There’s a new player in the UK mobile space, and its name is Kazam. The startup has exploded on to the scene today, and has garnered plenty of press attention already, despite not having very much to show or say. Kazam has been started by two former HTC UK executives, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, who say they’re, “Passionate about delivering a truly positive mobile experience that doesn’t just stop once you’ve bought the phone.”
Kazam will concentrate on selling phones in Europe, and hopes to have the first ones on sale before the end of this year, although we don’t have any information on the type of hardware, price range, or even which operating system it has chosen to install.
All we have to go on is a single webpage, where one can sign-up for email updates, and a brief statement provided by the founders. Apparently, Kazam wants to produce phones with a “stunning design,” and, “intuitive technology, underpinned with improved customer service.” It’ll do this by continuing to support the phones its sells, although again, it’s not clear how this will be achieved.
Of course, Kazam has plenty of competition, not least from HTC, but Samsung, Apple, LG and various newcomers such as Jolla too. However, depending in its sales strategy, focusing on Europe could be a good move, as we’re happy to buy phones which aren’t purchased solely through a network.
There’s no indication when we’ll see the first hardware from Kazam, but we’ll keep you updated as more information is made public.