Yeah they definitely would. Actually, if you buy it here without a contract, it would cost almost the same. Contracts here are easy to get though, no credit checks.Harshboy wrote: In America, A company like Verizon would sell that phone for like $300.
About all the "useless" features, they aren't so useless here. In the US, I drove everywhere. So even though I had a T-Mobile Sidekick, I didn't really use it's features during my commute. Here in Japan (in Tokyo at least), EVERYONE takes the train or subway. In fact there is never more than a 10 minute walk to to the nearest station. The trains can get really crowded, and talking on the phone is considered super rude. There are signs everywhere making sure you don't forget it either.
So consider sitting or standing on a train for your 30 minute ride to work/school. Those useless features seem mighty interesting! Watching TV on a 3" screen? Its not bad when you're holding the phone in front of your face on the train.