Archive for September, 2005

T-Mobile Worker Goes Ballistic, Insists Sidekick 3 is Real

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

via Gizmodo

Iím one of those crazy gadget freaks that actually checks out the Craigslist electronics listings every other day. Because you never know when you can get a great deal on a perfectly good device thatís maybe just a few months old (for example, the week the iPod nano was released, iPod minis were being sold left and right at incredibly affordable prices). Every once in awhile youíll also get some random rumors on gadgets or crazy kooks ranting about crap. Itís good stuff.

Anyway, apparently there have been some rumors going around that T-Mobile could be releasing the Sidekick 3 before Christmas this year. Some people are skeptical about this, and have gone ahead and tried to debunk that rumor, saying that the rumor is probably referring to T-Mobile Europeís MDA IV, and not the Sidekick. Well, apparently someone at T-Mobile got super-duper upset about this, and posted this wonderfully explosive rant on Craigslist (Get the full-on rampage after the jump):

I WORK FOR T-MOBILE, AND I AINíT STUPID!! I DONíT CONFUSE OTHER NOKIAS, SEIMENS, OR ANY OTHER LOOKING PDAíS AND SIDEKICK LOOKALIKE DEVICES. GO AHEAD AND WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR. BUT LEAVE MY DAM AD ALONE BECAUSE I WORK FOR T-MOBILE AND WE GOT THE OFFICAL WORD THAT THE SIDEKICK III IS COMING OUT BEFORE X-MAS. WE DONíT KNOW HOW MUCH THE NEW SIDEKICK WILL BE OR HOW IT LOOKS LIKE, BUT IT IS COMING OUT. OKAY. SO KEEP YOUR WANNABE TECHNICAL ďI KNOW ALL CELL PHONES SH!TĒ TO YOURSELF AND WRITE ME DIRECTLY INSTEAD OF PUTTING OUT THAT MY AD IS FALSE AND A RUMOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well okay then, Mr. T-Mobile Worker! We believe you! Really! So much so, weíve posted your rum.. er.. I mean, FACTUAL INFO, on this site! Besides, you know weíre the kind to believe anything. Or post anything, as is evident with this entry.

RE:SIDEKICK III NOT A RUMOR [Craigslist]

Super Secret Specs for the Sidekick III

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

via Cafe Arcane

Ok, so many people have been asking and speculating, I thought I’d cough up what I know. Keep in mind that these are only early release information and much, much more will undoubtedly be incorporated in the final version of the Sidekick III. In the meantime, information will probably be very closely guarded and I’m not sure how much more I’ll be able to divulge before I get the inevitable cease and desist letter from the powers that be. In any case, here’s what I’ve managed to uncover so far. Please keep this in confidence……….

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