Carphone gets Nokia exclusive


Nokia has designed a new range of handsets which will be distributed solely through Carphone Warehouse.

The range, Illuvial Pink Collection, includes the 6303, 6700 and 5530, all of which have pink trimmings.

The 6303 and 5530 are free on a £15 18-month contract and the 6700 is available on a £20 18-month contract.

On prepay, the 6303 is priced at £79.95, the 6700 is £179.95 and 5530 is £99.95. All handsets are available on all networks, expect the 5530, which is not available on Orange.

Carphone is running a campaign fronted by singer Pixie Lott for the range that launched in stores and online today.

Carphone said it expects the handsets to be a driving force for the prepay market during the Christmas period.

Carphone chief executive Andrew Harrison said: “We’re always looking to bring the best range of handsets to our customers both in the UK and Europe. This exclusive partnership with Nokia offers a fashionable twist to an already popular collection of handsets. We expect them to be a big hit in the busy trading time leading up to Christmas.”

Pixie Lott added: “This is a really fun project to get involved in. The phones in the range all look fab, and the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Illuvial is my new favourite accessory.

“It has all the features I need when I’m away touring, with lots of music options to keep me entertained and plenty of ways for me to stay in touch with my family and friends.