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Danger Ahead

June 15th, 2002 · No Comments

An interview with the Danger CEO and CTO in News.com. Danger has launched the Hiptop, an all-in-one wireless device. Says Danger’s CEO:

The real question they should be asking is, “Is it a platform for third-party developers?” This is new. This is the first time that a phone has been turned into a platform for third-party developers. You’ll see a huge change and a huge shift on what the killer applications are. Danger is not saying that we’ve invented the killer application. We’ve just identified the opportunity that phones can become platforms.

When cell phones first came out, part of the reason they became so popular was because they were inexpensive and they worked the same way that your desk phone does. You have access to all the same content that you have for your desk phone. And there really hasn’t been a low-cost handheld device that offers that same kind of experience with what we’re used to on a desktop machine.

Its how we need to think of Emergic also [thanks to Veer for highlighting this — check his weblog called Knowledge Eldorado]. The Thin Client with the Linux Desktop will give the same desktop experience for a fraction of the cost.

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