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Telus Motorola Milestone getting closer?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mohitrocks, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. mohitrocks

    mohitrocks Well-Known Member
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    Well I dont have my own website so I thought I will post it here. As you all know, on the website TELUS Mobility - Canada's top wireless phone company, the motorola milestone is coming soon. But what you may not have noticed is that the coming soon picture was on the right side, and now its on the left side (and it has a new picture). I think it means that release date is getting closer. Oh, and watch this video about the telus motorola milestone by mobilesyrup.

    YouTube - TELUS Motorola Milestone Review (Android)
     

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  2. lexcyn

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    Should be coming the 18th. Pre-orders are already available at Best Buy.
     
  3. mohitrocks

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    Check again on best buy mobile. Before, there was a release date, but now there isnt.
     
  4. lexcyn

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    I know. They pre-maturely released the date before Telus did.

    And while there has been no 'official' release date aside from that slip, everything is looking for a launch on the 18th so far.
     
  5. mohitrocks

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  6. iphone

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    Does anyone know, will the off contract one come unlocked?

    And how about it being locked down? are these going to be locked down by Motorola so the linux files are digitally only signed for by Motorola?
     
  7. thilan29

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    I asked Bestbuy and a bunch of Telus dealers and they all said the phone comes locked to Telus even if you buy it outright.

    I preordered from Bestbuy...hopefully it doesn't cost too much to unlock.

    And yes I've heard that the Milestone (so far the European one) won't be able to use custom roms due to some signing required by Motorola.
     
  8. iphone

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    Thanks man, for the info. But seriously Motorola screwed the pooch on that lock down, that is the reason I want Android, is so I can customize and mess around with the phone. Any idea if its the Euro ones being locked down only, or also the Telus one?
     
  9. thilan29

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    No idea if the Telus one will be locked down but I assume it will be...no idea why the Droid isn't though..
     
  10. mi_canuck

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    if you buy a device outright you are legally entitled to the unlock code, as the device is unsubsidized... at least that's how it works down here...
     
  11. thilan29

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    Down here meaning in the US?
     
  12. iphone

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    So if I buy it outright, in the bestbuy up in Canada, I can demand my unlock code?

    And say these devices are locked down by Motorola, so no rooting, but then they decide to unlock the files, can that be done by a simple update from Moto? Like OTA?

    And will they support the devices even though I am not on Telus, but rather AT&T?
     
  13. thilan29

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    Bestbuy in Canada will NOT unlock it for you. When I asked they said they only sell phones locked to carriers and cannot help with any unlock process.
     
  14. iphone

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    So no unlock code at all?

    And Will anyone that is going to buy one on day one, tell us if the phone is locked down by MOTOROLA to insure no rooting?
     
  15. thilan29

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    No, no unlock code from Bestbuy or I'm assuming Telus as well. I've preordered one so I'll get it on day one but I have to see how unlocking goes as I'm with Rogers. Once that's done I'll let you know about the locked rooting if I can figure that out.
     
  16. iphone

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    Alright. Keep me posted on how the rooting and unlocking goes. It's only 4 days away!
     
  17. HaunteD CoucH

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    Ditto! I am going to buy one of those Telus Milestone's as well!
     

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