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  • Bumper Christmas for Carphone Warehouse
    Fri 13 Jan 2006 Bumper sales of Motorola s trendy pink Razr mobile phone helped Carphone Warehouse thrashed City targets for Christmas Europe s biggest mobile retailer shifted almost 400 000 of the gaudy handsets over the three months up to the end of December Chief executive Charles Dunstone took market share from Woolworth s and Argos say analysts partly through securing an exclusive supply of Motorola s pink Razr handsets Charles Dunstone said These figures represent a very strong performance reflecting excellent market conditions exclusive products and continued focus on investment in service and value for our customers It was a massive success we ended up selling twice as many as we originally ordered said Dunstone Carphone s total mobile sales soared by a third to 2 7 million in the three months to the end of December with sales of contract phones booming 30 per cent to just short of 1 million Dunstone has also revamped the company s own brand mobile operation Fresh at a cost of 5million The relaunch helped Fresh customer numbers nearly double to 429 000 Carphone s landline business TalkTalk added a further 88 000 customers in the quarter bringing it to 1 15 million With the acquisition of One tel from Centrica and Tele2 its total customer base is now 2 5million Analysts raised their full year profits target by 8million to around 135million Sales in the next three months should be further boosted by more new shops Carphone has opened 126 stores in the past quarter and now has more than 1 700 outlets Carphone is also planning a major push into the booming broadband internet market before the end of June The group which derives about 40 per cent of its revenues from overseas has snapped up a chain of

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jan/bumper-christmas-for-carphone-warehouse.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Business travellers shun in flight mobile phone use
    Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Business travellers shun in flight mobile phone use Wed 11 Apr 2007 A recent survey has found that the majority of business travellers are not in favour of using mobile phones during flights and would not agree to in flight mobile technology to be launched Barclaycard Business questioned more than 4 000 businessmen and more than half of the business travellers surveyed would not want in flight mobile technology introduced According to the research 62 per cent of women were against the technology being launched compared to 57 per cent of men However 43 per cent of chief executives were in favour of in flight calling compared to 31 per cent of company managers Denise Leleux of Barclaycard Business said the results suggest that business people want to preserve flights as a time to work or relax without fear of being interrupted overheard or having to listen to the person next to them Michael O Leary Chief executive said This time last year Ryanair was among the airlines to announce that it was planning to offer an in flight mobile phone service to its passengers Speaking about the possible disturbance that it may cause service could soon be removed if passengers didn t like it Bmi SAS and Air France have also planned to run trials to check the popularity of an in flight service Related Mobile Phone articles Samsung and VoiceIndigo Partner to Bring Podcasting to Mobile Phones Thu 05 Apr 2007 Britons Crave Romantic Text Messages Tue 03 Apr 2007 LG Announce New Handsets To Receive Google Services Fri 30 Mar 2007 Crave launched phone for kids Mon

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  • Camera music phones boost Sony Ericsson
    Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Camera music phones boost Sony Ericsson Thu 19 Jan 2006 Sony Ericsson the world s fifth biggest mobile phone maker said on Wednesday it had a record fourth quarter and reported profits ahead of forecasts on the back of demand for handsets with cameras and music players The company said Pre tax profits increased by 47 per cent to 206m euros in the last three months of 2005 and sales rose by 15 per cent to 2 310bn euros The company sold 16 1 million mobile phones in the fourth quarter up 28 per cent from a year earlier Sony Ericsson has sold three million Walkman branded handsets since August last year and plans to produce a high speed 3G version of the phone Miles flint president of Sony Ericsson said This was another solid quarter for Sony Ericsson and has enabled us to finish the year with great momentum We are now seeing the benefit of our earlier investments in R D which have enabled us to expand the product line up and successfully appeal to new consumers with products like the Walkman phone series During the fourth quarter Sony Ericsson announced an approximately 14 million investment to purchase a controlling 64 5 stake in Beijing Suohong Electronics Co Ltd BSE from Sony China in order to strengthen its in house manufacturing processes The company a joint venture between Japan s Sony and Sweden s Ericsson that was born in April 2001 said It would debut a high speed 3G version of the Walkman phone later this year Related Mobile Phone articles Apple may combine iPod cell phone Wed 18 Jan 2006 Lamborghini

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  • Carphone takes on eBay
    Ericsson Phones Sony Ericsson Z610i Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Carphone takes on eBay Tue 17 Oct 2006 In a bid to cash in on the mountain of unused mobile phones in Britain Carphone Warehouse launched a mobile phone auction site dedicated to selling and buying your mobile phones The Carphone Warehouse said users can buy and sell old or unwanted handsets through the new site The site called mymobileauction com works in a similar way to eBay but unlike eBay there are inbuilt security measures to root out mobile phones that have been stolen and offered for re sale The system uses a phone s IMEI number which can be found by pressing 06 on your keypad Carphone Warehouse will charge vendors 3 per cent of their final sale price and listing fees will be waived for one month from today after which vendors will be charged a flat rate of 1 25 Of that fee 1 will pay for checks to be carried out to ensure none of the phones are stolen Users have to register their handset s IMEI number before listing it for auction Tristia Clarke Carphone Warehouse s marketing director said Customers tend to change their phone every year so this offers the perfect opportunity to sell old handsets Vodafone already uses eBay as a means of off loading its end of line mobile phones Related Mobile Phone articles Hospital mobile phone rules outdated Mon 16 Oct 2006 Mobile phone banking launched by HSBC Wed 11 Oct 2006 Mobile phones to scream when stolen Tue 03 Oct 2006 Orange launches a Unique service Mon

