Archive for May, 2007

Sidekick Freakout

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

And you thought you were excited when you got your Sidekick 3….

Sidekick iD in Japan?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Sidekick iD

Unfortunately we don’t speak Japanese, but Tech-On has posted an article about the Sidekick iD, including a video of them breaking it down. We’re not entirely sure why they’re doing a review of a US phone that can’t even be used in Japan, but perhaps it’s the same reason gadget sites here in the states post about fancy shmancy phones that are only available over there. It also looks like they may have taken it apart to peek at the guts based on this page. And it’s not the only device they’ve ripped apart as there are Apple TVs, Wiis, PS3s, and more on that page. But unfortunately we don’t read Japanese any better than we speak it. Regardless, it looks like the Sidekick iD has sparkd the interest of some Japanese gadget heads.

GPS on a Sidekick?

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Danger’s job page, while always interesting to look at, sometimes drops clues regarding what features they’re working on for future devices. This time it looks like they’re going to be working on GPS support via bluetooth. Here’s the internship listing:

Internship – Software Engineering: Location-Based Services
Job Code : Intern-07-3
Division/Company : Apps
Location : 1; PALO ALTO CA US 94306
Travel Required : No Travel
Job Type : Intern-Temporary
Career Level : Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Education : Some College Coursework Completed
Skill : Computer Software Development -> C language programming, Java, UNIX
Category : Computers, Hardware,Computers, Software,Engineering,Telecommunications
Compensation :
Job Description :


Internship – Software Engineering: Location-Based Services

We are offering full time summer internships in both MBA and technical areas. Our Summer Internship Program will run 3 months from approximately June 4th thru August 31st.

We are seeking talented students who would love the opportunity to work in a challenging & creative environment. Danger, Inc. is a dynamic, fast paced, private software company in the mobile/internet space. Creating innovative, user-friendly, fun software for the mobile Internet is the heart of what we do. As an intern at Danger, you will be a part of innovative projects and work with some of the most talented people in the industry! You will learn from the best and be a part of today’s most cutting edge technology! All our internships are paid! We offer competitive salary and perks.


In this position you will be working with Danger’s experienced Library Team to formalize our Blue Tooth support for serial protocol.

* Formalize Java Native Interface APIs for our BT serial support
* Get API approval through the API Council
* Formalize the Java Native Interface and glue layer for binding the BT serial support as a GPS provider of data

Job Requirements :


* This is a great opportunity for a Computer Science major with coding experience
* Bachelor’s level student working at the C-language level
* Working knowledge of Java a big plus!
* You must be enrolled in a college or university and actively pursuing a degree relative to the internship
* You must be immediately authorized to work in the US.

Thanks to exiva from HiptopHunt for noticing this

Win a Hiptop 3

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Defamer Australia is having a Hiptop 3 contest giveaway. Not only will one lucky Australian win a Hiptop 3, but Defamer will also send them and a friend to the release party down there on May 22nd. In order to enter the contest, Defamer is asking you to:

Entertain us by adopting the persona of either Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan – both girls being somewhat “in the poo” at the moment – and tell us in twenty-five words or less what you think would be contained in a message sent from one to the other.

This ought to make for some interesting entries! If you’re in Australia, head over and enter. Sorry yanks, this one isn’t for you.

Thanks for the heads-up Chris!

Twelve year old girl caught in gunfight over Sidekick

Monday, May 7th, 2007

from NY Daily News
A 12-year old Bronx honor student was caught in the crossfire when a gunfight erupted over allegations that someone had stolen a Sidekick. The gunmen is still at large and police are hunting him down. If anyone has any info, call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Photos and full story at NY Daily News.

Normally we wouldn’t post something like this, but we wanted to make a point. It’s just a phone. A couple hundred dollars. It does not even remotely compare to the value of a human life. If your Sidekick gets stolen, either turn to the internet or just buy a new one. We’re not sure if there is any sort of fund to help with the girl’s medical care, but we’re looking into it, and we’ll let you know. A couple bucks from each person in the Hiptop community can probably help out a lot.