Perhaps SoftBank just didn't spend as much time trying to lock down
the X01HT, since it's the first generation of such a product in Japan.
The locks on Vodafone's Nokia models from a year or two ago are easily
worked around or defeated, but nobody has figured out the newer models
yet. Perhaps things will similarly get more locked for WM5 as time
Not hoping for that, of course, but let's not count our eggs before they hatch.
On 1/27/07, Greg Conquest (home) <conquest_at_spamcop.net> wrote:
> Kyle Barrow wrote:
> > Japanese mobiles have never been open; Windows Mobile is an anomaly
> > with a relatively tiny Japanese user base.
> I don't like Microsoft at all; I value user control and freedom. Yet, it
> appears that MS did do something right in bringing a more open platform
> to Japan. Does Microsoft require full WM5 functionality as part of its
> licensing, while Symbian let's the vendor does as he or she pleases --
> potentially diminishing the value of the OS in the process?
> Greg Conquest
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Received on Sun Jan 28 02:08:37 2007