T-Mobile will begin offering a color version of Danger's hiptop wireless handheld before the end of June, according to CNET.
In addition to the switch to a color screen, the new model offers twice as much memory and a faster processor. However, the general shape of the device is unchanged. Like the previous one, the color version's 240 by 160 pixel screen will pivot aside to reveal a small keyboard.
The hiptop is primarily a wireless communication device. It offers Web surfing, email, instant messenging, and a mobile phone. It uses T-Mobile's GSM/GPRS networks, allowing it to access the Internet at up to 144 kbps, under ideal conditions. In addition, it has a calendar, address book, and to do list.
T-Mobile will sell the device under its own brand name, calling it the Sidekick. It will probably cost $300.
There will also be a new camera available for this handheld which can take pictures at up to 320 by 240 pixels. This will cost about $50.