Mamawm is correct. If you buy a Verizon phone with Bing and don't plan to root it, you're stuck. This was the case with the Fascinate. However, if you're into rooting and roming, Bing is nothing to be concerned about since it can be easily removed.
Wait, from your description, I found the words... a locked phone + bing would be like..... an iphone... because that is exactly what you just described..
For whatever it's worth, in my opinion, if I wanted a phone with bing, I'd buy a windows phone. When I buy an Android phone, I want google all the way.
I did not know that android had Microsoft Bing. That seems a little crazy to me. I just switched from a original Droid to a thunderbolt and don't care for the extra bloat. Couldn't imagine being stuck with Bing.
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I'd bet that half the people who posted in this thread own the phone that was droid branded, premiered an almost vanilla android OS, an unlocked bootloader, and was google branded.
Droid Prime is very much a possibility.
And to the above poster D1 was as close to pure without Nexus branding as you could get.
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Last edited by OriginalDroid; 09-14-2011 at 08:00 AM.
You can't believe everything you read on the internet, that's how WWI got started.
True I did have a d1 for quite some time and loved it. The debate over pure Google is an interesting one. It did have an unlocked bootloader and was a dev's dream. Also there were no manufacturer installed uis which was nice.
The non-Google part I assume people would refer to was the preloaded software you couldn't get rid of without root. Curse you Amazon MP3! (the original reason for me rooting, darn thing always ran in the background and I couldn't uninstall it...)
Pure or not it was a great phone and the most hacked one I've had to date.
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