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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #265 (permalink)
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If you want LTE you currently can't have a single universal handset, and the N4 also isn't available for CDMA networks. So there is a reason for having variants. Admittedly there could be fewer 3G variants, but I'm sure they have a reason (it costs to make multiple variants, so it would be silly to make more than you have to).

Most of the locking is at networks' requests. SIM-unlocked handsets are readily available outside the US. I agree that I'd prefer bootloaders to be unlocked rather than unlockable, but again in most of the world it's not a big deal to unlock it.
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