Now this comes as a surprise. According to iClarified, ChevronWP7 Labs is an upcoming tool that will jailbreak any Windows Phone 7 device with Microsoft’s approval.

The service though will require a small fee – currently via PayPal – but this is to offset costs.

Unlike Microsoft, Apple has chosen not to embrace jailbreaking even though it has ‘borrowed’ many of its best features from jailbreak developers. In July of last year The Library of Congress ruled that jailbreaking your iPhone in order to install applications not approved by Apple and/or to unlock is legal.

(Photo from iClarified’s site)

Seems Microsoft is making a comeback in the mobile industry. I just need the news in CNN and it mentions about a new operating system running Windows 7 for mobile phones. This move is a clear sign they are trying to get back into the mobile industry.

This may not look easy. Apple’s iPhone has already come out strong plus we have the ever consistent Blackberry. Even Google’s Android can be considered a serious rival in time. These mobile phones will have a new feature: tile based user interface and will include live access to Facebook, plus its own offerings X-Box Live for gaming and Zune for music and photos. Its search engine Bing is also included.

The phones will be available on multiple networks, including T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, as well as international carriers such as Telefonica, Vodafone, SFR, Telestra and Telecom. Carriers will be able to enable their own innovations, software and services to work with the Windows operating system.

Unlike Google’s Android, which is open source and available to manufactures for free, Microsoft requires handset makers to purchase licenses just like Apple. That discouraged me to study Objective C and try making an iPhone application of my own.

windows7So it was too good to be true but a lot of users have voiced their complaints mostly when they upgraded to Windows 7. Users who had a fresh clean install of the said operating system did not report that much problems. I know, I know. There is no perfect system. Still, people who want to upgrade from Vista may have to reformat their systems to have Windows 7 installed from scratch to avoid problems.

It was said that most of the problems that customers have with Windows 7 have to do with installation or application and data migration. Can’t blame people if they complain. After all, Windows is the most used operating system in the world so the number of complaints would surely be plentiful.

Would probably try Windows 7 after some months of noted stability. I am using Mac’s Snow Leopard so I barely used Windows unless I want to use it for .NET purposes. What about you? Has anyone installed Windows 7 in their system? Did you encounter any problems while using it? Share your problems by commenting in this post.

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