May 20, 2022
Nothing phone (1) steps closer to launch with key partners in UK, Europe, and India
London, UK – May 10, 2022: Consumer tech company Nothing today confirmed the first of many partnerships for its highly anticipated smartphone (1). O2, Telekom Deutschland and Flipkart Nothing will help accelerate global expansion plans and bring the phone (1) one step closer to its early summer. Powered by Android-based Nothing OS and supercharged from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform, the phone (1) provides a fast, smooth experience that’s nothing unique. Pricing, availability and partner discounts will be announced at a later date.
“When we didn’t start, we wanted to bring back the excitement we felt for the tech industry,” said Carl P., CEO and co-founder of Nothing. “Joining forces with leading telcos and retailers, we look forward to shaking up the smartphone market together. We can’t wait for the phone (1) to be unveiled to the world later this summer.
O2 will be the exclusive network partner for Nothing in the UK, with phone (1) available to UK customers on O2’s online and retail store network.
“We want to ensure that O2 customers always have access to the latest and greatest technology. Nothing phone (1) offers a combination of the best design and technology that offers something truly unique to our customers, Gareth Turpin, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Media O2, said. “I am really excited that we are partnering with Nothing to become the exclusive network provider in the UK, as we continue to rethink connectivity, offer our customers more choices and reap these benefits and values from O2.” Enjoy what they expect. “
In Germany, Telekom Deutschland will be the exclusive operator for the phone (1), whose customers will be able to purchase the smartphone online and from select stores.
“The innovative and varied design of the Phone (1) prototype has led us to collaborate with Nothing,” said Torsten Broadt, Senior Vice President, Consumer Segment, Telecom Deutschland. “Once again, we will be offering an exceptional smartphone exclusively for our customers on the best networks in Germany.”
Meanwhile, in India, Nothing has expanded its partnership with Flipkart, India’s local e-commerce marketplace. It is an extension of the successful partnership from 2021 (when Nothing announced its entry into India) and aims to take advantage of the tremendous potential of the market that exists now.
Ajay Veer Yadav, Senior Vice President, Flipkart, said, “As a customer-oriented platform, we always bring new innovative products and brands that cater to the emerging aspirations of consumers.” We are happy to bring Nothing’s most awaited phone (1) for Indians. Consumers and we believe this will be another exciting milestone in the smartphone industry. “
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The London-based consumer tech company is not something that is creating a world without barriers between people and technology. Nothing is creating an ecosystem of seamlessly connected products and services that brings art and passion back into the industry. Following the success of Can (1), the company will launch the highly anticipated smartphone product Phone (1) Summer 2022.
There is no privately owned company that includes GV (formerly Google Ventures), EQT Ventures, C Ventures and other private investors including Tony Fidel (principal of Future Shape and inventor of the iPod), Casey Nestet (YouTube) Personality and co-founders. Beme), Kevin Lin (Twitch co-founder) and Steve Huffman (Co-Founder and CEO Reddit).
About Virgin Media O2
Virgin Media O2 launched on 1 June 2021, combining the UK’s largest and most trusted mobile network with a broadband network that offers the fastest widely available broadband speeds. It is the corporate brand of a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA, and one of the UK’s largest businesses.
The company has 48 million UK connections on broadband, mobile, TV and home phones. Its own fixed network currently runs through a mobile network with 15.6 million premises covering 99% of the country’s population with 4G, and more than 400 towns and cities with 5G services will be 50 by 2023. Percentage targets population coverage. In January 2022, it also announced that it would be the only major mobile network in Europe not to bring back roaming charges.
Virgin Media O2 is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 12580944. Griffin House, 161 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom, W6 8BS.