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The G1 Quandary: Open Yet Locked

Sep 30, 2008, 18:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Judy Mottl)

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"While the open platform allows third-party development T-Mobile has locked the device from other networks. The approach is typical with carrier-subsidized handsets -- and the prime element in keeping device price points low. The G1's initial price is $179 with a two-year data subscription plan. Carriers traditionally want control over application use to avoid network security issues as well as bandwidth issues."

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