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Carphone Warehouse, Dixons return from honeymoon with injured numbers

The marriage between Carphone Warehouse and Dixons is already affecting one partner's career, with the mobe peddler reporting a disappointing 17 per cent fall in revenue. The two firms announced a £3.8bn merger just over a month ago, with stock market trading beginning on 7 August. But the happy couple's first quarter numbers …
Jasper Hamill, 09 Sep 2014
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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirm £3.7bn MEGA-BORG

Dixons Retail and mobile phone shop Carphone Warehouse have confirmed their £3.7bn merger after months of talks, creating one of the biggest retailers in Blighty. Dixons, which already owns Currys and PC World, will combine with the mobe-purveyor to form Dixons Carphone in a 50:50 merger, rather than an acquisition of one side …

Carphone Warehouse, Dixons embroiled in £3.7bn merger rumour

Sir Charles Dunstone once told your humble correspondent that he would never have more than 50 shops. Today his Carphone Warehouse empire has more 2,000 shops across Europe, and is rumoured to be about to add another 500 – through a merger with PC World and Currys owner Dixons. Discussions have been going on since February, we' …
Simon Rockman, 08 May 2014
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Newly spawned Dixons Carphone leaps onto LSE as £12bn sales org

The shotgun wedding between hard-pressed consumer biz Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse was consummated today as the £12bn turnover borg started trading on the London Stock Exchange. The merger between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse was first announced back in May. Dixons Carphone - …
Jasper Hamill, 07 Aug 2014
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Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse mull merger

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse (CPW) today confirmed they are locked in negotiations that may or may not lead to a merger. "These discussions are at a preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that a transaction will be forthcoming," the pair said in a joint statement this morning. As such, no decision has been made …
Paul Kunert, 24 Feb 2014

Dixon, Carphone hand their numbers to world +dog before the wedding

Dixons (excluding the impact of disposals) and Carphone Warehouse today reported profit spikes for fiscal '14 in what will be the last set of annual results the pair announce before the £3.7bn borg set for calendar Q3. The European Commission yesterday gave the thumbs-up for the merger to go ahead, creating a £12bn retailing …
Paul Kunert, 26 Jun 2014
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Carphone Warehouse outs LG-made Google Nexus 4 smartphone

Carphone Warehouse has inadvertently pre-announced the Google Nexus 4 handset, a 4.7in, 1280 x 768 smartphone made by LG. It will run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - possibly 4.2; both versions are mentioned on the page - on a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU. There’s 2GB or Ram and 8GB of on-board storage but seemingly no …
Tony Smith, 25 Oct 2012
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Carphone Warehouse fires starting gun for Acer Olympics tablet

It's all a bit Alan Partridge, but Acer has an Olympic-themed tablet out, and Carphone Warehouse has the sales gig. Acer Iconia A510 Olympics The £349 Iconia Tab A510 runs Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. The UI is rendered on a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 touchscreen. There's 32GB of Flash storage on …
Hard Reg, 19 Jun 2012
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Carphone Warehouse touts cut-price iPads

Carphone Warehouse still has plenty of iPad 2s in its stock cupboard and has just knocked up to £50 off the price to shift them. Officially, the iPad 2 is now only available with 16GB of storage, which will set you back £329. But CW has some 32GB and 64GB models left, in both their Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus 3G forms. The two 32GB …
Tony Smith, 16 May 2012
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Carphone Warehouse clings to buoyant fondleslab, avoids submerging

Lower handset subsidies and a lack of choice in the low end caused high-street business to drop more than 5 per cent in Europe according to Carphone Warehouse, though the retailer still managed to maintain profits within its own predictions. The drop in retail was offset by a decent performance in Virgin Mobile France, which has …
Bill Ray, 14 Jun 2012
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Carphone Warehouse lauds Nexus 7 while eagerly eying iPad Mini

Asus’ Google-branded Nexus 7 tablet is “the best selling Android tablet ever”, at least according to Carphone Warehouse. Incidentally, Google has now posted the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update that triggered headlines last week but failed to show up. Not ‘best selling tablet’, you’ll note - the Nexus has some way to go to match …
Tony Smith, 16 Oct 2012
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Carphone Warehouse offers BlackBerry tablet a day early

The Carphone Warehouse reckons it will be able to sell you one of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook a day ahead of the tablet's 16 June UK debut. CW isn't the only retailer willing to take your PlayBook order ahead of time, but today it said it will show off the gadget at its Selfridge's concession on Wednesday, 15 June when it will be …
Hard Reg, 10 Jun 2011
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Carphone Warehouse makes Motorola Xoom cheaper

