Samsung Galaxy Y: Complete Smartphone at a Fraction of the Price

       Samsung Galaxy Y: Complete Smartphone at a Fraction of the Price

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 16, 2012

LONDON, November 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Samsung is a company on the up, with strong revenues coming from their
smartphones. It's hardly surprising; Samsung makes more smartphone models than
practically anyone else, and all are marketed at different markets, with good
quality and specs features. The Samsung Galaxy Y is a great example of
Samsung's strategy.

The 'Y' of the Galaxy Y's name stands for 'Youth'. You see, it's marketed at
the younger members of our society, and has the features to back it up.
There's Wi-Fi and mobile 3G internet connection options, so it's possible -
and very easy - to get online from anywhere. With Facebook and Twitter now to
popular, to be successful it's essential a smartphone can access these
services at any time. The built-in Social Hub, which is a Samsung-only app, is
only feature that demonstrates Samsung's recognition of social media
capabilities as important. The Social Hub collects together messages and
updates from many sources - email, text, instant messages, LinkedIn, Facebook
and so on - in one place. It makes socialising that little bit easy.

The Samsung Galaxy Y is also designed for fast socialising. The Swype feature
lets you type by just touching the first letter of the word you want and then
dragging your finger from letter to letter to spell your chosen word. It makes
messaging very fast, with claims of 50 words per minute and up. It also makes
texting with one hand fast too.

Updating social networks with new photos is catered for with the 2MP camera,
and there's an integrated music player and YouTube preinstalled for
entertainment value. Which brings us on to apps? With the Samsung Galaxy Y
running Android, in fact the most popular version, 2.3 Gingerbread, it can
access the Google Play Store. Here there are hundreds of thousands of apps,
letting users read the news, play games and customise their phones whenever
and wherever.

Then, there's the price. At Carphone Warehouse , for example, the Samsung
Galaxy Y is available free with a Pay monthly contract of just £7.50. You'll
also get free calls, texts and internet data. Don't want a contract? The Pay
as you go price at the same retailer is a wallet friendly £64.95. Even the
pricing is well thought out.

Notes to Editors

• Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the
UK, with over 800 stores nationwide

• Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone
Warehouse. Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of Carphone
Warehouse team members sharing useful hints and tips on everything from
laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile phones. With new videos being added
each month, users can search through hundreds of videos at
http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeopeners .

About Carphone Warehouse and Geek Squad

In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to bring
its business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the
banner 'Best Buy Mobile'. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of The
Carphone Warehouse's European and US retail interests for £1.1billion,
creating Best Buy Europe. The joint venture now encompasses the following
retail and technical support brands: Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and
Geek Squad.

Contact:Alison GramPR Manager Best Buy Europe GramA@cpwplc.com

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