Indications are strong that we’ll be getting a 3G iPhone sometime this year. Vodaphone was first to announce distribution rights in Australia (among ten other countries) and Optus just followed suit. Since neither telco has an EDGE network (the current protocol the iPhone uses for data transmission) pundits are guessing a 3G iPhone is on the way.
I’m looking to upgrade my ancient Nokia 8210 and the iPhone is one of the few mobile phones that interest me. I was this close to buying one while I was in the US (and jailbreaking it) but decided against it in the end – I was having trouble justifying the cost. Now that my 8210 is on it’s last legs and I really need a replacement a 3G iPhone will be very difficult to resist!