Verve Connect, a UK-based communications company specialising in “Connected & Entertained Everywhere” products, is teaming up with Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipsets for consumer electronic products.
The pair will supply UK customers with a number of competitively priced handsets on the Spreadtrum platform. The two new handsets, the IMO Q2 and IMO Dash are available at Tesco, across 950 of its
UK retail stores. The handsets are also available to purchase from other carriers and retailers including Virgin Media, Argos, Amazon, and more later.
Verve Connect launched its IMO branded mobile devices with customers including Virgin Media, Dixons Carphone and Talk Mobile, the company is now partnering with Spreadtrum to use the Spreadtrum SC7731C & SC7701 chipset platforms to provide UK consumers with a great value smartphone the IMO Q2 and a solid no-frills 3G feature phone the IMO Dash.
Wu Sa, Verve Connect Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Spreadtrum to launch these two handsets. IMO is dedicated to delivering the best quality and value devices in the market, enabling consumers to enjoy mobile phone experiences that tier 1 brands offer, without breaking the bank.
“Spreadtrum are a great fit for Verve Connect to partner with, as we both have aspirations to grow our business in Europe with our mutual ‘make it happen’ attitudes, and our collaboration and innovation will help us both achieve our joint business objectives.”
“We are pleased to be working with Verve Connect to deliver our technical value proposition through IMO devices to Tesco and other UK customers,” said Judy Chung, Vice President of Spreadtrum Communications. “Our collaboration has enabled an increasingly large number of UK customers across all consumer segments to achieve a strong mobile user experience without any compromise in performance or design.”
Verve Connect and Spreadtrum are also teaming up based on Spreadtrum SC9853I, SC9850 and SC9832A platform to provide a series of new devices, targeted at key carriers with VoLTE & VoWiFi functions for 2018/2019.