As many of you already heard Phase 1 of Apple's iPhone 4 launch is planned for June 24th, and the initial demand at the phase 1 countries: France, Germany, Japan and USA, were higher than expected. So much so that AT&T and other resellers in USA had stopped receiving pre-orders. Hong Kong falling in the Phase 2 of the launch countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Apple has yet to announce an exact date for the Hong Kong release except July 2010, but Smartone-Vodafone is not waiting for the date to be announced. An hour ago it began accepting "registration" for an iPhone 4.

In this registration page there is no promise of receiving an iPhone 4 on any specific date, it does not contain any details of the available tariff plans, it does not contain any pricing for the iPhone, nor does it contain any details of the models and colours available for purchase.

Even though this is the case, I am sure SMV will receive many registrations as there is also no commitment on the part of the registerer. Not sure what SMV is expecting to accomplish with this exercise.