[Q] Locked, branded, exclusive, rooted and such.
Alright. I've been searching the FAQs and forums and would like someone(s) to set me straight on the following:
1. The Dell Steak is currently being sold in the UK direct from Dell _unlocked_ and also via O2 on or off contract. The _unlocked_ version is not just sim free but can be used on any GSM network that the UK version supports (T-Mobile UK, e.g.). True or False? If true, out-of-the-box (OOB), rooted and special ROM, or SmartSim?
2. If this is true what is this O2 exclusive deal with Dell and which phones are they 'blacklisting' if someone tries to use a SmartSim or similar?
3. If T-Mobile in the UK and US use the same frequencies, would an unlocked Streak from the UK work on T-Mobile in the US with a US sim?
4. If AT&T is the exclusive carrier in the US when it is released, then does anyone really expect Dell to sell an unlocked version? Aren't we really planning on seeing just a contract/no contract price for the same version?
Sorry if that's a lot for a single post, but it all seems related and didn't make sense to split up.