The Amazon Kindle eBook reader is now available at all Best Buy UK stores and around 400 Carphone Warehouse shops as well. Pricing is the same as buying the device directly from Amazon; £111 for the WiFi-only version or £152 for the WiFi/3G Kindle.
Best Buy’s US operation has been offering the Kindle since last year.
Motorola Mobility has today announced that The Carphone Warehouse, Best Buy, Currys and PC World will all be offering its XOOM tablet in the UK.
XOOM is expected to hit the UK in Q2 this year.
Andrew Harrison has been promoted to CEO of Best Buy Europe.
He was previously CEO of The Carphone Warehouse before becoming Chief Operating Officer of Best Buy Europe last year.
The Carphone Warehouse Group plc has published figures for the third quarter of its financial year. Together with US-based Best Buy, it manages the Carphone Warehouse and Phone House brands in Europe along with Best Buy UK.
Like-for-like sales growth across the Carphone Warehouse Europe business was up 0.7%.
The much-rumoured Google Nexus S smartphone has been officially confirmed by Google. It’ll run version 2.3 of the Android platform (Gingerbread) and is equipped with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 16GB of memory.