Phones 4u is holding three Windows Phone launch events this week with Microsoft, showcasing devices from the likes of Nokia and HTC.
The retailer has six smartphone and colour exclusives for Windows Phone 8 devices and signed a deal with Microsoft to be its retail partner at this month's Gadget Show Live event. The showcases will be held tomorrow in Birmingham Merry Hill Centre, Gateshead Metro Centre and Manchester Market Street. Customers will be given the chance to win prizes including XBox consoles and Windows Phone handsets. As well as Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 handsets, and the HTC 8X and 8S devices, Phones 4u revealed it would be selling Samsung's Ativ S from December, with an exclusive on the silver handset.
Scott Hooton, chief commercial officer at Phones 4u, said: '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 of Windows Phone for Microsoft, 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.'
Editor: Graeme Neill