Microsoft’s support to chevronWP7 developers has brought Windows Phone 7 unlocking option on the table at merely $9. Chris announced on his twitter account that chevronWP7 labs will allow you to unlock Windows Phone 7 in unsupported countries as well.Earlier, Microsoft had decided $100 price for such practice, but chevronWP7 developers has made it available for a small fee of $9 via. Currently, payment via PayPal is the only available option.
chevronWP7 labs feature will directly compete with Apple’s iOS. Apple doesn’t allow you to unlock iDevices brought on contract, of course you can unlock your iPhone using ultrasn0w unlock tool or GEVEY sim. The main purpose behind providing Windows Phone 7 unlock at $9 is to encourage homebrew application.
Unlock WP7 at $9
As you may remember, one of our goals was to make Windows Phone development more accessible. Plans have recently solidified and we can now reveal a solution we’ve been working on.
@ChrisWalshie @WithinRafael do you think it’s going to affect ChevronLabs or what’s the fuss about? I still doubt I’ll pass it with my CC.
@ailon You’re still paying $100, labs is only $9. /cc @WithinRafael
Making chevronWP7 unlock tool available to all countries is not to support pirated apps or hacking. There is no way that they will support unsupported APIs and registry editing. It will encourage enough developers to start building homebrew application, even if they are in unsupported countries. It also looks like Microsoft’s desperate effort to create a parallel marketplace like Cydia for iOS devices.
Do you think that providing Windows Phone 7 will encourage piracy?Tags: chevronwp7, unlock wp7