Have you noticed that Vodafone don't sell High end mobiles any more either trough their shops or web site?
The highest spec non Apple device you see on the web site is probably the Nokia 3720 at $599, Blackberry 9700 ($1100) and LG's BL40
The highest spec device you see in their shop are the E-75 (around $1200) followed by LG Chocolate 1200 and Sony Ericsson Satio (with 12MP camera).
I wonder if this is a permanent shift in their product strategy for both Telco's: The maximum an average consumer is prepared to pay for a device is around $1300.
Or is it a secret deal they made with Apple, so they dont stock anything more expensive than the Apple iPhone 32GB?