Danger, Chris@Danger, Dot Com, Here’s a bit of Sidekick history

Chris DeSalvo, one of Danger’s first employees writes about Danger’s smartphone technology at length:

I came across a website whose purpose was to provide a super detailed list of every handheld computing environment going back to the early 1970’s. It did a great job except for one glaring omission: the first mobile platform that I helped develop. The company was called Danger, the platform was called hiptop, and what follows is an account of our early days, and a list of some of the “modern” technologies we shipped years before you could buy an iOS or Android device.

As you might expect, lots of discussion and comparisons to US devices, and no mention at all of SIBO, Psion, ARM, EPOC, or Symbian, but a nice read nonetheless.