WindowsPhoneHacker’s Jaxbot interviewed

Jaxbot

1800PocketPC have posted an interview with the famous Windows Phone Hacker from the eponymous website.

Jaxbot is revealed as a hard-working student who has also dabbled in Linux and who started as a Windows Mobile hacker.

He is a Samsung Focus user who interestingly does not use his phone for much more than communicating, noting his Xbox Hub was completely empty.

About Windows Phone as a mobile OS he says:

Currently, with WP7 and the way it’s advertised, I don’t see it competing directly against the other players. I feel like WP has it’s own niche, a place for people who want a simple, sleek, fast phone, who are not overly concerned with being able to power-use their phone in the way iOS or Android users do. I say this because the capabilities of the phones are very different; Android allows much more flexibility in applications and the feel of the system is quite different, and reminds me of the good days with my Windows Mobile devices (except, in this case, much more usable). WP has a very limited scope for applications, and focuses on a consistent, fast, secure user experience, which certainly has its advantages. The way Microsoft leads the platform will determine a lot of things, but simply put, I feel like WP currently serves a role in the market that is rather different from other two big platforms.

He notes that the developer unlock system is the same in Windows Phone 8 as Windows Phone 7, and expected the homebrew scene to continue even in with the new OS.

Read the full review with this important Windows Phone character at 1800Pocketpc here.

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