I live in Europe and here, it seems like Apple has no plans to release the phone in the immediate future. And even if they do, requiring 2 years subscription is not considered acceptable to most consumers at it would be in the US. Besides, we wouldn't even know what carriers they pick. If they stick with Vodafone or TIM that would be OK. But ifthey go with 3 or funny operators like E-Plus and O2 then most people and all business users would stay away. Also, Ipod videos have not been updated for 2 years and are no longer an atractive option. So what is the solution? I bought an LG Prada the other day. sure it's not as nice as an IPhone, and you get absolutely NO support from the manufacturer at all. But it works well as a phone and on all networks. Also it's great for music, accepts a variety of formats for audio and video. You can see videos full screen in 3:4 or panoramic mode with full screen touch functionality. For now, LG seems to be the only European Iphone and the only modern Ipod Video at all.