On October 1, 2002, Danger, Inc. released the Danger Hiptop. The product was later renamed the Sidekick and re-branded to T-Mobile. It was the first cell phone to have a full QWERTY keyboard, instant messaging, and on-device email. The Sidekick 2 was released July 10, 2004, followed by the SK3 in 2006.
"Instant Messaging on the Sidekick 1 changed the way I communicated with my friends and family. It was so easy and convenient." -Matt Snarr