I am very interested in purchasing a Hero but am not sure if I should wait till I move to Taiwan in a few months or do it while I am in the US. How does the purchase location of HTC devices affect their warranty? Does rooting really void your warranty? Can't it be restored before returning to HTC if it's bootable? Some places (like Amazon) have the "international version with no warranty. What's that about? Can someone please explain the different "versions" that are available. How do the languages and input methods differ? What about app availability in the different regions? In Taiwan, the hero is 20000 TWD = $617 USD from the HTC store. It's about $580 shipped from Expansys. I'd prefer to buy it while in the US because of the ability to receive extended buyer protection via an AMEX or other credit card. But if it breaks, I wanna take it to HTC in Taiwan. Am I dreaming? Thanks in advance.