Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Feb 2013 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Firefox OS could actually be wildly successful, no matter how underwhelming the actual phones may be. And that's because - at least for now - you're not the customer; your carrier is." I'm extremely disappointed by Firefox OS so far. There's nothing wrong with the low-end hardware we've seen during MWC, but there is something wrong with low-end hardware that can't even properly run its operating system. To make matters worse, carriers are the boss here. Terrible first impression.
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surprise?
by TechGeek on Thu 28th Feb 2013 02:00 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-14

Thom, are you still surprised that you don't actually own your phone? You just lease it until the carrier doesn't actually want it back.

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RE: surprise?
by Lobotomik on Thu 28th Feb 2013 08:53 in reply to "surprise?"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Europe is not the US. Cellphone prices, subventions and plans work very differently here, at least in Spain, and surely in Holland.

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RE: surprise?
by Wafflez on Thu 28th Feb 2013 09:08 in reply to "surprise?"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Well I'm very surprised about 3rd world on any networking — from "carriers" to capped <100 megabit internet with some "six strike program": http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/02/heres-what-an-actual-six...

Oh, this is America? Sounded like Nicaragua.

Oh you americans.. I remember you labeled Europe as "banana republic" when we declined some retarded software patents.

Hilarious country. Atleast I hope this is not true: http://techrony.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Human-Genome-Project...

Edited 2013-02-28 09:15 UTC

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RE: surprise?
by zima on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 19:13 in reply to "surprise?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Thom, are you still surprised that you don't actually own your phone? You just lease it until the carrier doesn't actually want it back.

That's not true for most people - majority of the 5+ billion mobile subscribers own their phones; and use prepaid.

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