The fancy editions were initially aimed at China, though Sammy promised that a wider availability was to follow, and it is sticking to its word, as its home market of South Korea has now been reported to see a copy or two of the new editions as soon as January 4th. This, of course, obviously raises the infinitely more interesting question as to whether (and when) we can expect to see the gadget start a transcontinental trek en route for the U.S. and Europe. Unfortunately, at least as of this writing, nothing has been made explicit. The only piece of information we have is Samsung's promise to bring the new edition to markets according to their particular preferences. What markets those may be remains to be seen.
Source: iNews 24 via RBMen