Danger Closing Developer Program

*brushing off the dust to bring you a new post*
Just got an email from someone in the developer program. They logged in recently and saw the above message.

On September 21, 2010 we will stop accepting new game and application submissions.

We would like to thank all of the developers that have created content for Danger-powered devices along with the supportive members of the developer community. The Danger platform and end-user experience are better because of your amazing contributions over the years.

If you have any further questions please contact your Danger representative.

Sounds like the Danger Developer Zone is shutting down soon, and assumedly the Download Catalog won’t be getting many new additions after September 21st. It’s incredibly sad to to see the first OVer-The-Air App Store fade away.

113 Responses to “Danger Closing Developer Program”

  1. Meme Says:

    The end…Is imminent.

  2. Aiden Says:

    Another nail in the coffin for the sidekick.

  3. Disko Says:

    Sad sad. Danger WAS the best back in the day…

  4. Shannon Says:

    Dissapointed. As I’ve been saying on the PBD forums, wish there was some solution to keep our devices running after.. “the end”. I’m one of a few hardcore users..

  5. Anonymous Says:

    **** you microsoft for ruining something so amazing.

  6. JoeBeeezy Says:

    #sad

    All we will have is fond memories of summer 03, 04, 06, 07 and 08.
    Yeah buddy. I had some great times with all my sidekicks. I’m android now, but I wish danger would drop something new so I could go back to my roots.

  7. N.CarolinaGuy Says:

    Wow….is it all really coming to an end? I have all my Sidekick’s in a box in my closet haha. I tried to tangle with the SKLX 09, I had to give it up. It was TOUGH….but, I had to move on. I’m with Android now. But, if T-Mobile gets back to their Sidekick roots, I an GUARANTEE I’ll act like Android never existed to me. **** YOU MICROSOFT!!!!!! HOW DARE YOU TAKE SOMETHING SO LOVING AND GENEROUS FROM US!!!!!! We’ll ALL be back on the Sidekick train one day guys, one day……I hope. I really miss mine. No keyboard will ever be as amazing as yours Sidekick. Whenever you do step back into the spotlight, have threaded messaging for your users messaging convenience =]

    It’s official.
    R.I.P. Sidekick & Danger.

  8. sidekick forever Says:

    FUCKK THAT SHITT, im still using my sidekick as we speak, and will never move on to Android phones, i love the Sidekick even before anybody new what a Sidekick was so ill stay on until MICROSUCK/Danger and T-Mobile pull the plug on the whole data plan. After that i won’t have a phone period.

  9. Magnus Says:

    it’s sad… I ll miss it.. I m still using sidekick lx 09.. Android is amazing.. I borrow from my work and play with it.. it’s cool program… I can’t wait new Sidekick will come back with Android!! :)

    thank you for your service Danger & Sidekick..

    I have use sk, sk2, sk3 & now still use sklx09…

  10. ncmacasl Says:

    I just sent an email to Danger Developer support (http://developer.danger.com/site/support) …
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Subject: Developer Keys after September
    Body:
    Since Microsoft/Danger is going to stop supporting the Developer program in a few weeks is there any chance that ALL remaining Sidekick users who wish can have access to Developer Keys? Therefore we will still be able to add software to our devices even having an Open Source community for free Danger OS Software??

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    I will let you know if I get a response.

  11. The Inkling Says:

    Well hopefully this means we’ll be getting new Android Sidekicks. I really love my plan, and I don’t want to leave it. I’m still grandfathered into the $20 unlimited SK plan and My Fave 5. I’ll be really pissed at TMobile if I have to start paying $200 per month for my phone plan or some **** like that.

  12. bulletinyochest Says:

    10 ways Bill Gates should die

    1. Nitroglycerin suppository
    2. Dr. Kivorkian approved suicide/euthanasia kit
    3. Paper cuts from hate mail
    4. Wine press
    5. Random act of terrorism
    6. Dissolved in organic solvent of choice (e.g. 1,1,1-trichloroethane, acetone, carbon tetrachloride)
    7. Clubbed by a baby seal hunter
    8. Exploding gas barbecue
    9. Date with Lorena Bobbit / Tonya Harding
    10. Rusty meat hook

  13. asdfgh Says:

    Well there’s no need for new apps for the SK OS when we’re hopefully getting an Android SK soon, It wouldn’t be worth it to create for the old OS if they are putting all those resources on an upcoming Android-based app store. I still have hope haha.

  14. Magnus Says:

    asdfgh on September 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm said:

    Well there’s no need for new apps for the SK OS when we’re hopefully getting an Android SK soon, It wouldn’t be worth it to create for the old OS if they are putting all those resources on an upcoming Android-based app store. I still have hope haha.

    yeah… Danger/Microsoft Engineers will remove on Sept. 21st for all apps & games from servers.. and they possible secret put new server for Android OS for Sidekick Twist!

    it’s possible to make new Sidekick Twist!

    4.3 inches
    1.5Ghz Snapdragon
    Psycial QWERTY w/ 5 row
    Androd 3.0
    8MP Camera
    16GB SD card
    GPS
    HSPA+
    Bluetooth
    Adobe flash 10.1 (that nice)

    that is my dream!!

    p.s I bet Danger’s Engineers read this and laugh! lol :)

  15. LoSo Says:

    well don’t forget the twist was pushed back to possibly early 2011 so we should hear new information around december maybe..im not too worried about this..all im wondering about is if they would cut off service to us months BEFORE the new sk is coming out or would they let it go forward until the device releases? Hey ncmacasl, let us know how that response goes..

