Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Will 'unlocked' cell phones free consumers? | CNET

"The major cell phone operators' hold on which devices U.S. consumers can use on their networks may be slipping as large manufacturers like Motorola and Nokia dabble in selling 'unlocked' phones.
Up until recently, unlocked phones--handsets that can be used on multiple carrier networks--have been available only in 'gray' markets where Americans have bought phones from overseas. Now manufacturers are selling them on their Web sites and through certain retail channels."

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