Archive for June, 2007

Sidekick 3 vs iPhone

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

sidekick 3 vs iphone

Looks like this eBay user is going with the Sidekick 3 since he’s sellng iPhones on eBay with his Sidekick 3 visible in the background. Not sure why the auctions are up over $700 and $900 when you can still get the iPhones in the stores.

thanks to DJBattery for spotting this one

FCC Snooping for the Motorola Q700 aka the Sidekick Slide aka the Danger Zante

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

We’ve been poking around on the FCC site to see if anything has been submitted for the Sidekick Slide / Zante / Q700. So far nothing conclusive, but here are some suspects and why we think they’re suspect. We’d love to hear other’s opinions.


  • Documents filed on 06/15/2007, 45 day confidentiality puts full release on July 30th unless extension is filed.
  • Supports GSM 850, 1900, EDGE, and Bluetooth
  • “The transmitter is contained in a single chip solution, which integrates the Bluetooth baseband, RF transceiver, ARM7 TDMI, memory (ROM and RAM), and power management on one chip using 90nm process manufacturing and Digital RF Processor technology.”
  • Bluetooth Specification v2.0 adaptive frequency hopping (AFH) and extended Synchronous Connection Oriented (eSCO) is used to deliver a high-quality Bluetooth voice and enhanced data throughput.
  • Has Class 12 EDGE
  • Internal antenna: 36.6mm x 8.0mm
  • User Manual is 1.7megs
  • FCC Docs

  • Documents filed on 05/15/2007, 45 day confidentiality puts full info release on June 29th unless extension is filed.
  • Supports GSM 850, 1900, EDGE, and Bluetooth
  • Can be connected to computer via USB
  • Uses batteries: SNN5810A, SNN5808A, SNN5805A. None of these battery models are found by google, new hardware design dictates a new battery?
  • It mentions some information about CDMA testing as well?
  • Internal antenna: 40mm x 6mm
  • User manual is 3.7megs
  • FCC Docs
  • But this could all be barking up the wrong tree as the information on the new Sidekick Slide may not even be in the hands of the FCC at this time. The above phones may just be some new thin device from Motorola with lots of Zs or Vs in the name.

    Looking back at the Sidekick 3, all the FCC docs were released around April 22nd, with the device hitting stores (for upgrading customers) on June 28th, about 9 weeks. These docs put the guesstimated release date around Aug 30th or Sept 30th. The last leaked docs were talking about August 22nd. Just some food for thought.

    Sidekick Zante and LX and LE Release Dates

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    Sidekick LE and LX

    We took a closer look at the supposed document and have some more info. It was taken with a Sidekick 3 on 06/19/2007. It appears to be that the Danger PV-400, aka the Sidekick LX/LE is requested for release in Q3 of 2007, but is slated for release sometime between Q4 of 2007 and Q2 of 2008. The Sidekick Slide (SLD?) aka the Motorola Q700 has a “REALESE” date of Q3 2007. Is T-Mobile just bad at spelling or not know where the caps lock key is? And were they really wanting to release two Danger devices in Q3 2007?

    Here’s the text from the paper:

    6/12/2007 T-Mobile Co.
    Danger PV -400 REV
    SDK L(X)
    SDK L(E1)

    DOC. 985334563 PV REV.

    FINALIZATION: Q4 2007 – Q2 2008
    PROD. DELAY 699888
    DATA. NO. 834




    REALESE: LATE Q3 2007
    NO DATA. JAP. 453


    More Sidekick LX and LE leaked info?

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    Ryan writes to let us know he found this leaked info on the new Sidekick LX and LE. We’re out at diner, posting from our Zante so we’ll have to look into this further to see if it’s legit or not. Wanted to at least get it to you guys to check out first.

    UPDATE: We got copies of the pics in case they were pulled:
    Sidekick LX and LESidekick LE and LX
    Not sure if this is just someone making really bad fakes or if someone is not capable of taking a decent photo. This piece of paper has a weird mix of Sharp, Motorola, Sidekick Slide (SLD and Q700 mentions), Sidekick L(X) and Sidekick L(E) mentions.

