I keep hearing about all these wonderful handsets I could buy, except I can't (or I can, but only if I'm willing to bend over and let the either of the two shonkiest telcos in the world shaft me good and proper).
I think the BDM's at any Handset Manufacturer who signs exclusive deals with any telco needs to be shot. What kind of moron believes that restricting their market is the way to make more money.
I'm stuck with a scabby 4 year old WinMo handset, because all the HTC and Nokia handsets I want to buy are restricted to the 2 telco's that I refuse to have any dealings with after being repeatedly burned by their overpriced plans and shonky billing practices. So while I hate Apple and their restrictive business practices, at the moment, the iPhone is the only half decent handset I can actually buy through my preferred telco here in Australia.
Nokia and HTC take heed - you both have some great handsets I would love to buy, but your stupid moronic, waste of space BDM's have screwed you out of my business, and driven me to the point where my only option is to buy an iPhone.
Personally I'd fire the lot of em on suspicion that they're taking kick backs from Apple. Wankers!!!