I've just received an interesting anonymous E-Mail with some even more (unfortunately grainy) the::unwired exclusive (as the mailer said) photos inside which shows an O2 Xda labeled HTC Hermes!
I mean it was - more or less - clear that O2 is also going to launch this UMTS beauty but it wasn't confirmed as of today. Since the keyboard shows a QWERTZ layout, I expect it's an O2 Germany Hermes (and the E-Mail hasn't mentioned anything about O2 UK).
Also it shows the two extra Hermes buttons, the Start and OK button, I already photographed back on CeBIT:
So here we go, the "O2 Hermes" seems to become true. A name wasn't mentioned yet nor an estimated price. However, the sender said the Xda version of the Hermes is expected to be available Q3.
Cheers ~ Arne