MOBILE ALSO-RAN Microsoft has blamed a problem with its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) devices on an un-named third party.
For a while people have been moaning that Windows Phone 7 handsets have been uploading shedloads of data for no reason. The problem seems to affect 3G users and has caused lots of them to go over their monthly bandwidth limits.
Microsoft has apparently nailed the problem down. However it insists that it is not responsible. The Vole claims that the problem is the fault of some mysterious third party software application.
It is not saying who created the application, so users cannot send it their phone bills.
Microsoft's statement to the Seattle PI was that the third party application commonly accessed from phones running WP7 is configured so that it potentially causes larger than expected data uploads.
"We are in contact with the third party to assist them in making the necessary fixes, and are also pursuing potential workarounds to address the configuration issue in case those are needed. At this point in our investigation, we believe this is responsible for most of the reported incidents," a Microsoft spokesman said.
The Vole also insists that only a small percentage of Windows Phone 7 customers have reported being affected. µ
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