Term this as the biggest rumor of the week, no, month. A moderator from Vodafone Ireland forum has apparently confirmed that the operator will bring N97 Mini later this year. He did not give any other explicit details but claimed that it will be priced competitively so as to appeal to a larger base of audience.
The Mini tag actually gives us too much to interpret. It could refer to its size, downgraded features or maybe the same N97 but without the physical QWERTY.
In addition to it, he also claimed Vodafone Ireland’s intention to launch Blackberry Storm 2.