They have been waiting for the stock to arrive at the stores. The fact that it is available at the online store means that they have arrived at their distributer... so either way they will be in stores soon and I will ask about the Vodafone Live.
I have found a few online stores that get their phones from the same distributer (ie: not from vodafone [who act as a middleman while installing their softare] so might be able to order a non customised version soon. Will see if DSE are customised.
Yeah i'll get them from my favourites when I get home tonight...
To find them i did a search at www.google.co.nz selecting the only NZ option. I searched for the T630 (which most of them have in stock now) and then e-mailed them to see whether they plan on stocking the K700... haven't got some of the replies yet.
Na they won't be able too... they have a deal with vodafone etc... thats how they get to sell them and advertise vodafone etc :(. Annoying but I have expected it, they didn't stock the T630 which wasn't customised, funny aye :P
Will get those sites for you in about an hour I hope.
Vodafone retail got theirs in store today!!! (I already did a sneaky and got mine last weekend - loving it so far!!) major improvement on memory!! Goes faster than t-610, not being able to use MP3 as ringtones kinda sux but that may get fixed with software upgrades - similar things happend on T610.
Mobile Guy, spoken like only a true Vodafone fanboy could.
I don't have a problem with the vodafone live! software so long as it allows me to use gprs, pxt, etc. with another operator (eg. when I'm in the States I use TMobile). Talking to the guy in the vodafone store it seems I can change the settings however I like so not a problem.
I don't like how the v! software limits functions and doesn't give you the choice to use the SE menus/features.
As for who to complain to, definitely Vodafone, they make the live! software and have SE flash the phones with it. SE no doubt has a contract with them that doesn't allow vodafone retailers to import unbranded phones.