Official Microsoft response to the Y2k16 SMS bug

Via WMExperts we have an official response to the Y2k16 SMS bug affected some Windows Mobile handsets on some carriers.

The Microsoft spokesman says:

“Microsoft is aware of reports that phone messages received after 1/1/2010 may be dated 2016. These reports have not yet resulted in widespread customer inquiries; however, we are working closely with our manufacturing and mobile operator partners to investigate the cause and correct the issue as appropriate.”

While Microsoft pontificates a work-around is currently available which means SMS messages will get their timestamp from the phone rather than the network.  It can be downloaded here.

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