Microsoft Acquires the Tmobile Sidekick’s Danger, While Blackberry Network Goes Down
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Today was an eventful day for mobile handheld device owners. First, the RIM Blackberry network went down – again – leaving thousands of Blackberry users in the dark.

Then, it was announced that Microsoft was buying Palo Alto-based Danger, the company behind the Danger Hiptop – more popularly known as the Tmobile Sidekick.


Microsoft made the announcement today during the Mobile World Congress shindig in Barcelona.

Said Robbie Bach, President of Entertainment and Devices for Microsoft, “Danger brings a tremendous software and services experience to Microsoft … we’ll be incorporating Danger into the work that we do, and continuing the work that they already do. He added that “When you actually dig into what they do, the vast majority is actually about the social networking and communications services they provide on top of those devices. That’s where we’ll expand what they do.”

“Danger continues to provide an effortless and fun mobile experience for consumers,” said Henry R. Nothhaft, chairman and CEO of Danger. “Now by combining our uncompromised application software and powerful back-end service with Microsoft, we can expand our innovative service offerings even further and take mobility to a new level.

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft Acquires the Tmobile Sidekick’s Danger, While Blackberry Network Goes Down
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  1. This is bad this is bad this is REALLY bad (wish I could remember what show or movie that came from)…

    I’d heard about the Zune phone ages ago but I figured it was no more than a design and/or programming exercise. I was hoping that an actual physical Zune phone would mean the end of the crappy Windows software that catalogs the Zune’s content. But I have a feeling that the crappy software will endure…

  2. ARRRGH!!! Microsoft needs to leave them damned companies alone. yahoo, Google, Now danger? what next? They’ll have a monopoly soon and what’re we gonna do about it? thank them! they need to stop. They have too much already and all they’re doing is collecting all the resources they need to make NOTHING private. This needs to stop. Now.

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