11/30/2010

Microsoft admit they expected Windows Phone 7 to be hacked

Although Apple are trying their best to keep quiet on the Jailbreaking situation, every day more and more iPhone users are Jailbreaking their handsets in order to have more control over their devices. Microsoft on the other hand have responded to news that a hack is now available which allows users to bypass the Marketplace, and therefore sideload any app they like onto their Windows Phone 7 device.

Microsoft say that they had anticipated that users would want to bypass the restrictions in place and explore the underlying operating system. They seem eager to remind users of the potential risks involved when modifying the operating system and installing unsupported software, but don’t sound particularly fussed about the recently released hack.

So if you want to hack your Windows Phone 7 device go ahead, but don’t expect Microsoft to help you out if something goes wrong and you end up with a rather expensive paperweight. Microsoft’s relaxed views on jailbreaking could gain interest from those who feel too restricted by their iPhone but don’t want to defy Apple. Who knows, maybe we’ll see a flood of iPhones being sold to mobile phone recycling companies as hackers make their way over to Microsoft’s platform.

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