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  • Cell phones as dangerous as drunk driving
    Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Cell phones as dangerous as drunk driving Tue 04 Jul 2006 Psychologists at the University of Utah have published a study claiming that motorists who talk on handheld or hands free mobile phones are as dangerous as drunken drivers Researchers at the University of Utah conducted an experiment with 40 participants who each carried out a driving simulation four times once with no distractions once while talking on a conventional phone once using a hands free and once while under the influence of alcohol to a legal limit Three drivers rear ended their simulated cars while talking on their mobile phone while those under the influence of alcohol managed to keep control the study reported Those using mobile phones and hands free kits were found to drive more slowly and were nine per cent slower to apply brake pressure and varied their speed much more than drivers with no external distractions What distracts people when talking on a cell phone is the conversation not holding the phone University of Utah s assistant professor of psychology Frank Drews said Frank Drews told Reuters If legislators really want to address driver distraction then they should consider outlawing cell phone use while driving Driving while talking on a mobile phone is as bad as or maybe worse than driving drunk Researchers found that like many people who have been drinking the cell phone users did not believe themselves to be affected Meanwhile people who talk on cell phones while driving don t have to wait for it to be illegal to recognise that it s hazardous and not just for themselves Responsible people don t drive while drunk In light of a growing body of research they shouldn

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  • China saw sales of 120 million mobile phones in 2006
    Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i China saw sales of 120 million mobile phones in 2006 Mon 05 Feb 2007 Mobile phone sales in China has increased by 40 per cent year on year to 120 million units in 2006 said deputy chief of the China Mobile Communications Association Xie Linzhen Xie said China had become one of the world s largest handset markets and is currently expecting sales to touch 150 million units this year according to the report In 2006 China produced a total of 450 million mobile phones out of which around 350 million were exported he noted According to the Ministry of Information foreign mobile phone giants Nokia and Motorola are the two dominating mobile phone makers in the country while local mobile phone makers sold only 50 million units in domestic and overseas markets Xie said Global mobile phone sales climbed 25 per cent last year with total shipments reaching one billion units Worldwide sales were expected to grow 20 pct this year The rapid increase in mobile phone sales is a result of a booming world economy which is allowing people to upgrade to a newer mobile phone more often Last year the number of mobile users in China reached 461 million up 68 million from 2005 he added Chinese phone users on average buy new mobile phones every 21 months he said Related Mobile Phone articles David Blaine shines for LG Fri 02 Feb 2007 LG Unveiled New Slider Phone and Business Phone Tue 30 Jan 2007 Motorola Announces MotoRAZR Ferrari Mon 29 Jan 2007 Samsung to launch the worlds slimmest slider phone Thu 25 Jan

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  • Companies concerned about mobile phone viruses
    security issues according to research sponsored by Symantec More than 60 percent of companies are holding back on deploying the technology because they have concerns over its security the global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit found Of 240 companies polled specifically about the threat of viruses 82 per cent of businesses expect a mobile network to be more at risk than a fixed line network but only a quarter had assessed the real threat that comes from their staff s handsets the Economist Intelligence Unit found They may be erring on the side of caution said Ollie Whitehouse a wireless research scientist at anti virus and security software vendor Symantec which commissioned the study There are currently about 100 mobile viruses that can disable a phone or create phone bills of hundreds of euros by sending pricey picture messages The first mobile virus spreading in the wild emerged less than two years ago While this is still a tiny number compared with personal computer viruses the threat is expected to increase Whitehouse said There s no technological reason we won t see the same level of attacks as we ve seen with desktop and laptop computers Advanced mobile phones run the same kind of applications as desktop and laptop computers and they have multiple wireless connections to get infected and spread a virus he added Only nine per cent of the companies surveyed had set up a security system to deal with corporate mobile devices Of the rest 10 per cent of companies have no measures for addressing mobile security while 39 per cent are currently integrating devices into their existing fixed network security set up The figures varied for businesses throughout the world In Western Europe 55 per cent of businesses have deployed security software to protect mobile

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  • Confusion over T Mobile phone numbers
    lived when Patricia Hepworth got it home and started charging it up She found a text message from a Muslim extremist group inviting her to march with them at a demonstration The 59 year old mother of five was shocked to see the message in her in box that was dated three days before she purchased the mobile phone The wording of the message was Defend the honour of Allah March this Saturday Muslims for life Muslim s Unite Mrs Hepworth wasn t happy at the fact she now owned the phone number of a radical Muslim in Rotherham South Yorkshire The T Mobile phone was purchased from a Tesco store in Bury Greater Manchester T Mobile has apologised to Mrs Hepworth and gave her a replacement phone with a new number Mrs Hepworth said When I charged up the phone for the first time I had not even had a chance to make a call and was busy reading the manual on how to work it Then my phone beeped with a text message and when I read it and discovered it was only from three days ago I panicked The phrasing calling on me to defend the honour of Allah sounded terrifying and I started to wonder just what type of person had owned the phone before me I was fearful that I now owned the number of an Islamic extremist or a terrorist The demonstration the text message was calling Muslims to attend to is against the recent publication of cartoon in certain newspapers around the world A spokeswoman for Tesco Mobile said We are at a loss to explain why a new handset had a text message on it and have referred this to T Mobile to investigate A spokeswoman for T Mobile said The number

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