Motorola Atrix 4G
It's a deal breaker for me, I need to be able to use my phones how I decide, not some distant marketing chimp.
Latest I've seen on this is:
http://androidcommunity.com/motorola-issues-apology- ... »
Would be nice to actually KNOW that MOT has decided they really want to stay in business.
DROID X and DROID PRO are still crippled
The 'Bionic' is also still crippled, despite the irony.
Basically every phone has a locked bootloader, it's the encrypted bootloader that is the problem. It has been confirmed that the Atrix has an encrypted bootloader, which is unhackable.
The Atrix has already been rooted, 3-4 days before it was released to the public. What this means that that you can remove the bloatware that AT&T puts on the phone, and you should be able to use the hotspot and tethering options without the extra cash going to AT&T. You will be able to change the GUIs, but the kernals must be signed and based off of Motorola's version of Android which on the Atrix is 2.2.