Microsoft snaps up Danger

Microsoft said Tuesday that it will acquire Danger, which makes Web browsing, instant messaging and other software and services that run T-Mobile's popular Sidekick device. The terms of the deal were not revealed. The Sidekick is manufactured by Sharp and Motorola.

Microsoft did not say whether it would continue to support the Danger operating system, however it did say that it may combine Danger's services with its own products such as Windows Mobile, MSN, Xbox, Zune or Windows Live. In addition, Microsoft said Danger would become part of its entertainment and devices division, not specifically the Windows Mobile group, which is in that division.

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- see this Financial Times story 

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