sidekick

  • Rumor: Tony Hawk Limited Edition Sidekick LX coming mid-July

    Rumor: Tony Hawk Limited Edition Sidekick LX coming mid-July

    Today is chock full of Sidekick rumors and this one seems a bit more plausible than the prior one. Hiptop3 is claiming that the Birdman is getting his own Limited Edition LX on July 16th, which is two days before the start of Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huckjam presented by T-Mobile Sidekick. There are no other details at the moment so we’ll take this with a grain of salt as well… Read More

  • Rumor: New Sidekicks on the way

    Rumor: New Sidekicks on the way


    TmoNews seems to have the inside scoop that there may be two new Sidekicks being announced in late July. The SK Gekko is slated for July 27th and the Sidekick Aspen should surface on the 30th. It’s unclear whether or not these are new devices or anything else, really. So let’s all take a big chunk of salt with this one. But this gives me hope that the recent acquisition by… Read More

  • Microsoft completes acquisition of Danger, Sidekick doomed?

    Microsoft completes acquisition of Danger, Sidekick doomed?

    Microsoft has announced that the acquisition of Danger is now complete. Danger, for those not in the know, is the brains behind T-Mobile’s popular Sidekick device and provides one of the best OS on the market. Danger will be left alone in their Bay Area offices, but will join the Premium Mobile Experiences group at Microsoft. This group focuses on ‘consumer-facing mobile… Read More

  • Sidekick to get NES emulator? It's true, I've seen it

    There are some reports/rumors going around that Sidekicks will be getting NES emulators and it’s half true. I saw an SK3 last week with the NES emulator, but it won’t be coming from Danger or T-Mobile. The emulator is popping up from the developer community, so unless you know someone who has access to the community you won’t be getting it. Read More

  • T-Mobile rocks Webster Hall with Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot for the Grammys' 50th Anniversary Tour

    T-Mobile rocks Webster Hall with Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot for the Grammys' 50th Anniversary Tour


    In honor of the Grammy’s 50th anniversary, T-Mobile Sidekick brought Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot to NYC. Both artists put on great shows and despite the Grammys’ PR folks being total asshats (T-Mo was the antithesis of asshat) to me and Nicholas, we had a great time. The T-Mo crew had Sidekick LXs on display and all the Sidekick users in the crowd made me miss mine. There are… Read More

  • Breaking: Microsoft swallows up Danger, Inc

    Breaking: Microsoft swallows up Danger, Inc

    According to a recent Microsoft press release, “Microsoft Corp. today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Danger Inc., the company responsible for the software and services powering many popular consumer handsets.” I like the Sidekick software interface. I’m not crazy about the Windows Mobile interface. I’m hoping this means that the Danger interface… Read More

  • T-Mobile keeps on giving

    No disrespect to the original, but BHIC does a damn good job here. Give it a minute before you hit the jump for the one and only. Looking to switch carriers? T-mobile near the top of the list? Well, the deal just got sweeter because they’re waiving the $35 activation fee for n00bs until the end of the year. So scoot on over to your local store or check out the site. The Curve, Sidekick… Read More

  • Danger Inc. in trouble, IPO coming soon

    Danger Inc. in trouble, IPO coming soon

    Had no idea Danger was in the hole $7.2 million. Most of us know Danger through the T-Mobile Sidekick brand, which utilizes the Palo Alto-based company’s software-as-service for data and Internet, but they make a few extra bucks for themselves in Europe and OZ with the hiptop brand. At the end of their fiscal year on September 30, Danger reported a loss of $28 million. The previous… Read More

  • Sidekick Slide back in the saddle again at T-mo's site

    Sidekick Slide back in the saddle again at T-mo's site

    After some initial — ahem — setbacks, the Sidekick Slide is back up on T-Mobile’s web site for $199 after rebates and discounts. The major problem was caused by poor battery contacts, which seems like a simple enough fix. It’ll be interesting to see how well this device does now that it’s been pulled and then put back up for sale, though. Any current or former… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sidekick LX

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sidekick LX

    This piece was originally published in October. We would have also recommended the Slide, but it’s broked. I have a thing for the iPhone, if you couldn’t tell. But before I drank the Kool-Aid, I was a Sidekick man. What does it mean to be a Sidekick man? It means you give up a lot to get great email and instant messaging services and few, if any, third-party applications and… Read More