  16. bulletinyochest Says:

    If there is a sidekick twist, it will be nothing but a G1 but a little faster.

  17. Tracey Says:

    This is why we can’t get a new sidekick because t-mobile is trying to make the next IPad

    T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the first mobile tablet in T-Mobile’s Android™ portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab™. A powerful, entertainment device ideal for home or on the go, the Galaxy Tab features a vibrant seven-inch touch screen, speedy processor and the Android 2.2 operating system all in a sleek and compact form factor.

  18. ncmacasl Says:

    The Twist is actually rumored to be a top-of-the-line Android device. Probably even more powerful than the soon-to-be-released G2! probably will also take full advantage of HSPA+

    The developer keys will allow us current owners to bypass the Download catalog (which will soon apparently have no new offerings) and download Beta apps in all variety of flavors (games, apps, etc.)

    Of course if there are any disgruntled ex-Danger employees out there, perhaps you could concoct a way for us to access Developer Apps!!

  19. LoSo Says:

    that’s old news tracy…and every carrier is getting that galaxy tab..not just t-mobile..they have nothing to do with making that tablet other than there going to be carrying it on there service..

  20. R8T3DR Says:

    Man I still you my sidekick 09….I really hope there’s a new sidekick coming out….can’t give up on this phone.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Still using my SK 08. My two-year contract ended a month ago, and I really need to get a new device… my SK has been shot to hell pretty much… but I’m just not ready to give it up. I was thinking about going G2, but maybe I’ll go MyTouchHD… Not sure yet. I’ll wait until at least the G2 comes out. Ahhhh!!

  22. wetwet Says:

    I hate my life know I have to get iphone or droid…..hate my life n *** u to microsoft

  23. sidekick forever Says:

    wetwet on September 22, 2010 at 1:33 am said:

    I hate my life know I have to get iphone or droid…..hate my life n *** u to microsoft

    You don’t to buy shitt, fuckk iphone and droid, must people who have em are going to end up with some form of cancer anyway so don’t waste your money.

  24. Michael Says:

    The message on the Developer Zone site now says:

    “*** IMPORTANT UPDATE 2 – PLEASE READ ***

    We have stopped accepting application submissions for the Danger platform. The PDM Submission page, the Simulator Account page, and the Developer Key Application page are now closed.

    On September 30th we will take the discussion forums offline. If you have posts or content on the forums that you wish to archive, please do so at your earliest opportunity.

    We would like to thank all of the developers that have created content for Danger-powered devices along with the supportive members of the developer community. The Danger platform and end-user experience are better because of your amazing contributions over the years.

    If you have any further questions please contact your Danger representative.”

  25. Magnus Says:

    HTC,Android, & T mobilet Engineers…

    Is there t mobile team/engineers work on new sidekick now? like secret lab, tester, beta, alpha, etc,etc?

    please just say… yes or no

    thank you,

    Roy

    still member sk since 2001 to sklx09

  26. Brian Says:

    Does this mean… there is a new Sidekick coming out soon?

  27. ncmacasl Says:

    Supposedly they are working on a Sidekick Twist Android-based phone rumored for 2011.

    Microsoft/Danger has nothing to do with this product.

  28. Magnus Says:

    Brian on September 23, 2010 at 10:11 am said:

    Does this mean… there is a new Sidekick coming out soon?

    Brian, yes.. T mobile say, there will coming soon… but this is not enough information… like when release, specfic, android, size, etc??.. and also, I m tired of rumor.. and waste waiting…

    if u want to know what t mobile say, I can put link here if u want…

  29. Magnus Says:

    ncmacasl on September 23, 2010 at 10:13 am said:

    Supposedly they are working on a Sidekick Twist Android-based phone rumored for 2011.

    Microsoft/Danger has nothing to do with this product.

    ncmacasl, yes, u right, Danger & Microsoft have do nothing..

    that is why I m asked for HTC, Android & T mobile…that brand name “Sidekick” is own by t mobile.. t mobile need hardware.. like HTC, Sharp, Sumsang, etc… Operate System? must be Android… so, that is why I asked all three of them..

    I m so tired rumor and I don’t like waiting.. I just want to know offical what t mobile say..

    sorry, my english different cuz I m deaf..

    Galaxy Pro by Sumsang is good one… nice.. but I prefer Sidekick..

    I don’t know if Sidekick going to make new one or not???

    Sidekick is the best design for deaf people….the keyboard is so perfect, 5 row, text message, e mail, chat…not worry about call phone…. it’s perfect!

    Blackberry.. what? it’s so horrible keyboard… so damn small…. I don’t understand why BB made this? argh!

    if sidekick true come out? image that, 4.3 inches with larger keyboard! that nice!

  30. jay25 Says:

    they should give out developer keys to all the ppl using sidekicks still,so atleast if developers still feel like makin apps ppl can use them wit no need for the catalog

  31. ncmacasl Says:

    I got this reply on the Danger Developer Forums (which will soon be closed as well as of Sept 30, 2010):

    http://developer.danger.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=20865&rid=9064&S=bcb11123f630bd11f54c8c24c3afcfea#msg_20865

    From: jgeorge
    Messages: 2219
    Registered: March 2005
    Location: Buried in hiptops in ATL
    Hiptop Jedi
    Danger Developer Support

    The problem with “developer keys for all” is that the device still requires a key in order to load content on it – and they keys are generated per-IMEI with a set of signing tools that they’d *never* let me release to the community. So the problem with that is that there would need to be some secure site within Microsoft’s control that would still host the key generator for whatever length of time in the future it would need to be hosted.

