A “Couple” new Sidekicks?

An otherwise boring article posted on TWICE has one sentence that sparks a little bit of hope in Sidekick lovers. The article is about Personal Communications Devices (PCD), a cellphone marketing/distribution company. They work with manufacturers to get their devices out on the market. The interesting tidbit is:

In its 2009 product roadmap, PCD will continue to offer HTC-made phones, will offer a “couple” of new Sidekicks for T-Mobile, and plans a second-generation Quickfire multimedia phone for AT&T with a touchscreen and slide-out Qwerty keyboard.

A couple new Sidekicks for T-Mobile? Could this be multiple models? Maybe some Limited Editions? The Sidekick 2009? Details are of course slim, but we’ve already heard whispers of trial devices of the next Sidekick being out there.

(Thanks Mike!)

52 Responses to “A “Couple” new Sidekicks?”

  1. Andy,Inc Says:

    Is this company affiliated with Sharp, Corp.? Sidekick Slide was nice but you can’t top the rotating screen :]

  2. meme Says:

    WOW. STRONG CHANGE.

  3. meems Says:

    About time I hope they come through with a really good phone maybe touch screen better quality camera.. Video capabilities,flash, I mean there’s so many things it could have and should have..

  4. Adrian Says:

    Dont get your hopes up on getting these sidekicks anytime soon. Its pronnbably going to be till christmas or the closest in the fall. I was a sidekick lx user thinking that a new sidekick would be out but it was going to be a while. So i got the G1 an its thebest phone out htere right now. I recommend gettig it. It has everything you need and some stuff might be missing but it is going to be fixed with the cupcake update.

  5. Nick Rodriguez im gay. Says:

    I would like a pink baseball looking sidekick! <3

  6. Jay Says:

    Dear Danger/Microsoft:

    REVAMP THE OS

    Make it touch screen

    Keep the swivel screen with full physical keyboard

    3.2 MP Camera MINIMUM with Video playback and Youtube support

    Use T-Mobile’s 3G Network

    And have at least 1 innovative feature, maybe FULL FLASH SUPPORT

  7. orionthegreat Says:

    ^^^^werd up

  8. DuketheLady Says:

    sk needs to step up!! im on the verge of a contracct renewal and i want to have everything in a phon and ihope sk can stay with me or i might have to go to Apple…. but i can always hope a good sk comes out soon

  9. smackiesfunkies Says:

    I used to be a big sk fan
    but the phone hasn’t really been updated much since the first one honestly
    the at&t quickfire is a better sk then the actual sk
    after my iphone and now g1
    gonna need some big upgrades to bring me back
    and the whole 55 dollar data plan doesn’t help :]

  10. hiptopboyy Says:

    Im a huuuuuuuge sidekick fann!! I love hiptops too, cuz I am in AUS, and I am on my sk/hiptop slide right noww, I think that the reliable creative sidekick designers will come up with something gud…….watta ya guys think??

  11. justin Says:

    Finally, but yea i don’t think its going to come out till late this year. =[ i guess we just have to wait and see the model =]

  12. nick Says:

    what data plan is 55 dollars the sk data plan is 35 and so is the g1

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Jay on January 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

    Dear Danger/Microsoft:

    REVAMP THE OS

    Make it touch screen

    Keep the swivel screen with full physical keyboard

    3.2 MP Camera MINIMUM with Video playback and Youtube support

    Use T-Mobile’s 3G Network

    And have at least 1 innovative feature, maybe FULL FLASH SUPPORT

    Not everybody wants/likes a touch screen

    smackiesfunkies on January 11, 2009 at 3:35 am said:

    I used to be a big sk fan
    but the phone hasn’t really been updated much since the first one honestly
    the at&t quickfire is a better sk then the actual sk
    after my iphone and now g1
    gonna need some big upgrades to bring me back
    and the whole 55 dollar data plan doesn’t help :]

    Mines still 19.99 :)

  14. Andrew A.F Says:

    Well Only time Can tell!. We going to half to wait out && see what happens.

    – But for me. I would love to experience a new sidekick. Kind of addicted to Hiptops!.

    –The new “couple” of sidekicks need to hurry on up && come out. I’m Already saved up && ready to buy it =]. It would be nice to spend it on a new sidekick , Rather than shoes && other stuff.

  15. Okiesk3|89 Says:

    ^^^

    Yeaaa ThEy N33d 2 GeT ThInGs crAcKin . && GeT tHis SidEkicK oN tHe gO. Ya KnOw!

