I did a search and only found some posts where this is mentioned in passing, but didn't find any threads specifically devoted to this. I just thought I'd give a heads up to U.S. buyers looking to buy the International version of the note -- Since it has an international warranty, it's not valid in the U.S., but Expansys USA will handle warranty claims for you should you need it. And they've got pretty decent prices as well. It's a little cheaper on Amazon or eBay, but you've got the comfort of a warranty. I personally have never had any issues with any tech that I've had, but when you're spending ~$600 on a product, it's nice to have that reassurance.