Originally Posted by ascii
There's always paper and pen. If I owned one of these devices I would be furiously scrolling through my contacts writing it all down.
Get a camera and take a snapshot of each contact screen. Saves a lot of time, a second per contact vs. maybe half a minute or more, depending on how much info you have.
Originally Posted by l008com
I totally disagree with that. It was their service. If they chose to farm it out to a 3rd party, and they chose to leave it farmed out when that 3rd party got bought out my a... 4th party. Then it IS their fault. They are a service provider. They are responsible for getting service to their customers. They should have done it in-house, or find a successful company to do it.
The Sidekick product was never T-Mobile's making, was it? I don't know if any carrier can commission their own ground-up phone design. They'll generally take variations on what they are offered.
Originally Posted by NonVendorFan
Does this apply to why Apple didn't acknowlede the DATA LOSS problem with Snow Vista until today when the press got wind of it.
A fabricated article that is purely a way of diverting the Sheep from Apple's problem today.
The Side Kick Data Loss is about the only thing in this entire article that can be supported by any backup data.
Apple's F up (I did listen moderator) is as bad as Microsoft's Side Kick F up.
At least Microsoft owned up to it on day 1 and T-Mobile stopped selling the problem.
Maybe you like conspiracy stories as much as DED does, but if it's really a diversion, wouldn't it require lots of lame stories to push the story down? The data deletion bug story is the very next story, number three as of right now.
I don't know if you can legitimately say that Apple's screwup is as bad, it sounds more like you don't know how to write non-hyperbolically. Yes, it's bad to lose data, but the circumstances don't compare. You have to have and use a guest account in the first place, and I wonder how many Mac users have guest accounts. I sure don't. In order to compare, Snow Leopard would have to be deleting user data on all computers, and that's not happening by anyone's account.
Originally Posted by Spunkmeyer
My understanding is that nothing is kept locally. And the reality is, most people don't think of these things until there's a problem.
My knowledge of the Sidekick is pretty limited, aside from the fact that I know it gained a substantial following in the hearing-impaired community when it was released because it offered capabilities that weren't offered by anyone else at the time. These devices, as much as a majority may consider them frivolous, are lifelines for some.
I guess that explains why someone I knew had one.
Originally Posted by vinney57
You really are a total idiot...
That's a harsher personal attack than is really necessary. How about let's not do that again? I don't like his tone either, but don't break the rules and feed NVF, OK?