T-Mobile and Microsoft: Sidekick User Data is Gone
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this is funny
and microsoft OS sucks
now both just screwed the entire phone
Sometimes, you have no real method of exporting and backing up the data for yourself.
Just imagine what a sad disaster data loss at MobileMe, GMail, hotmail, or itunes would be? How long do you expect that data to persist, and at what to expense would it be extracted if lost?
there's two ironies here:
This is why no business should ever consider anything Microsoft makes as something professional grade. They make shoddy, shoddy products.
It is like they keep innovating for new ways to screw something up. Their entire mobile strategy is rubbish, and it is unfortunate they have done to Danger what Daimler did to Chrysler.
This is why no business s
I think that puts all your comments on the ass-clownery pile.
bluecoyote said:...it is unfortunate they have done to Danger what Daimler did to Chrysler...
that's funny i always thought that chrysler messed up daimler...
People still use the Sidekick?
And maybe a lot of people don't need whatever unspecified features you think they should have. A big screen, full keyboard, and Internet access covers a lot of ground.
how does sidekick really works?
how did the wipe out thing happen in every sidekick?
is it like typical phones who have a hardware memory so you can save contacts, photos, etc?
i'm really curious about this because this is the first time i read a phone being wiped out of everything it had through a network service outage while all phones have its own hardware memory to store stuffs now...
Hence project black