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Microsoft recovers Sidekick data

The BBC reports that Microsoft says it has now recovered the personal data lost when its Sidekick servers suffered an outage on 13 October.

T-Mobile suspends Sidekick sales

US operator T-Mobile has halted sales of the Sidekick device after a server caused customers to lose personal data, reports the BBC. Microsoft subsidiary Danger, which designed Sidekick’s software and service, confirmed the disruption.

Armani, Samsung, Microsoft team on smartphone

Samsung, Microsoft and Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani unveiled a EUR700 touchscreen smartphone (pictured)  Friday that includes the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.

Ballmer admits Windows Mobile mistakes

Various reports last week noted that attendees of Microsoft’s Venture Capital Summit reported via Twitter that CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft “screwed up with Windows Mobile” and changed the Windows Mobile team recently to try to recoup losses.

Microsoft set to unveil new mobile strategy

Microsoft will today announce that the first batch of devices to carry the Windows Phone brand – incorporating the firm’s new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system (OS) and its Windows Marketplace application store – are ready to hit the market.