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[5]: What else is new?
by zima on Sat 2nd Mar 2013 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What else is new?"
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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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