I spoke to a couple of shops yesterday to find out if they knew what the stock situation was going to be and what time they were going on sale.

Two O2 shops said they would close in the afternoon and then re-open at 6pm, they didn't know or weren't telling how much stock they would have but one of them said they were expecting plenty of stock because the would have four on display for people to try and one each for the staff.

In Carphone Warehouse the manageress had the same story about closing and re-opening at 6pm. When I asked about stock she wasn't telling but one of the other assistants chipped in, moaning about having to work on a Friday night, particularly since they'd only had four people so far asking about them and they were getting 50 phones in a sleepy little market town in Berkshire.