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[The Australian]Thief steals A MOBILE phone loaded with Microsoft's Windows 6.5 OS

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A MOBILE phone loaded with Microsoft's yet-yo-be-released 6.5 Windows mobile operating system has apparently been stolen.

Telstra chief Sol Trujillo
Telstra confirmed that the Microsoft mobile phone had gone missing but denied that the phone was in chief executive Sol Trujillo's possession at the time of the apparent theft.

It is understood that Telstra executive director Ross Fielding, may have been relieved of the device after accidentally leaving it behind at a conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

It is understood that Telstra executive director Ross Fielding, may have been relieved of the device after attending a conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
LMAO! what a huge mistake

http://www.australianit.news.com.au/...013040,00.html












http://www.australianit.news.com.au/...013040,00.html
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Lets hope Microsoft saved a copy somewhere..
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Whoever stole that phone is an idiot, they wont be able to use it as a phone without the authorities knowing exactly where it is
    
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Whoever stole that phone is an idiot, they wont be able to use it as a phone without the authorities knowing exactly where it is
How so? If that was the case I doubt it would be this big of a deal.
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Simple matter of geolocating the phone. Big whoop.
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Whoever stole that phone is an idiot, they wont be able to use it as a phone without the authorities knowing exactly where it is
They were tracking him and the police had almost caught him when the phone got a BSOD and the police lost track of him.
Edited by Redmist - 2/19/09 at 6:12pm
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Wow...could be worth serious money to some black market hacker.
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All phones have an ESN number (if CDMA) or GSM SIM chip (GSM) and they can track it on the network when it gets turned on (unless you kill the radio before it turns on, which takes some skill)... And it would also take some skill to have the know-how to dump the ROM (although searching around a bit on xda developers may help them out)

And regardless, if they do anything with the OS, they will be revealing enough about themselves to get busted

so its just a dumb move period
    
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They were tracking him and they police had almost caught him when the phone got a BSOD and the police lost track of him.


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Yeha, I'm sure they will be looking for this phone on the network, its not like some randoms phone that was lost
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