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I know ;) I have my sources..... its pretty easy when you live next to an HQ talking to a moto friend tomorrow

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I wouldn't trust a VZW store rep to know the technical specs of the phone, much less whether or not the phone is going to be unlocked.

I think it's important to look at what's happened with the Atrix and the Photon, which are the AT&T and Sprint versions of the Bionic, respectively. Motorola quietly released (or maybe they were leaked?) unlocked firmware images for each of those phones, while maintaining an official stance of "these phones are locked phones."

I haven't read enough to know if the unlocked firmwares were official releases, or if they were leaked, or if Motorola just quietly released them, so that they could appease the hardcore users who wanted an unlocked bootloader and would be able to find and flash them, without making it widely available to the kind of people who might royally screw over their phones.
 

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Guys hes not a store rep. I live next to a headquarters. He has the clearance and such. Also this is a new phone so no matter what it will be a few weeks im guessing before we get anything.
 

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ikithme said:
I totally believe you...

Yep...

And my unicorn works for Microsoft BTW and their next phone will be Android.
Ridicule is unnecessary here. little would be gained by lying. That being said this doesn't surprise me given Verizon's anal policies...

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I would be bummed if this phone remains locked. I have owned a Droid X since day one and before that the droid. It is so much more fun and dynamic when we have an unlocked phone.

What happened to Motorola's statement about future phones being unlocked?
 

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semperandroid said:
I would be bummed if this phone remains locked. I have owned a Droid X since day one and before that the droid. It is so much more fun and dynamic when we have an unlocked phone.

What happened to Motorola's statement about future phones being unlocked?
i agree.
 

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semperandroid said:
I would be bummed if this phone remains locked. I have owned a Droid X since day one and before that the droid. It is so much more fun and dynamic when we have an unlocked phone.

What happened to Motorola's statement about future phones being unlocked?
Same here Droid x since launch. I'm passing on the bionic for something from a more open company, like Samsung or HTC. Guess Motorola's statement doesn't apply to Verizon phones. If the nexus drops on Sprint you can bet your tail I'll switch.

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adroidman said:
Talked to a few VZW guys today who all said Motorola does not have any plans of unlocking the boot loader. They said if it does happen it will be a few months

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I am sorry buy the people in the store know less about any of the phones than 80% of the people in this forum. I highly doubt that they have a clue as to what will happen as far as the unlocking of the bootloader.

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Jgrimberg1979 said:
I am sorry buy the people in the store know less about any of the phones than 80% of the people in this forum. I highly doubt that they have a clue as to what will happen as far as the unlocking of the bootloader.

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He said multiple times now that it was a vzw corporate guy. It was only a couple of posts to read through

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phydo said:
He said multiple times now that it was a vzw corporate guy. It was only a couple of posts to read through

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Same damn difference. They have nothing to do with the unlocking of the bootlosder. Its all Motorola

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Personally I'm keeping my hopes up because they found a way to get the X rolling (had the X since launch), and they got the Photon's source and unlocked the Atrix bootloader. I really don't see how in such a short time between the Photon's launch and the Bionic's launch they could make drastic changes or new countermeasures to keep it locked up.

And if Motorola cares about its business, they'll start listening. I've already decided that this is the last Moto phone I'll ever buy unless they quit using shitty screens and locking the thing down.
 

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JWellington said:
Ridicule is unnecessary here. little would be gained by lying. That being said this doesn't surprise me given Verizon's anal policies...

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You're right but that doesn't stop people from talking out of their ass completely, ah the blackberry days.
 

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Have any Motorola phones been officially unlocked yet? I'm not expecting the Bionic to be officially unlocked at all. They will probably wait until the next batch of phones to allow unlocking (ie. not phones that have been in development for 6-9 months).
 

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[
QUOTE=mojonation1487;103851]until you've worked for verizon, i'd just keep my mouth shut. Corporate gets more answers then the guys in the stores.[/QUOTE] according to the motodev website. its not big red. its moto. no need to get all bent out of shape about it.
 
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