Time-Traveling Windows Mobile Year 2016 Texts Are a Bug, Not a Feature

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Sorry to burst your warp bubble, bucko, but that text message you received the other day from a cellphone user in the year 2016 was just some stupid bug.

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According to non-official sources (MS has yet to comment), some mobile users are receiving text messages sent after 1/1/2010 dated as though they were sent from the future, specifically 1/1/2016.

The latest reports state the most widely-affected user group are those using Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5. The folks at WMExperts have posted a homemade .cab file that purportedly fixes the bug, but again, nothing official from MS or handset manufacturers just yet. [WMExperts via Pocket Now via BGR]

DISCUSSION

As is often the case in the WM world, it takes a third party hack to make it better. Need a better rom? got to XDA developers. Need a fix for a bug? Go to WMExperts...

MS should just open source the damn thing and let the community take care of it.