From today, you can pre-order one from 3’s website or at a local 3 store. Phones ordered this way will be available in the UK on August 25 with general sale from August 27.
Thanks to 3mobilebuzz, I have an advance example to take a look at.
I’ve unpacked the box – that’s it above: click the image for a bigger view – and have the phone plugged in to charge.
Well, I’m keeping an open view until I do check out the 3 Skypephone S2. I’m especially interested in one potential use: unlike the first-generation Skypephone, this one has HSDPA support, and I wonder how feasible using it as the equivalent of a mobile broadband dongle will be.
Other points I want to check are how will the second-generation Skypephone address some or all of the wishlist items I posted for the original Skypephone. And I guess most important of all – has 3’s 3G network footprint above my house improved?
I’ll be posting some thoughts about the phone on Next, my tech blog. I need to do that during this week as 3mobilebuzz want the phone back in a few days.
[Aug 19] I took a series of photos of the phone and the packaging, all now uploaded to Flickr, tagged ‘3SkypephoneS2.’
[Aug 27] Iâ€™ve posted a video review.