Another reminder how the US market is messed up. In normal countries, you don't buy a phone from a carrier and end up being stuck with a SIM-locked phone (which is now illegal to unlock thanks to screwed up US laws), a ton of bloatware and slow or non-existent updates. You buy a phone in the electronics store, then you go to a carrier of your choice and buy a SIM that doesn't lock you into any kind of contract... and you also pay less for most services. E.g. in India 1 minute of phone call (mobile to mobile) is about $0.02 (and yes, the quality of call is good) and an SMS is less than $0.01 (since they're practically free, carriers throw around promotions like 100-1000 free SMS per month for $1-5 or so).U.S. availability is currently set for Q3 of this year, though we haven't heard anything on pricing or carriers just yet.