Any Windows Phone 7 Device can be Unlocked for Development Purposes

If you’re a developer and looking for a better test experience than the emulator offers, then you’re in luck. The latest word coming out of a developer conference call is that any Windows Phone 7 device will be un-lockable through a special portal provided to developers. Each developer will be allowed to unlock up to 5 devices.

Unlocking the device will not remove the carriers lock, but it will remove the restrictions around applications being installed only though the marketplace. Consider this the same thing as jailbreaking your iPhone or rooting your Android device. Although, for now this is just for development purposes. I imagine it won’t take long for the community to figure out what change is being made and then provide their own lockdown removal.

Time is ticking along and we’re getting closer to the release of Windows Phone 7. While Microsoft is still saying “Holiday 2010”, it’s expected to hit around the fall. As you very well may expect, we will be keeping our eye’s on the launch and we’ll bring you all the details. :)

Source = Windows Phone Thoughts

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.

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