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Having already opened three dedicated Samsung mobile stores in Spain, with handset retailer Carphone Warehouse managing the outlets, the companies announced on Wednesday that more than 60 Carphone Warehouse stores will be converted into Samsung shops. The stores, in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and the Netherlands, will only sell Samsung mobile devices, laptops and wearables – no TVs or washing machines here. This is very much a head-on challenge to Apple(s aapl)’s stores. The fact that Carphone Warehouse is willing to sign this “preferred partner” agreement may also say something about Samsung’s trouncing of other Android(s goog) manufacturers.