Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2012 00:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "What are the chances that we'll see something with the finesse of the One X with stock software down the road? 'The Nexus devices are Google’s lineup,' explains Kodera, 'but in general, we're very proud of HTC Sense, and we'd like to continue shipping it on every device.' Not exactly encouraging." Big letdown. Not unexpected, but a letdown still. I will never again buy a non-Nexus device.
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by B. Janssen on Thu 13th Dec 2012 19:46 UTC in reply to "Re:"
B. Janssen
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Almost missed you down here, sorry.

WHAT inconvenience? [...] Subsidizes are not a bad habit if the phone that is subsidized is unlocked.


Good for you. But originally we were discussing the market conditions in the USA, which leave you the choice between a cheaper crappy experience or a more expensive good experience. I understand that in your country things are different, which is, again, awesome for you and your country. But going all Adam Savage on me and trying to substitute the premises of the thread you posted in with your own will not magically make your argument sustainable under the original premises.

However, it's good to hear that in some countries things are different, even if I wonder why and how the carriers are subsidizing any phone. Are your contracts so expensive or what?

So, we should stop carriers from offering deals some of us want, just to satisfy some nerdy ethics that say the phone shall be sold unsubsidized? I don't think so If you want to stop the American and UK problem of carriers offering a limited range of (locked) phones, how about a law that forces carriers to offer unlocked phones and subsidize everything on the market?

Yes, that's still a terrible idea. Everybody likes his things cheap, me too! So why don't we force restaurants to subsidize meals, car manufacturers to give away their cars for free and while we are at it, why don't we pay everybody an above average income?

OK, I'm snarky, sorry. What I'm trying to tell you here is that the money you spend must come from somewhere (even if the recent events in our financial markets suggest otherwise) and if you believe that carriers subsidize certain (or even any) handsets out of the goodness of their heart, I've got news for you.

Since we are re-writing the US law system here, let's at least propose laws that most people will like.

Haha, good one. How about "free hookers for everyone?"

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