Danger Inc, the makers of the Sidekick line of handheld devices sold in the US by T-Mobile, was purchased yesterday for an undesclosed amount by Microsoft Corporation. While the Sidekick is more normally aimed at the youth market, there are some folks that use it as a business tool. Those folks are a bit worried that Microsoft is just going to convert it over to a Windows Mobile device and stop supporting the existing operating system on the device. I find it interesting that they are buying a company that is so closely identified with a mobile device. The Sidekick devices are actually made by Sharp for Danger, but you have to think that there might be a lenghtly contract to continue supplying Sidekicks to Danger….now Microsoft. Could this be the start of Microsoft selling cellular phone devices? Is this a counter-move to Google’s Android? Could be interesting times ahead!

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