The ‘phantom data’ leaks in Windows Phone 7 are unique to it, says the portal
Yahoo has issued a statement saying that though the excessive data exchange problem on Windows Phone 7 handsets is connected to its IMAP mail account, there are no problems with other OS.
After being named by Microsoft in connection with the "phantom data" exchange glitch, Yahoo said the problem is unique to Windows Phone 7.
The statement said, "Yahoo! Mail is widely available on tens of millions of mobile phones, including those running on Apple iOS, Android, Nokia Symbian, and RIM. The issue on the Windows phones is specific to how Microsoft chose to implement IMAP for Yahoo! Mail and does not impact Yahoo! Mail on these other mobile devices.
"Yahoo! has offered to provide Microsoft a near-term solution for the implementation they chose, and is encouraging Microsoft to change to a standard way of integrating with Yahoo! Mail, which would result in a permanent fix."
The glitch in the phones first surfaced early this year when some users, mostly in the US, complained that their phones running on Windows 7 exchanged data without their knowledge.
After refusing to disclose the details of the glitch for sometime, Microsoft had named Yahoo as the third party that was responsible for the mysterious "phantom data" exchange in some of its Windows Phone 7 handsets.