It's true: The coolest gadgets often debut overseas--usually in Asia. Some are cell phones that double as music players or TVs. Others are supersmall yet powerful notebooks or handheld PCs. And some are just weird, like the world's most disturbing piggy bank.
Luckily (in some cases, anyway), you may not be totally shut out when it comes to procuring one. Though these devices aren't officially for sale in North America, some are available from gray-market importers such as Dynamism.com, or on eBay. Just make sure that you can obtain a service plan to support what you buy, if appropriate.