(PRWEB UK) 1 November 2012
Phones 4u today announces the launch of an extensive and exciting range of Windows Phone 8 devices, including six smartphone and colour exclusives.
The extensive range being offered at Phones 4u reinforces the significance of the category to the high street retailer, with staff on-hand to offer expert advice and an interactive customer experience. A series of Windows Phone launch events, in partnership with Microsoft, are also planned to take place in flagship Phones 4u stores across the UK this November.
In addition to the compelling variety of Windows Phone smartphones on offer, Phones 4u has been chosen by Windows Phone as its retail partner on its stand at this year’s Gadget Show Live event taking place from 30th November to 2nd December 2012. Phones 4u personel – experts on all things mobile and Windows Phone – will be on hand on the stand to showcase the latest Windows Phone smartphones in the range, discuss tariffs and sell Windows Phones to consumers who are ready to purchase on the day.
Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u comments: “We’re delighted to be announcing our exclusive and extensive Windows Phone range of smartphones to our customers. We know from the fact that we have sold more Windows Phones in the UK than anyone else that our customers are strong advocates of the operating system and we are committed to providing them with unparalleled expert advice on the high-street and online for Windows Phone 8 as Microsoft launch the next generation of Windows Phone.”
Leila Martine, Director Windows Phone, Microsoft Ltd said: “Phones 4u has been a Windows Phone partner from the very start as it realised there was a real market opportunity for Windows Phone. An opportunity which lies with all the people who were looking for something fresh and different in their smartphone. Phones 4u continue to offer the broadest range of Windows Phones, which makes it a great place to pop in and pick one up.”
WINDOWS PHONE 8 HANDSET RANGE AVAILABLE AT PHONES 4U
Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC
The Windows Phone 8X is HTC’S first Windows 8 smartphone and is available in blue and black, along with a yellow variant that is exclusive to Phones 4u.
Available free from £31 a month on a choice of networks from early November.
The Windows Phone 8S follows shortly after the 8X and will be available in blue, along with a domino black variant that is exclusive to Phones 4u.
Available free from £20.50 a month on a choice of networks from mid-November.
Nokia Lumia 820 and 920
The Nokia Lumia 920 is an exclusive Phones 4u shares with EE, and is available in both black and white. Additional red and yellow models are only available at Phones 4u.
The white is only available on 4GEE, whereas other colours are available both in 4G and 3G.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is available in black, white and red, along with a yellow variant that is exclusive to Phones 4u.
The Lumia 820 is available free from £31 a month on a choice of networks from early November. The Lumia 920 is available from £19.99RRP on a £46.00 a month contract (24months) on EE from early November.
Samsung Ativ S
The Samsung Ativ S 16GB version will be available from early November and the 32GB version, available in silver and which is exclusive to Phones 4u, will be available from mid-November.
Available free from £36 a month on a choice of networks.
 Dates and exact event details to be confirmed
 Phones 4u Windows phone sales account for 48% of all Windows Phones sold in the UK. Source: GfK’s Top 100 Retail Contract Handset List – share of Windows Phone ‘retail store; contract sales in the UK from 2nd – 8th September 2012
About Phones 4u
Phones 4u is an independent mobile retailer, offering all networks and smartphone brands and market leading choice and value. It is part of the Staffordshire-based 4u Group, and the Group CEO is Tim Whiting. Leading the way in the mobile industry through its excellent customer service, award-winning advertising and differentiated in-store experience, Phones 4u has over 600 stores in the UK and is still growing. It has recently completed a refresh of its entire store estate, with the focus now on interactivity and making the product the hero. Phones 4u employs circa 6,000 people.
Phones 4u is a truly unique brand within the mobile sector, with a distinctive youthful customer base. Awarded ‘Best High Street Retailer’ and ‘Shop Idol’ at the Mobile Industry Awards 2012, it is renowned for its success in delivering great customer service and for having exceptional knowledge of mobile products. Judges also recognised Phones 4u as being the best at motivating its people, having the best range of innovative products and services, having the most compelling and effective store formats, delivering effective marketing campaigns and demonstrating strong commercial performance.
Passionate about its customers and committed to delivering award winning customer excellence every time, Phones 4u has made its customers’ needs the foundation of its business behaviour. Phones 4u was the first mobile retailer to implement NPS and led the industry in making staff accountable for the way they sell and is known for running the largest Ofsted accredited retail apprenticeship programme in the UK. Significant investment in the training and development of its people along with a ‘unique to the high street’ customer consultation process, delivers quality staff, unrivalled mobile expertise and advice tailored to individual customers’ needs. As a result, 1 in 4 new contract smartphones sold on the high street are through Phones 4u. For more information, visit http://www.phones4u.co.uk