Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 20:39 UTC
Google The past few weeks the entire internet has been going bonkers over the Google phone, yet another in a long line of Android phones that has everyone's knickers in twists. Up until now we had to go by small photos and Twitter messages from Google employees, but now we have full specifications, a hands-on, and video.
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RE[2]: Locked, unlocked
by darknexus on Thu 24th Dec 2009 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Locked, unlocked"
darknexus
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Oh, it's worse than paying a premium here in the states. Simply put, if a phone company has done an exclusive deal with a single carrier such as, for example, the iPhone, then that company does not sell it unlocked here at all, period. To do so would violate the terms of their exclusivity contract. Nor can you get said phone unlocked officially from anywhere else in the states, you need to get them from places such as Ebay if you want them. Alternatively, if you can find an international store that will ship to the states but is able to sell the phone unlocked, that works as well. Still, I guess that's what happens when we let carriers dictate the terms as we do here.

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