Buying from the US & using in the UK

Hey guys,

Long-time lurker, first time poster here.

I'm heading off to New York tomorrow and want to make use of the US's low taxes by buying an Android tablet (most likely Sammy 10.1 or 8.9 - but possibly an Asus or Xoom), and am keen to pick one up there that has a 3G radio. I'm wondering what pitfalls I should watch out for.

The most basic is, will a 3G US version work in the UK? And do they come locked to a US network? I'm guessing everything else (the wifi etc) will work fine over here, apart from getting a new power cord of course.

Any tips you can think of? I really would prefer a 3G version, even though they are harder to find. But push come to shove I may settle for a wifi-only model. If it comes locked to a network, is it easy enough to unlock later?

Thanks, gumpty.

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