I have been waiting for this phone since February. I can't wait until it becomes available in the US. I saw that a CAT representative was here answering question on the battery drain problem. Maybe they can chime in here on when it will be released in the US. Also what's up with the ones for sale on Ebay? I asked the seller if they were the US version and he said yes. So how is that possible? I would of bought the one on Ebay, but I do not think they are the US version. Also does anyone know anymore about the bands and channels? Are the ROW and North American version of the phones the same and the SIM card tells the phone which bands and channels to use? Or do the ROW and NA version have only the bands that are listed?