Window Shopping (29/03/10)


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Sony Ericsson and Samsung take nearly 60 per cent of all window voice, in-store, with the late-teen enticing Jet and high definition video Vivaz Black, respectively. Elsewhere, it’s a touchscreen-fest from £19.95 to £159.95.

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It’s evenly-weighted between Apple, Sony Ericsson again with its Vivaz HD device and the Nokia hero phone, the X6. Samsung is conspicuously absent from the window comms this week.

That fat lad from Gavin and Stacey is still headlining the X6 16GB. I think footfall would increase if you punters were allowed a free punch at the free standing floor display of James Corden, the unfunniest funny man on TV. Elsewhere, Samsung weighs in with its BlackBerry-killing, Twitter-tastic Genio QWERTY at £70.

RIM is commanding the most voice with a crunching £180 credit plus unlimited email, browsing and Wi-Fi, unlimited texts and 300 minutes for £32.50, every month for 24 months in order to get a Blackberry Bold. The LG Pop goes head to head with the Tocco Lite with £10 between the two of them.

Helena Bonham Carter’s bulbous Alice in Wonderland head blends naturally with an Orange Wednesdays come-on. The Disney film is used to flog prepay favourites, including the Vegas at £49, the LG Pop at £89 and the BlackBerry Curve 8520 for less than £150.

LG does the Pop for a headline price of £79 while the LG InTouch Max nestles, uncomfortably, in the same window space as the Samsung Galaxy Portal both free on £20 a month tariffs with free internet and 300 mins.

The Nokia X6 takes over nearly two thirds of high street window space for £25 a month and not a Gavin or Stacey or fat lad in sight.