Just wanted to pass by to say I was in Dubai a few days ago and I went to a mobile shop there that I had seen advertised in a forum. I bought 1 X SIMCARD, and it work's great ! (Network = Orange CH, Country: Switzerland).
If any of you would be interested in getting some, don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail at: webmaster_at_cyberados_dot_com (or PM here), as I will probably be ordering some more in bulk in a few days.
But let's hope the software unlock will come soon, much easier and much cheaper !