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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RE[3]: What else is new?
by WereCatf on Thu 28th Feb 2013 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What else is new?"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

"Don't assume that your experiences cover even most of the world.


My experience around the world is based on my former employer right there in Espoo at Karaportti campus, from 2004 to 2008.
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I just have to wonder how you've gotten such experience, then, because what I just said in my previous comment hasn't changed in almost a decade now. TeliaSonera is the biggest, the most-Americanized carrier here and even they sell phones unlocked, with or without a contract of your own choosing.

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RE[4]: What else is new?
by moondevil on Thu 28th Feb 2013 13:29 in reply to "RE[3]: What else is new?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes, it is true some operators in some countries do offer that possibility, but in most countries you end up paying more for 100% carrier free phones and many people avoid it.

Just to clarify a bit my previous comment, although I was going to Espoo on a regular basis I was actually located on Düsseldorf site.

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RE[5]: What else is new?
by zima on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 19:11 in reply to "RE[4]: What else is new?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, it is true some operators in some countries do offer that possibility, but in most countries you end up paying more for 100% carrier free phones and many people avoid it.

But OTOH most of the 5+ billion mobile subscribers own their phones upfront and are on prepaid, IIRC (from some Ericsson publication)

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