You know what they say about buses? Well, it seems it is twice as true of the hottest smartphones...
Confirming all three of HTC's masterworks late last week was Vodafone with news the Legend, Desire and Nexus One are all coming in April and for good measure it has even added the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 as well.
Unfortunately Vodafone hasn't given pricing details for any of these models - though it is believed they will be on pay monthly contracts only. What we can say, however, is we've had more reader requests asking about availability for these models than just about anything else (including the iPad) so to see them all turn up on one network is surprising.
Perhaps even more surprising is Vodafone claims the HTC Legend - the most affordable, yet arguably desirable of the four - is an exclusive. I'd suggest this is likely to be for a limited period rather than the life of the handset, but we shall see. As for the others, Vodafone hasn't jumped up and down to make similar statements so expect them to turn up on a number of different networks around the same time.
Given it has the iPhone 3G and 3GS on sale too, is Vodafone about to replace O2 as the home of the most desirable smartphones? It looks that way, so let's just hope its data network stands up a little better...
In related news Vodafone has canned Wayfinder, the turn-by-turn satellite navigation mapmaker just 14 months after buying it for £20m. 50 jobs will be lost and Vodafone confirmed what we already knew: "We could not charge for something that others gave away for free."
Dear TomTom, Garmin, Navigon and others, now is your time to start worrying.