BCW to launch mini mobile range


Non-OEM Bluetooth company Bluechipworld (BCW) is introducing a range of mini mobile handsets to the UK market.

In partnership with global distributor Verixas the first phone, the VX-1, will be available in major UK retailers in the first week of October and is expected to retail for £19.99.

The credit card sized phone accepts SIM cards from any of the networks and performs only basic call functions. It is designed as a secondary phone for travellers or festival-goers who prefer not to take their primary phone with them in fear of loss or damage to it.

In the UK, Kondor and Data Select have been chosen to distribute the phone. The VX-1 will also be launching in America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

Bluechipworld managing director Simon Hassell said: “Initial feedback has been extremely positive with recommendations for use flying in. Suggestions have included companies providing a prepaid mini-mobile for employees who travel abroad on business trips, parents topping up a prepay SIM to give to children going away on school holidays and festival goers wanting a more compact mobile device on a temporary basis.

“We are sure that whatever the application, this mini-mobile will be one of the most successful products alongside our mobile speakers and extensive Bluetooth range of products and power.”