2011? Give us a Clue…

2011? Give us a Clue…

Mobile News polled 73 industry leaders for their views on the year ahead. The result is a sector fighting to renew itself, putting its entire focus on smartphones and data to arrest a decline in traditional revenues

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Cutting Room: Overlap of retail, trade and handset powers

Cutting Room: Overlap of retail, trade and handset powers

Carphone Warehouse appears set on a major move in box-shifting distribution in Europe. What are its chances? And what do recent industry appointments and business strategies tell us about the power play unfolding within the market?

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What ‘Mitch’ did next…

What ‘Mitch’ did next…

Mark Mitchinson has returned to UK mobile in a trading role at Carphoner. James Blackman and Michael Garwood gauge the industry’s puzzlement at his route back, and what precisely Carphone is plotting next

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Cutting Room: O2 knife edge between retail vision and staff disillusion

Cutting Room: O2 knife edge between retail vision and staff disillusion

O2 is showing real strategic leadership in the market to reinvigorate its retail business, but it risks alienating staff as redundancies loom unless it manages the situation delicately

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2011 predictions: CCS Insight director Ben Wood

2011 predictions: CCS Insight director Ben Wood

CCS Insight director Ben Wood reckons O2 will overtake Everything Everywhere for revenue in 2011, and 3D phones will usurp tablets as the boom devices

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2011 predictions: Phones 4U CEO Tim Whiting

2011 predictions: Phones 4U CEO Tim Whiting

Phones 4U chief executive Tim Whiting considers the trends in consumer retail in the year ahead, and how the industry is positioned to weather the continuing economic storm

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2011 predictions: Fonehouse MD Clive Bayley

2011 predictions: Fonehouse MD Clive Bayley

Fonehouse managing director Clive Bayley on the year ahead for the dealer market, and the complexities and pitfalls that await it

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Business Watch: Carphone unsure about what Christmas will bring

Business Watch: Carphone unsure about what Christmas will bring

Carphone Warehouse is riding high on the stockmarket after its first half-results but wobbly consumer confidence in its core UK market has raised question marks about Christmas

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Business Watch: Phones 4U is back on the block

Business Watch: Phones 4U is back on the block

Retail chain Phones 4U hires Deutsche Bank to advise on possibility of its sale, as questions are raised also about TalkTalk sale and about Vodafone foreign strategy

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Business Watch: Mobile market shrugs of recession

Business Watch: Mobile market shrugs of recession

Welcome summer holiday reading for the industry: the UK’s mobile phone sector recession is officially over

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