The Inevitable Sidekick Data Loss Lawsuit

BTW, a sidekick user has started a class action lawsuit against T-mobile over Microsoft/Danger's loss of all Hiptop personal data. I wonder what will happen now that Microsoft is promising most if not all data will be restored. [Inquirer] » 10/15/09 2:37pm 10/15/09 2:37pm

Ballmer Hints at Zune Phone in Memo to Microsoft Employees

In a giant memo to Microsoft employees laying out strategy and changes for the next fiscal year, Steve Ballmer spends a paragraph comparing their way of doing things (choice) versus Apple (end-to-end). Unexceptional, except he says that
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Sidekick 2008/Gekko Coming July 30th

Boy Genius has word that T-Mobile's Sidekick 2008 is coming out on July 30th. The phone has Sidekick like features, and a 2.6-inch WQVGA screen, A2DP stereo Bluetooth streaming and those interchangeable faceplates we've been hearing about. The phone's OS should feel appropriately aged but at the right price, as the… » 7/16/08 8:52pm 7/16/08 8:52pm

Sidekick 2008 Images Appear, Bigger And Clearer

Some more images have popped up at Hiptop3 of the forthcoming Sidekick Gekko aka 2008 from T-Mobile, and they're the best we've seen to date. This is a slender looking hiptop witch will launch with a multitude of skins, making it the most customizable Sidekick to date. And really, with a feature like that, you'd think… » 7/14/08 6:08pm 7/14/08 6:08pm

Sidekick Aspen/Gekko Screenshot Leaked

Danger fans Hiptop3.com have managed to get a screenshot of the Sidekick Aspen/Gekko, the company's replacement for the teen-friendly iD. It seems like the newest addition to the Sidekick family will be a cheaper option to the more upmarket LX, and will feature web browsing, a 2-megapixel camera with video capture… » 5/03/08 10:00am 5/03/08 10:00am

Hands All Over the Sidekick Slide (Verdict: Best Build Quality Ever)

The Sidekick Slide is the midrange Sidekick, at $199, and it has a smaller screen than the Sidekick "Luxury" LX. I couldn't tell so from the stuffy stock photos, but having held it and played with it, I do believe it has the best build quality of any sidekick. Motorola hardware plus Danger OS? Yes, please. It's also… » 10/23/07 3:15pm 10/23/07 3:15pm

Sidekick Getting MySpace App

You whippersnappers won't have to wait for the Sidekick 4 to get a Hiptop upgrade: Sidekicks are all getting a MySpace app. The app lets you edit your profile, upload photos to their galleries and receive messages and friend requests by push. Why'd they do this? Apparently, 80% of all Sidekick browser clicks belong to… » 9/20/07 12:15am 9/20/07 12:15am

Sidekick ID Hits the T-Mobile Shelves

Hey hiptop junkies, the Sidekick ID is available today at T-Mobile. Still don't know whether you should check it out? Hit up the hot lady photos, accessory video and unboxing to decide for yourself. The ID rings up as $100 after $50 mail-in-rebate and $150 savings for signing up for a 2-year contract. » 4/25/07 7:30pm 4/25/07 7:30pm

New Sidekick ID Image: Oopsie!

A funny thing happened to me the other day walking by the UT Starcom booth this CTIA—I noticed they had the unreleased, unannounced, secret Sidekick ID plastered across their booth, four-feet wide. UT Starcom, manufacturer of phones for companies like Danger and their Sidekick/Hiptop had covered it up a day later with… » 3/29/07 9:11am 3/29/07 9:11am

Limited Edition Sidekick 3 by LRG and Diane von Furstenberg

The Special Edition Sidekick 3 by LRG that we saw a few weeks ago, is finally official, and available for preorder on the 30th of October. There isn't any special added functionality, just the same old browser, trackball, 1.3MP camera, instant messaging and killer QWERTY. You're paying, of course, for the camo… » 10/13/06 12:59am 10/13/06 12:59am

Sidekick 3 A-Go-Go, For Some

For those that have been living in a closet for the past few months, the long-anticipated T-Mobile Sidekick 3 has finally hit the shelves, for existing T-Mobile customers. There are two places you can pick one up in person: either at Madison Ave. in NYC or Wilshire Blvd. in LA. For the other 48 states, just log into… » 6/28/06 1:57pm 6/28/06 1:57pm