Danger co-founders report directly to Microsoft senior VP

Microsoft is now the official and proud owner of Danger Inc. Microsoft announced today that it completed the acquisition of Danger, the company best known for making the Sidekick mobile phone. Microsoft says that Danger will become part of its Premium Mobile Experiences team (PMX).

Microsoft announced in February 2008 that it intended to purchase Danger.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Microsoft says that the employees of Danger will continue to work from the current Danger offices. As part of the merger the co-founders of Danger, Matt Hershenson and Joe Britt will join PMX and report directly to Roz Ho, corporate vice president of Premium Mobile Experiences.

Ho said in a statement, “We imagine a mobile experience that embraces sharing and celebrating relationships and personal moments. Combining Danger and Microsoft talents together in the Premium Mobile Experiences team is how we’re going to deliver cool, new, fun mobile experiences to consumers. We want people to smile every time they look at their phone.”

Microsoft says that the acquisition of Danger will allow it to provide mobile users with rich consumer experiences in communication, media sharing and more. Now it’s only a matter of time until a Sidekick turns up running the latest version of Windows Mobile 6.

Hopefully Microsoft and Danger can turn out a mobile device with an Internet browsing experience as enjoyable as Apple has provided with the iPhone.

"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs
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