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Microsoft is now Danger's middle name

Microsoft dug deep into its pocketbook recently with the offer to buy Yahoo for the large sum of $46 billion -- that offer was rejected. Microsoft, however, announced a purchase today that was much easier to finance.

Microsoft says that it agreed to purchase Danger Inc., the company best known for the Sidekick mobile device. Microsoft president of Entertainment and Devices Division Robbie Bach said in a statement, “Microsoft is a global leader with our Windows Mobile software and expanding mobile services. The addition of Danger serves as a perfect complement to our existing software and services, and also strengthens our dedication to improving mobile experiences centered on individuals and what they like.”

Microsoft says that Danger Inc. has connected with a young and enthusiastic customer base that is Internet-savvy and socially inclined. The purchase is expected to add additional assets and resources to Microsoft’s entry into the consumer space.

Danger Inc. chairman and CEO Henry R. Nothhaft said, “Danger continues to provide an effortless and fun mobile experience for consumers. 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.”

The terms of the Microsoft purchase are unknown at this time. It doesn’t take any insider information to know after the purchase of Danger, a Sidekick running Windows Mobile will be just around the corner.

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By robinthakur on 2/12/2008 5:58:41 AM , Rating: -1
Maybe you should get out more then :)

It tries to copy the silver trim from the iphone but distorts the lines to a awkward to hold shape, plenty of ports, grooves and joins to collect dirt and dust in and looks sort of tacky. What's the point in being able to do 3d games more complicated than marble madness when there's no buttons!!! Unless they come out with a joypad for it...

Its just a prototype I guess, so don't expect it to look that great. Why don't they hire some actual DESIGNERS to do the next one and not just somebody wanting to build in as many ports as possible and make it look like a modded iPhone? Regardless, if it still runs on Windows Mobile, I think I'll pass. I used that when I had an HTC TYTN, and it frustrated the heck out of me with its fiddly screen! Never again! They need to work on the interface big time, if Apple can do it, then why can't anyone else?

By maverick85wd on 2/12/2008 7:37:39 AM , Rating: 3
It tries to copy the silver trim from the iphone but distorts the lines to a awkward to hold shape, plenty of ports, grooves and joins to collect dirt and dust in and looks sort of tacky.

Are you serious? A new phone is released that has a face dominated by a screen, and automatically it looks like an iPhone? This thing is 10X sexier than the iPhone, prototype or not.

I do wish the phone had more than just the Windows Mobile platform, hopefully we will see some open source alternatives soon!

"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad
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