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In the meantime, the company is planning to release a new Android-based line of Sidekick phones later this spring, rebuilding the device with 4G speeds, using HSPA-plus technology. Adding insult to injury, the Danger service also suffered an embarrassing outage in October 2009, indicating the lack of resources and efforts that Microsoft was putting into the service. 

In the meanwhile, a separate group built Windows Phone 7, a platform that Microsoft would eventually pin its mobile hopes on. For years, T-Mobile's popular line of 'Sidekick' phones ignited the carrier's brand and made it the cool, hip thing in town. A service called Danger powered the phones' data connectivity and features, but it runs on a separate set of servers than other T-Mobile data. 

Because Sidekicks are cloud-based (it was revolutionary at the time), all user contact data, photos, and calendar data will remain stored online and accessible for users. "T-Mobile will provide offers for our Sidekick customers before 31 May 2011, to help make an easy transition from their existing Sidekick device to a new device," T-Mobile USA said in a statement. Meanwhile, in a high-profile location on its Website, the telco is advertising "a 4G Sidekick powered by Android" and is inviting customers to register their interest. 

T-Mobile discontinued the device in July 2010, but continued to support the related Danger services. Microsoft claims the team working on Danger has already been absorbed into its "new Premium Mobile Experiences (PMX) team," which essentially means that any Danger staff still with the Redmond-based software giant are now working on Windows Phone 7.
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