Hope for the Sidekick still? Rumors of a Sidekick Twist

There are rumors flying all around about a possible Sidekick successor. Both TmoNews and PhoneDog are reporting that there is a new HTC phone in the works codenamed Project Emerald that will be the next Sidekick. No really, like with the Sidekick name not just another phone meant to take the place of the Sidekick. There’s speculation that it will be called the Sidekick Twist, but of course that could change before launch, which people are guessing is “summer”. Of course this is all still rumors, but here’s what TmoNews is saying about the specs on this new device:

[...] we hear the device will boast Android OS 2.1, a 1 GHz Processor (Snapdragon?), with a front facing Camera and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display. This new device will also be flaunting 16GB of onboard storage with T-Mobile preloaded apps for active lifestyle oriented apps

As most of you know, the name “Sidekick” is owned by T-Mobile, not Danger/Microsoft. T-Mobile can use the name to market whatever phone they want. Previous Sidekicks were manufactured by Sharp or Motorola (the Slide), and this new phone is rumored to be made by HTC. With it running Android, that means no Danger OS and no back-end over the air syncing like in the past. With all of these changes, there’s a big question to be answered: Is it still a Sidekick?

368 Responses to “Hope for the Sidekick still? Rumors of a Sidekick Twist”

  1. meme Says:

    Im excited! I’m a fan of rumors! :)

  2. sabercrombiedude Says:

    This Would Simply Be AMAZING.
    I Almost Died When I First Heard The News.!
    Good Thing This News Was Leaked A Few Minutes After Placing My Nexus One Order. I CANCELLED.! ;D

  3. cracka Says:

    Depends what you mean by “over-the-air syncing”. Android syncs your gmail and contacts with Google servers. Photos stored locally aren’t auto-synced, but there is integration with Picasa that you can choose to use that is synced.

    I’ll definitely stay tuned to see how the rumor pans out. T-Mo is gonna have to come up with something exciting this time to keep me from jumping to Sprint & the EVO 4G.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Although there is no backend servers, data like contacts, calendar events, ect are saved to your gmail account and sync.

    There are also plenty of applications that allow you to automatically save content (such as SMS/MMS to the media card.. Seeing that the sidekick 08 is discontinued and the LX is only 199.99 WITHOUT a contract…this rumor could be true.

    Regardless, microsoft isnt doing so hot in the mobile phone world (as far as social devices). Look at the KIN that verizon received.. one of the WORST designed operating systems I know…. I hope their are other sidekick devices by ms in the future… if not… hopefully HTC can design a overlay on this device to make it simular!!

  5. Brennon (siber54) Says:

    To me a sidekick is not a sidekick without the hiptop OS.

    Android is the ****!

    The phone your talking about I am pretty sure is the T-Mobile MyTouch 3g SLIDE.

    Us developers are sad to see what has happened to danger. The developer board is about dead now, It sucks.

    Have an awesome day guys!

  6. Brennon (siber54) Says:

    To me a sidekick is not a sidekick without the hiptop OS.

    Android is the ****!

    The phone your talking about I am pretty sure is the T-Mobile MyTouch 3g SLIDE.

    Us developers are sad to see what has happened to danger. The developer board is about dead now, It sucks.

    Have an awesome day guys!

    Oh yeah KIN has nothing to do with Danger. That phone will fail….wtf no apps? Lol

  7. Magnus Says:

    Danger OS is dead, gone.. bought by Microsoft.. Danger OS is no longer work with Sidekick…

    Android is very good!!.. only verison 2.0 & up. my co worker who have Droid.. the verison is 2.1.1 updates.. it’s running amazing!! I tested his phone & download video… it’s very smooth.. youtube are so great!!
    touchscreen very good…

    so, let hope Sidekick + HTC + Android 2.1 + 16GB+ 4.3 inches + QWERTY= AWESOME!!!!!

  8. Alessandra Says:

    We just need to see what this device will look like.

