It looks like developers are not the only ones going crazy over Windows Phone 7, as apparently Microsoft’s cherished smartphone has fallen prey to hackers.
Well, today it looks likeÂ the Windows Phone 7 platform will get its jailbreak on in the near future, as WP7 devs have already confirmed that theyâ€™ve hit theÂ first major milestone on the way to jailbroken nirvana â€“ theyâ€™ve managed to gain root access to the Windows Phone 7 file system. The next step, apparently, is to open up this file-system to unofficial, â€œjailbrokenâ€ apps that would theoretically endow the phone with snzzy [sic] new features â€“ like, (cough, cough) cut-and-paste. (IntoMobile)
Although Microsoft will probably see the hack as a security breach (as the mobile OS is locked down just like iOS), the software giant should probably take the jailbreak as a compliment, especially in light of the small number of Windows Phone 7 devices sold.
Instead of trying to find ways of thwarting hackers for attempting to customize the device (whether through themes, additional features or unapproved apps), Microsoft should reach out to them in order to help enhance the device in their war against iOS and Android.
Originally posted on November 12, 2010 @ 2:15 pm