Posted Sep 25, 2008 11:51 UTC (Thu) by emk
In reply to: That's simple...
Parent article: Android Walks Out of the Mist (Linux Journal)
Well, I have little enough desire to purchase a T-mobile contract in any case. If you want to experiment with your phone, the national carriers have always been a bad bet. Even if their phones aren't TiVo-ized, they usually have onerous contractual restrictions. After all, you're basically renting your phone.
At least in my part of the US, I've always had much better luck with the regional carriers. Unicel, for example, leaves their Nokia phones totally unlocked, and one of their salespeople was happy to explain all sorts of warranty-voiding phone modifications.
So what I'm really looking for is an unlocked phone, direct from HTC (or another Android partner), even if I have to pay full retail and pick up a developer kit. That way, I'll own my own phone, and will be able to hack on it in peace.
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