CNet reports that a number of lawsuits have been filed, with one Californian claiming Microsoft and Danger failed to use reasonable care in handling Sidekick owners data and that the Sidekick was falsely advertised.
"T-Mobile and its service providers ought to have been more careful the use of backup technology and policies to prevent such data loss" said the individual's lawyer, according to CNet."We are hopeful that T-Mobile and the rest of the defendants will do the right thing, use this as an opportunity to redesign the system as a new standard for cloud computing storage, and provide full compensation for the data loss."
As you'd imagine there's no shortage of people rushing to the court house, papers in hand. Another suit, filed on behalf of Maureen Thompson "and all others similarly situated," is seeking damages for business contacts lost by Thompson's daughter.
Thompson says the reason her daughter, an aspiring songwriter, singer and model, has a Sidekick is because "T-Mobile promised that any data would be protected and available no matter what happened to the phone." Thompson's daughter lost business contacts, appointments, and song lyrics not stored anywhere else when her data was swallowed up by the big black hole cloud. Thompson blames the cloud-based architecture and points out the fact that the Sidekick does not have the ability to sync with the user's computer, unlike the iPhone or BlackBerry.
It's unclear how Microsoft's most recent statement will effect these lawsuits. The Redmond-based company today said that it had managed to recover "most, if not all" of the data previously thought to be lost.
For more on the lawsuits detailed above, check out the full story on CNet.