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Win Phone 7 Update Is Source of Samsung Snag

Last week Microsoft sent out the first software update for Windows Phone 7 and then promptly yanked it back. The problem? The update froze a number (Microsoft says a small number, and I have no reason to doubt) of Samsung smartphones.

If you are one of the unlucky minority, Microsoft says you should pull out the battery and stick it back in. Heck, I did the same thing last week with my Blackberry when it wouldn't download mail. Like kicking an old TV, it worked like a charm!

Reportedly, the battery fix works for some, not for others.

Is your smartphone solid or flaky as a crescent roll? Answers welcome from phones, iPads, Netbooks, PCs or even thin clients at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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