I know that there have been lots of deals posted for this phone recently but this one looks really good for those looking for an unlocked non-branded version of the phone.
I just bought this for my wife in Pink and picked it up yesterday from my local CPW and can confirm that the phone is unlocked and does not have any Vodafone branding and works fine with her O2 Sim. It also let me update the software version to the latest from the Nokia website
"Nokias stylish 5230 smartphone offers a big, bright display and colourful, swappable battery covers. Its an affordable must-have for media fans.
A world of entertainment is at your fingertips. Tap the intuitive touch screen to access the music player, FM radio and fullscreen video player. Enhance your mobiles memory with a microSD card, up to 16GB, and store tons of music and videos to enjoy on the move. Connect your favourite pair of headphones to the 3.5mm audio jack, or listen via a wireless Bluetooth headset.
You can add to your media collection and stream videos online, as the 5230 has a fast 3G internet connection. Visit the Nokia Ovi store to download apps and widgets, or stream videos straight to your handset.
If you have an unlimited data plan you can sign up to Ovi Maps for free, this great system will find your current location, what is nearby and the best route for your journey.
The 5230 keeps you connected. Its scrolling contacts bar displays your favourite friends profiles and all their communications, so you never miss a beat. Theres even an option to add RSS feeds to their websites so you see new blog posts and updates instantly.
Communicate via call, text, messenger or email. Theres a handy onscreen keyboard to make typing faster, and a multi-email client that checks for new messages at an interval of your choice.
This sleek, streamlined smartphone gives you one-touch access to whats important, from social networks and websites to your multimedia centre. Its the only device you need to have fun and stay in touch while out and about. "