PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 12, 2005–Danger, Inc. announced today that over 3 billion mobile instant messages (IM) were sent and received on the company’s hiptop(R) wireless platform during 2004. This number is even more impressive when compared to the 22.8 billion total SMS messages sent across all United States wireless carriers during the same period, according to recent data from Jupiter Research. Sold through eight operators in six countries, each operator brands the hiptop device as their own and sells it directly to consumers, such as the T-Mobile Sidekick II, SunCom hiptop2 and Edge Wireless hiptop.
“Because of the hiptop’s intuitive user-interface and overall ease-of-use,” said Hank Nothhaft, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danger Inc., “it has become the premier mobile platform for instant messaging. IM has clearly become a killer app for our users. And if our current growth trends continue, we will support upwards of 10-15 billion mobile instant messages in 2005.”
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