    The chance of that, I’m sorry to say, falls somewhere between “slim” and “none”, and leans heavily toward “none”.

    Not to say I haven’t tried, and not to say also that I don’t continue to try. Making keys and the SDK and documentation available after the program (and the developer site) shuts down is something I’ve been working on for literally the last 6 months or more (knowing these days were inevitably coming I started pushing some buttons about it months ago).

    For now the only news I have for anyone with a continued interest in developer keys is “bad news”, or at the very least “no news”, but it’s still something that I’m trying to get some approvals to do.

    All I can say is to stay tuned, but don’t really lay any money on it happening. As always, I’m doin’ what I can.

    Cheers,

    Joe

  32. BKJOE101 Says:

    Alot of dumbasses in here, why are people bringing up the “Sidekick Twist” (an Android Device) in a Danger post? WTF?? What does the Sidekick Twist have to do with Danger? Its ANDROID nimrods!

  33. ncmacasl Says:

    BKJOE101 on September 27, 2010 at 8:39 am said:

    Alot of dumbasses in here, why are people bringing up the “Sidekick Twist” (an Android Device) in a Danger post? WTF?? What does the Sidekick Twist have to do with Danger? Its ANDROID nimrods!

    Because it is the legacy of the Sidekick brand and it was in response to a valid question. If you have nothing to add to the discussion, please don’t!

  34. BKJOE101 Says:

    ncmacasl on September 27, 2010 at 8:51 am said:

    BKJOE101 on September 27, 2010 at 8:39 am said:

    Alot of dumbasses in here, why are people bringing up the “Sidekick Twist” (an Android Device) in a Danger post? WTF?? What does the Sidekick Twist have to do with Danger? Its ANDROID nimrods!

    Because it is the legacy of the Sidekick brand and it was in response to a valid question. If you have nothing to add to the discussion, please don’t!

    I see you are one of those that still use a sidekick, LOL.

    2011 is near, i think its time to upgrade your little sidekick buddy!

    haha

  35. Anonymous Says:

    if ace is here i saw your previous comment on the previous post and it sent me to the forums nothin interesting tho

    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Sidekick/ct-p/Sidekick

  36. mr.cock Says:

    wow..and to think some of you actually believed that the sidekick would recover?…The Danger OS has become a legacy OS….sure it was good back in the days, but they never stepped up to the plate to really enhance their OS instead of .5 feature upgrades…All of the sidekicks that came out and NONE of them took any major leaps forward except trimming down the device and adding some craptacular bluetooth support…Danger , Sharp, Tmobile knew that their day will end eventually where they can offer 1.5 upgrade handsets and make a huge profit on it…

  37. Anonymous Says:

    mr.**** on September 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

    wow..and to think some of you actually believed that the sidekick would recover?…The Danger OS has become a legacy OS….sure it was good back in the days, but they never stepped up to the plate to really enhance their OS instead of .5 feature upgrades…All of the sidekicks that came out and NONE of them took any major leaps forward except trimming down the device and adding some craptacular bluetooth support…Danger , Sharp, Tmobile knew that their day will end eventually where they can offer 1.5 upgrade handsets and make a huge profit on it…

    stfu go suk on a **** mr. **** im sure thats ur pleasurable hobby homo

  38. LoSo Says:

    hey there ncma, just keep us posted on any updates…i’ll just keep visiting this site and tmonews until something starts showing up since the year is almost over!..do you know of any forums still around to keep in contact with other sk users?

  39. Anonymous Says:

    LoSo on September 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm said:

    hey there ncma, just keep us posted on any updates…i’ll just keep visiting this site and tmonews until something starts showing up since the year is almost over!..do you know of any forums still around to keep in contact with other sk users?

    i go to tmonews too lolz

  40. Qstorm Says:

    THEY BETTER NOT CANCEL SK SERVICE!! I been using sidekicks since I was a sophmore in hs when they came out with the 1st one in 2002. I currently have the Sidekick 3 (D Wade), Sidekick LX (Blue), Sidekick LX Tony Hawk 2008, and Sidekick LX 2009 w/3G (Carbon)… and I use the Tony Hawk & Carbon 3g back n forth now!!! My favorite is the Tony Hawk tho because alot of ppl don’t have it and I get double takes when I whip it out in public LOL!! The scroll ball on the SK blue doesnt go down so I put it back in the box along w/ the D.Wade edition. I still have the same $20 data/messaging plan w/ no voice because the sidekicks was never a good phone to talk on smh. But anyways I have a Blackberry 8320 for my main line and I dont even care about Blackberrys like that so I just have the $39.99 plan 500 w/ unlimited messaging/ nights&weekends/ tmobile calling… I just use the WiFi for data HA!, dont care about no silly BBM!! I’m still #TEAMSIDEKICK til I die LMAO!! Imma big AIMER (quikk312), and theres no other device in the world like a Sidekick thats good for Instant Messaging!! And I have alot of business still coming thru the Tmail… so I will NEVER give up the sidekick. I have a 8gb sd in the Hawk and a 16gb sd in the Carbon ’09. When MicroSUCK had their little outage, they missed me LOL thank God. Dont care to much for Android, but if these “Sidekick Twist” rumors are true, THEY BETTER KEEP THE TMAIL SERVICE!!! I know gmail will be there, but im one of the few tmailers left LOL!!