  16. hiptopboyy Says:

    That’s true…I plan to be a sk/hiptop user 4 eva….they r so cool…

    They should bring out a sidekick with:

    Same swivel screen feature

    Touch screen

    Normal keyboard

    Flash on camera

  17. BATKiiD Says:

    WHAT`S w| ALL THE EX SK USERS HATiN 0N THE SK ? iM SURE iT SERVED AL0T 0F Y0U GUYS F0R A G0OD FEW YEARS S0 ST0P C0MPLAiNiNG ! iTS G0OD THAT Y0U F0UND L0VE iN A NEW PH0NE , BUT ST0P LEAViNG ALL THESE NEGATiVE C0MMENTS 0N THiS SiTE ! AS F0R THE NEW SiDEKiCKS , i H0PE 0NE 0F THEM iS THE SiDEKiCK 4 … CUZ REALLY i THiNK WE’VE WAiTED L0NG EN0UGH F0R A SiDEKiCK WiTH AN ACTUAL NEW NUMBER AT THE END (ESPECiALLY iF Y0U’VE BEEN THR0UGH THE SK2, SK3, && LX) LMFA0

  18. AcidAngel Says:

    everything ive seen suggests the next sidekicks are 3G capable

  19. NO TOUCHY! Says:

    If the next sidekick is touchscreen, I’m gonna have to shoot someones left foot! I dispise touchscreen phones..

  20. hiptopboyy Says:

    Really? Same here, they r anoyying, I like the trackball on my sk slidee, wbu?

  21. Daje Says:

    I loved my lxbut my iPhone is way way way way better

  22. Dee Says:

    I don’t think the Sidekick should have a touch screen at all.

  23. tmobile joe Says:

    iphone 3g all the way i lvoe sidekicks but lack serious features maybe the new ones will be better

  24. Freddie Says:

    This is what I would like to at least see
    1)An OS upgrade ( why can’t we use our own pictures as a Theme wallpaper? Lol…its pretty sad)

    2) 3G Capable

    3) 3.2 Autofocus Camera With flash( It should have camera effects like zoom, black and white, etc) and Video Recording that doesn’t consist of only 20 seconds, that’s pretty lame. It should be base on how much space you have on your memory card.

    4) The music player is pretty decent but the video player needs an upgrade

    5) A radio would be nice and a facebook and Youtube
    program as well

    6) Keep the swivel screen with the physical keyboard

    7) A bigger screen would be nice but the current display size for the LX is fine. Also touchscreen please! Lol

    8) Better applications(google map with street view would be nice or just google map, gps, gtalk needs to be added with the other messaging programs) and better games

    9) A Sidekick sync feature that lets you save your contacts on your pc.

    10) The bluetooth on the sidekick is fine…its a keeper

    11) This feature should’ve been on the lx atleast…custom ringtones. Letting us use our mp3 files as ringtones. Its a must!

    12) Threaded Sms and Mms conversations…just like the iphone.

    13) More storage space for sms, mms,notes, and email

    14) Multiple tabs for the internet browser and flash would be awesome but I
    doubt it would be included.

    Danger should create an Application store.

    That’s all I have for now.

  25. JayJizzle Says:

    i agree with you 100% Freddie ^^^ damn a htc sidekick that sounds good

    the sidekick lx a hell of an downgrade from AT&T 8925 Tilt I had. but the lx is l lacking to much the cell phone game. wifi need to be added so if dont have services you still get on the enternet from an computer connection for those poeple that cant keep there phone on all the time with them flexx pay plans.

  26. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t believe so many people are staying with Sidekick.
    There are many phones out there than can do everything a Sidekick can and MORE.

    My BB Bold has 3G (well not now, as I am with Tmobile not ATT), EDGE, a roomy keyboard, push email, awesome texting and IM clients, and 1,000s of apps to put on it!!! even internet radio and streaming video like youtube!

    My data plan is only 35/month plus unlimited messages. Why the heck would I pay that much to use a Sidekick which can’t do as much as the Bold?

  27. hiptopboyy Says:

    What phone is that?? I’ve neva heard of the BB Bold- im in australia though…….

  28. Fred Says:

    Umm because the Sidekick is User Friendly and is a very good at multitasking with simple shortcuts to your active applications. There isn’t a lot of phones that cant do that, the only phone that I can think of is the G1 with the same shortcut idea or layout as the sidekick. The messaging programs are programmed pretty nicely with the shoulder pads ( Switching back and fourth from one conversation to the other is bad ***).

