Yesterday we told you about a new unlock tool for Windows Phone 7 called ChevronWP7, the tool lets Windows Phone 7 users load applications onto their smartphones without going through the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.
Microsoft has now responded to the release of the tool, and as you would imagine, the response is very similar to that of Apple, when the first jailbreak tool was released for the Apple iPhone.
We anticipated that people would attempt to unlock the phones and explore the underlying operating system. We encourage people to use their Windows Phone as supplied by the manufacturer to ensure the best possible user experience. Attempting to unlock a device could void the warranty, disable phone functionality, interrupt access to Windows Phone 7 services or render the phone permanently unusable.
There are not details as yet on whether Microsoft will attempt to block the unlock tool with a software update, although we suspect that Microsoft will be playing the same cat and mouse game with jailbreakers that Apple has with the iPhone for some time.
via Gadget VenueFiled Under: Mobile Phone News, Technology News