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Microsoft Says Outside App Hogging Windows Phone 7 Data

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Microsoft Says Outside App Hogging Windows Phone 7 Data

A third-party application is responsible for the mysterious 3G data use that plagued some Windows Phone 7 users, said the software maker.

By Antone Gonsalves , InformationWeek

Microsoft is blaming an unnamed third party for a mysterious data upload problem on some Windows Phone 7 devices that threatened to boost users' mobile phone bills.

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User complaints of the errant data use on phones running Microsoft's OS prompted the software maker to launch its own investigation last week. The company said Thursday it found that a "third-party solution commonly accessed from Windows Phones is configured in a manner that may potentially cause larger than expected data downloads."

"Microsoft is in contact with the third party to assist them in making the necessary fixes, and is also pursuing potential workarounds to address the configuration issue in case those are needed," the company said in statement e-mailed to InformationWeek.


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