Breaking News: ChevronWP7 discontinued, official home brew may be coming!

Microsoft can be very, very persuasive...
Microsoft can be very, very persuasive...

It seems Microsoft can be very, very persuasive. After discussion with Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7, the ChevronWP7 team, who created a free Developer Unlocker, have decided to pull their tool, effective immediately.

They write:

Through this discussion, we established a mutual understanding of our intent to enable homebrew opportunities and to open the Windows Phone 7 platform for broader access to developers and users.

To fast-track discussions, we are discontinuing the unlocking tool effective immediately.

Its not all bad news/good news however (depending on which side of the fence you sit).  The great news is that some official home brew, likely like what we have available on the Xbox 360, is coming to Windows Phone 7.

To pursue these goals with Microsoft’s support, Brandon Watson has agreed to engage in further discussions with us about officially facilitating homebrew development on WP7.

Some officially supported solution is really the best of all worlds, so that development at least is very good news indeed.

Read the post at ChevronWP7 here.

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