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Microsoft Update Bricks Windows Phone 7 Models

The update Microsoft pushed out this week for its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system seemed innocent enough. In fact, it was simply meant to pave the way for future updates to be implemented more easily.

But very quickly, some users noticed that something was very wrong with their smartphones.

Some consumers with Samsung devices were hit the hardest, as the update inadvertently "bricked" their phones, rendering them unusable.

Others needed to reboot their devices to get them working again, without the update.

Microsoft is now doing damage control. "This software update remains available to customers with the exception of Samsung as we are in the process of temporarily taking down the update for those phones in order to correct the issue as soon as possible," a company spokesperson said.

Enterprise Mobile Today has the story on the update that went awry.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
'Small' Windows Phone Update Has Big Impact