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Over a million UK schoolchildren have accessed inappropriate content on their mobile phones, claims report

Carphone Warehouse has published new research into the mobile web behaviour of 8 to 15 year olds in the UK.

The survey, which was compiled by YouGov, revealed that 2.8 million of these children - including almost a quarter of 8 to 12 year olds - had a smartphone.

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Carphone Warehouse says low-end prepay market caused quarterly revenue drop

The Carphone Warehouse Group plc has published an interim management statement for the third quarter of its current financial year.

It says its business in Europe performed strongly on post-pay (‘pay monthly’ deals) and non-cellular products, although a weakness in the lower-value prepay market resulted in like-for-like revenue being down by 4.7% when compared with the previous year. Overall, figures for the full year are expected to be in line with previous guidance.

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Best Buy to close 'big box' UK stores on 15th January

The ‘big box’ stores set up by Best Buy Europe - the Best Buy joint venture with the Carphone Warehouse - will close on Sunday 15th January 2012.

It’s less than two years since the first UK store opened in Thurrock.

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No Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone handset for O2 UK

Tech news site The Inquirer has confirmed with Nokia that it’s only supplying the Lumia 800 smartphone to the Orange, T-Mobile, Three and Vodafone networks in the UK.

The Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U will be selling the device SIM-free and on contracts.

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Podcast - 9th November 2011

There's good news and bad news, as Best Buy Europe announces plans to close its 'big box' UK stores and Everything Everywhere cuts 550 jobs - while Jawbone UP hits the shops and the Simply Tap mobile shopping app goes live.

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