Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mobile Fun continues international expansion with Spanish and Dutch appointments

Leading online mobile accessories retailer appoints Vanesa Nunez and Robin Verschuren to launch new Spanish and Dutch websites

30 August 2011. In a further move to drive its international expansion, Mobile Fun, the UK’s leading online retailer of mobile accessories, has announced the appointment of Vanesa Nunez and Robin Verschuren to manage its new Spanish and Dutch websites and support the company’s continued impressive growth and sales across Europe.

The new sites will go live in October 2011 and join the company’s well-established and successful international portfolio which includes German and French websites.

As the new Head of Spain, Vanesa brings experience in ecommerce, mobile communications, retail and marketing to Mobile Fun. Prior to joining the company, Vanesa built up her retail experience with Orange and customer service and sales experience at Euskaltel, a Basque telecoms operator.

Vanesa commented on her appointment: “I started my career in the mobile industry, running my own mobile phone retail outlet, so this role is an exciting next step for me. My first priority is to create a localised online presence for Mobile Fun by pulling together a product portfolio which will appeal to our target customers. Using my experience within the Spanish mobile phone sector, I aim to ensure that Mobile Fun Spain is just as successful as the other European sites.”

Heading up the Dutch operations is Robin Verschuren. A graduate from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, Robin started her career at Dutch think-tank Nexus Institute. Robin’s experience and knowledge of the online market were gained while managing online sales and marketing for recruitment consultancy, Careers International. Her passion for technology and links to youth marketing complement Mobile Fun’s European team’s existing expertise.

Robin said of her appointment: “I’ve joined Mobile Fun at an exciting time when mobile handset sales are high in the Netherlands and there is a definite gap in the market for a mobile accessories specialist. The depth of the company’s range and its consistently fast deliveries will certainly appeal to Dutch customers, who are among the highest and the most enthusiastic consumers of mobile computing and the Internet.”

Prior to the new website launches, Vanesa and Robin are in the UK overseeing localisation and product selection. They will report to Richard Moore, Head of International at Mobile Fun, who concluded: “The significant success of our existing European websites demonstrates an appetite for a comprehensive range of mobile accessories from one online retailer. As part of our strategy to target new international markets, we are delighted to welcome Vanesa and Robin on board to introduce local knowledge and marketing skills, while also overseeing the development and launch of websites in their home countries.”

For more information on Mobile Fun’s international websites and wide range of accessories and devices, log onto www.mobilefun.co.uk or call the sales team on 0844 249 5058.

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About Mobile Fun
Mobile Fun is the UK’s leading Internet retailer offering a market leading range of accessories for mobile phones and other mobile devices from its www.mobilefun.co.uk website.

With a product range of over 8,000 globally-sourced mobile accessories and tens of thousands of mobile downloads available on its website, Mobile Fun has successfully established a market-leading position within the competitive mobile sector.

Mobile Fun has offices in the UK, Germany and France and delivers products to 21 European countries.

Mobile Fun was ranked as the UK’s 7th ‘Fastest Growing Technology Based Company’ in the Sunday Times 2006 Microsoft Tech Track 100, was awarded the ‘Online Retailer of the Year’ title at the Mobile News Awards 2011 and won the Online Retail Awards 2011 ‘Computers and Telecommunications’ category.

For more information, please contact Ranbir Sahota or Nic Corns at Vitis PR on 0121 242 8048 or ranbir@vitispr.com / nic@vitispr.com

Plantronics announce new range of Cordless Headsets – CS500 Range

It may not come as a surprise but Plantronics are discontinuing the cs60 and wireless Supraplus headsets and replacing them with the cs500 range. The cs60s will be available till December when stocks are likely to run out. However the cs500 series (CS510, CS520 and CS540)will be available from October and should offer superior quality in comparison to the cs60 and Supraplus wireless headsets.

Please find details below this email on the NEW cs500 series and the RRP prices are indicated here.

