We've grown accustomed to the Huawei Ascend P1 ourselves, but most Americans haven't had that same luxury without going through an importer. Huawei wants to be more accommodating, if somewhat belatedly: it's now selling its mid-tier phone directly to the US through Amazon. Shelling out $450 gets the same 4.3-inch screen, dual-core 1.5GHz processor and lightly customized Android 4.0 as elsewhere, but in an unlocked form with a proper US warranty. The only real disappointment is that it's not the LTE variant, although we'll bite when there's HSPA+ 3G for American GSM carriers like AT&T, Straight Talk and T-Mobile. If you're willing to make the sacrifice for carrier independence, the Ascend P1 awaits at the source link.