Wireless carrier T-Mobile USA has stopped selling all models of the Sidekick in the wake of a massive hardware failure that resulted in many customers losing their e-mail, contacts, and other data.
Sidekick customers had started experiencing problems connecting to the data network more than a week ago. Microsoft, whose Danger subsidiary powers the Sidekick service, said it was investigating the problems. On Saturday, Microsoft and T-Mobile posted an updated notice saying all data that was not currently on customers devices was likely lost permanently. And here we are--looking at one of the largest losses of online consumer data we've ever seen. We get an update from CNET's Microsoft expert Ina Fried.
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