Geohot Wants Homebrew on Windows Phone 7, Microsoft Open About It?

Impressed with how Microsoft dealt with the Chevron WP7 (Windows Phone 7 jailbreak/unlock) team, Geohot updated his site today with a small message that read: “perhaps a more appropriate way to deal with jailbreakers I’m going out to buy a Windows 7 phone”.

A few hours later, Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7 tweeted an open message to Geohot, that read:


#geohot if you want to build cool stuff on #wp7, send me email and the team will give you a phone – let dev creativity flourish #wp7dev

I am not sure if what Brandon tweeted was in a direct response to what Geohot posted on his site, but whatever it was, unlike both Apple and Sony, this new and friendly approach taken by Microsoft with hackers looks promising for the community, and it will surely help Windows Phone 7 as a platform to grow more rapidly.

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