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  # 230197 2-Jul-2009 10:25
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These ones haven't been taken down yet.  [Mildly NSFW in case that wasn't obvious from the discussion!]

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  # 230207 2-Jul-2009 10:44
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And if that disappears, they are here (also NSFW)







 
 
 
 


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  # 230208 2-Jul-2009 10:46
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I heard they took them down because they had some kinda Hacker OS on them called Linux!

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  # 230215 2-Jul-2009 11:12
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velofille: I heard they took them down because they had some kinda Hacker OS on them called Linux!

lol

Welcome to forums Liz. :o)







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  # 230216 2-Jul-2009 11:16
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FYI - Voda is saying its a 'supply issue'

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/vodafone-google-phone-coming-back-104601

Interesting snippet about apple and the iphone which was in but has now been removed from the origonal Computerworld article (See below for link).

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  # 230218 2-Jul-2009 11:19
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The more I think about this, the less it makes sense that the reason is the body painted girls. Surely Google, of all companies realise that pulling a product will generate more publicity then any photos posted on a blog (Streisand effect). The Computer World article also mentions Apple not being happy at the launch being so close to the iphone - surely this would have been an issue months ago and would have been resolved then rather then a week after the launch, so that couldn't be the reason.

The reason could be the photos of the launch party - but it just seems too much of an excessive response.

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  # 230222 2-Jul-2009 11:26
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Computerworld have an article about it also...

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/netw/D64B616E056577FECC2575E6007875D1?opendocument&utm_source=topnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=topnews




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  # 230225 2-Jul-2009 11:35
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  # 230231 2-Jul-2009 11:47
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Erm, none of this makes any sense. Why would they pull the phone because of some body painted girls? It's utterly consequential, and considering the phone has a great stonking GOOGLE logo written over it, I can't see why Google would object to their name/logo being used.

It just seems some less educated folk have started some baseless rumour and it's being spread in typical fashion. Does anyone have any REAL reasons why this phone may have been "pulled"? It seems that inventory levels is a much more plausable explination.

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  # 230236 2-Jul-2009 11:54
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Supply issues? If you have supply issues you wouldn't pull existing stock from store shelves, would you? And you wouldn't pull all the informational material from your website, you'd just put a message on the order page saying how popular the phone was and encouraging people order so they are guaranteed to get one from the next shipment.

I do agree though that pulling items from sale because of something to do with a launch party makes very little sense too.

Google having a problem with their logo being on the back of the phone, that is plausible (if by some mistake it hadn't been approved).

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  # 230237 2-Jul-2009 11:57
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Google having a problem with their logo being on the back of the phone, that is plausible.

I agree - it's possible arrangements weren't finalised or some licensing details were overlooked on release. Makes a lot more sense than inconsequential launch party shenanigans.

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  # 230245 2-Jul-2009 12:34
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Thet've retracted the 'Supply issue' comment now.



As to the Google logo on the phones, they're 'Google Experience' phones. (One of the three options for vendors to deploy Android phones)



http://www.topandroidphones.com/post/Why-Androids-Three-Flavours-Are-Good-News-For-Carriers-And-Manufacturers.aspx


ALL the Vodafone Magics around the world have the Google logo on the back. It's HTC that doesn't get a look in.

Correction - The HTC logo is on the camera lens plate

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# 230390 2-Jul-2009 19:33
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MikeGayner: Erm, none of this makes any sense. Why would they pull the phone because of some body painted girls? It's utterly consequential, and considering the phone has a great stonking GOOGLE logo written over it, I can't see why Google would object to their name/logo being used.


There are stricty rules on how to use logos and trademarks. The phones have Google all over them but you don't see the Google logo over naked girls. It's very different use.





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