    T-Mobile introducing Sidekick MySpace Application

    Monday, June 18th, 2007

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    Some of the guys (Thanks FULLY EQUIPPED and Brandon) over at the MySK4 forums let us know that about information posted on T-Mobile’s site about a possible MySpace application. We gathered some more info from sleuthing users on Unfortunately the page is now coming up as “no longer exists” now, but some screenshots were snagged by abercrombieboy:
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    Still don’t believe it?
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    T-Mobile MySpace App

    More on the Sidekick Slide

    Friday, June 15th, 2007

    sidekick slide
    More info in on the Sidekick Slide has leaked out.

    Sources confirm that it is the Zante, and here are the specs:

    •It’s called the Motorola Q700, or Zante
    •September 9-11, 2007 Launch [In question, as are all unofficial release dates]
    •Danger 4.0 OS
    •Assisted slide
    •Round keyboard keys
    •Transmissive 2.4-inch, 320 × 240 screen
    •118mm x 62mm x 17.5mm
    •MMS support
    •USB charging
    •Voice dialing
    •Same 100/30 SMS message limit as previous SKs
    •Same 1.3MP camera

    Some are speculating that this is an “interim device” to hold people over until the Sidekick 4. This is not just some thrown together device that’s basically the same as the old device, like the Sidekick ID was. This is a new hardware design, aimed at the market of people who complain that the Sidekick is too big and bulky. The new operating system probably won’t be ground breaking (we don’t expect to see video on it), but it will have some nice improvements over version 3.4.

    via Gizmodo

    New Device renderings

    Friday, June 15th, 2007

    sidekick slide lx

    After posting our find of the Zante manual without due credit (grumble grumble), Boy Genius Report steps it up a notch with renderings of the new Sidekick devices on Engadget Mobile. Not much more to report other than some pretty pictures though.


    Danger Zante Confirmed!

    Thursday, June 14th, 2007

    Remember when we posted about the Zante pictures uncovered on Flickr? They were quickly pulled and/or the exif data changed. But Danger’s gone ahead and put a placeholder for the manual to this elusive Zante device on their very own servers. Looks like the next device from Danger will have an OS upgrade to v4.0 and is at least internally known as the Danger Zante. What features do you hope to see in the next version?

    Sidekick LX and Sidekick LE

    Thursday, June 14th, 2007

    What’s this? A little more poking around in the whois databases and we’ve uncovered two more domains registered by T-Mobile, and Unfortunately these names don’t give us much as far as clues. was registered on May 31st, 2007 but was registered on May 18th, 2007. While Sidekick LX could be the original thought for the name of the Sidekick Slide, it could also be another device entirely. We’re guessing the Sidekick LE is going to be related to a special edition Sidekick, as T-Mobile has a habit of putting out (highly popular) Limited Edition (LE) devices. We’ll let you know as soon as we find out more about all of these newly registered names.

    Sidekick Slide

    Thursday, June 14th, 2007

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    Whois registry info is sometimes a great way to find out about gadgets that aren’t released yet. We did some poking around and discovered that T-Mobile has registered a new domain related to the sidekick, They registered it on May 31st, 2007 as indicated by the whois information. Sometimes companies will register domain names that are similar to existing products just to prevent other people from using them. But this domain is something completely different than any of the other Sidekick devices, so we’re guessing the name of the next Sidekick is going to be the Slide.

    Could this be the Zante that we uncovered earlier through Flickr? Or maybe the Sidekick X? Why the name “Slide”? We’re guessing it has something to do with the way the screen opens. Danger may be putting out a device that doesn’t have the familiar flip in attempt for something new. The patent filings from years ago have a phone design that has a screen that slides up rather than flips out. Besides, with the (horrible) Helio Ocean release, everyone’s talking about sliders these days. And we’re also willing to bet that this is new hardware made by Motorola based on the timing and the leaked Powerpoint slide.

    We don’t have any release date on this device yet, but if T-Mobile is registering a domain then chances are it’s coming soon. Besides, with the iPhone slated to come out in 2 weeks, T-Mobile is going to need something new on the market to compete. We’re just hoping it’s better than the Slide click.