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Mark Atwood
Merry Holidays to Me
I just ordered a completely unlocked developer reference platform Google Phone.

Thanks to ioerror for showing me where it order it from...
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rhonan From: rhonan Date: December 8th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)
You sure that's not just a short-term fad?
lishablog From: lishablog Date: December 8th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
OO! Lucky boy! Do tell us how you like it when it comes. I may order one when they get around to offering them in Israel, or some time in the future when someone I know is coming here from the states.

I'm an Android fanatic. I downloaded the SDK and started playing with it the same week they announced the platform to developers.
ioerror From: ioerror Date: December 8th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice hanging with you this weekend. Good luck with the phone. :-)
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: December 9th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
According to brad's LJ, even the unlocked gphone won't work with AT&T.

wurtmann From: wurtmann Date: December 9th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Pardon my ignorance, but what is a Google Phone?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: December 9th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Google is leading an industry group that is making cellphones that are very powerful but not "locked" to a few companies. The first one is the "HTC G1" aka the "Google Phone".

A modern phone is basically a powerful handheld computer. Imagine that you could buy a computer, but after you bought it, you still have to pay AT&T every month to own it, and you are only allowed to run programs that AT&T wrote and charges you for. That's where we are with cellphones, and the Google Dev Phone is the first workable "free" phone. Not free as in price (I still needed to buy the machine and will have to pay the network charge), but I can run whatever I want on it.
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