    Hopefully the sidekick will grow up to target not only teens but certain young adults who love messaging, media, and other great **** that current phones have that attract phone consumers. I know the sidekick is not worth paying 35 dollars a month with the data plan but hey! I only pay 19.99 still :). lol. To be honest, the only reason I am still on a sidekick is because of 1) Under a 2 year contract 2) I still can’t upgrade and 3) I haven’t seen a phone that blows me away that doesn’t come up short and without issues. In conclusion, I am sorry to say this, American Cell Phones SUCK!!! lol..

  29. SAN_CRISTOBALENO Says:

    Its always great to hear about new SKs, but if Tmobile don’t step it up and demand they make them with the latest and best tech, its pointless to keep making them. The LX is a great phone, but seems ancient next to my Black 3G iphone. I miss the keyboard on the LX, hopefully they can keep it and add a 4in screen so I can watch movies and Prison bREAK.!! LOL

  30. slay Says:

    no other phone ail is betta den a sidekick tho but sidekick nrrd 2 step dey game up

  31. slay Says:

    i mean no other phone has betta aim den a sidekick but sidekick gotta step dey game up

  32. Fred Says:

    If they dont step their game up, I won’t even bother testing the new sidekicks and I will just dump my lx. It would hurt me so much since the AIM is crazy good and everything else about the sidekick. If it doesn’t grow up, then I’ll be waiting for the next big T-Mobile Android phone to come out or a decent update(Cupcake) for the G1. I just can’t take it anymore, T-Mobile,DANGER INC. and SHARP has been slacking and I have given them so many chances.

  33. smackiesfunkies Says:

    nick on January 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

    what data plan is 55 dollars the sk data plan is 35 and so is the g1

    check tmobile.com sk unlim web and msg 54.99

    on January 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

    Jay on January 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

    Dear Danger/Microsoft:

    REVAMP THE OS

    Make it touch screen

    Keep the swivel screen with full physical keyboard

    3.2 MP Camera MINIMUM with Video playback and Youtube support

    Use T-Mobile’s 3G Network

    And have at least 1 innovative feature, maybe FULL FLASH SUPPORT

    Not everybody wants/likes a touch screen

    smackiesfunkies on January 11, 2009 at 3:35 am said:

    I used to be a big sk fan
    but the phone hasn’t really been updated much since the first one honestly
    the at&t quickfire is a better sk then the actual sk
    after my iphone and now g1
    gonna need some big upgrades to bring me back
    and the whole 55 dollar data plan doesn’t help :]

    Mines still 19.99 :)

    wtf lol am I the only one bein ripped off here
    I think its cause I got the sk again after they changed the cost and people
    who already had it keep the same price
    am I right?

  34. Jay Says:

    smackiesfunkies on January 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm said:

    nick on January 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

    what data plan is 55 dollars the sk data plan is 35 and so is the g1

    check tmobile.com sk unlim web and msg 54.99

    on January 11, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

    Jay on January 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

    Dear Danger/Microsoft:

    REVAMP THE OS

    Make it touch screen

    Keep the swivel screen with full physical keyboard

    3.2 MP Camera MINIMUM with Video playback and Youtube support

    Use T-Mobile’s 3G Network

    And have at least 1 innovative feature, maybe FULL FLASH SUPPORT

    Not everybody wants/likes a touch screen

    smackiesfunkies on January 11, 2009 at 3:35 am said:

    I used to be a big sk fan
    but the phone hasn’t really been updated much since the first one honestly
    the at&t quickfire is a better sk then the actual sk
    after my iphone and now g1
    gonna need some big upgrades to bring me back
    and the whole 55 dollar data plan doesn’t help :]

    Mines still 19.99 :)

    wtf lol am I the only one bein ripped off here
    I think its cause I got the sk again after they changed the cost and people
    who already had it keep the same price
    am I right?

    Yes, the price remained the same for people who subscribed to T-Mobile Sidekick Unlimited Package before the price increase.

    I’m still paying $19.99 per month for unlimited everything :)

  35. hiptopboyy Says:

    True……I have no idea wat u guys r talking about, cuz im in AUS! And ova here there is no such thing as T-Mobile, we have Telstra for hiptops……….Do u guys only have T-Mobile????

  36. Anonymous Says:

    hiptopboyy on January 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

    True……I have no idea wat u guys r talking about, cuz im in AUS! And ova here there is no such thing as T-Mobile, we have Telstra for hiptops……….Do u guys only have T-Mobile????

