Microsoft Blames Unnamed Third Party for Mysterious 3G Data Uploads

Soon after 2011 began, Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 book author Paul Thurrot noted a concurred with a reader’s comment on his website that Windows Phone 7 had an issue of data being mysteriously being uploaded in large quantities (30 to 50MB per day) over 3G even when WiFi was turned on and accessible.

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The Seattlepi’s Microsoft Blog reports that Microsoft confirms the issue.

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Unfortunately, there isn’t much available in the way of details except that Microsoft places the blame on a third-party solution. It is not clear if this solution is a third-party app, a Microsoft app with components provided by a third-party, or something else entirely.