Color Hiptop Due In Summer

It’s not often that us Americans get our hands on cool new wireless gadgetry before our friends in Europe of Asia. Such has been the case with the Danger Hiptop (aka T-Mobile Sidekick). But of course it couldn’t last. According to the BBC when the Hiptop starts shipping in Europe this summer, it will have a color screen. Hopefully they’ll offer a US color version at the same time and allow current users to upgrade. Other interesting tidbits from the BBC are that to date there have been tens of thousands units sold, two-thirds of the users are aged 18-24 years old, and half the users access the web daily and send and receive 50 messages per day. The reason the Hiptop works is because its a great combination of price and user experience. Something no other wireless service has been able to replicate. The big question though is T-Mobile making money on its Hiptop users?

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