Microsoft's cloud server support of T-Mobile's Sidekick went down earlier this week, and they lost all of their user's personal data. Yup, all of it. Pictures, emails, contacts, calendars, everything. And they apparently didn't back it up, so it is as gone as gone can be.
How bad is it? I mean, the Sidekick was one of the world's leading smart phones. It was one of the hippest devices to own once-upon-a-time. And according to Seth Weintraub over at computerworld.com, the device is as good as dead.
To all the Sidekick users out there, I send my sincerest condolences. I think it may be time to buy a new smart phone. Or maybe it is time to play things safe and just go back to the LAN line.
Or you can seek out one of these sleek looking "vintage" cell phones
UPDATE! Conan made a comment worthy of reprinting in the main post regarding this Sidekick fail. Looks like Microsoft managed to fix things with that limited budget of theirs:
"Data recovery was possible it turns out. You can follow that end of the story here: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/10/15/1855200/MS-Says-All-Sidekick-Data-Recovered-But-Damage-Done?art_pos=1