Consumers Get Moresm Spontaneous Fun on a Single Device
BELLEVUE, Wash. (October 1, 2002) — Consumers waiting for a fun, affordable "all-in-one" wireless device have been rewarded today as T-Mobile USA, Inc., one of the leading innovators in wireless voice and data services, further delivers on its GET MOREsm promise by introducing the revolutionary T-Mobile Sidekick across the country today. The highly anticipated T-Mobile Sidekick is the innovative all-in-one device that lets customers surf the Web, send and receive email, chat using AOLŪ Instant Messenger™ (AIMŪ) service, play fun games, take and email mobile snapshots and talk it up with friends and family. Consumers can purchase the T-Mobile Sidekick exclusively at more than 650 T-Mobile owned retail stores, CompUSA and online at www.t-mobile.com.
The T-Mobile Sidekick is the first commercial delivery of Danger, Inc.'s hiptop™ Wireless Solution, awarded Best of Show winner at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show in the PDA, Handheld and Mobile Wireless category and first runner up for Overall Best of Show. Sporting an unprecedented design, the end-to-end solution provides an affordable seamless, integrated voice and data experience that's appealing to a widespread consumer audience. No other solution provides such a broad range of applications and features on a single device at a consumer friendly price.
The new T-Mobile Sidekick is the best example yet of T-Mobile's GET MOREsm commitment to provide consumers the best overall value in wireless service with more minutes, more features and more service. The T-Mobile Sidekick retails for just $199 after a $50 rebate. The introductory price plan of $39.99 a month gives customers unlimited data usage—all the Web surfing, email, and AIM service they want for one year—plus 200 anytime voice minutes and 1,000 weekend minutes, all with free long distance. The T-Mobile Sidekick operates on T-Mobile's nationwide, all digital GSM/GPRS voice and high-speed data network—the largest in the country, covering more than 200 million people in 8,000 cities.
"The T-Mobile Sidekick is all about fun and getting more from life with spontaneous communication," said Cole Brodman, senior vice president of product development for T-Mobile USA. "Whether it's sending mobile snapshots, playing games or staying connected through instant messaging, the T-Mobile Sidekick is the ultimate device for the Internet generation looking for easy to use, affordable fun in a single cool device."
T-Mobile Sidekick users can send and receive email and attachments from up to three POP3 email accounts. The T-Mobile Sidekick is also great for Web surfing with its 2.6 inch backlit monochrome screen, full HTML browser with easy to use buttons, and a clickable scroll wheel for easy browsing. The monochrome screen swivels up to showcase a full QWERTY keyboard. With a fully integrated version of AOLŪ Instant Messenger™ (AIMŪ) service and the ability to keep instant messaging (IM) active in the background while surfing the Web, the T-Mobile Sidekick is the ultimate IM device to keep up with friends on the go. Additionally, the T-Mobile Sidekick camera accessory lets users capture the moment and send spontaneous mobile snapshots directly from the device to their friends' email accounts, documenting their favorite "get more from life" moments. Of course the T-Mobile Sidekick is a mobile phone, too. Custom ring tones, blinking lights and caller ID icons allow users to make their T-Mobile Sidekick a truly personal device.
Consumers can purchase the T-Mobile Sidekick exclusively at more than 650 company owned retail stores, CompUSA locations and online at www.t-mobile.com. The T-Mobile Sidekick is the latest device to join T-Mobile's broad portfolio of integrated voice and data products.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA is a member of the T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (NYSE: DT). Through its subsidiaries and other investments, Deutsche Telekom today serves approximately 72 million wireless subscribers worldwide, ranking it one of the top three wireless carriers globally. T-Mobile is committed to providing the best value in wireless service through its GET MOREsm promise to provide customers with more minutes, more features and more service than any other wireless provider. T-Mobile operates the largest GSM/GPRS voice and high speed data network in the country, covering over 200 million people and the world's largest carrier-owned "Wi-Fi" (802.11b) wireless broadband, (WLAN) network, serving more than 1200 public locations under the service name T-Mobile HotSpotsm. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.t-mobile.com.
About Danger, Inc.
Danger, Inc. provides a complete solution that enables wireless carriers to offer innovative and affordable voice and data products to consumers over next-generation wireless networks. Today, this solution includes: the hiptop™ Data Services Framework—a back-end service delivery infrastructure; the hiptop™ Development Platform—a platform for the development of mobile applications using industry standard development tools; and the hiptop™ Device Design—a hardware design for a wireless all-in-one device, customized and branded by wireless operators. Founded in January 2000, Danger, Inc. is a privately held company backed by leading venture capital firms and corporate investors. Danger is based in Palo Alto, Calif. Additional information about the company is available at www.danger.com.