binary.bang
writes “Google has announced an unlocked version of T-Mobile’s G1 for
sale at the same unlocked price of $399. The Android Dev Phone 1 is the
G1, except being truly open: no SIM-lock, no hardware lock. Feel free
to flash your customized Android build — the bootloader won’t be
checking for signatures. Don’t be misled by the word ‘Dev,’ looks like
all you need to qualify is an Android Market account. This looks like
the Open Handset Alliance delivering the promised Open Handset: yes
root, yes flash-your-build, no contract, no strings attached. Anyone
else relieved & thrilled?”

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