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The Samsung Galaxy Ace: What's it All About?

LONDON, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Everyone knows that smartphone sales are ever increasing, but the Samsung Galaxy Ace is one of the big hitters when it comes to sales. In fact, according to Carphone Warehouse, the Ace is right up there with iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III in sales figures. So, what makes the Samsung Galaxy Ace such a success?

Well, as soon as you look at it, the Galaxy Ace is a stylish smartphone with looks well above its cost effective pricing. It's also light and portable, so there's no troubles carrying it around all day, or being forced to use both hands to text. The 3.5" touchscreen is also of high quality, supporting all the features you'd expect of a touchscreen smartphone - good colour representation, pinch and zoom, responsive.

And this is really where the Samsung Galaxy Ace leads the way. It has everything you'd expect from a modern smartphone.

On the back there's a strong 5MP camera with LED flash that gives surprisingly sharp images, while sharing photos and videos to Facebook and YouTube is quick thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and 3G. This also means you can get online when you're not at home, something that's increasingly a must have feature of the smartphone. Emails can be checked anywhere, you can check up on the sports results and grab your apps.

That's right, apps, the vital addition to modern phones. Because the Samsung Galaxy Ace runs Android, it can access the apps in the Google Play Store. There are hundreds of thousands of apps in the store, most free, letting you customise your phone in hundreds of ways. There are new ring tones, backgrounds, games, news apps and widgets - icons that sit on the homescreen and update with information. Thanks to the nippy processor that powers the Ace, games are pretty impressive too.

In fact, thanks to Google Maps, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is also a capable path finder and sat nav, so you can use it while driving - handsfree equipment plugged in, of course - or to find a new restaurant. There's the complete smartphone experience.

The Samsung Galaxy is also a real steal when it comes to price. At Carphone Warehouse you can get a monthly contract with inclusive minutes, texts and internet data for just £7.50. Even if you're a Pay as you go user, you can pick up the Ace for under £90. No wonder it's selling like hotcakes.

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:

   Carphone Warehouse
   Alison Gram
   PR Manager | Best Buy Europe
   GramA@cpwplc.com


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