It turns out Vodafone has reached an agreement with Apple to distribute the iPhone in 10 of Vodafone’s customer countries including South Africa:
Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network.
I hope this means we don’t become a dumping ground for older version iPhones while the 3G versions are (hopefully) released next month. If Apple puts out an HSDPA (or, perhaps even just a 3G) iPhone with an 80GB drive and up, I am there like a bear! I’ll happily ditch Nokia and move on. Android devices are only going to really start coming out later this year so we’ll have to wait and see what those devices can do.
I wrote about whether I would want to use a single device or multiple specialised devices a while ago (not sure where I published the post though). Lately I think I have come round to the single device camp. I tend to take my iPod with me pretty much everywhere I go in addition to my phone so if there is an iPhone that has fast data access through the mobile network and has enough space to take most, if not all, my media then what more would I need?