First Hand Account of the Sidekick 2009/Blade

Sidekick 2009 with Hiptop Cat

We’ve been emailing back and forth with a reader who claims to have actually held and played with the Sidekick 2009/Blade. We won’t spill the details on how because we don’t want anyone to get in trouble, but here are some of the things he said:

* It looks pretty much like the mock-ups we’ve seen so far, stripe along the back and all
* It’s lighter and “has a more grown up feel to it”
* The keys are more flush with the device and are “flat not round like the lx”
* The USB and headphone jacks are indeed on the bottom of the device
* There is a flash for the camera
* There’s an app for your “My T-Mobile info” that lets you pull up your info (minutes used, sms sent, account info, etc)
* There are lights running along the top of the screen part. Mood-lights anyone?
* It’s being called “Montreal” as an internal codename for T-Mobile. “Blade” is the internal name at MSDanger. It will be sold as the Sidekick 2009.
* It will be running DangerOS 5.0

I know, this is just “some guy said” sort of news, and as such we’re still kind of required to toss this in the “Rumors” category. That being said, we’d put money on the above statements being true.

52 Responses to “First Hand Account of the Sidekick 2009/Blade”

  1. debra Says:

    nice wait

  2. debra Says:

    i mean nice cant wait

  3. joeeeeeellll Says:

    woooooooooooooooooooo if this isnt in australia then shame on danger

  4. meme Says:

    Keep the news comin’!! lol

  5. kool789 Says:

    Sounds great and all but idk about the flat buttons :/ I sure do like my LX buttons.

  6. Javier Q Says:

    I’m excited about this phone, i returned my G1 battery sucks and its slow at times.
    I’m saving up the money for the sidekick 2009 =]

  7. wagonis Says:

    NICE!!! Sounds like the guys at Danger were listening.

  8. stephy Says:

    this is awesome!! ive had my lx for 1 1/2 years its time for my upgrade:D
    i cant wait until this comes out! i really hope it has 3G and that we are able to see youtube videos that would be absoulutly awesomeee!
    sidekicks FTW!:D

  9. brandon Says:

    forum discussion:

  10. KoloheBoy Says:

    dang!!! I cannot wait for this one lol I didnt get the 2008… the mrs got that one lol i still got the lx.. whoowhoo

  11. Setnakt Says:

    “Rumor” or not more “rumors” here are true than not, and sure more so than that “other SK site”. Oh wait, I forgot they never tell anyone sh*t, just denyals there from the administration about anything not already out! And usually it’s out a few days before it’s “news” lol! Thanks to the maker for this site and some sanity (and NEWS)!

  12. Ileana Says:

    I like Siderkick 2009 .Where buy this celular? Please I need this celular.

  13. quincy Says:

    yeah , we cant wait all kind coming new blade tht cool best next level

  14. Yagami-Light Says:

    * It’s being called “Montreal” as an internal codename for T-Mobile.
    Why is it being called Montreal…???
    Could it possibly mean that there’s a slight chance of it seeing the light here in Canada ???

  15. king_gambit Says:

    I wonder if Sidekick 2009 will have new 3D Cheshire Chess Challenge!!! LOL

    I know, Cheshire Chess Challenge have been removed from Download Catalog last summer.. :(

    I hope the Developer update new engine & fixed glitches bug?

  16. itsz me Says:

    cant waitttttttttttttt!!! woo0o0ohooo

  17. Truth Be Told Says:

    I think the biggest problem I have with my LX is that it lags sooo much. I HATE the lag on this thing.
    All these things sound cool but hopefully it has a way better processer and 3G of course, but leave the Grandfathered Data plans alone!!!!

  18. ...... Says:

    Blackberry > Sidekick

  19. Tony Says:

    So this rumor guy makes no mention of 3G or GPS. Its not an upgrade without that.

  20. DaUub Says:

    G1 > Sidekickick > Blackberry

  21. Felix a.k.a. Feli Fel Says:

    I Cant Wait till it comes out in April.

  22. Felix a.k.a. Feli Fel Says:

    I cant wait till it comes out in april.

  23. SK2_Tank Says:

    Does it have Rubber EDGES (like in the SK 2) ?

    Slow as the SK2 is, it never falls from yr grasp because the rubber edging makes it so GRIPPY … the rare times it slips your grip, it just bounces on that rubber – thing is built like a tank anyways. SK2 also has the best keyboard.

    Contrast that to the SK3, which is a shatter-queen. (and other later ones, I hear)
    Waiting to make the BIG move :) SK2 > ?

  24. Cassie Says:

    Any rumors on whether or not it will be released in Australia?

  25. grant Says:

    yes we need to rally at Telstra hard to make this happen in Australia. I’m trying to figure out what department/who is the best to speak to in order to get this noticed within Telstra.

    check out the powered by danger Telstra hiptop forum…

  26. Cassie Says:

    Where is the Telstra hiptop forum exactly?
    Is there forums on this site?

  27. admin Says:

    We have forums here:

  28. grant Says:

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  30. Confused... Says:

    Again the screen gets no size love and instead gets surrounded by way too much plastic/foofoo ****.. Come on already.

  31. j-holiday Says:

    would it slide or flip

  32. J3rz3yb0y Says:

    does anybody know that if it would have mood lights or no? like the lights that were on the lx and also how much will it b approx.?

  33. J3rz3yb0y Says:

    does anybody know that if it would have mood lights or no? like the lights that were on the lx and also how much will it b approx.? and also will it b slide or swivil?

