Happy Birthday Sidekick!

Original Black and White Sidekick/Hiptop

Six years ago today (Oct. 1st, 2002), the first black and white Sidekick was released to the public. It was groundbreaking, and a completely new approach to the cell phone market. Happy Birthday Sidekick! For more important dates in Sidekick history, check out our Sidekick Timeline

20 Responses to “Happy Birthday Sidekick!”

  1. nesha Says:

    happyyy birthdayyy sidekick!
    i miss yu terribly.

  2. dukethelady Says:

    hey iv been a sidekick user since the II (b4 celebrities grabbed on it) but its sad to see thats everyone is switching to the G1 since its everything that a sidekick should be except without the famous swivel screen. i have to say im tempted to buy one but i wont be buying a new phone till december and i hope that sidekick comes out with something soon or they will be losing another faithful user. RIP sidekicks (II,III,LX)

  3. Orlandito Colucci Says:

    Yay!

  4. Martin Says:

    Wow, they came out with the first “demo” hiptop back in 2001… before 9/11! That seems so crazy to me.

  5. Dzone Says:

    Happy Birthday.
    loved the device since it came out in Canada Hiptop 1 color was my fave.
    will continue as long as i can.

  6. Ralph Says:

    Sidekicker since day one of release here! I have used and enjoyed every iteration of this groundbreaking device. Now I’ve preordered the G1 though, it seem s so much like the SK I’ve been dreaming of, especially with the ex-danger boys handling Android.

  7. One Life WoW Says:

    Happy bday sidekick! Im holding onto my lx until I see the next sk. If it turns out to be a bust then im switching to the g1. Come on i still have faith in you sharp/danger/tmo!

  8. Raheem Says:

    Happy Birth Day!

    We’ve come a long way, but nothing has changed that much when it comes to features…

  9. Julius Says:

    Been a sidekick user since the sk II……happy birthday

  10. Moe Says:

    Been a SideKick user since the first sidekick color came out..then went to the sidekick 2 then to the sidekick 2 mr.cartoon edition then to the sidekick 3 then to the sidekick slide then to the sidekick lx then went to a tmobile wing then bought a sidekick 2008 for two weeks then i seen the G1 n i pre-orderd it n returned my sidekick 2008 n using my brothers phone as a back up until the G1 comes out…sorry every one but its time for everyone to go pre-order your G1 now people its way better than any sidekicks put together…sorry but yaa duke is right R.I.P Sidekicks including (Sidekick black n white,sidekick color,sidekick2,sidekick3,sidekick slide,sickkick lx,sidekick 2008)….

  11. Seaira Says:

    I just turned 11 I want a sidekick soooooooooo badly ever scince i was about 7. I CANT HELP IT ITS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!
    🙁

  12. Seaira Says:

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrr! Still dont have it! (mooning)

  13. ripsidekick Says:

    Happy Birthday Sidekick and R.I.P. 2001-2008

    There’s no reason to own a sidekick anymore. There’s a device that’s cheaper, does a lot more, looks just like a Sidekick, and does everything we have been waiting for/wishing for the Sidekick to have.

    There were devices on other cell phone companies that make that Sidekick look dated and now, finally we have a device on t-mobile that makes it look dated. No excuses guys. Time to graduate to a T-mobile G1 and leave high school already.

  14. Moe Says:

    ripsidekick is right its time to move on after how many years now the sidekick wants to get serious but they tricked us by buyin new sidekicks ever few months n years with juss a few updated OTAs which done nothin good to the sidekick when i bought the sidekick 2008 i thoughtit was gonna be different all it did was have a lil different music n after years it finally was capable of playin videos but then u had to convert them from youtube videos to be able to watch them n juss changin the shell thing jus to different colors n th n stuff had nothing else new interestin on it n decided to do updated bluetooh where u can transfer music or videos after how long they did it when they knew they could of done it before but they just want us wasting our money on sidekick go pre-order your G1 guys its time to move once again R.I.P all SIDEKICKS including the corporation its self

  15. lalalicious1102 Says:

    im 11 and i cant wait to get the new sidekick 2008. I hear it’s great. I’ve done alot of chores just to get one and i wanna say happy birthday and i would never switch to g1. sorry, but that phone is not for me

  16. Martin Says:

    What I don’t like about the G1 is that the AIM is through SMS… I like that the sidekick’s aim is through data.

  17. Melissa Says:

    Geez. still no updates? ahh well.

    The sidekick has been out since 2002, and have we REALLY seen any outstanding updates or changes?
    Not really.
    Time to switch to the G1.

  18. Melissa Says:

    I say G1 because even though i would love to switch to the iphone or one of verizon’s amazing fones, i know i’m not the only one who’s stuck with t-mobile for at least another year or 2 simply because we keep extending our contracts so that we can still pay too much for the same fone..year after year.

  19. OBLU3oH3FN3RO THE THEME-MAKER 0N SKLXTHEMES Says:

    I BEEN A SIDEKICK USER SINCE DAY ONE,AND IM STARTING T0 HATE THESE PH0NES… I HAVE EVERY SINGLE KICK EXCEPT THE B00TLEGGED 1,THE SLIDE.THE REAS0N IM DEBATING 0N M0VING 0N IS BECAUSE THESE PH0NES WERE THE **** WHEN M0ST PH0NE TECHN0L0GY WAS THE ALM0ST THE SAME…. BUT I HATE H0W $50 PH0NES 0R FREE PH0NES @ THAT,CAN D0 AL0T M0RE THAN THESE $400 KIX CAN D0 🙁 I’M JUST H0PING THAT WITH MICR0S0FT IN CHARGE N0W THESE PH0NES CATCH UP WITH TECHN0L0GY…. I MEAN **** AFTER 6 YEARS WE CAN BARELY WATCH VIDS AND BLUET00TH ****? WHEN PH0NES THESE DAYS CAN STREAM VIDEO,AUDIO,HAVE 3RD PARTY APPS,TOUCHSCREEN[WHICH IS A SUPER ****** FEATURE BUT KINDA ADVANCED…. C0ME 0N…. HIPTOP YA’LL NEED T0 REALLY STEP YOUR GAME UP AND ST0P SELLING US THE SAME ******’ PH0NE IN A DIFFERENT SHELL… IM N0T FALLING F0R THAT **** ANYM0RE… 0R @ LEAST 0N THE NEXT KICK GIVE IT ALL YOU G0T JUST T0 RECRUIT ALL THE SIDEKICK USERS YOU L0ST 2 THE G1.

  20. Amira Says:

    oh wow! My birthday is on October 1st too!!! I should get 1 for free! hahaha..
    kidding!!



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