    Too all my SIDEKICK BROTHERS & SISTERS, LETS KEEP HOPE ALIVE!! #TEAMSIDEKICK FOREVER, NO MATTER HOW OLD I GET!!

    qoristorm@tmail.com

  41. ncmacasl Says:

    Good New, I checked with WhoIs.com and the Tmail.com domain is owned by t-mobile (NOT Danger/Microsoft) and doesn’t expire (in need of renewal) until December 10, 2017! (Source: http://www.whois.net/whois/tmail.com )

  42. Magnus Says:

    ncmacasl..

    I know this means, tmail.com only for sidekick…and also for future new sidekick twist?

    I saw gmail.com expire 2014? how come tmail.com longer than gmail?

    thanks

  43. sonicrob Says:

    Haha yeah dude, the Tony Hawk SK is badass and I still have mine. But the morons should’ve gave Tony Hawk an ’09 edition as well and made the battery stronger for the youtube cuz it drains it bro. Oh well lol

  44. Magnus Says:

    ncmacasl

    I have see you “ncmacasl” all over site abt support sidekick.. so I do!

    I m search thru Google to find information about new Sidekick twist…

    I read t moible statement say, there will coming new and refresh upcoming months…

    if you have any new information about sidekick, pls, e mail me.

    king_gambit

    thx

    p.s I m deaf & 40′s I know u are the same my age..

    B.t.w Andy Rubin is creator for Sidekick and Android too!..HTC Sidekick 2.0 lol

    and also, there rumor that HTC Glacier is possible Sidekick…

  45. ncmacasl Says:

    Project Emerald appears to be the New My Touch 4G (no keyboard) and the Android Sidekick is not scheduled to be released until 2011. For more info on Project Emrald/My touch see here: http://www.tmonews.com/2010/10/mytouch-comparion-chart/

  46. Magnus Says:

    ncmacasl on October 13, 2010 at 7:05 am said:

    Project Emerald appears to be the New My Touch 4G (no keyboard) and the Android Sidekick is not scheduled to be released until 2011. For more info on Project Emrald/My touch see here: http://www.tmonews.com/2010/10/mytouch-comparion-chart/

    I don’t see Android Sidekick release until 2011 in tmonews ? it’s just talk about MyTouch 4g… not sidekick..

    where did you get information that sidekick push to 2011?

  47. LoSo Says:

    im just still sitting tight until next year…but my battery cover for my sk is getting loose..it’s about to break…so i might have to glue it shut! :(

  48. Anonymous Says:

    Talked to the Loyalty dept. and was told that there will be no new Sidekicks made because they lost over 50% of SK users during the Sidekick data outage and could not sell anymore. After learning this I was sent a new BB Bold 9700 for free, was allowed to cancel another line early, got unlimited txt for $10 a month and data for $20 a month. That’s $15 off forever. I am quite pleased.

  49. Magnus Says:

    I m confuse.. I thought T mobile stop apps & game on Sept. 31st? I saw there new game called “Bubble Ducky(TM) 3-1″ in download catalog…

    what is going on?

  50. Magnus Says:

    LoSo on October 15, 2010 at 11:00 am said:

    im just still sitting tight until next year…but my battery cover for my sk is getting loose..it’s about to break…so i might have to glue it shut! :(

    is your sk 2009? if so,
    you can buy battery cover from ebay.com.. it’s cost about $11, I saw it… and also, try amazon.com and compare the price..

    I bought 2 extra battery for $10 plus shipping! from ebay.com

  51. Magnus Says:

    is it real? new Sidekick Twist is out?

    http://trendgadget.net/2010/05/19/t-mobile-sidekick-twist-android-smartphone/

    check it out…

    what do u think? I think, it’s real!

  52. Magnus Says:

    no.. sorry.. it’s old post.. I didn’t see the date post…

    sorry guys..

    I hope, HTC Glacier come out soon and it’s SIDEKICK!! lol… hopefully…

  53. LoSo Says:

    its not the battery cover itself..its the part of the back piece that’s already on the phone..so when i pull the cover off it kinda yanks that piece of plastic making it kinda loose..im fine FOR NOW as long as i don’t drop it or nothing it doesn’t come off..it just comes off a lil easier then before..like it doesn’t have that firm grip…hmmm i wonder where ace went off too..or alessa?? maybe moved on…hmm

  54. Mike Says:

    its over nomore sidekicks they ended everything =( i jus talked 2 tmobile there not making sidekicks anymore cuz of the other smartphones like the my touch but damn its all cuz of danger and microsoft they fucked up everything smh i blame microsoft for everything!!!!! well i guess gotta move on now to a mytouch even tho the 4G one looks kinda kool and the G2 but i hate that the sidekick was cut even when it was getting so good with the 2009 …. well R.I.P sidekicks hope try will be reborn one day

  55. Disko Says:

    I just saw this and needed to share it with people who might be equally as pissed as this makes me:

    http://www.Office365.com

    http://bit.ly/b9ceFi

    Really Microsuck? You’re starting a cloud based service after how well you handled our precious sidekick cloud? I wouldn’t trust you with a piece of LINT! I wish there was some way to impress this upon the thousands(? Millions??) of people about to trust them with their lives. Makes me sick…

  56. ncmacasl Says:

    Author: Magnus
    Comment:
    I m confuse.. I thought T mobile stop apps & game on Sept. 31st? I saw there new game called “Bubble Ducky(TM) 3-1″ in download catalog…

    . . . . . . . . . .

    It submitted the program before the cut off (still takes time to process new apps and get them into the catalog after submission)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Author: Magnus
    Comment:
    I don’t see Android Sidekick release until 2011 in tmonews ? it’s just talk about MyTouch 4g… not sidekick..

    where did you get information that sidekick push to 2011?

