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UK sees 70% annual growth in smartphone ownership

Research company comScore has published smartphone uptake figures for Europe. It says the UK market grew by 70% in the last year to more than 11 million smartphone users. That splits into a 76% growth in smartphone users spending less than £35 a month; 60% growth in higher-priced monthly tariffs.

Italy has the largest number of smartphone subscribers overall - 15 million – but only saw 11% growth in the last 12 months.

In the five countries surveyed, Italy had the highest proportion of smartphone users – 32% – followed by Spain with 28.3%, the UK with 22.9%, Germany with 16.5% and finally France with 15.2%.

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UK government offers mobile shopping guidelines

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New CEO for Best Buy Europe

Best Buy Europe has appointed Scott Wheway as Chief Executive Officer. The company was created in May 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between Best Buy Co. Inc. and The Carphone Warehouse plc. Roger Taylor, Carphone Warehouse’s finance director, had previously held the CEO role.

Mr Wheway will now be responsible for all Best Buy Europe operations, including The Carphone Warehouse’s 2,450 stores across Europe.

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Fonehouse deal closes just four shops and saves 91 jobs

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Fonehouse company goes into administration

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