Microsoft wants to give GeoHot a free handset

By on January 19, 2011
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‘Let dev creativity flourish’.

GeoHot is a wanted man – both in a good and bad way. While Sony are not tiring from throwing lawsuits at him for hacking into its PS3 system, Microsoft on the other hand actually wants him to have a go at their platform; and what’s more, they are even willing to pass on a free handset.

Following Microsoft’s recent meeting with ChevronWP7 devs, the guys who first hacked into Windows Phone 7, GeoHot praised Microsoft’s way of dealing with jailbreakers, and half-joked about getting a WP7 smartphone. He wrote on his blog:

“Perhaps a more appropriate way to deal with jailbreakers. I’m going out to buy a Windows 7 phone.”

Instead of sending over lawyers to his house, Brandon Watson, Director for Developer Experience for Windows Phone, sent across the following encouraging tweet:

It’s refreshing to see a company not take a hard stance on jailbreaking. Of course, this will all work out for Microsoft in the end, but it sends out a great message for developers to take up on the platform.

Source: WinRumors.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • mcD419

    wow more mature than sony :P:P:P:P

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