Archive for April, 2006

Sidekick 3 on the FCC!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006


It’s official, at least as far as the FCC is concerned. The filings for the Sidekick III showed up on the FCC’s website. We’re not sure why they didn’t document the feline behavior modification chip, but we’re sure that’s still being kept under wraps. It’s going to blow the market open for pet control like no other device we’ve seen. The previous pics were legit (to some extent) and we now have the newest pics for your viewing pleasure. Some of the rumours that are confirmed: Bluetooth (for all you lexus drivers), miniSD for expandable memory, and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Many are assuming the miniSD is meant for expansion for multimedia playback, meaning video and MP3. This hasn’t been confirmed yet, so stay tuned for the exact details. At this point we can only guess at some of the software features based on the capabilities of the hardware. Still no release date though, but we assume it can’t be far off if this information is now public.

From Engadget

Sidekick 3 in a music video??

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

We got word of the following Paul Wall video and the sighting of a phone that looks like a sidekick, not quite a sidekick II, and quite possibly a sidekick III. Look for it around the 3:36 mark. We won’t pass any judgement yet. For all we know it could just be a prop phone. But we thought we’d at least present it to the masses and see what everyone thinks. So far some are saying it’s just a Mr Cartoon sidekick 2, others are saying the size of it is off.

Here’s the video:

Call for leads

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Yes, there hasn’t been many updates lately. There’s no decent news, and we didn’t feel like making something into sidekick 3 related news even though it’s not related. If anyone has any leads, stories, or info they want to share, please send it to: news [at] hiptop3.com

Danger, Inc. Joins MSN Mobile Developer Program

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Danger Press release:

The program will enable Danger’s mobile Internet platform to deliver innovative solutions that extend MSN services.

Palo Alto, CA April 4, 2006 Danger, Inc., a mobile Internet software and services company, today announced it has joined the MSN Mobile Developer Program, which provides broad support for independent software vendors and other developers to build innovative solutions on the MSN network of Internet services. These resources will allow Danger to extend services such as MSN Messenger to its mobile consumers through Danger’s mobile Internet platform.

“Having the support and assets of the MSN Mobile Developer Program behind us will help make our next generation of mobile solutions even more attractive and feature-rich for consumers,” said Mark Fisher, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, Danger, Inc. “We’re excited about the opportunities that this program will open up for our development teams.”

Launched in July 2005, the MSN Mobile Developer Program delivers extensive information, tools and expertise to help participants successfully design, develop and market new solutions that extend MSN services to mobile devices.

SIDEKICK III RELEASED!

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

The moment we’ve all been waiting for!
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April Fools. You know we wouldn’t be able to resist it, right?