FCC confirms Sidekick Gekko / Aspen / the next Sidekick

Sidekick Gekko Aspen FCC ID
What you’re looking at is the required FCC label for the next Sidekick. What we’re assuming is the Sidekick Gekko/Aspen is now up on the FCC site as a device manufactured by Sharp named PV210. It’s always nice to see a device confirmed by the FCC because that means their is actually a physical device in the hands of someone. Even with the recent excitement of T-Mobile launching their 3G network, the PV210 is not a 3G device, it’s just good old GSM-850 and PCS1900. Beyond that all we can gather from the FCC docs is that it still uses a microSD card, which means support for music, (probably) videos, themes, and more. Oh, and it has a removable battery, no big surprise there.

The confidentiality on the filed documents expires on August 16th, so unless the FCC screws up then we won’t be seeing the FCC filed pictures of the device until after the rumored July release date. We’ll just have to find some other way to get pictures of the device in the wild. But this date means we’ll definitely be seeing a new Sidekick by August!

FCC Docs

10 Responses to “FCC confirms Sidekick Gekko / Aspen / the next Sidekick”

  1. eddieskankface Says:

    Good news! It’s good to know that it’s set in stone now.

    Nooow, let’s just wait and see for someone to sneak some pictures of it…


    P.S. Is there any news on the OTA Update for video?

  2. hamilton Says:

    I want pictures

  3. sdk4fiend Says:


  4. thatsoup Says:

    sdk4fiend on May 19, 2008 at 5:19 pm said:


    Its probably going to be like the SKiD was to the SK3, so, it wouldn’t be better than the LX. It might have a more durable body, with rubber bumpers. I’m also guessing that 3G support will start when the next OS comes out.

  5. sdk4fiend Says:


  6. Theicool Says:

    No, I don’t think u can make ur kick 3G via OTA.

  7. Bones15 Says:

    No you would need change in hardware for 3G, not software.

    Just give us info on the next Sidekick…I hate hearing about this iD sequel.

  8. thatsoup Says:

    I know that 3G support is determined by the hardware, I meant that the support will most likely be there with the next version of the operating sysyem (ie 5.0).

  9. Gadhadhraya Says:

    Don’t you hate spam to?

  10. elmo Says:

    sdk4fiend on May 19, 2008 at 6:34 pm said:


    I hav not had no problem wit my kick.but I won’t tha new 1.

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