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Android Phone Loaded With Porn Sold to Woman

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Steve Jobs didn't know how right he was.

Steve Jobs once told a consumer, "Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone." One woman who wanted get an EVO 4G phone on Sprint got just that.

Rhonda Lee of Ann Arbor went to a third-party cell phone store (not corporate-owned) to get the EVO 4G. After she got the phone, she showed off the fancy Android gadget to her co-workers and friends – that's when they discovered five pornographic video downloads, some lasting as long as 12 minutes.

"I'm so, so embarrassed, you couldn't imagine … I mean for you to be going through your phone and you have friends and you're going through your phone and all of a sudden porn shows up. I mean so, so upset," Lee told Click on Detroit.

She then went back to the store where she bought the phone. The employees at the store first denied that someone else had previously owned the phone, but after some persistence, the workers finally admitted that a man had purchased it before she did.

Lee finally got in touch with Sprint and was told that she would be able to get a replacement phone at one of the corporate stores in one of the local malls.

"What upsets me, I keep thinking about the what ifs, not just being me, but what if somebody bought it for it their kid? I have a lot of friends that are religious, what if it was given to them as a gift?" said Lee.

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    theblackbird , July 12, 2010 10:23 AM
    Buying a new phone while it's a second handed one is unacceptable, that's for sure. The porn however, seriously, is there anyone who hasn't seen porn before? And would a few seconds of porn be worse for a kid than all the violence they see on tv all day long? Religion indeed seems to be a problem here :) 
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    long2know , July 12, 2010 10:29 AM
    "Steve Jobs didn't know how right he was."

    That's utter crap. Someone with an iPhone could put pornographic videos on their phone quite easily.

    She was upset about the what-ifs? What if it had a game with blood and gore from the previous owner? What if it had an anti-Semitic theme from a previous owner? What if it had an offensive ring tone from the previous owner?

    Yeah - you got a used phone. It's that plain and simple. It has nothing to do with Android.
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    zak_mckraken , July 12, 2010 1:13 PM
    In other news : Android Phone Loaded With Porn Sold to Man.

    The man was very pleased with his purchase and went on with is life.
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    theblackbird , July 12, 2010 10:23 AM
    Buying a new phone while it's a second handed one is unacceptable, that's for sure. The porn however, seriously, is there anyone who hasn't seen porn before? And would a few seconds of porn be worse for a kid than all the violence they see on tv all day long? Religion indeed seems to be a problem here :) 
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    liveduo , July 12, 2010 10:24 AM
    what do you think iphones detect p0rn video? haha too advance for iphone platform..!-)

    android its the best mobile OS BY FAR and shame on Mr.Jobs that instead of searching for ways to make his OS better searching for ways to embarrass the antagonism...

    Poor Steve...you forget that android is base on Linux kernel that have been compiling by hackers and the open source community...
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    long2know , July 12, 2010 10:29 AM
    "Steve Jobs didn't know how right he was."

    That's utter crap. Someone with an iPhone could put pornographic videos on their phone quite easily.

    She was upset about the what-ifs? What if it had a game with blood and gore from the previous owner? What if it had an anti-Semitic theme from a previous owner? What if it had an offensive ring tone from the previous owner?

    Yeah - you got a used phone. It's that plain and simple. It has nothing to do with Android.
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    Anonymous , July 12, 2010 10:36 AM
    Exactly the same happend to me too.
    I bought a new 500 GB Hard Drive in a local store and it was filled with movies, tv series and porn.
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    jamesedgeuk2000 , July 12, 2010 10:39 AM
    theblackbirdBuying a new phone while it's a second handed one is unacceptable, that's for sure. The porn however, seriously, is there anyone who hasn't seen porn before? And would a few seconds of porn be worse for a kid than all the violence they see on tv all day long? Religion indeed seems to be a problem here


    Dunno dude, what if Cartmans mom was in it?
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    Vampyrbyte , July 12, 2010 10:41 AM
    dobbsExactly the same happend to me too.I bought a new 500 GB Hard Drive in a local store and it was filled with movies, tv series and porn.


    That sounds awesome. I hope you watched the movies and TV series and well... porn.. hmm.
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    officeguy , July 12, 2010 10:42 AM
    12 minutes, that is enough time to rub one out. Lucky her, lol.
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    infodan , July 12, 2010 10:58 AM
    smlong426"Steve Jobs didn't know how right he was."That's utter crap. Someone with an iPhone could put pornographic videos on their phone quite easily.


    read the next line that says:
    Steve Jobs once told a consumer, "Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone."

    Its called a joke. this woman did what steve said and it was true.
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    waffle911 , July 12, 2010 11:23 AM
    Aren't there regulatory bodies that watch out for the consumers to protect them from unscrupulous business practices i.e. "Bait and Switch" where in this case a supposedly "new" item was in fact used? I thought this sort of business practice was supposed to be illegal.
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    Burocrat , July 12, 2010 11:28 AM
    What if you're an idiot if you give your child a phone like this anyhow. Kids get basic phones and that's all.
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    asdf634 , July 12, 2010 11:43 AM
    dobbsExactly the same happend to me too.I bought a new 500 GB Hard Drive in a local store and it was filled with movies, tv series and porn.


    Wow talk about value added bonus! Where did you get it from?

    ...but if the movies and TV series are cam captures, and the porn is gay porn... then in that case, never mind. I'm happy with a new hdd that only has 0's on the disk
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    Zingam , July 12, 2010 11:50 AM
    "I'm so, so embarrassed, you couldn't imagine … I mean for you to be going through your phone and you have friends and you're going through your phone and all of a sudden porn shows up. I mean so, so upset," Lee told Click on Detroit.

    --- So that's why I do not give my phone to a third person in the first place and in 21st century porn... ? It's such a trivial thing. Who cares? :D 
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    Zingam , July 12, 2010 11:51 AM
    The only problem I see here is that the porn... the phone was already used!
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    Zingam , July 12, 2010 11:52 AM
    john5246FirstWhat about the company that lied and said the phone had not been owned previously!!! This is the problem with capitalism, you can't trust ANYONE. YES I said it damn it, you can't trust anyone, theoretically the "Free market" with the "invisible hand" should clear this 3rd party retailer out, of course that won't happen and them along with other will continue to sell cell phones.


    Tell me about a society where you can trust anyone and nobody lies? ;) 
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    Anonymous , July 12, 2010 12:17 PM
    cant all phones come with porn on them
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    ricin , July 12, 2010 12:29 PM
    This clearly the fault of the Android platform. It should be banned!
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    insider3 , July 12, 2010 1:05 PM
    Sorry Steve, what you should have said was "if you don't want porn, don't buy a data plan." Any phone that can open up a webpage can see some tits.
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    zak_mckraken , July 12, 2010 1:13 PM
    In other news : Android Phone Loaded With Porn Sold to Man.

    The man was very pleased with his purchase and went on with is life.
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    Camikazi , July 12, 2010 1:25 PM
    zak_mckrakenIn other news : Android Phone Loaded With Porn Sold to Man.The man was very pleased with his purchase and went on with is life.

    Unless his wife finds it, in which case he will be insulted, mortified and very very upset :) 
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