Kryssa Guntrum, Director of Global Product Communications sent us an email that’s hot off the inbox concerning Yahoo’s involvement in the current phantom data problem that is happening with Microsoft Windows Phone 7, and here is what she has to say about it.
“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.”
Basically, the finger pointing has gone back to Microsoft, and since all’s well that ends well, we are glad that Microsoft has taken up Yahoo’s offer for a near-term solution, so this is more or less the last that we expect to hear of it.