Carphone Warehouse debuts designer mobiles

Trendy Ted Baker has announced that it's been cutting the cloth on some new designs for Samsung and HTC with two handsets sashaying into Carphone Ware

Trendy Ted Baker has announced that it's been cutting the cloth on some new designs for Samsung and HTC with two handsets sashaying into Carphone Warehouse for Christmas. It's shown off one prototype based on the unreleased Samsung S760 slider with a silver shirt button in place of the usual four-way rocker – interesting. It gets the usual 3G, 2MP cam and MP3 player combo and will come in 'Reef', 'Coffee' and 'Rouge' – that's blue, brown and red to plebs like us.Tickling our smartphone sense, however, is the Ted Baker Tyrian, which hopes to do for the HTC Touch what Prada did for the LG KE850 – except this time in purple. It'll be well heeled, too, with the same TouchFLO controls, Wi-Fi and Windows Mobile 6.0 found on its iPhone-wannabe standard incarnation.Not wanting to be left behind is luggage maker Mandarina Duck with its own range in 'Cherry' red, purple and 'Acid' (surely 'aceeed'?) yellow. They'll be suitably emblazoned with the duck decal and compatible with special clips inside Mandarina Duck bags. At least the cases should be good.Finally, not to be outdone, Porsche has been showing off the gorgeous P’9521 mobile we had an exclusive test drive of back in June. The £800 price tag is staying but the launch date seems to be caught in a wheel spin – it's now down as 'later this year', rather than the solid 'September' we had initially. Time to shift it up a gear, Porsche.EssentialsRelated stories:B&O and Samsung show off Serene sequelGresso cuts down two luxury wooden phonesSTUFF EXCLUSIVE – Porsche Design debuts phone for oligarchs