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Sharp To Make Danger Hiptops

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Jul 23, 2004, 8:51 AM   by (staff)

Danger, creator of the popular Hiptop messaging device, said today that it has agreed to a broad manufacturing deal with Sharp. Sharp will produce a new Hiptop in time for the Christmas shopping season. The deal will allow Danger to focus on its software and service, while also eliminating production and inventory issues that have been a problem in the past. Separately, Danger said it had received a new round of $37 million in venture capital financing.

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MrFisch13

Jul 23, 2004, 12:09 PM

hm...

hopefully they still keep making the sidekicks for tmobile only Cool
MrFisch13 said:
hopefully they still keep making the sidekicks for tmobile only Cool
Why should they only make them for Tmobile?
Other carriers (SunCom, Fido, etc.) sell the hiptop -- Sidekick is just T-Mobile's name for it. Rolling Eyes
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Nay, they're releasing them to SunCom as Hiptops as well.
muchdrama

Jul 23, 2004, 12:35 PM

Hardware Woes.

Hopefully Sharp will be able to produce better hardware than Danger. I think this was a smart move.
Danger itself never actually manufactured hiptops themselves; they contracted the manufacturing out to (I believe) Flextronics.

Partnering with Sharp, who has quite a bit of experience with consumer electronics and some with cell phones, looks like...
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