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Contrary to what most people think, Microsoft is actually an awesome company. Especially the people that work there and the way they function.

Doing things like this does a few good things for Microsoft. They have a friendlier image so people will be more inclined to buy a Windows phone. They draw in more consumers that now know it's okay to customize your phone and experiment with your phone. And if other cool features come about from the jailbreaking, it will make even more people want to buy the phone since you can do that on their mobile OS.

Good move Microsoft.
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Awesome, good to hear they actually support 3rd party...the only way your platform will even take off
    
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post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by ChvyVele View Post
Contrary to what most people think, Microsoft is actually an awesome company. Especially the people that work there and the way they function.

Doing things like this does a few good things for Microsoft. They have a friendlier image so people will be more inclined to buy a Windows phone. They draw in more consumers that now know it's okay to customize your phone and experiment with your phone. And if other cool features come about from the jailbreaking, it will make even more people want to buy the phone since you can do that on their mobile OS.

Good move Microsoft.
The same folks who use the $ symbol in place of the "S" in Microsoft are likely the same folks who buy Apple products vehemently and believe that Apple isn't a corporation that doesn't like money; that Apple only runs of the pure joy of their consumer base.(Looking at their value on wall street I'd say they love money more than MSFT does)
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post #34 of 52
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Off-topic:
They might be dying, yet their economy is kicking USA in the b***s, they will become the 2nd most powerful economy in a couple years, overcoming USA...
The leader is China btw.
I'm pretty sure he was referring to Native Americans, not Indians from India.
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the first MS publicity stunt i have seen a while thats any good.
    
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post #36 of 52
Lol
WOW!
MS truly is different compared to Sony
But...by going upfront and telling MS that you jailbroke it, all you're doing is helping them patch it up...Right?
post #37 of 52
Don't be blind people. They want jailbreakers to help their platform. If they were doing well on their own, they'd be just as angry as any other company.
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post #38 of 52
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Originally Posted by HappyDave View Post
This is similar to what we did to the indians, gave them stuff...but little did they know we put diseases on it to kill them!!!!!

Microsoft "You do it our way, or not at all"
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Psst... The Indians would have died off anyway.
wooooooooow.........
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Yeah, because we knew about how illnesses were caused, spread, and we knew that us white murderers were immune to these diseases.

/facepalm.
i salute a fellow eagle scout! Upon my Honor.....

+rep for being a serious scout!
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
People dont get that jail-breaking give the manufacture way more money. For example iPhone really kicked of and still is because it can be jail-broken.
uh huh, that is why the iPhone was successful. not because it was the first consumer multitouch device, not because it was ages more advanced than any 'smartphone' that was on the market then (so much so that microsoft thought that it was impossible for such a device to exist, that apple faked it).

Obviously it was successful because it could be jailbroken.

EDIT: but yeah, i agree with most people in the thread: jailbreakers just want to improve the device the manufacturers made, and i see absolutely zero problem with that.
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