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MS negotiates WP7 jailbreak withdrawal

Perhaps deciding that it lacked the appetite for a cat-and-mouse style brawl over the hacking of its new line of Windows Phone 7 devices, Microsoft has come up with a novel way of deterring hackers from cracking its OS. Cnet reports that the platform holder has successfully convinced the creators …

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Paid games a hit on Windows Phone 7

Games occupy the Top 10 slots in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace’s paid applications chart, according to research from analytics firm Distimo. What’s more, with prices between $2.99 and $6.99, the chart has yet to be dominated by iOS-style 99-cent titles. Games account for 40% of the 100 most popular …

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Windows Phone 7 off to slow start

A report from TheStreet claims that on its first day of release Microsoft sold just 40,000 Windows Phone 7 units. TheStreet adds that the number doesn’t account for the 89,000 free Windows Phone 7 devices that were handed out to Microsoft employees. The numbers are thon into stark contrast when …

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Crackdown 2 DLC due this month

The first DLC pack for Microsoft shooter Crackdown 2 will be available to download on Xbox Live later this month. ‘Deluge’ features a new four player co-op mode where users are pitted against increasingly challenging waves of enemies in Pacific City. There is also a ‘Capture the Orb’ mode which …

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XNA gets Windows Phone makeover

Having officially lifted the lid on its ambitious Windows Phone 7 plans to the global tech media yesterday, Microsoft has quietly re-branded its indie dev operations to incorporate its new portable gaming aspirations. Anyone now visiting the home page of the XNA Creators Club, the home of Microsoft’s indie games …

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