As Vodafone Germany recently announced in a customer E-Mail, the VPA IV (HTC Universal) is available from Vodafone now.
I think, I don't have to say anything anymore about the Universal (which Vodafone previewed the first time last CeBIT), it's the first Windows Mobile UMTS device with keyboard, etc.
The VPA IV is available from Vodafone's German online shop for 899,50 Euro without a contract, with a contract 529,90/459,89 Euro:
Right now, it's not known if the VPA IV is also SIM-locked like the T-Mobile MDA Pro or if it can be used with other SIM cards also (without paying additional bucks for an unlock-code).
Also it's not known yet, how, when and if the VPA IV will make it to other Vodafone countries.
Cheers ~ Arne