Microsoft says it can restore wiped Sidekick data

October 15, 2009 12:24:30 PM PDT
There may be a happy ending after all for owners of Sidekick phones who recently lost contact numbers and other personal information stored on it. On Monday, T-Mobile said information stored by many Sidekick owners was "almost certainly" gone for good. The loss stemmed from a failure of servers that remotely stored the data.

But Microsoft Corp. says it has recovered "most, if not all" of the erased data and will restore it as soon as it validates the information. Microsoft's Danger Inc. subsidiary makes the phones that are sold to T-Mobile USA.

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