"3" Hutchison has released iPhone3G today in Hong Kong.
My friend got on the first 500 buyer list... supposely 1500 landed in HK and its short of stock.
But anyway... I have put in a SIM Card from a different carrier and it works.
So my guess is that it is not SIM locked... but you can only activate it at the store besides not being able to buy it as a standalone unit.
Can some other early adopters please try this too?
I dont want to switch to "3" as they have a really crappy network in HK... news is that other carriers will soon have it too... "3" is only given the privillege to be the first to release it in HK.