sidekick

  • A Danger Programmer Pours One Out For The Hiptop

    A Danger Programmer Pours One Out For The Hiptop

    With all this talk of laplets, tablets, iPhones, and GalTabs, we often forget one of the finest mobile platforms ever created, the Hiptop. But Chris DeSalvo didn’t forget. One of the original programmers for Danger’s groundbreaking hardware and software platform wrote a beautiful meditation last January on his work and the way it changed mobile. The piece didn’t get much… Read More

  • The Sidekick Gives Your Pebble A Place To Rest Its Head And Recharge

    The Sidekick Gives Your Pebble A Place To Rest Its Head And Recharge

    The Pebble smartwatch is a great gadget in many respects, but the one thing that has always struck me as less than convenient is the fact that it uses a proprietary magnetic cable to charge. I lose said cable with fair frequency, and in fact I have no idea where it is right at this very moment. New Kickstarter project Sidekick will at least make it harder to lose, with a Pebble dock that… Read More

  • The Sidekick, she is dead


    None more black Friends, I freaking loved the Sidekick. Seriously. I would have married it. I carried it from about 2004 until 2007, almost all versions. It was literally the best messaging phone I ever used. Well, all that’s gone, my friends, because as of July, T-Mo is pulling the plug on the device. They write: Read More

  • Microsoft Turtle and Pure deets are revealed

    With the huge announcement of Windows Phone 7 out of the way, we’re anticipating what was rumored about another Microsoft phone last week: news about a project Pink revival. Before Microsoft can say anything officially, however, the folks over at WMExperts have unearthed some gritty details about the coming phones. Read More

  • Microsoft gearing up to announce Windows Mobile 7 on February 15, project Pink moves forward

    It’s finally happening. Maybe. According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is going to make a pretty big announcement at Mobile World Congress on February 15. After acknowledging that Windows Mobile isn’t exactly where it should be in terms of development and progression, Microsoft appears to be ready to announce and unveil Windows Mobile 7. But what happened… Read More

  • T-Mobile starts selling Sidekicks again, drops prices

    Data problems? What data problems? Oh right, those data problems. Well, its been about a month so, like with any sort of break up or troubled relationship, you’ve had your chance to grieve and be angry…now it’s time to move on, folks. At least that seems to be T-Mobile’s position. Thus, Big T has resumed selling both its older Sidekick and the newer Sidekick LX, each… Read More

  • Update On Microsoft/Sidekick Debacle: "Most, If Not All" Data Will Get Recovered

    Turns out our source had it right: Microsoft engineers who worked on the Danger/Sidekick meltdown have been able to recover “most if not all” of the data that was lost during last weekend’s catastrophic server failure. In a statement, Roz Ho, Corporate VP of Premium Mobile Experiences addresses the unfortunate T-Mobile Sidekick customers and apologizes for the massive fail: Read More

  • Update On Microsoft/Sidekick Debacle: "Most, If Not All" Data Will Get Recovered

    Turns out our source had it right: Microsoft engineers who worked on the Danger/Sidekick meltdown have been able to recover “most if not all” of the data that was lost during last weekend’s catastrophic server failure. In a statement, Roz Ho, Corporate VP of Premium Mobile Experiences addresses the unfortunate T-Mobile Sidekick customers and apologizes for the massive… Read More

  • Theory: Danger's Sidekick data explosion was (DUDUNT! DUDUNT!) sabotage?

