T-Mobile is blaming Microsoft subsidiary Danger, for a massive data loss issue for users of its Sidekick data service. T-Mobile told Sidekick users that personal information stored on Sidekick devices, including contact, calendars, to-do lists, and photos--have "almost certainly has been lost" due to a server failure at Microsoft/Danger. Microsoft bought Danger in Feburary of 2008 for around $500M, for Danger's Sidekick applications and services. T-Mobile advised its users to not reset their device, remove their battery, or let their battery drain completely, at risk of losing "any personal content" on those devices.
posted on Monday, October 12, 2009
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