Hong Kong readers might actually be gleeful, as they will have the iPhone sold unlocked, meaning that they can use their current carrier to use the phone. They will be selling it for HK$ 5,400 (AU$841.10) for the 8GB, and HK$6,200 (AU$965.72) for the 16GB models.
Weirdly enough, there is already a carrier carrying the phone there – Hutchison (also known as 3) has sold the phone since July; but also, to complete the activation – you will be able to do it over iTunes. But if you are from mainland China, you will be out of luck – this only affects Hong Kong.
Lets see if they expand this to many more territories.