Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Nov 2010 22:56 UTC
Windows Since the US is stuffing turkeys down their faces today, we're a little low on news. As such, let's talk about this sort-of jailbreak for Windows Phone 7 devices. Like iOS, you can't sideload applications by default, and as such, we need to resort to hacks to unshackle Windows Phone 7 phones from the Marketplace. This has been made incredibly easy. Also, just to annoy those that don't like unicorns: PINK FLUFFY UNICORNS DANCING ON RAINBOWS.
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RE[2]: Sideloading?
by Laurence on Fri 26th Nov 2010 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Sideloading?"
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Better piracy protection is main advantage that WP7 has over Android, if they lose that why bother developing WP7 since it has much smaller user base.

What about because people are more comfortable with .NET over Java or Visual Studio over Eclipse?

Or how about compatability to write one game that will work on the XBox, PC and WP7?

WP7 might have a smaller market share to Android, but Microsoft are trying to sell a device thats integrated into the greater MS framework. And .NET / Windows has a much greater market share than anything else on the desktop.

Whether this is enough for developers to switch is another matter. but there are incentives other than piracy.

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