After Microsoft pointed its finger towards Yahoo for the famous data usage problems on Windows Phone 7 and Yahoo kindly apologised for the matter, the Sunnyvale company has fired back at Microsoft trying to save what was left.
Pocket-lint has received a statement from Yahoo that totally takes the ball back into Redmond’s court: “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”. The statement refers to Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian, and RIM’s BlackBerry OS where the service and application are also available.
While no other platform seems to encounter any issues, Yahoo makes it clear that it’s Microsoft that chose to implement IMAP this way and that Sunnyvale “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.”
Regardless who’s finger points in what direction, the fact is that many people had to pay some extra cash on their monthly bills because someone somewhere did something wrong. Nevertheless, a fix is coming up which will hopefully put an end to this before it gets blown out of proportion.