Originally Posted by betablack
I got my 8300 Curve last saturday from carphone warehouse and with T-Mobile so it is now available
Yup - I just upgraded a contract direct with T-Mobile UK on which I was entitled to an upgrade, with a 8300 from Carphone. They seem to have some deal together whereby you can go to Carphone for an upgrade phone if T-Mobile UK don't themselves stock it.
The 8300 was unlocked when I got it. The T-Mobile UK BIS site wouldn't recognise the new 8300 until I put my T-Mobile SIM in it. Then all went ok. I don't know if this is now a truely unlocked 8300, or having in effect registered it with T-Mobile UK, I would have a problem using it on another network in the future. I know that BB's are normally associated with a particular operator as far as the BIS is concerned... Anyway, it's a nice silver and unbranded device, so that's nice.
Came with a 128MB microSD card too, and a poor slip case. So ordered a decent case and a set of BestSkinsEver for it...