I’ve heard it on good authority that the E200 will be available in UK Orange shops towards the end of next week!
I happened to to pop into my local orange shop today to pester them a little more about E200 availablity. I picked the right day because one of the managers of the Orange smartphone programme was there on a training day. Firstly he let me play with his E200 for about half an hour and I have to say it was superb. Secondly he told me that the first batch for mass sale in the UK had in fact left the factory and that they would be released on Monday. He pointed out that this should mean that they will filter down to the shops towards the end of the week. I’ve got my name down for one and I’ll be there as soon as I get the call to say it’s waiting ;-)