No, the 9650 will not come to the UK, or Europe because its primarily a CDMA device, and the UK and Europe use GSM networks.
The 9650 is (effectively) the CDMA version of the 9700 GSM.
Go with the 9700, or wait a month and see what the new iphone will be like.
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