    . . . . . . . . . .

    http://www.tmonews.com/2010/08/so-what-do-i-think-project-emerald-is/

    “P.S. That Sidekick theory that started all this Project Emerald mess? Pushed back to 2011.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~

  57. Magnus Says:

    ncmacasl on October 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm said:

    Author: Magnus
    Comment:
    I m confuse.. I thought T mobile stop apps & game on Sept. 31st? I saw there new game called “Bubble Ducky(TM) 3-1″ in download catalog…

    . . . . . . . . . .

    It submitted the program before the cut off (still takes time to process new apps and get them into the catalog after submission)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Author: Magnus
    Comment:
    I don’t see Android Sidekick release until 2011 in tmonews ? it’s just talk about MyTouch 4g… not sidekick..

    where did you get information that sidekick push to 2011?

    . . . . . . . . . .

    http://www.tmonews.com/2010/08/so-what-do-i-think-project-emerald-is/

    “P.S. That Sidekick theory that started all this Project Emerald mess? Pushed back to 2011.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    ncmacasl,

    I m very appreciate your respond to my questions!!… and I m surpised, I miss read about the sidekick pushed back 2011?… thank you for give me link!

    :)

    Magnus

    Ncmacasl, do you actual believe it’s will coming in 2011?

    I look up pdadb.net, this web site to tell what upcoming new phone.. release dates, specs, etc, etc.. I don’t see any sidekick… maybe middle of 2011?

  58. Magnus Says:

    click below..

    this talk about Snapdragon 1.2Ghz, not dual core… and also, talk about Project Emerald..

    http://news245.com/snapdragon-htc-dual-core-mobile-with-a-1-2-ghz-processor/18468.htm

  59. Magnus Says:

    click below..

    this talk about..

    - Snapdragon 1.2Ghz, not dual core, it’s single core..
    - 4.3 inches display, and support HD 1080 video…
    - it’s say “could be Project Emerld”

    sound like Sidekick…?

    it’s post Oct. 20th..

    http://news245.com/snapdragon-htc-dual-core-mobile-with-a-1-2-ghz-processor/18468.htm

  60. ATL Boy Says:

    Getting very unpatient here. Hurry up T-Mobile and HTC/Sidekick! Give us some clues on the next Sidekick!

  61. sidekick forever Says:

    ATL Boy on October 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm said:

    Getting very unpatient here. Hurry up T-Mobile and HTC/Sidekick! Give us some clues on the next Sidekick!

    its not coming

  62. Crc91 Says:

    sidekick forever on October 22, 2010 at 7:18 pm said:

    ATL Boy on October 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm said:

    Getting very unpatient here. Hurry up T-Mobile and HTC/Sidekick! Give us some clues on the next Sidekick!

    its not coming

    Yea even if there is a new “sidekick”,it most likely wont resemble the sk or work like it. would be an android with the sk name which would suck. anything other than dangerOS wont be a sidekick

  63. johnfrye Says:

    Years ago, I warned the Danger crowd that this was coming.

    I warned that Danger was in danger of being obsolete since the mid-2000s, only to be met with ridicule and reading jokes about phones having “flux capacitors”, also reading mention that “Apple would never come out with a phone!”, hours after I had a prototype in my hand.

    As an early adoptor (one of the earliest even), I wanted to see decent progression from the HipTop. Instead, I had watched the HipTop/Sidekick go from cutting edge to a straggler in hardware/software. I watched apologists for the phone defend it’s turn to mediocrity and obsolesence; which I credit to be a huge reason why things became stagnant for the DangerOS.

    Simply, the collective customerbase didn’t push Danger to innovate. As such, we see what was once such a nice product line head to the way of the StarTAC.

    Good riddance, DangerOS. You were already dead since 2006. You just didn’t realize it till now.

  64. Tony Grown Says:

    ***** it, I was a loyal supporter of Danger it was kinda David vs. Goliath when they started. But it all went from sugar to **** when stopped handing out developement keys and T-MOBs locking of features crippling the device. Developement died, you couldn’t customize the damn thing, not even make custom ringtones for the longest. Then the data outage WTF! I’m on my SKLX09 right now, and I can tell you its the laughing stock for most of my friends. I wish I had an Android at this point, I mean damn it would have been so cool to able to have modded and hacked the device, so now I must face reality, ***** the SK its been ripping me off since 2003, die die die!!!

  65. LoSo Says:

    anyway…thanks Tony for your displeasure…soo..still waiting here :)!!!

  66. Ghost of Sidekick Says:

    Don’t leave me guys! Just because I didn’t change much for you doesn’t mean that I can’t be a changed phone! I can still offer you the same crappy hardware, underwhelming games and apps and low-quality plastic that your heart’s desire! Even after they shut off my service, I can serve as a brick for your front lawn! Maybe I can be your paperweight! I always have been!

    Hey! Where are you going? Come back, please?!?

  67. Andy, Inc. Says:

    Just checked the download catalog and now there’s an app to export all your data to your SD card so you can transfer it to your new phone. I love my sidekick but I think this is the end :\. Shmeh

  68. sidekick forever Says:

    Ghost of Sidekick on October 26, 2010 at 10:14 pm said:

    Don’t leave me guys! Just because I didn’t change much for you doesn’t mean that I can’t be a changed phone! I can still offer you the same crappy hardware, underwhelming games and apps and low-quality plastic that your heart’s desire! Even after they shut off my service, I can serve as a brick for your front lawn! Maybe I can be your paperweight! I always have been!

