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Alcatel wants to become number four smartphone maker next year

Alcatel wants to become number four smartphone maker next year

Manufacturer sets goal as it appoints two senior executives to sales positions Alcatel Onetouch says it wants to become the number four smartphone maker in the world next year. The …

O2 CEO tells rivals to mind their own business

O2 CEO tells rivals to mind their own business

Ronan Dunne claims Q1 financial results show operator remains united ahead of impending sale to Hutchison …

Data Select ready for the drone market to take flight

Data Select ready for the drone market to take flight

Distributor adds drones to its product portfolio and will also be the launch supplier for new data encryption data technology called Data …

Leeds revealed as biggest UK mobile and tablet hotspot

Leeds revealed as biggest UK mobile and tablet hotspot

Data from Protect Your Bubble shows the Yorkshire city accounted for nearly a third of all claims across the UK’s 35 biggest towns and cities …

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O2 CEO tells rivals to mind their own business

O2 CEO tells rivals to mind their own business

Ronan Dunne claims Q1 financial results show operator remains united ahead of impending sale to Hutchison …

Xiaomi hires B2X to oversee customer services in UK

Xiaomi hires B2X to oversee customer services in UK

Chinese manufacturer launched Mi store last week selling accessories including wearables, headphones and battery packs Xiaomi has partnered with customer care company B2X to provide aftersales …

Watch this space or time to move on?

Watch this space or time to move on?

The wearables market is poised for incredible growth over the next few years but the long term future still remains clouded with uncertainty. Pádraig McGarrigle …

Industry thumbs up for Tory election win

Industry thumbs up for Tory election win

A return to power for the Conservatives – this time as a majority government – finds favour among dealers in the telecoms industry finds James …

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Back in power and time to act

Back in power and time to act

James Pearce outlines the job ahead for the new Conservative government within the telecoms space following their recent General Election …

Who’s afraid of the iPhone cannibals?

Why should Apple care when iPad users are simply switching to other Apple products?  Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook says that the iPhone 6 Plus with its 5.5 inch screen is …

Cutting Room: Pierce’s strategy of “less for more”

Paul Withers looks at Samsung boss Conor Pierce's decision to reshape its relationships with distributors Conor Pierce has wasted no time reshaping Samsung in the UK, and has to be backed due to …

Make or break for the smartwatch market?

The wearables market has perhaps been underwhelming, with awareness and sales not hitting the anticipated heights. Paul Withers explains how the Apple Watch could solve these problems – even if …

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Mystery Shopper: Woking

Mystery Shopper: Woking

Mystery Shopper wants to buy a tablet with a data connection as a present for a young relative. Can our retailers find him a good deal and explain what parental controls are …

OnePlusOne = excitement

OnePlusOne = excitement

It’s a new entrant into the market and very little is known about it, but the start-up’s smartphone still fares well against more established …

Mystery Shopper: Northampton

Mystery Shopper has high expectations. He wants a new pay monthly phone with at least 4GB of data, but wants it for under £30. Can our retailers find him a …

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

The Galaxy S5 from last year was underwhelming and played a part in the manufacturer’s global market share slipping. Can the Galaxy S6 edge help to turn around its fortunes? …

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