Plantronics cs510 Monaural over the head headset – £220.50 + vat

Plantronics cs520 Binaural over the head headset – £246.80 + vat

Plantronics cs540 Monaural over the ear headset – £199 + vat

 

KX-A405

The new Panasonic KX-A405 DECT Repeater replaces the KX-A272 DECT Repeater.

The Panasonic A405 DECT repeater is an ideal solution for when you need to extend the range of your DECT CS (Cell Station), to cover areas where reception was previously not available.  The KX-A405 is a DECT repeater designed for use with a Panasonic Telephone System and the Integratded DECT handset solution.

KX-A405

The A405 DECT repeater extends the range in all directions, allowing for a wider area to be covered. A single cell station can register up to 6 KX-A405 repeaters while each DECT repeater can support 4 simultaneous transmissions channels.

The DECT repeater is:

  • Connectable to all existing Panasonic Cell Stations. Capable of providing full handover of PBX DECT portable telephones with Cell Stations & telephones (PS).
  • Capable of bridging two IP-Cell Stations (Air Synchronisation).

This is ideal when you need to bridge between:

1. Two floors of an office where there are weak spots.
2. Two buildings, to cover internal weak spots, or an outdoor area between the two locations.

Supported Panasonic Phone Systems

KX-TDE100
KX-TDE200
KX-TDE600
KX-NCP500X/V
KX-NCP500
KX-NCP1000
KX-TDA100/TDA100D
KX-TDA200
KX-TDA600.

Supported Cell Stations

KX-TDA0141
KX-TDA0142
KX-TDA0155
KX-TDA0156
KX-TDA0158
KX-NCP0158 (IP-CS)

Supported PS Handsets

KX-TCA155
KX-TCA256
KX-TCA355
KX-TCA175
KX-TCA275
KX-TCA364
KX-WT115

The Panasonic DECT Repeater KX-A405 replaces the Panasonic KX-A272 DECT Repeater.

 

Mobile Fun in Awards Hatrick

Online mobile accessories retailer’s 2011 awards success continues with an Online Retail Award and finalist status for the National Business Awards and IoD Young Director of the Year

Birmingham, 2 August 2011. Mobile Fun has won an international Online Retail Award 2011 for its mobile accessories business. Its customer service, product range and speedy delivery contributed to the award win.

Additionally, the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands has announced that one of the Midlands’s most successful and influential young directors, Mohammed Hussain, MD of Mobile Fun, has been shortlisted for the Young Director of the Year Award. More than 40 of the UK’s most successful company directors will discover on    23 September 2011 whether they have won a prestigious award at the IoD Director of the Year Awards UK Final award ceremony, which will be held at the Lancaster Hotel London in Hyde Park, and presented by Michael Portillo.

Mobile Fun is also shortlisted within the National Business Awards’ Small Online Business of the Year category.  Over 150 of Britain’s most innovative and sustainable public and private sector businesses have been announced today as finalists of the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange.  Mobile Fun will now prepare to make its Dragons Den style presentation in person before an independent, expert judging panel in September at the offices of Coutts & Co, London.

Earlier this year Mohammed Hussain won the Young Director category at the IoD (West Midlands) Director of the Year Awards. John Philips, Regional Director of IoD West Midlands, said: “We were very impressed with Mohammed’s enthusiasm. It is wonderful to see someone who is so passionate about their product and so very focused and dedicated to staff development. Mohammed has worked very hard to achieve all he has done in his business life, at such a young age, and very much deserves this award.

“It is heartening to see directors like Mohammed Hussain demonstrating their commitment to driving the economy forward, creating and preserving jobs and fostering a culture of excellence in their businesses.”

This year an awards-filled one for the company, which has already received recognition as the Mobile News Online Retailer of the Year and #6 website in the Entertainment – Mobile Phones industry for 2010, in the Hitwise rankings.

For more information on Mobile Fun’s international websites and wide range of accessories and devices, log onto www.mobilefun.co.uk or call the sales team on 0844 249 5058.