George Hotz also known as Geohot is well know for his hacking exploits, especially with the Apple iPhone, and also the Sony PS3, recently we heard that Sony are sueing Geohot for hacking the PS3.
It looks like Microsoft is taking a different stance, as we heard previously that Geohot is working on Windows Phone 7, and Microsoft’s Brandon Watson who has been acting as a developer liaison for Microsoft has offered Geohot a free Windows Phone 7 smartphone.
It isn’t clear whether Geohot has taken Microsoft up on the offer, but Microsoft are beginning to get peoples attention on both Windows Phone 7 and the Microsoft Kinect in the way they are interacting with the developer community.
Rather than trying to make it illegal to hack both Windows Phone 7 and also the Kinect, Microsoft seem to be embracing the hacking, as we have heard previously that they are working with the developers of the ChevronWP7 unlock tool on bringing homebrew applications to Windows Phone 7.
This is a pretty clever move by Microsoft, and could end up helping the Windows Phone 7 platform in the long run.
via TFTSFiled Under: Mobile Phone News