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  • Geohot, Other Jailbreakers Turn Attention Toward Windows Phone 7


    On the heels of famed iOS and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz (aka Geohot) announcing his intention to jailbreak the new Windows phones, more new and established jailbreakers are similarly coming forward with their plans to temporarily divert attention away from iDevices and, instead, launch a full-blown hack attack on the Windows Phone 7.

    As CNET reported Friday, "Microsoft may have put the kibosh on the first jailbreak for the Windows Phone 7 platform," but another one lies just ahead. Developer Julien Schapman, for example, has formally announced plans to release a Windows Phone 7 "Device Manager" that - according to his public comments - will enable the handset to perform certain functions and unleash various attributes not presently available - e.g., side-load applications, the ability to add custom ringtones, etc.

    Next month Microsoft's first software update is widely expected. At that time, Schapman says his jailbreak will be released. But many are already wondering if the second jailbreak will go the way of the first. Remember ChevronWP7? The jailbreak released last fall was eventually pulled at Microsoft's request. But unlike Apple and Sony - two companies that have sought legal means to stop jailbreakers - Microsoft has taken a more direct, personal, and some would even say polite approach with the jailbreak community. But one has to wonder how this relationship will evolve as more and more hackers set their sights on the Windows mobile platform.

    CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Geohot, Other Jailbreakers Turn Attention Toward Windows Phone 7 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      No offense but how can anyone really say the Windows phone sucks without having tried it? I have played with a few at the stores and they are nice. Not for me but they aren't that bad.
      Not pointing the finger at anyone, but some people act like the iphone is the only thing out there. I do love my iphone but it surely is not the only phone out there. I had an Android device for a while and did really like it. I loved Android, but the actual phone itself wasn't for me.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasvncnt10 View Post
      No offense but how can anyone really say the Windows phone sucks without having tried it? I have played with a few at the stores and they are nice. Not for me but they aren't that bad.
      Not pointing the finger at anyone, but some people act like the iphone is the only thing out there. I do love my iphone but it surely is not the only phone out there. I had an Android device for a while and did really like it. I loved Android, but the actual phone itself wasn't for me.
      I tried it, it SUCKS. iPhone and Android are way better.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Well at least you have tried it. I do like Android. Just waiting for a really good phone to come out.
    1. voodoo411's Avatar
      voodoo411 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I tried it, it SUCKS. iPhone and Android are way better.
      Explain?
    1. cncrim's Avatar
      cncrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      I tried it, it SUCKS. iPhone and Android are way better.
      When thinking of it,I think Geohot will try to has apple OS(iphone) run on Window Mobile ....... until then Apple will be screw, most people know about phone and computer will get Window Mobile phone. FYI, Android already run on Windows Mobile. That mean 3 smart operate system run on same phone.