  34. Setnakt Says:

    J3rz3yb0y Says:

    February 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm [ Quote ]

    does anybody know that if it would have mood lights or no? like the lights that were on the lx and also how much will it b approx.? and also will it b slide or swivil?

    [Setnakt says] according to the full story(s) here it does have “mood lights” but only 2 not 4, also it swivel’s. I doubt there will ever be another “sliding” Sidekick, that was a crappy idea from even crappier Motorola who are no longer making Danger devices (thank god!). The cost? Good question. I won’t speculate, just saying what I know, not guessing. But that’s what’s up on that.

    Speeking of which someone (else) said “it won’t be an upgrade without G3 &/or GPS” or some shite to that effect. To whoever that was, try reading all the stuff here, if you had you would see it has G3 and GPS. And your welcome.

    Now if someone could explain to me what the h.e.-double-toothpicks, big woop is about a crappy touchscreen!?!? Screens are to look at not type on, what’s next morris-code flashing keyboards instead of screens? Weird. and better yet why anyone would want a touchscreen AND a keyboard?!? Makes no sence! If you want a touchscreen get a Blackberry Storm or something, Sidekick’s are for people who like to type on a keyboard and aren’t too lazy to flip open a lousy screen(!). Anyone who *needs* both (keyboard AND touchscreen) get 2 freaking phones and see a psychiatrist in the morning. Peace.

  35. OLGA ORTEGA Says:

    I m said want like ??

  36. J3rz3yb0y Says:

    ty Setnakt for all of the things that u wrote but approz how much will it b?? 200? 300?? 400?? with and without plann….ty..

  37. dababy Says:

    My LX is the best phone I have had on T-mobile. The Wing sucked badly, and the Dash was nice but battery and other issues ended that badly. I hate that as a loyal t-mobile customer I will be paying out the @** even with the upgrade.

    I am guessing about $350-400 for T-mobile customers, and $200-300 for new contracts, but that is purely speculation. Maybe T-Mobile will get a grip on reality and price it just over the G-1, but I doubt it.

    And touchscreens suck. My wing would put calls on hold because my face brushed the screen during a call. Sidekicks aren’t meant to have touchscreens, and I am glad. I wish they would come out with more document/pdf editing and viewing support though. That’s the only thing I miss about my Windows smartphones.

  38. j3rz3yb0y Says:

    dababy lol thats true about the thing u said bout the wing…. but i got the dash rite now and when i am talking on the phone, the volume of the call goes up and sometimes down cuz my face gets brushed against the jog bar…(the touch type thing for volume on side…)

  39. stevo351 Says:

    grant on February 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm said:

    yes we need to rally at Telstra hard to make this happen in Australia. I’m trying to figure out what department/who is the best to speak to in order to get this noticed within Telstra.

    check out the powered by danger Telstra hiptop forum…

    im with you. telstra NEED to take on this new unit. its about time australia got in on the new stuff. its gonna take some work but im up for it. as for the best person to speak too, im sorry but i have no idea. ive emailed a few different addresses i found on the telstra website but nothing has been unveiled, and knowing the morons that run telstra, nothing will be.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    i have this sidekick id and it completly SUCKS!!!!!!
    i wanted to get the Sidekick 2008 but i think i will just wait till the Sidekick Blade comes out.

  41. Zack Says:

    I have sidekick slide and I hate it. This looks nice but WHERE IS THE VIDEO RECORDING/STREAMING FEATURE!!!?? That’s all the Sidekick people talk about. Im waiting for it too…

  42. rose Says:

    i have a question. when is the release date for the 2009 ? im planning on getting a new phone because my old one recently broke and if the 2009 is coming out soon, i want to wait. but if it isnt coming out till like october, then i shouldnt waste my time. HELP ! (:

  43. I CANT WAIT!! Says:

    I CANT WAIT.i have the tony hawk LX and the internet is deathly slow omg.3G means SUPER FAST!! im definately gonna buy this phone =].and sorry guys:
    Sidekick > G1 > BlackBerry
    no doubt =P

  44. soccergirl Says:

    Does anyone know how much the sidekick 2009 will cost?

  45. Jermo Says:

    i bet about $250 minimum

  46. stevo351 Says:

    Jermo on April 7, 2009 at 6:20 am said:

    i bet about $250 minimum

    i honestly think it will be the same as when all hiptops come out. why should this one be so much more expensive?
    when the think about it, its almost as if the technology going into it is old. bluetooth? yeah so what, its been done. GPS? becoming more and more common. 3.2 megapixel camera? try the 8 megapixel camera on the ericsson C905.. or the 5 mega pixel cam on the N95. and the the other stuff like the software and whatnot has been done in previous models. so its not like this phone has any real reason to be super duper expensive. where i work, we had the hiptop 3 and the slide; the hiptop 3 was $689, and the slide is $549…. i know there were some improvements on the slide (such as the screen clarity/brightness) but it managed to be even cheaper. so, IMO, this isnt gonna be such a strain on the wallet.

  47. Jamie Says:

    Sounds kool :]
    I heard that the sidekick ’09 will be $286.

  48. Jamie Says:

    But is really expensive.

  49. nicole Says:

    its a nice phone, but why does it have to be 500$ w. out a contract if some people CANT get a contract with tmobile?

  50. eeZy sOo waVvy Says:

    YeSSss dHatz wat im talkin bOut .. BUt liKe hOw mUch wiLL it cOst aNd wHen wiLL it beH released ??

  51. dabrooklynboiii Says:

    i like the mood lights on the LX better then the 09

  52. Katie Says:

    does anyone know how much it will cost cuz i have $250 and i can get the sidekick 08 but i want one with better picture and stuff so if any of you find out plz let me know. thx

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