Microsoft To Hacker: Have A Go
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2011/01/21/microsoft-invites-ps3-jailbreak-dev-to-take-a-crack-at-windows-phone-7/' target='_blank'>http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2...indows-phone-7/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"20-something firmware magician GeoHot (George Hotz) has already been sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, and caused a major stir in the iPhone dev community when he released limera1n. So what next for the ambitious young hacker? How about taking a stab at Windows Phone 7?"</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1295836389.usr14226.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></em></p><p>Despite temporarily taking down the Chevron WP7 tool that allowed sideloading of apps, Microsoft continues to be less than draconian about shutting out would-be hackers. In this instance, it's almost a dare to hacker GeoHot (mugshot above), with an offer of <a href="http://twitter.com/BrandonWatson/status/27508118367772672" target="_blank">a free development device</a> thrown in for good measure. I hope MS stays the course on this - I for one ain't that keen on the gated marketplace concept, especially since half the countries WP7 has been introduced in still have no official access to Windows Marketplace.</p>
"A planner is a gentle man, with neither sword nor pistol.
He walks along most daintily, because his balls are crystal."