iPhone 3G to be announced on June 9th?This article contains unofficial information.
This is very different than the first generation iPhone, which was exclusively available in the U.S. with AT&T, and months after that, it launched in the initial group of other countries to have it on their markets. Carriers which have already signed with Apple for the iPhone distribution, are in the U.S., UK, Europe (including Germany, France, Italy), Australia and a few countries in South America. The only huge market that is not covered is the Russian one.
According to the source, the launch will bring new sales policies, which will probably help for a low price even at the launch time.