TMobile to shut down Danger Servers sealing original Sidekicks fate

first_imgT-Mobile announced recently that before its starts to roll out the next-gen Android Sidekicks, it will be on clean up duty and finally killing off the Microsoft Danger servers that power the current crop of Sidekicks.First released back in 2002, the Sidekick was a social-centric propriety smartphone that was aimed at the younger generations. Switching off the Danger servers will effectively demote the handset to a text and call platform only. This is mainly because Danger was a cloud based solution so it required a connection to the service to bring all the social networking goodies to the end-user.AdChoices广告T-Mobile is not leaving users of the aging Sidekick totally in the dark, though, as they will be helping owners move to the newer Sidekick with various deals. T-Mobile will also provide a web based export service so customers can transfer their contacts, photos and other data from the Danger service to the new platform.No doubt it was Microsoft’s influence, and the huge outage back in the fall of 2009, that has led to Danger’s demise.Read more at AllThingsDigitallast_img