I'm not saying any of these facts will be news to you, but they were to me so just in case I am will share.
- Currently 7000 people on the Optus Network, in Australia have gone to the trouble of importing an iPhone, decoding it (having broken I don't know how many laws!). I imagine that extending this figure out across major Telc'os we'd be talking at minimum 20,000 devices in the country. And I thought I was an early adopter!
- It is definitely a matter of months until they go on sale in Australia
- After learning from o/s mistakes, Apple will be going to market here across multiple providers (woopee, I am an Optus customer and I am quietly confident I'll be aok)
- The current model does not support email (ie Blackberry). Not such good news, may have to be laggard and wait :(