There's bad news and then there's really bad news. I think this particular issue is really bad news.
The term application locked is loosely used in a lot of the forums. I searched around and found that application locked literally means the following:
Application security on the Windows Mobile-based Smartphone helps protect the integrity of the end-users' Smartphone device by not allowing the user to install applications from an unknown source.
With that being said, David (an avid PhoneMag visitor) had discovered that he has not been able to sync data between SplashID and the desktop. There is no way to select SplashID to sync with the MPx220 under the option menu of ActiveSync. The settings option is also grayed out. David contacted SplashData and got the following response:
> At this time it'll need to be an AT&T device. Although your phone is
> unlocked, the carrier that's on the phone also needs to grant us permission
> to access the files that are required to sync.
I confirm David's finding on both the MPx220 as well as the Audiovox SMT6500. I know it's definitely too early to conclude that these two devices are app locked but why only lock the synchronization part and not deny the entire application from being installed? Perhaps this issue only affects a few applications? Who knows.
SO! I contacted a trust friend and ran these finding through him. He advised that the sure way to test whether the MPx220 and SMT6500 is really app locked is to see if they allow the installation of PHM Registry Editor. Well I'm sad to say that installation failed on both devices. The installation process got kicked to the screen below and then after a few more clicks a window popped open stating the installation was complete. Yet PHM Registry Editor never got installed.
I look forward to everyone's response on this matter. I'm positive that once these two devices hit general population, there's going to be a riot.