HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung phones will all be available in the UK, most likely in Q2
Following the release of a number of new handsets by manufacturers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, a number of UK operators and retailers have announced which devices they will be stocking.
Mobile News wraps up the announcements made so far.
Vodafone will stock the HTC ChaCha,Desire S and Wildfire S as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Neo. The Neo will be exclusively available in red from the operator.
No release dates or prices have been confirmed by Vodafone.
Orange will, like Vodafone offer its customers the new HTC and Sony Ericsson collectives and has secured a black exclusive for the Sony Ericsson Arc. It will also stock the LG Optimus 3D and Black.
An Orange spokesperson confirmed to Mobile News all of the devices will be available from its stores in Q2 of this year.
Orange’s Everything Everywhere partner T-Mobile will stock the same HTC and Sony Ericsson range, but only stock the LG Optimus 3D.
T-Mobile were unable to comment on release dates or prices.
Three, too has announced the Sony Ericsson and HTC threesomes will be available from its stores as will the HTC Flyer tablet and the Samsung Galaxy S II.
O2 will stock the LG Optimus 3D, the HTC Desire S and the Sony Ericsson Play and Arc
The Carphone Warehouse would only confirm that it would stock two of the recently released handsets, the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC Incredible S.
Carphone will be the exclusive launch partner for both handsets.
The Incredible S will be available from all Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy UK stores on March 3.
Phones 4U confirmed it would also stock the HTC and Sony Ericsson handsets as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II.
The retailer told Mobile News it had no immediate plans to stock any of the tablets announced at MWC, but said it was “committed heavily to investing” in that space during 2011.
P4U, like the majority of operators and retailers was also unable to confirm any launch dates.