Microsoft announced in February 2008 that it intended
to purchase Danger.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Microsoft says that the
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
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.