  • Welcome to CG Holidays 2007

    You’ve already picked up all the handbags, pashmina, and fancy scented candles you can carry and got dad some cologne. The sig. other and your mom both have presents in the queue and your snotty nephew gets a basketball. You got a raw food book for your weird co-worker and Black Friday came and went because you knew — you could feel it in your heart — that nothing Circuit City… Read More

  • Breaking: Sidekicks Slide get update [Updated photos]

    Breaking: Sidekicks Slide get update [Updated photos]

    Umm. So my Slide just prompted me that there was an update. Not sure what it does. Will have to do some digging. Is this a fix for the battery issue? Update: Oh, it’s just the new e-mail app that tabs everything. So your Tmail is under one tab and then your AOL and Yahoo! e-mails are under a different tab. Boo. Wait. It’s cool, but my Slide is being sent back so it doesn’t… Read More

  • Why the Sidekick Slide is dying

    Why the Sidekick Slide is dying

    I’ve had one issue with my Slide shutting down and now we know what the problem is with the random power cycling. I’m glad Motorola has found the problem and is working to resolve it, but I think my days with the Sidekick are coming to an end. UPDATED T-Mobile USA Statement on Sidekick Slide Motorola has determined that the intermittent power cycling on some T-Mobile Sidekick… Read More

  • Drop that horrendous data plan for your iFones, but…

    Drop that horrendous data plan for your iFones, but…

    Well, lookie lookie at what AT&T did for all you crazed iFones owners. They’ve given you the option to drop your data plan down to $0, which is nice, though, you lose Visual Voicemail, SMS text messaging and unlimited data (re: no more e-mail and Web). Now, I don’t own an iPhone nor do I really know what the data plans are so this could all be old news, so I implore the CG… Read More

  • Slide problems real says T-mo

    Slide problems real says T-mo

    So the Sidekick Slide problem – shutting off for no reason – is real and it’s fabulous. T-mobile has suspended sales until further notice. Moto is working to fix the problem but Slide owners should visit T-mo stores for a fix. UPDATE: According to BGR, those of you with problematic Slides will be able to get upgraded to the LX at no additional cost. Nice! “We received… Read More

  • Sidekick Slide review [Update]

    Sidekick Slide review [Update]

    Many of you may recall my recent rants about the Sidekick 3 and how much it sucked ass. I mean, seriously, I paid over $400 for the biggest POS known to man. Danger makes a phenomenal OS and Sharp and T-Mo go and screw it all up. The hardware was atrocious and that’s putting it lightly. The phone was horrible. Everyone complained of echoing and I could never hear what they were saying. Read More

  • Hands on with the Sidekick Slide

    Hands on with the Sidekick Slide

    I’ve really got to lay off the crack before taking photos. Here she is, the latest Sidekick (IMO the best) from Motorola and I can’t wait to get my hands on it later. Read More

  • Sidekick LX review

    Sidekick LX review

    I have a thing for the iPhone, if you couldn’t tell. But before I drank the Kool-Aid, I was a Sidekick man. What does it mean to be a Sidekick man? It means you give up a lot to get great email and instant messaging services and few, if any, third-party applications and very little freedom. Huh. Kind of like the iPhone, except without the messaging. So when I got the LX last week, I… Read More

  • T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales

    T-Mobile, Treo get popped by iPhone sales


    Ceci n’est pas un iPhone According to NPD, current iPhone owners are three times more likely to have owned a Sidekick — after you see the LX you’ll probably just go back to the Sidekick, BTW — and that T-Mobile was the hardest hit during the initial wave of defections. When it comes to carrier switching, Alltel and T-Mobile took the biggest hit from Apple and… Read More

  • New Sidekicks will include unlimited MMS messages

    New Sidekicks will include unlimited MMS messages

    The new Sidekick Slide and Sidekick LX will be capable of sending MMS (images, audio, video, etc.) messages and doing so will be included with your plan, according to Joshua Karp over on BGR. These new models will be the first Sidekicks capable of sending MMS messages and any new customers will automatically get put on the new plan, but existing customers upgrading to the new phone will need… Read More