I have been thinking about a way to combat stolen (new unopened) products at retail locations. An idea is that the firmware is either locked out initially or not directly installed. It would take verification (proof of purchase) with samsung (preferrably an automated system) to send out an unlock or update firmware to deem the device usable. This would be a one time action for new products and would not affect older or already unlocked devices.
I personally see this with several advantages:
While I acknowledge this is far from a perfect solution in it's current state I think it would be a good step in that direction. Also advertising that the device is anti-theft enabled may help to deter the devices from being considered to steal. Some sort of system will prevent loss of availability of products, excessive insurance claims, loss of revenue, etc. to many businesses.