Vodafone's exclusive on the BlackBerry Storm 2 due to end

The BlackBerry Storm 2 - RIM's update to its first touchscreen smartphone - is soon to be available in the UK on networks other than Vodafone as the operator's exclusive is due to come to an end.

Omio, a UK mobile phone retailer and price comparison service, has revealed that from the end of January O2 will offer the second-gen device while from the start of February, so will T-Mobile.

An O2 spokesperson confirm to Pocket-lint that it will be offering the BlackBerry Storm 2, but are yet to announce any details of timing, or price, or tariff yet. Meanwhile, T-Mobile won't give us a bean as far as confirmation or any kind of info goes.

Vodafone currently offers the Storm 2 for free to those signing up to a £35 per month, 24-month contract - we'll keep you posted on the other network launches.