Sharp To Make Danger Hiptops
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 said:Why should they only make them for Tmobile?
hopefully they still keep making the sidekicks for tmobile only
Partnering with Sharp, who has quite a bit of experience with consumer electronics and some with cell phones, looks like...