suddenly sell his shares. But Ross, has no current...

2008-09-16 15:00:17

US electricals retailer Best Buy has purchased Napster for GBP67.5 million as part of a strategy to expand its online presence and reach new customers. By enhancing its digital music offer, Best Buy can exploit the synergies with partner Carphone Warehouse to take advantage of the growth potential of the mobile music download market, while mounting a serious challenge to the supremacy of iTunes. Best Buy is one of the largest CD retailers in the US, while Napster was once the most famous...

2008-09-10 00:00:19

By Cliff Feltham The Broadcasting chief Michael Grade faces humiliation today when ITV is booted out of the FTSE 100 index. The shares have lost a quarter of their value in the last three months and are certain to join Carphone Warehouse, Enterprise Inns and miner Ferrexpo in being relegated from the stock market's top flight. Demotion will be hurtful for Mr Grade, who was para-chuted into ITV, formed by the merger of Granada and Carlton, in late 2006 to transform its fortunes. But a...

2008-08-11 06:00:11

US-based consumer electronics retailer Best Buy, in partnership with the UK-based telecom retailer Carphone Warehouse, plans to roll out nearly 200 stores in the UK, reported the Financial Times. The new expansion strategy from Best Buy is expected to generate strong competition for local players like DSG International. Previously, Best Buy and Carphone have announced a GBP1.1 billion deal in which Best Buy would own a 50% stake in a joint venture with Carphone.

2008-07-20 00:00:00

More than one in 10 UK youngsters aged 11 to 18 have had sexually explicit conversations online, according to a new report. The annual Mobile Life survey for the Carphone Warehouse found 27 per cent had interacted with strangers online and 10 per cent had met someone in person that they originally met on through the internet. The worrying statistics emerged just days after parents were warned of the dangers of social networking websites by a city father whose 14-year-old daughter was...

2008-07-11 09:00:51

By Martin Hickman Consumer Affairs Correspondent Shoppers will flock to 1,250 stores across Britain today in search of the new 3G iPhone, Apple's combined music player, phone and internet browser. Many will be disappointed. The mobile phone shop Carphone Warehouse and the network O2, which have exclusive rights to sell the gadget, expect to sell out in nearly all of their shops. Both sold out of their online allocations within hours on Monday, with unexpectedly strong demand crashing 02's...

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2008-07-08 15:42:43

Online sales in the UK for the new Apple iPhone sold out ahead of its Friday launch, despite the country's slowing economy. Demand peaked at 13,000 per second on carrier O2's website on Tuesday, forcing the site to announce the phone had sold out. The level of interest was 10 times that for the original iPhone last year, according to Carphone Warehouse. Neither company would give sales figures, but both O2 and Carphone Warehouse said they had set aside separate stocks of iPhones to sell in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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