Back in early July, Verizon wireless customers started getting their pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S3′s, only to discover that Verizon had done the thing that they feared most: Lock the Bootloader. Later Samsung announced they would offer a Developer Edition that would have an open bootloader so that users could modify it to their whims.
Now, over two months later, the Developer Edition of Samsung’s flagship has arrived for a whopping price of $649 for the 32GB blue version or $599 for the 16GB blue version. A little much for a phone? Now, that the regular phone has a one-click unlock app for the bootloader, there really is no reason for anyone to buy this new version of the bestselling device.