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[Q] Difference between branded and unbranded ??????

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Exclamation [Q] Difference between branded and unbranded ??????


I want to buy the samsung i9000 galaxy s. At the moment, there are NO i9000 available here in my country. (just the very expensive )
but the t-mobile branded are available.

my question is: where is the difference between branded t-mobile and the normal phone. is it JUST the start and end screen? how about the updates? do I have to get the updates from t-mobile? or do I get the updates from samsung.
if it is just the startup and end screen I'll buy branded one!

some other question: does samsung produce a lot of updates??
HTC desire is great. they send a lot of updates.... but I still prefer the i9000

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Hardware is mostly the same. The main difference is price: Branded is cheaper. Its normally locked by "Brand"="Cell Operator", providing for less price making of usage in COp interests.
Unbranded is otherwise- unlocked and free to use. Normally lock information is stored in HARDSPL memory.
On google you will find all ways how to de-brand your device
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In my case. The branded isn't locked by the cell operator. (because there is no such operator here in my country)
and the branded are more expensive. (but just 1-3%)

so that means. ONLY the startup and the shutdown screen are different?
And the updates are delivered by samsung? (So I don't have to wait for updates from the firm which have branded the phone..)

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