News reported on Macitynet (http://macitynet.it/macity/aA32221/ufficiale_iphone_italia_c.shtml) shows that TIM and Vodafone will be the official carriers of the iPhone in Italy. TIM (http://www.telecomitalia.itnull/ep/...+Italia&contentId=32030&contentType=EDITORIAL) and Vodafone (http://www.areaprivati.190.it/190/t...5&programId=10066&tk=9616,c&ty_key=pri_iphone) officially announced today that they will be offering the iPhone in Italy. Vodafone added in their press release that they will be offering the Apple's phone also in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. (http://www.vodafone.com/start/media_relations/news/group_press_releases/2007/vodafone_to_offer0.html) No more details have been released about release date, tariffs or iPhone model; but the fact that Vodafone doesn't have an EDGE network in Italy, is almost certain it will be the 3G version. Some details can be assumed from Vodafone's press release, where it states that with the purchase of the phone the user will be "linked" to their networks, therefore the iPhone will be locked. This probably means that the iPhones sold by TIM and Vodafone will be locked to their networks. According to the rumors over the net, Apple will sell an unlocked version of the phone. The difference between the phones will be in the price, discounted for TIM and Vodafone, full price if purchased from Apple. The question now is the price for the device. It could be one model for 499 and another for 399, but it could be also anothe model for 599. Would these be the full prices or the operator discounted prices?... we just have to wait and see.