Originally Posted by TheAtheistReverend
This still doesn't make sense. Why lock it? Joe shmo doesn't care, so HTC should'nt care. Inspired community members are GOING to get it if they want it.
I maintain that it serves no real purpose other than to piss us off and make us not want to buy that brand because if it pisses us off, then we must want it unlocked.
Carriers have nothing to do with it, I think.
Carriers have a huge part of it.
Look at Verizon? They make you pay more for a "developer edition" if you wasn't a bootloader than can be unlocked.
Also why most moto phones are Verizon....they lock the bootloaderrs down like fort knox