By Harry McCracken | Monday, May 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm
I never owned a T-Mobile Sidekick, but I always admired the device–enough so that I heartily endorsed our decision at PC World to name it as product of the year back in 2003. (It wasn’t the first smartphone, but you can make a good case that it was the first modern Webphone.) The history of the device turned out to be rather bittersweet–it didn’t really live up to its potential, and Microsoft’s acquisition of Danger, its creator, led mostly to the infamous Sidekick data outage and to the Kin. And now GeekWire’s Todd Bishop has put together a neat retrospective of the whole Sidekick saga.