This press release is a masterpiece. Here's the bit that sounds the best:
We now believe that data loss affected a minority of Sidekick users
We plan to begin restoring users’ personal data as
soon as possible, starting with personal contacts,
after we have validated the data and our restoration plan.
But then to brand this press release as
MICROSOFT CONFIRMS DATA RECOVERY FOR SIDEKICK USERS
I suppose it's a necessary level of ass-hattery; the situation is entirely negative. Your mobile cloud infrastructure just lost peoples' data, and did it so spectacularly that your corporate partner fed you to the sharks; it's probably worse than a Blue Screen of Death during a product launch.
So that title is technically true. In that they are planning on trying to recover the data ("after we validate the data and our plan").
Beautiful, PR people.
But that's a pretty huge improvement over the previous release from T-Mobile stating that everything was lost for everyone, with almost no hope of recovery.