Carphone Warehouse has reduced the price of the upcoming Motorola Xoom 3G: it now wants a colossal 20 quid less for the 10in Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet than it did yesterday. When CW first posted a price for the Xoom - due to arrive around the middle of the month - it was charging a penny less than £600 for the tablet. Now it' …
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2011
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Carphone Warehouse wins Moto Xoom exclusive

Carphone Warehouse has the UK exclusive on Motorola's Xoom tablet. And that's all the mobile phone retailer said - there was no word on price, or availability. Motorola Xoom Best Buy, the US superstore giant with whom CW has a joint venture over here in the UK, has priced up the 10.1in Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet at $800, …
Tony Smith, 17 Feb 2011
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Carphone Warehouse pockets LG Optimus 3D

The Carphone Warehouse is claiming exclusivity on LG's forthcoming handset, the Optimus 3D. Last month we heard Phones 4U declare it had exclusive rights to the white model of the eye-popping Android device, and claim it would offer the black one too, although we've been informed both will arrive slightly later, so as not to …
Caleb Cox, 20 Jun 2011
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Carphone Warehouse has peachy Christmas quarter

Those happy chaps at Carphone Warehouse are reporting the last three months of 2010 were top, with earnings at the high end of expectations and US expansion going well. An interim statement from the group reports UK sales rising more than two per cent compared to the Christmas period 2009, contributing to a more modest 0.7 per …
Bill Ray, 18 Jan 2011
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Carphone Warehouse considers retailing future

Despite good results from its US expansion, and turning a French loss into a profit, annual figures from Carphone Warehouse show its ambitious plan to change European retailing is consuming a good deal more cash than anticipated. Losses from joint operation Best Buy UK topped £62m in the last 12 months, more than three times …
Bill Ray, 14 Jun 2011
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Carphone Warehouse to chuck in free Kindle with phone buys

Carphone Warehouse has begun selling Amazon's Kindle. Ditto CW's joint venture with the Yanks, Best Buy UK. You can buy the popular e-book reader, paying for £111 for the Wi-Fi only model and £152 for the version with bundled 3G connectivity. Amazon Kindle 3 That's what Amazon charges - and other Kindle sellers, such as John …
Tony Smith, 14 Mar 2011
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Carphone Warehouse whipped for cheap Jesus mobe ads

Carphone Warehouse has been smacked down by the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming that it had the lowest price in the country on the iPhone 4. One complaint was made about the ads, which were headlined: "iPhone 4. UK's lowest price". The complainant said the headline was misleading because she'd found lower prices for …
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Carphone Warehouse prices up 3G Xoom

Carphone Warehouse has finally revealed what it plans to charge for Motorola's Xoom, the flagship Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. It will want 600 quid for the 10in, HSPA 3G-enabled fondleslab. That's £100 more than Dixons' PC World and Currys stores will be asking for the Wi-Fi only Xoom. However, CW will bundle a £34 charging …
Tony Smith, 14 Mar 2011
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Carphone Warehouse slashes Samsung Galaxy Tab price

Carphone Warehouse has updated its Samsung Galaxy Tab sales page with a price: £530 without a data contract, or £500 if you take out a tenner-a-month data deal with Talk Mobile. Carphone Warehouse's Galaxy Tab offer That's certainly less than the £600 Amazon.co.uk wants - marked down from an £800 RRP, the site states - for …
Tony Smith, 18 Oct 2010
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Carphone Warehouse splits with self

Carphone Warehouse has completed its split into two companies, with one owning half of Best Buy Europe - whose first UK store will be opening in May. It's been more than a year since CEO Charles Dunstone first talked of splitting Carphone Warehouse into two companies. Today both of them are trading shares and one is poised to …
Bill Ray, 29 Mar 2010

British owners flog Virgin Mobile France

Virgin Mobile France has been sold to cable network Numericable. The French MVNO was 46 per cent owned by Richard Branson's Virgin Group and 46 per cent owned by Carphone Warehouse, with the remaining shareholding being owned by the company management. The deal is valued at €325m, which given the 1.7 million subscribers is a …
Simon Rockman, 03 Jul 2014
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Carphone Warehouse makes Euro bill shock boob

You'd expect a major mobile phone seller to have a good understanding of the cost of using a smartphone when you travel abroad. Carphone Warhouse doesn't, if a press mailing designed to persuade hacks to encourage their readers to have a word with CW before travelling is anything to go by. Says the intro from CW's flacks: "Even …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 2011
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Carphone Warehouse fills up in Q4