    I can’t stand it, i know you planned it
    Ima set it straight, this Watergate
    I can’t stop textin’ when i’m in there
    ’cause your crystal ball ain’t so crystal clear
    So, while you sit back and wonder why
    I’m missing my pics when I slide my ‘Kick
    Oh my god, it’s a mirage
    I’m tellin’ y’all it’s sabotage Read More

  • Sidekick user data may be recovered after all

    Slightly better news for anyone who lost data during the recent Microsoft/T-Mobile Sidekick outage. While it initially appeared that user data may have been lost forever, T-Mobile issued a statement late yesterday saying, “Recent efforts indicate the prospects of recovering some lost content may now be possible.” Read More

  • T-Mobile Sidekick Disaster: Danger’s Servers Crashed, And They Don’t Have A Backup

    Wow. T-Mobile and Danger, the Microsoft-owned subsidiary that makes the Sidekick, has just announced that they’ve likely lost all user data that was being stored on Microsoft’s servers due to a server failure. That means that any contacts, photos, calendars, or to-do lists that haven’t been locally backed up are gone. Apparently if you don’t turn off your Sidekick… Read More

  • Sidekicks fail en masse – but they're on their way back up


    Looks like there’s a serious outage going on for Sidekick users. Starting in the last few days, data services have been broken off and even address books have been inaccessible. Apparently the problem is with Danger and Microsoft, not with T-Mobile. My G1 is on T-Mo and I’ve had no data troubles — and it’s Microsoft that’s scrambling to fix the issue. Around… Read More

  • T-Mobile makes Facebook and Twitter apps available for older 'kicks

    Earlier today, T-Mobile announced the availability of Facebook and Twitter apps (already available on the Sidekick LX 2009) for its older Sidekicks – the Sidekick LX (including Tony Hawk Sidekick LX), Sidekick (2008), and Sidekick Slide. While the Facebook app remains free for any ‘kick, the Twitter app is gonna run you $1.99 PER month on the older models. So, you can either dish… Read More

  • Sidekick Sync app brings push email, Exchange support, and more to the Sidekick LX '09

    Yo, Sidekick LX ’09 owners. Check out the Download Catalog. You should find the Sidekick Sync app somewhere in there and guess what? The app brings push email, attachment viewing, syncing, and Exchange support to your beloved Sidekick. Tits, right? (If you don’t see the app right away, check back a little bit later today) Read More

  • Sidekick Sync app brings push email, Exchange support, and more to the Sidekick LX '09

    Yo, Sidekick LX ’09 owners. Check out the Download Catalog. You should find the Sidekick Sync app somewhere in there and guess what? The app brings push email, attachment viewing, syncing, and Exchange support to your beloved Sidekick. Tits, right? (If you don’t see the app right away, check back a little bit later today) Read More

  • Microsoft's Project Pink gets a new agency

    Ah, Project Pink, I haven’t heard anything from or about you in quite a long time. But it looks like Redmond made some key changes to its agency roster and McCann picked up the “Pink” account. McCann also handles Windows Mobile. According to ZDnetter Mary Jo Foley, Pink will be built on top of Windows Mobile 7, which MS plans to release the code for this fall when WinMo… Read More

  • Update on T-Mobile Sidekick LX pricing

    Folks, just wanted to keep you abreast on pricing for the 3G Sidekick LX (2009) from T-Mobile. It was originally slated to be $200 after a MIR, but that only applies to existing T-Mobile customers. New customers will have to fork over $250 for the new hotness. That is all. Read More

  • Unboxing: T-Mobile 3G Sidekick LX

    The bird has landed. We just got our Sidekick LX review unit in and we’ll have a review soon, but figured you’d want to see the obligatory unboxing. Enjoy. Read More

  • T-Mo's full 2009 line-up leaked


    For those of you in high school, be prepared to get your mind blown. The Sidekick 2009 is coming May 13, the Wing II is coming on July 22nd and the HTC Snap is coming July 1. A few other models are rolling out of T-Mo this summer, but those are some of the greats. The folks at have found the full summer line-up including a prepaid Nokia 1661. Boring feature phones aside, I’m actually… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sidekick 2008 free with contract

    You can get a free Sidekick 2008 from LetsTalk.com when you sign up for a new two-year contract with T-Mobile. Or, if you need to extend your contract you can get one for $49. T-Mobile is selling the device directly for $99, so you can save a little moolah with this deal. T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 [LetsTalk.com via dealnews] Read More

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