Vodafone taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Storm, still no release date


Reminiscent of the iPhone 3G launch, but still without an actual release date, Vodafone is now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Storm 9500.

Presumably it’s expecting a lot of pent-up demand for RIM’s new consumer-friendly handset, but it would be nice to know when exactly it’s arriving here.

What we do know is that, if you want it for free, it will cost you a minimum of £40 per month on an 18-month contract, or £35 per month on a two year contract. All plans seem to come with unlimited texts, but unlimited email and Internet usage appear to only be available on higher tariffs…

iPhone 3G pre-orders take down O2 website, 16GB iPhone gone already, PAYG later this year


From 8am this morning, O2’s web site started accepting iPhone 3G pre-orders. Around an hour later, the site crashed due to heavy volume. At around 11.30am, the web site reappeared, claiming that the 16GB iPhone 3G was already unavailable.

At a similar time, The Carphone Warehouse’s web site started taking pre-orders, but their shopping cart refused to accept 16GB iPhone 3G orders, placing the 8GB model into the basket instead. About half-an-hour later, pre-ordering was removed, and only came back online at about 11.30am…