It’s clear Microsoft has perfected human cloning as it would explain the duplicate contacts issue I’ve been having on my Windows Phone 7 that has spiraled out of control. Check out the short video above to see the Frankenstein of a contacts list I now have.
A quick search reveals that at least two other people are also experiencing the same problem which might even be noticeable at first but slowly spreads to different contacts like a virus. I wouldn’t be surprised if more people are affected who haven’t noticed yet.
In terms of troubleshooting, the problem doesn’t seem to transfer into the cloud as both my Windows Live and Google accounts show contacts without duplication. Removing all of them but the irremovable Windows Live account yields no results either. Editing or removing any one of the duplicates does not impact any other duplicates.
Of course as last resort I could hard reset/format the phone, but it’s painful to lose all my saved game progress and to reinstall all applications manually. Gee I wonder if it would help if there was a way for me to save the data from my phone and reload them at a later date.
Until then, I’ll just pretend many of my friends have very popular names.