CarphoneWarehouse shares hit a year high this morning after it posted strong growth for the fourth quarter. Like-for-like revenue for Carphone Warehouse Europe was up three per cent, though it did give an actual figure, despite a 2.9 per cent fall in connections. By contrast Best Buy Mobile US connections were up 34.2 per cent …
John Oates, 26 Apr 2010
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Carphone Warehouse overcomes 'dread' in Q3

Smartphone sales and American connections are keeping Carphone Warehouse healthy, with the CEO telling investors that things are only going to get better for Blighty. The company, now split from TalkTalk, still owns half of Best Buy Europe which has already opened three UK stores and plans to open another three later this year, …
Bill Ray, 28 Jul 2010
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Carphone Warehouse unveils music locker that isn't

Carphone Warehouse will finally launch its much-touted music service tomorrow. It will allow you to listen to your music anywhere, as well as dipping into a catalog of six million tracks. Carphone Warehouse has promoted the service via its MyHub portal for a while, and an iPhone app for it leaked out three weeks ago. It's an …
Andrew Orlowski, 02 Aug 2010
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Carphone Warehouse linked to Tiscali buy-up (again)

Tiscali shares were given a boost today on the Italian stock exchange by reports that it is once again close to a deal to offload its UK operation to Carphone Warehouse. Tiscali has been trying to sell its almost 1.8m subscribers for over a year, and Carphone Warehouse has been named as a suitor throughout. Italian papers said …
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Carphone Warehouse trading peachy

Carphone Warehouse has lost fewer Tiscali subscribers than feared - but that means a bit more shelling out for the company. The final price Carphone pays for Tiscali is based on the number of subscribers who desert the service as a result of the merger, and it seems 62,000 Tiscali customers have disappeared. We're told that's in …
Bill Ray, 08 Oct 2009
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Carphone Warehouse to axe 450 jobs

Up to 450 people will be made redundant by Carphone Warehouse in a cost-cutting exercise, the firm said today. The jobs will go at Carphone's West London head office and call centres in the Midlands and North West. Retail outlets won't be affected. The cuts follow an announcement by the firm in January that it was seeking to …
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Carphone Warehouse shoots mobile portal from the hip

Carphone Warehouse is to propagate its own on-device portal, preinstalled on handsets and offering access to content from HipLogic, as well as the inevitable application store. There's actually not a lot of content from HipLogic or Carphone Warehouse but the application will gather information from the usual social-networking …
Bill Ray, 20 May 2010
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Carphone Warehouse: We won't shop or sue freetards

Carphone Warehouse says it won't pass on any data to record companies from its new cloud music service, Music Anywhere, contrary to claims made by a freelance activist. Alexander Hanff, a self-employed consultant to Privacy International, said on BBC Radio 4's Reality Check discussion that "it will report you, and you will be …
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Aug 2010

Dixons tells HQ workers: Yes, that IS a creaky trapdoor you hear. You're at risk of redundo

Dixons has unlocked but not yet opened a trapdoor underneath at least 100 bods at its Hemel Hempstead HQ. The retail biz today kicked off a 45-day redundancy consultation with headquarters staff. This comes ahead of a £3.7bn merger with Carphone Warehouse (CPW), first mooted in February, but Dixons insisted the head office …
Paul Kunert, 12 May 2014
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Carphone Warehouse calls on Spare Backup

As we thought, Carphone Warehouse has gone ahead and plumped for Spare Backup's cloud storage service. An SEC filing by Spare Backup says it has entered into "a one year definitive agreement with Car Phone Warehouse Group PLC, London, Great Britain, whereby Spare Backup will design and host a digital platform service (consumer …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2009
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Spare Backup signs Carphone Warehouse

You will soon be able to backup content on your Carphone Warehouse laptop to a data centre in the cloud, as Carphone W has signed a deal with Spare Backup. Spare Backup backs up a computer's content to its data centres in the cloud. It's a Nirvanix, Carbonite, and Mozy competitor, and it's been signing up consumer-facing outlets …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2008

BOOM BOOM: Dixons fires the human cannon

Dixons claims to have fired about 50 workers out the redundancy cannon in its latest battle against the human costs of doing business. At least 100 staff based at the Hemel Hempstead office were put on a 45-day notice of redundancy in early May, just days before Dixons went public with the £3.7bn Carphone Warehouse mega borg. …
Paul Kunert, 24 Jun 2014

Apple stores? Samsung says two can play at that game

Samsung has fired another shot across Apple's bow, having announced that it plans to open a chain of own-branded retail stores across Europe. It won't do it all on its own, though. Instead, the Korean giant plans to crack the European market with the help of local "preferred partner" Carphone Warehouse. The UK-based mobile …
Neil McAllister, 29 Jan 2014
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Carphone Warehouse blocks union website

