Danger, Inc. today announced a partnership with T-Mobile U.S.A., a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, to develop and sell innovative wireless products based on Danger’s Hiptop™ Platform and Services. Designed and developed by Danger, Inc., T-Mobile will be the first wireless operator to offer the Hiptop™ enabled device—named the T-Mobile Sidekick—later this fall across all its markets nationwide.
The T-Mobile brand made its debut in the United States in July with the launch of service in California and Nevada and will transition its current VoiceStream Wireless name to T-Mobile in the coming months, marketing the brand and its services in 45 of the top 50 U.S. markets and 8,000 U.S. cities.
The T-Mobile Sidekick featuring Hiptop technology is a wireless all-in-one device that combines a fully-featured mobile phone with a variety of data communication applications including: an HTML web browser, email, instant messaging, personal information management features, games and a digital camera accessory. The T-Mobile Sidekick’s voice and data applications will run on T-Mobile’s all-digital, high-speed GSM/GPRS voice and data network—the largest in the country.
Danger provides a complete solution for mobile services. The Hiptop Wireless Solution includes a device design that can be private labeled by wireless carriers, a platform for the development of third-party applications, and a back-end software framework that supports the delivery of data services. Danger’s Hiptop Wireless Solution will enable wireless operators to deliver voice, Web, messaging and entertainment services on a fun all-in-one device. This combined solution, will be available to consumers for the first time through the T-Mobile Sidekick.
“Through our partnership, T-Mobile and Danger have been able to work together closely to create a product ideally suited to T-Mobile’s subscriber base,” said Andy Rubin, president and chief executive officer of Danger, Inc. “Our joint vision of providing an unprecedented mobile voice and data experience has guided the development of the T-Mobile Sidekick.”
“Danger is a great company of talented professionals who epitomize what innovation means in the wireless space,” said Cole Brodman, senior vice president of systems and product development at T-Mobile U.S.A. “In a very short period of time, the Danger team has been able to deliver an award winning device, platform and OS that offers a compelling suite of bundled features that will resonate with consumers in the marketplace and really showcase what T-Mobile’s nationwide high-speed voice and data network can deliver for customers.”
For more information on the T-Mobile Sidekick, go to http://www.t-mobile.com and select the T-Mobile Sidekick ‘Coming Soon’ icon.