Has Microsoft Identified The Data Hog?

The ongoing battle to see what part of WP7 is sucking up users data may just be drawing to a close. Seattle PI straight up asked Microsoft what the story is, and they claim they've found the culprit: We have determined that a third-party solution commonly accessed from Windows Phones is configured in a manner that potentially cause larger than expected data downloads. We are … [Read more...]

Possible Solution To Windows Phone 7 Data Woes?

With significant coverage of the ongoing data woes plaguing some WP7 users, people are trying to slap together homebrew fixes for their devices, in order to stop from going over data limits for the month. The Windows Club has put together some tips on how to avoid the overage charges: Disable the Windows Feedback Option. Check it every so often to make sure it hasn’t … [Read more...]

Microsoft Investigating Data Problems

If you've been hit by the data problems that have been widely reported on Windows Phone 7, take some solace in the fact that Microsoft is aware of the problem, and they're looking into it. Talking to the BBC, a spokesman said: "We are investigating this issue to determine the root cause and will update with information and guidance as it becomes available." Hopefully the root … [Read more...]

Data Bug Pushes Some Users Over Allowance

It seems there's a relatively serious bug appearing with Windows Phone 7: sometimes it'll use 3G data even when a Wi-Fi network is available. Over at WinSuperSite, a reader emailed WP7 guru Paul Thurrott, and asked about why her phone was mysteriously and constantly sending data, causing her to go over the plan's limit. Thurrott responds: Yes, this is a curiously common … [Read more...]

Dell Responds To Venue Pro Wi-Fi Issues

Dell Venue Pro users are having issues connecting to protected Wi-Fi networks, and Dell has done some research and found the cause: We have confirmed that the Wi-Fi connectivity issue that was reported in blogs like Boy Genius Reportand Ubergizmo resulted from a software glitch during Dell's manufacturing process. The issue affected some of our initial phone shipments and was … [Read more...]