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Would you sell your soul for an unlocked iPhone?


Now that the unlocked iPhone is hot in the news, what would you give to get your hands on one? Well, CertiCell founder Terry Daidone upped the ante when he gave George Hotz three locked 8 GB iPhones and one Nissan 350Z for one unlocked iPhone. Check out the story on engadget: "NJ teen trades his unlocked iPhone for three more and a sports car."

Here's a snippet from the article:

Geohot says he'll give the three phones to his first PayPal contributor and two of his hacking accomplices, and we're betting that car will come in handy when he heads off to college this week.

So, what would you be willing to part with in order to own an unlocked iPhone?

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7 comments
CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

I'll kick in a box of 360kb 5.25" floppy disks (unformatted), a Michael Vick-endorsed box of Milk Bones, and the Baby Ruth my cat left in the litter box. It's a phone.

meryllogue
meryllogue

Your brain is clicking on all 8 today! Nice one.

mhbowman
mhbowman

I can't figure out why they introduced a product and only have it available to one phone company. I would like one if it was a available through my provider, and it could be bought for $50 with a new 2 year contract. Aside from that.... who cares.

Route81
Route81

It's in fact more than just a phone. It seems to be somewhere in between a phone and a mini-laptop/handheld but it's mostly an expensive gadget in my opinion. BTW: Didn't you mean 360Kb 5.25" floppies instead of 360Mb? ;)

Tig2
Tig2

He makes the bigger ones in his basement. He's a funny guy, that way. And he's right. And so are you. It's not life, itself. It's an obscenely expensive gadget.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Thanks for the correction. I've edited the original post.

BALTHOR
BALTHOR

They had to replace a chip to get rid of the virus.Techs replace memory chips and the problem goes away.