[kwlug-disc] Android data backups

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Tue Jul 24 15:54:10 EDT 2012

Fair enough, but let's remember that, to Chris' point, those like minded 
people here don't constitute a significant enough market to sustain a 
handset manufacturer.

We are the fringe, not the mainstream. Sadly.

The majority of people just want to pick up a (new) device, as is, and 
get on with their day. Which is why carriers are still able to sell 
handsets at price premiums, locked.

Backups? We don't (nor will ever, right?) need no stinkin' ...

On 7/24/2012 3:07 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Chris Bruner <cbruner at quadro.net> wrote:
>> On 7/24/2012 2:17 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>>> The lock is just an annoyance.
>>> There is no point in doing any of that, selling an unlocked device,
>>> ...etc. in the presence of web sites that can unlock a device for $15.
>>>   Unless you were looking for an unlocked device and didn't want to pay an
>> extra $15 on a site that you don't trust. That could make or break a sale.
>> Not everybody knows how to unlock a device and most none technical people
>> would much rather buy the "OFFICIAL" unlocked device. They may be willing
>> to pay a premium for it, although that would be like paying someone to stop
>> pestering you, which would be bad form.
> For me, I buy all my devices on Kijiji, used. This way I don't pay full
> price.
> If they are locked, I use a site to unlock them. Great service. You ask
> around
> and find sites that are reputable. There are also shops that do the same
> for $20 or $25.

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