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Topic # 65597 4-Aug-2010 07:28
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I can't believe that carriers are STILL branding handsets! Especially on a high end phone like the HTC Desire, which is going to be owned (mostly) by tech savvy people.

If there was ever a reason to buy a phone outright and not from a carrier, this'd have to be it.

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  Reply # 362752 4-Aug-2010 08:19
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It's all about branding and making users spend money the respective carrier's "value-added" services.

I agree, would definitely buy outright elsewhere to avoid the branded firmware and save the hassle of de-branding.

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  Reply # 362855 4-Aug-2010 11:37
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Owners of the Desire on several other European carriers, including Telstra, reported that 2.2 was being pushed out to their handsets as early as Monday.

I wonder whether Telstra knows that it's a European carrier.

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  Reply # 365617 9-Aug-2010 20:36
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Except the services normally stop working. I had an old sony ericsson that was littered with links to vodafone in the menus, and they all didnt work after a few years.

To me that is going to create more badwill then any money earned by idiots paying for ringtones and wallpapers ever would.


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