Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Jun 2011 18:26 UTC
Windows Way back in old and boring January of this year, Microsoft announced they would be working together with the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community, with the goal of creating a stable, supported way for homebrew developers and people interested in homebrew applications to enable side-loading on their WP7 devices. Well, they took their sweet time, but the ChevronWP7 team (Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, and Long Zheng) and Microsoft have just announced the results.
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by WorknMan on Sun 19th Jun 2011 18:59 UTC
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Imagine if you bought a PC and they were going to charge you money for the privilege of installing anything not officially endorsed by The Man? People wouldn't put up with this shit on PCs, so why do it on phones?

Note: I realize that this is a slightly better solution than having to constantly work around the manufacturer by jailbreaking, but far from what I would call acceptable. Acceptable to me would be for the vendor to allow me to load whatever the hell I want on the hardware that I bought, without having to pay an extortion fee first.

Edited 2011-06-19 19:00 UTC

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