Motorola Does the Unthinkable - Xoom Will Come with Unlocked/Relockable Bootloader!!!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. brando56894

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    I saw that earlier today and was surprised, and may actually get one about 6 months down the road when I actually have some money. The ability to run custom roms on a tablet would be awesome, I can just imagine a Honeycomb cyanogen now! :droiddance:
     
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    I will tell you right now, just because of seeing this and holding a slight hope to the Bionic not being locked down, I will wait till it comes out and not get the TB or anything else. If it's unlocked, I'm in.
    I don't care about any of their other phones, just my opinion but, the D1 (which I have now) has earned Moto enough respect from me to wait and see.
     
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    Hey OP, which stories have the right prices?? This with $599 wifi, or the other at $799 for wifi.... Kinda changes up the game here lol
     
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    Nexus on Verizon, nexus on Verizon, nexus on Verizon!!!
     
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    I believe it breaks down as such..

    $799 3g w/o Contract (except the 1st time $20 which can be canceled without fee, I called Verizon)
    $599 3G w/ Contract
    $599 WiFi only unsubsidized
     
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    Moto has seen the light :d!
     
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    Someome correct me if im wrong (maybe someones already posted)...

    but if the bootloaders unlocked, it seems that verizons requirement of buying a 1 month data service to activate wifi is going to be EASILY tricked...

    With a simple flashing of an update.zip...
    Maybe this is Motorola trying to get more people to buy the device that are angry with verizons requirement?

    (granted once the wifi versions out, it becomes mute)
     
  8. BlackOtaku

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    Well, that's the power of misinformation. Everyone was running around screaming over this stupid rumor, and it's spread everywhere. You see, the wi-fi is NOT locked on the device. Best Buy just won't sell it off contract.

    ...Best Buy seems to be causing a lot of problems for Verizon with their incompetence lately.
     
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    P.S.: Just wanted to add that Best Buy really annoys me. From the Thunderbolt preorders, to articulating extremely poorly about what is simply a refusal to sell the Xoom off-contract, and the bs way they handled the Nexus S launch, I honestly wish they would just go out of business so a more competent retailer can take their place.
     
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    I look forward to seeing what exactly this turns out to be and how it is implemented.

    As to us being a small minority, well we may be, but as stated we influence many of our friends and family. I personally have turned 9 friends and family members to android and advised many others that already were going android on which phones were best. So while individually we may be small in numbers our overall reach and impact, as the tech goto guys/girls in our circle of influence, is bigger than it appears.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification Ictinike
     
  12. jaycemiskel

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    I think it's ridiculous that the price is 799 if you get a 1 year contract. The only way to have the price lowered is to sign for a full 2 years.
     
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