Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 14:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The company revealed Thursday that it will delay publication of the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) source code for the foreseeable future - possibly for months. It's not clear when (or if) the source code will be made available. The decision puts Android on a path towards a "draconian future" of its own, in which it is controlled by a single vendor - Google. The Ars link linked above is a pretty inflammatory editorial, so see also: Businessweek, GigaOM, The Register.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, here's the thing it was much cheaper for me to do a subsidised plan on att than a non subsidised plan on t-mobile.

Android phones are now on every carrier. Having only one phone that only works on one carrier, just puts nokia in a really bad spot. Allowing users to choose the service they use for your phones is a much better business strategy.


Side note: the N900 isn't offered any more on nokia's USA website. Its only offers symbian based phones now.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I'm not sure why you think it's not offered. N900 is listed here:
http://www.nokiausa.com/find-products/phones/nokia-n900#/main/landi...
May be it's not available still - I didn't actually try to buy it from there.

T-Mobile offers pretty good plans:
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/flexpayplans.aspx?direct=yes&typ...
$59.99 for 500 min, and unlimited Internet.

The problem is, they are hiding the fact that they have these. It might mean they are trying to get rid of them before they sell themselves to AT&T. AT&T doesn't offer such good plans, but they might need to keep current users. So T-Mobile doesn't want to attract new users to them possibly.

Edited 2011-03-25 22:11 UTC

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

I'm not sure why you think it's not offered. N900 is listed here:
http://www.nokiausa.com/find-products/phones/nokia-n900#/main/landi...

Note the missing " buy now " button? Its not listed in the store. You can't buy it from the website.


Compare that to the n8's listing

http://www.nokiausa.com/find-products/phones/nokia-n8-alt

When you search for it in the store...

http://store.nokia.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/GOSPSearchCmd?stor...



T-Mobile offers pretty good plans:
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/flexpayplans.aspx?direct=yes&...
$59.99 for 500 min, and unlimited Internet.


I actually do pay less than that ( albeit for less data) with att, because of a discount through work. In any case, if the phone were compatible with another carrier this wouldn't be a discussion. In any case the n900 had these conditions and Android wasn't nearly the force it is today. Why would a meego phone fair any better?

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