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Android Phone Loaded With Porn Sold to Woman

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.

  • john5246
    First

    What 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.
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  • theblackbird
    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
    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
    "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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  • 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
    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
    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
    12 minutes, that is enough time to rub one out. Lucky her, lol.
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  • infodan
    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
    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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