No idea why Expansys are charging more and shipping later though.
Same for Expansys in Italy, availability November 26th and cost Eu304.99 (246) + expedition costs. Its the only available in Italy right now.
Considering Expansys ships in Italy from France I don't see the point to receive from there at higher cost, so I pre-ordered in Switzerland where I will anyway travel at the end of November, so I can actually touch it.
Phones 4U now have the dummy phone in store for you to try as silly as it sounds. I checked it out today and it looks awesome and feels great too. I asked when they will get them in and they said hopefully this week as the HTC rep came last week to brief them on the phone. I also asked if they will allowing the phone to be sold SIM free (because I learned sometimes when a new phone is out and the stock is low they give contract customers priority over people who want it SIM free) but it will cost 230 SIM free and they have the black and white version exclusively.
I asked at Phones4U again today and once again they said they will have stock by next Wednesday. I think its silly that they have the dummy phone on display but dont have the stock. Think they are begining to remember me now as Ive been in 4 times!
Just popped out on my dinner break and went to the local Phones4U and got the only Black/White 8S in stock :D Cant wait to get home and get it up. Ill post pictures etc over the weekend. They also have the blue version on sale and more of them in stock. :D 230 SIM Free!
I doubt it will be unlocked but if it isnt im sure you can get it unlocked and it will still come in at less than the 230 I paid for my 8S. I wanted the black/white one which is exclusive to Phones4U for now so 230 was worth it.