5/21/2009 12:39:00 PM
HTC and Carphone Warehouse agree direct deal
HTC signed a new direct account with Carphone Warehouse on Tuesday (19 May).
The deal will mean that Carphone no longer has to go via Brightpoint GB.
The agreement comes as HTC launches the Touch Diamond2 into Carphone stores on Orange and O2. The device will be free on contracts from £40 per month.
Brightpoint continues to be HTC’s sole UK distributor.
HTC exclusively partnered Brightpoint in May 2008 after the distributor
acquired Hugh Symons Telecoms’ business. Brightpoint was already an international supplier of HTC’s handsets and the deal gave the manufacturer an instant foothold in the UK market.