The Vodafone-ready version of the Nexus One is coming on April 30th, and though the pre-order is no more than a week old, the initial stock of N1s has already been depleted. This is in contrast to the US release of the phone, which saw plentiful units and a slow start to sales. Vodafone issued the following statement to those ordering the N1 after stock ran out:
“Thank you for placing your order, reference number [redacted]. Unfortunately we have suffered a surprisingly high demand for the Nexus One From Google, which means that it is unexpectedly out of stock. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We hope to have further stock available within 7-10 working days and will contact you again once your order has been dispatched.”
I would imagine they had not stocked up as heavily for the UK due to the HTC Desire already being widely available and the less-than-stellar results of the American launch. Looks like Google’s handset still has some life in it after all.