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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inaneframe
Member since:
2008-10-29

: ^), Bill, I'm willing to bet that you have the technical know-how to unlock this phone once instructions are made available (I give it a month at the most, two for an easy crack).

I can understand decisions based on principles but if the phone has what you need more so than any other, not saying it does or doesn't, other than the lock, I'm sure you could be pragmatic about it, seeing as all you'd need to do is unlock it.

Then of course, those Nokias ARE looking nice, aren't they?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I haven't done any hardware cracking in a couple years. But, I'd like to have a phone that I can recommend to my less technical friends.

I also have an unusual use case. I want a smart phone without the 3g data plan. Wifi is just about every where I go. If there was a cheap good phone that would allow me to freely modify the applications and OS, and could access wifi, I'd get it. The n900 meets all of those qualifications except price.

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inaneframe Member since:
2008-10-29

Yeah, reading through your response, right before the last sentence, I was just about to say, the n900 would be your perfect phone.

If it could replace a laptop for you, perhaps you can sell your laptop (if you have one) to get it.

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