    Hey! Where are you going? Come back, please?!?

    LOL really now GTFO, OH and can i get some filp screen head with that

  69. LoSo Says:

    lol fo real..thanks sk forver

  70. bulletinyochest Says:

    This sidekick 2 free theme is the ****

  71. bulletinyochest Says:

    This sidekick 2 free theme is the shitt

  72. AceKannon Says:

    Im still here. I had to downgrade to a Sidekick Slide cuz my LX AND 2008 screens blacked out on me within the same week! Smh!! But oh well, they say 2011 is the return year, so I’ll wait. BUT I do kinda favor the HTC HD7. That phone is 7 kinds of **** :) I’m still a sidekick representer til they cancel the name entirely. I’m still using their sidekick data plan.

    Oh, nd what’s all this I hear about the HTC Glacier still coming out to be the Twist? I think they may be a little more creative with both names:
    HTC Glacier=T-Mobile Sidekick Twist

    And for an upgraded version could be the HTC Iceberg= T-Mobile Sidekick Twist Pro

    Yes yes ppl, my creativity hasn’t left. Remember my concept drawings from a few months back? :)

  73. AceKannon Says:

    Oh, and just to be sure, they did say that a sidekick project is pushed back untill 2011. So I believe that we’ll start hearing info on the phone in the coming months

    But the G2 isn’t a bad alternative. I just don’t like the keyboard, but love the way the slider works…clever ;)

  74. Magnus Says:

    AceKannon on November 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm said:

    Oh, and just to be sure, they did say that a sidekick project is pushed back untill 2011. So I believe that we’ll start hearing info on the phone in the coming months

    But the G2 isn’t a bad alternative. I just don’t like the keyboard, but love the way the slider works…clever ;)

    LOL AceKannon! I have to carefully with my Sidekick lx 09!! I have to handle with it like egg! lmao!

    here click below link..

    http://www.prlog.org/11101073-htc-vision-exchange-phone-sidekick.pdf

    It’s was post on Nov. 25th…. I wasn’t sure it’s is real rumor… or fake?

    what do you think, guys?

    I m 95% sure, the new Sidekick Twist will come out….

    Ace, you right, G2 is nice… keyboard is ok.. but prefer 5 rows and 4.3 inches…

    G2 can overclocked to 1.8GHz!!! but it’s will void warranty :(

  75. SKLX-09 User Says:

    I’d was thinking about G2 but it has that slider issue where it’ll hang half open, like the screen is too heavy for the slide mechanism.

    I tried the new mytouch and it was great, that swype keyboard is so far the best virtual keyboard on a cell phone.
    Sent it back though cause even though the data was working FINE they later shut it off and tried to force me to pay double “because they said so”

  76. Mr. cock Says:

    damm this website is more dead than my *** life…

  77. LoSo Says:

    hey ace and magnus good thing you guys are still around! like seeing old faces…me i just using nextel right now my sks if off until probably next week..and im waiting patiently for some news i bet this site is going to return into a hot stove as soon as those start appearing! i think the only phone that can really give the sk a run is the epic 4g i think it’s THE MOST well rounded andriod out there PERIOD! 4 inch screen,5 row keyboard,4g…nothing i think is touching it..although i think the g2 has a overall better processor i give it to the epic 4g…but im still waiting man for some news..im not as anxious but i don’t see a need to leave my sk fam!

  78. Brian Says:

    Based on the past Sidekick releases, we would probably have to wait until around April/May/June for the next one.

    I am kind of disappointed with T-Mobile — they have been very silent on the whole thing. They just let SK users jump to other devices.

  79. Magnus Says:

    see… there rumors… Nexus S going to release soon… it’s have 1.2Ghz dual core processor… no phsycial keyboard.. 4 inches… not 4.3… Motorola OLYMUS and LG Star both same Nexus S specs. there nothing around 4.3 inches, 1.2 dual core processor and physcial keyboard…. could be Sidekick Twist!!

    Nexus S, Star & OLYMUS will release early 2011 (Jan to March.)

    sooooooo, Sidekick Twist will be the 1st to make 4.3 isches,1 ghz dual core (Terga 2, possible!!) & p. keyboard just like the 1st rumor since last May 2010!!!

    SIDEKICK LIVES!!!!!!

  80. Magnus Says:

    BTW….

    you know when Microsoft new release KIN 1 and KIN 2? you remember these last summer?

    it’s only sell for 6 weeks then disconitue cuz poor sale…

    for Sidekick.. it’s sell for 9 years.. it’s good businuess ofr t mobile… I m happy..

    guess what??

    Verizon want Kin 1 and 2 back!?!?!? WTF?!? Kin sales was so poor!!! why not Sidekick??? damn it!!

  81. Magnus Says:

    here link below…

    Kin 1 and Kin 2 return from the dead on sale….

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/11/18/kin-one-and-two-return-from-the-dead-on-sale-at-verizon/

    why not Sidekick!!

    come on T mobile!!!!

    BRING Sidekick BACK!!!!!

  82. Brian Says:

    Magnus on December 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

    here link below…

    Kin 1 and Kin 2 return from the dead on sale….

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/11/18/kin-one-and-two-return-from-the-dead-on-sale-at-verizon/

    why not Sidekick!!

    come on T mobile!!!!

    BRING Sidekick BACK!!!!!

    I assume they are using it for something to do with Zune (Microsoft’s music).