    T-Mobile is a cell phone company here in the US. And its not just T-Mobile we also have Verizon, AT&T, and sprint. Those are all major cell phone companies in the US, althought there is more. I personally have T-Mobile and its great. I don’t like SK’s that much but if this new one is REALLY great, im talking REALLY REALLY great, then i will consider it.

  37. hiptopboyy Says:

    Same, hopeuflly they bring more out ova here, all we have is the slidee, and I’ve got a red onee…

  38. employee Says:

    It is Dangers fault for the short coming of the sidekicks. Not T-Mobile.I vote danger as the worst developers right now.If y’all only knew what was going on behind the scenes. The best employees they had have left because of better jobs. The real talent is gone I’m sorry to say. Inside scoop for you guys.

  39. One Life WoW Says:

    Just give me a better os, youtube, better web browser, and super thin. ITs all I ask

  40. hiptopboyy Says:

    Same, I don’t really wanna touchh screen…..wat do u mean by supa thin??

  41. jacob lamb Says:

    Thank god!
    I have the LX & I’m ready for something new.
    I hope it has youtube and 3G.
    & I hope they stick with the swivel screen.
    Can’t wait.

  42. hiptop-er Says:

    its all great that you guys want all these features on the next sk,
    but the sk was never meant to do everything like a blackberry
    its fair to say it is lacking a fair few basics (decent camera, 3G)
    but seriously, wi-fi?
    we don’t want to be paying hundreds more for wi-fi & gps ect. and danger won’t do it because they market their devices to teenagers and young adults, not mobile professionals…

  43. hiptop-er Says:

    its all great that you guys want all these features on the next sk,
    but the sk was never meant to do everything like a blackberry.
    its fair to say it is lacking a fair few basics (decent camera, 3G)
    but seriously, wi-fi?
    we don’t want to be paying hundreds more for wi-fi & gps ect. and danger won’t do it because they market their devices to teenagers and young adults, not mobile professionals…

    P.S touchscreen?
    you’ve got to be kidding…

  44. Steve-o Says:

    That’s whats wrong with the Sidekick. They market it for “teenagers & young adults.” If they just make a better device like most phone developers do, they will have the whole market. If you really think about the design of the Sidekick, it beats any phone pretty much in the world. Now if it only was up to where technology is now, it would probably be one of the greatest phones in the world. Then T-Mobile will have teens, young adults AND mobile professionals bailing out on their old phones & other mobile carriers to buy the new & improved Sidekicks. Sounds like more money to me……..

  45. JayJizzle Says:

    video recorder should be loonger than 20 seconds the new htc sk you should be able to set how long you want record a video

  46. joeeeeeellll Says:

    touch screen would be pointless and just cost more money.
    the only good thing it would be good for is dialling while the phone is closed, but it isnt hard to just open the phone.

    but it should have a better camera, 3g and better video recording capabilites.

    and i’d like to see the mood lights again like on the lx.

  47. Dang Says:

    Honestly to get me, just improve the os, youtube, better web browser, 3g, better camera and gps.
    I would also like the mood lights to stay on but change color like the trackball does.
    They really need to let us use the songs we have on it as ringtones like the g1 because the catalogue has a bad selection.
    Also a tiny bit thinner would be nice.

    I don’t want a touch screen either. Sk doesn’t need one imo.

  48. thizzrdie Says:

    Id rather swipe than scroll. Waaaay faster.You guys must have never used a touch screen device before.

  49. 420 Says:

    Yell I didn’t like touch either. Untill I got one. Its real easy to view web pages. I found myself trying to touch my friends lx when I got use to my G1. I can picture phones 10 years from now with any buttons. You guys just need to try it. I was one on you guys.

  50. matthew Says:

    yell i diden’t like my sidekick i woul’d come and return it but i moved to broolen and i turned to at&t and they sell!!! at&t!!! sidekicks so i use it as my work phone and what the **** should i come to you ***** and **** you agian yell LOL… LOL… LOL

  51. jelani Says:

    yell what the **** should come and eat my girl pusi ***** and **** your store and the sidekicks because my sidekick broke and **** you and **** your store *****

  52. davina l0pez Zam0ra Says:

    r u serious?this f0ne is hella ugly.the sidekicks are the like the **** .but u ppl r killing tm0bile with this ugly *** thing.keep sidekicks the same but make the internet and the f0ne way better.ima jus get a ip0ne.r.i.p.sidekicks.:(

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