Carphone Warehouse employees at the Irlam site were unable to get to their union website yesterday, as Carphoneworker.co.uk found itself on the list of unapproved sites for publishing information about forthcoming shift changes. Only workers at the Irlam site were denied access to the site - the rest of the company could easily …
Bill Ray, 17 Apr 2009
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Carphone Warehouse enjoying 2009

Carphone Warehouse is bearing up as it prepares to bisect itself, despite Charles Dunstone's dire predictions. The company is already splitting its results into TalkTalk and Best Buy Europe in preparation for division, with the former reporting the addition of 47,000 broadband customers during the quarter while the latter has …
Bill Ray, 23 Jul 2009
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TalkTalk broadband growth WANES as it reports surge in pay-TV customers

TalkTalk watched its broadband growth slip in the budget telco's final quarter, with 136,000 Brits signing up to the service compared with 193,000 new customers in the same three-month period in 2013. The company said in its Q4 results, ended 31 March, that its total broadband base now stood just shy of 4.2 million punters. …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 May 2014
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Carphone Warehouse buys Tiscali UK

Carphone Warehouse has bought Tiscali's UK businesses for £236m after lengthy on-again off-again negotiations. The cash deal, announced this morning, will see Talk Talk and Tiscali's networks integrated within two years. Service will not be interrupted by the deal, and for now Tiscali customer service remains the point of …

Carphone Warehouse denies mass Linux Webbook recall

Carphone Warehouse (CW) has denied rumours that it has recalled its entire in-store stock of own-brand Linux netbooks so it can replace the open source OS with Windows. A spokesman for the company told Register Hardware today that it began phasing out the Linux-based Webbooks in late September. “All the machines in-store are …
James Sherwood, 12 Nov 2008
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Carphone Warehouse resolves union site ambiguity

Carphone Warehouse has resolved the confusion surrounding the blocking of a union website, by explaining that the company provides for all employees' needs, thus making the union redundant. CarphoneWorker is run by the Communication Workers Union and provides information for the several-hundred union members employed by CPW, as …
Bill Ray, 28 Apr 2009
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Carphone Warehouse considers TalkTalk amputation

Carphone Warehouse will suggest to investors it might spin off its TalkTalk ISP and home phone business, according to multiple reports today. The firm is due to post interim results today, and has apparently whispered to the Sunday Times and others that a demerger will be raised as a possibility, although not an imminent one. …
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Has Spare Backup had a Carphone Warehouse boost?

Cloud backup service provider Spare Backup has just got a big business boost from a UK partner, thought to be Carphone Warehouse. Spare Backup has an June 24, 2009 SEC filing that says is has agreed" "... a vastly expanded scope of work to be added as an addendum to their (November 8, 2008 Master Services Agreement) (and) will …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jul 2009
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Carphone Warehouse to become two

Not happy running just one company Carphone Warehouse CEO Charles Dunstone has announced plans become chair of one mobile-phone network and one retailer, both of which should end up in the FTSE 250. The split, which won't happen until the credit situation improves, will see the company becoming TalkTalk and Best Buy Europe - the …
Bill Ray, 22 Apr 2009
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Carphone Warehouse in pr0n demo outrage

Somebody has been making merry down at Carphone Warehouse, and no mistake. The mobile phone outfit has thoughfully provided a demo of its MyMobileAccount facility (hit "view demo") which offers a rather interesting account name and phone number: That Carphone Warehouse outrage in full By the Lord Harry and Saint George. As …
Lester Haines, 20 Feb 2007
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Carphone Warehouse splits in two

Carphone Warehouse has hit its financial targets for the year and confirmed it will split into two businesses - the telecoms biz TalkTalk and retail arm Best Buy Europe. CPW chairman Charles Dunstone said the two operate as effectively separate companies so the time is right to split them, and give shareholders a bit of each …
John Oates, 05 Jun 2009
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Carphone Warehouse reveals latest Sony Ericsson launch date

Carphone Warehouse has revealed that Sony Ericsson’s latest “high-end entry-level handset” will be available next month. SE_T303_2 Sony Ericsson's T303: at the high end of the low range The T303 was unveiled at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany back in March, but at the time SE wasn’t willing to provide prospective punters with a …
James Sherwood, 18 Jul 2008

Official: O2 and Carphone Warehouse to slash 8GB iPhone price

Carphone Warehouse and O2 have announced that they will each knock £100 off the price of Apple's 8GB iPhone tomorrow, as predicted earlier today. Already own an iPhone? If you bought it from CW in the last 30 days, the company will give you £100 worth of gift vouchers, it said. There's no comparable offer from O2, which also …
Tony Smith, 15 Apr 2008