  83. Brian Says:

    I went to the VZ site and it seems that you can just pay 49 dollars without any kind of plans.

  84. SKLX-09 User Says:

    They are just selling the left over Kins off WITHOUT backend data support.

    And IMO A 4.3″ screen with a physical keyboard is a bad idea, it’ll be way too big and heavy.

    That big of a screen will give you plenty of room to type on virtually.

  85. LoSo Says:

    it wouldn’t be a sk without a keyboard…

  86. SKLX-09 User Says:

    It can be plenty sidekick with the same size screen as the G2 or mytouch 4G.
    Anything bigger then that and you have a huge phone when you add a physical keyboard, especially the usual sidekick-like keyboard.

    I already thought the hd2 was too big and that was without a keyboard sliding out of it.
    Look @ the dell venue pro, its only 4.1(?) and it has a small keyboard sliding out and look how huge it looks in the persons hand.

    No thanks.
    I love my physical keyboard, but if it means carrying a brick in my pocket, I’ll pass.

    And in all seriousness tmo can call ANY phone they want a sidekick, tmo owns that name.

    And any phone that uses the same kind of sidekick/hiptop rotating screen will have to involve microsoft since danger patented the swivel screen, so they would have inherited that if I’m not mistaken..

  87. Anonymous Says:

    Im just another hardcore sk fan waiting for it to be re-released. I really hope the whole latest rumour is true and i hope it has a signature swivel screen. that’s basically the selling point for me.

  88. LoSo Says:

    4.3 swivel screen would be awesome! just hold out guys ill be here soon!

  89. Magnus Says:

    SKLX-09 User on December 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm said:

    They are just selling the left over Kins off WITHOUT backend data support.

    And IMO A 4.3″ screen with a physical keyboard is a bad idea, it’ll be way too big and heavy.

    That big of a screen will give you plenty of room to type on virtually.

    REALLY?!?

    4.3 w/ physical keyboard is too big? u say?

    Sprint Epic 4G is so popular device right now… it’s have 4.3 inches and 5 ROW physical keyboard! 5 ROW?? that nice!!

    u say “too big”? huh?

    Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy Tab and iPad is “too big” to fit in pocket!! figure that!

  90. Magnus Says:

    G2 is the best one… I would buy this one… 3.7 inches is nice.. closer to 4.3… it’s have 4 rows keyboard… not bad… overall for G2 is very good…

    if, I buy G2 and I agreed 2 year agreement contract.. I ll have stuck for TWO YEAR?!?

    what if.. Sidekick Twist come out in few months… I CAN’T break contract!! aarrgghh!!

    in future.. if there no sidekick… probably I would buy Nexus S.. of course, it’s doesn’t have physical keyboard… it’s have 4 inches… Nexus is too powerful device & very fast!!
    also, LG Star same specs. (but some) to Nexus S.

    check out on Google and find out more infor. about LG Star and Nexus S

  91. Rep Says:

    I wish people where a bit more patient,
    It clearly stated on the Sidekick Website that

    “Sidekick Is Innovating” and they are working on what’s next.

    A new Sidekick Is coming, Just be patient. ;)

  92. Magnus Says:

    Rep on December 3, 2010 at 7:22 am said:

    I wish people where a bit more patient,
    It clearly stated on the Sidekick Website that

    “Sidekick Is Innovating” and they are working on what’s next.

    A new Sidekick Is coming, Just be patient. ;)

    Rep = Representative?

    wow.. I hope, your post is real… not fake…

    because, your post is the 1st time u mention about new sidekick…

    I did set up in google.com for alert e mail and I sign up in “google alert” for sidekick… nothing news for that almost 9 months…. nothing!… I m waiting…. I look everywhere thru google, yahoo, msn, etc….

    until now, you post this one? is it true? how do I know if it’s really u “Rep”?

    maybe, you could post something more… like prove? sorry for offense.. I m tired of waiting…

    thanks, Rep

    Magnus

  93. SKLX-09 User Says:

    Its said that qoute about “innovating” on the tmobile website since they stopped selling the sidekick.

    And yes the epic are way too big for a comfortable phone for me.
    And of course the tab/streak/iPad are too big, THEY AREN’T CELL PHONES.

  94. SKLX-09 User Says:

    And the epic has a 4″ screen not 4.3″

  95. LoSo Says:

    umm magnus that’s not really a rep…so i hope you dont go believing it to be so..and just be patient like i am and few others out there…

  96. Brian Says:

    Will The Sidekick Ever Make A Comeback?

    http://bit.ly/hWcplu

  97. Magnus Says:

    Brian on December 11, 2010 at 11:09 am said:

    Will The Sidekick Ever Make A Comeback?

    http://bit.ly/hWcplu

    Brian…

    yeah.. I know.. I saw that this morning… I was going to post this but u got 1st :)

    I still waiting for that..

