I decided it's time to retire the San Francisco. It's now pretty old, and despite all best efforts the CPU and the small intrnal storag really hamper the phone. Also the Android versions have no moved on.
I was quite up for the San Diego, especially with it's lowered price, but from reading as of today's date:
- the bootloader is locked;
- custom ROMs canot be made;
- it remains SIM locked.
- Huawei Ascend - much lower spec, only single core 1ghz, and lower RAM;
- Sony Xperia Sola - unsure if it hs a good development community;
- Sony Xperia P - development community and £150+