Rumors: Chevron Discontinues WP7 $9.99 Unlock; The Real Story

| January 2, 2012 | 40 Replies

Ok for those of us coming from Symbian no OS would be complete without the ability to sideload apps onto a device, recently Chevron Unlocker tool has been the answer to that on WP7.5 (allowing you to purchase a semi-developers licence for a penny under $10; enabling you to sideload up to ten non-marketplace apps).

Now according to chevron their agreement with Microsoft was to make the $9.99 unlock available for a limited amount of lisences/tokens (10,000); two days ago on the news year Chevron announced that they had already sold all 10,000 tokens (which according to the original agreement would mean the end of the $9.99 offer)

Now most people read the first tweet and interpreted it as the end of this wonderful tool, and there have been loads of rumors flying around that the complete Chevron is being discontinued! However the second tweet clearly says:

We’re discussing if we want to up that number

And accroding to “” (first time I hear of it, but apparently the developer is tight with Chevron makers), the developers haven’t even asked Microsoft for more tokens; yet people are already crying about it’s death.

Microsoft isn’t involved in our discussion yet. And they can’t provide us with more unlocks because we haven’t asked yet. If we do request more, we’re sure Microsoft will respond positively – as they have in the past.

Now I’d love to go into more details about what this means but Finals mean I hardly have enough time to write this, feel free to discuss it below, and check out the full details at the source link below.



Category: Applications, Mango, News, Nokia, Rumours, Symbian, Windows Phone

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