  98. AceKannon Says:

    As long as it keeps the swivel screen and 5 row keyboard, I’ll accept the Android platform. I know that they’re gonna do sumthn sick when this phone is released..and now since apparently T-Mobile is making the phone based on what we want (“Give us your ideas”), Android OS 3, 5 row keyboard, swivel screen, multitasking….and other great stuff. Lol. Cuz if you’re a Sidekick user, u know how important nd easy nd great our multitasking is…..we can go from a txt to aim to the download catalog nd back to aim in 3 seconds (LITERALLY)

    If that guy on twitter was able to get through to T-Mobile nd get an answer, I’ll try too :)

    -3.8 inch screen (MyTouch 4G; the screen is pretty big)
    -Swivel screen
    Hopefully Android 3 is released by then or better
    -integrated Facebook, Twitter, Aim, Yahoo messager
    BUT NO TRACKBALL! That thing gets broken waaaay to easy on Sidekicks man….or maybe its just Sharp Corp. :p

  99. Magnus Says:

    AceKannon on December 12, 2010 at 5:38 am said:

    As long as it keeps the swivel screen and 5 row keyboard, I’ll accept the Android platform. I know that they’re gonna do sumthn sick when this phone is released..and now since apparently T-Mobile is making the phone based on what we want (“Give us your ideas”), Android OS 3, 5 row keyboard, swivel screen, multitasking….and other great stuff. Lol. Cuz if you’re a Sidekick user, u know how important nd easy nd great our multitasking is…..we can go from a txt to aim to the download catalog nd back to aim in 3 seconds (LITERALLY)

    If that guy on twitter was able to get through to T-Mobile nd get an answer, I’ll try too :)

    -3.8 inch screen (MyTouch 4G; the screen is pretty big)
    -Swivel screen
    Hopefully Android 3 is released by then or better
    -integrated Facebook, Twitter, Aim, Yahoo messager
    BUT NO TRACKBALL! That thing gets broken waaaay to easy on Sidekicks man….or maybe its just Sharp Corp. :p

    Yeah… just like what Sidekick LX have… keyboard design, with 4 buttons on corners and 2 buttons on bumpers… just like say change Danger OS to Android OS and bigger display!…

    i pretty sure, it will have dual core or terga 2

  100. LoSo Says:

    atleast there is some kinda tidbit of news to happen…i hope it could be ramping up soon..as we are already in dec. :) lets not read to much into it…the g1 has a decent trackball that i dont think messed up as much as the sk…but thats already old tech…a trackpad is what’s modern now..im just hoping for a nice 4 incher with a 5 row keypad with adroid 2.3 and up with a 1.2 dual processor or higher..yummy can’t wait..if it’s anything less like a low spec phone imma have to pass…

  101. Magnus Says:

    I asked to Twitter for T mobile USA about my wish list… my wish list is Sidekick Twist w/ specs. and when sidekick twist will release?

    T Mobile USA respond “Wow, That sounds like some good specs. Release TBD. stay tuned! – CJ”

    The new Sidekick will be release in 2011!

  102. LoSo Says:

    umm u didn’t offer no specifications….you just said sidekick twist with specs?…im kinda confused..maybe you mean’t the specs that were said about it before??

  103. Magnus Says:

    LoSo on December 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm said:

    umm u didn’t offer no specifications….you just said sidekick twist with specs?…im kinda confused..maybe you mean’t the specs that were said about it before??

    ok… i asked T mobile for my wish list is Sidekick Twist… my specs is…

    1.2 dual core
    4.3 inches
    SuperAMOLDED 16millions colors (same as Nexus S phone)
    Android OS (any verison 2.2 or 2.3)
    16gb on board storage
    1080 HD video record
    full qwerty w/ 5 rows
    8mp camera
    2mp front face camera

    T mobile respond by twitter “Wow, That sounds like some good specs. Release TBD. stay tuned! – CJ”

    click link below…

  104. Magnus Says:

    sorry… wrong link… here link below…

    [IMG]http://i53.tinypic.com/104gis9.jpg[/IMG]

  105. Magnus Says:

    http://i53.tinypic.com/104gis9.jpg

  106. Magnus Says:

    lol… sorry eariler my post was messy…

    now.. here again message from T mobile USA by Twitter… click below link…

    http://i53.tinypic.com/2ch8js3.jpg

    my guess is
    “Twist” ? lol

  107. Magnus Says:

    I transform my sidekick lx 2009 into new Sidekick Twist!!! lol

    http://i55.tinypic.com/2ujk2f5.jpg

    look nice ? huh?

  108. Ric Flair Says:

    Whoever uses a sidekick is a dumbass.

  109. LoSo Says:

    i dont really see what the guy had to say towards you..he could’ve been implying someone else..but we’ll see..

  110. Magnus Says:

    LoSo on December 14, 2010 at 11:52 pm said:

    i dont really see what the guy had to say towards you..he could’ve been implying someone else..but we’ll see..

    I checked androidandme.com and tmonews.com to see what up news? nothing much since 2 days ago…

    seem like T mobile want to keep it very quiet about Sidekick Twist… keep it veeeerrrryy quiet

    hmmm? why?

    Bec. right now Nexus S is very HOT and high demand… it’s will release tomorrow Dec. 16th. at Best Buy store only, not T mobile store..
    if Sidekick Twist come true, then T mobile will loss millons of dollar for Nexus S poor sale….

    wait after week or 2?.. then annouce about Sidekick Twist? maybe?

    probably Super Bowl ads? and also, there will be CES in Las Vegas on Jan 6th.. big surpise?

    in Super Bowl ads get over 2 millions dollar per 30 sec. commerical..

    Motorola Tablet going do that (rumor)

    let hope about Sidekick Twist :)

  111. Magnus Says:

    btw, Ric.. Sidekick was dumbass… yes.. true…

    but.. not Sidekick Twist! :p

  112. Magnus Says:

    btw, Ric.. Sidekick was dumbass… yes.. true…

    but.. not Sidekick Twist! Android & Sidekick will be top of the line :-p

  113. AceKannon Says:

    Sooo….um, would anyone like me to try another mockup drawing of the supposed “Twist”? I think my artistic handles may be able to create a new look for it :)



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