To Unlock or Not to Unlock Smartphones

Many companies do just fine with the standard, off-the-shelf smartphones that can be picked up from any carrier, but many need greater control over features and configurations. For this reason, unprovisioned - or unlocked - devices are gaining interest, if not widespread availability. While carrier exclusivity is the current norm for phones such as the Apple iPhone and Palm Pre, but the availability of unlocked phones is likely to increase along with greater scrutiny into deals between carriers and d