Tech retailer Dixons Carphone plc - the company behind the Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse brands in the UK - has announced plans to 'streamline' its store management, with up to 800 jobs expected to be cut across shops in the UK and Ireland.
Specifications and pricing for the BlackBerry Priv have now been revealed.
Consumers are being offered the handset directly from BlackBerry with a UK SIM-free price of £559 incl. VAT or on a contract from Carphone Warehouse. It’s due to be available later this month.
Podcast - 27th February 2015
We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.
We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.
John Allan, one of two deputy chairmen at Dixons Carphone, has resigned from his post to take the job of chairman at Tesco plc.
Richard Broadbent, the current chairman of Tesco, is stepping down from the board on 1st March.
Reseller deals are in place with EE, O2 and Vodafone
The Dixons Carphone Group, formed last summer when Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse merged, says it’ll launch a virtual mobile network this spring in partnership with Three UK.
The MVNO deal promises “innovative and highly personalised connectivity options”, according to the company.