  9. LoSo Says:

    I cannot WAIT for this phone…lookin very forward to this one…the danger os was already becoming a old model…it needed major upgrading..now we don’t have to deal with it…even though it was user friendly..so is andriod and the htc sense! They better implement a trackpad also! Instead of the ball that always gets dirty..

  10. Magnus Says:

    LoSo on May 18, 2010 at 12:55 am said:

    I cannot WAIT for this phone…lookin very forward to this one…the danger os was already becoming a old model…it needed major upgrading..now we don’t have to deal with it…even though it was user friendly..so is andriod and the htc sense! They better implement a trackpad also! Instead of the ball that always gets dirty..

    yeah! trackpad! maybe u right! cuz t mobile already make one myTouch 3G Slide…

    now.. HTC + Android + 1Ghz + 4.3 inches + 16GB + QWERTY + and Thinkpad = SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!

  11. snuzzled Says:

    If it doesn’t have the familiar “dial” style OS, I won’t be buying it. I don’t care what it calls itself. After playing with my mom’s new Incredible phone, I’m envious of the capabilities but the OS just feels clunky and unintuitive.

    Can you imagine the Sidekick style phone, complete with tried-and-true “dial” style OS, with Droid capabilites and a touch screen? I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

  12. fujitsujeff Says:

    cracka on May 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm said:

    Depends what you mean by “over-the-air syncing”. Android syncs your gmail and contacts with Google servers. Photos stored locally aren’t auto-synced, but there is integration with Picasa that you can choose to use that is synced.

    I’ll definitely stay tuned to see how the rumor pans out. T-Mo is gonna have to come up with something exciting this time to keep me from jumping to Sprint & the EVO 4G.

    Know what you mean, the EVO 4G definitely looks enticing, but if this pans out, i’ll rather stick with T-MO

  13. Complexx Says:

    This is the way to get sidekick users to give the android platform a try….and they will love it….and then they dont have to make any more sidekicks and they wont hear any complaints from sk fans…

  14. Hope Says:

    If it has a Sidekick-like form factor, I will probably buy it if the price point is right. The Andriod platform is pretty cool. Although I loved the Danger OS and think it’s the best one I’ve seen in a phone, I have to accept there just won’t be any new phones with it.

  15. kind of one Says:

    Cool i just posted something yesterday about the sidekick twist here the link http://kindofone-michael.blogspot.com/

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Brennon (siber54) on May 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm said:

    To me a sidekick is not a sidekick without the hiptop OS.

    Android is the ****!

    The phone your talking about I am pretty sure is the T-Mobile MyTouch 3g SLIDE.

    Us developers are sad to see what has happened to danger. The developer board is about dead now, It sucks.

    Have an awesome day guys!

    Mytouch slide will not have a 1gzh processor. Although, it is a sweet phone.

  17. glasses1o1 Says:

    got my attention……this nexus one i got aint cutting it

  18. LoSo Says:

    @ Glasses

    i heasrd they stoped selling the Nexus One?? did you get it before they stoped?

  19. Dick Cumsteady Says:

    Looking forward to it… im a huge sidekick fan and with the android os will be fun and new. And didn’t the guy that made the danger OS also make the android OS??

  20. Haze Says:

    That sounds interesting.But it runs on android?

  21. Alessandra Says:

    @Haze: Yes it looks like it will run on Android.

  22. Dooby Says:

    @ cumsteedy: Yeahhhh that’s him. He left danger and created a new phone company

  23. rey Says:

    If it still has a great IM client, multitasking abilities and QWEARY keyboard, im in!

  24. meems Says:

    About time. I have 3 data plans and I planned on cancelling my sidekick! now I will wait it out and might just get rid of the bb and keep my sk and hd2.

  25. Y0ungTune Says:

    I’m really lookin foward to this I can’t wait I’m eligible for a 1 year upgrade soon so I hope this happens when I will b eligible and I’m positive I’ll buy it

  26. Omar Says:

    I agree with rev…great IM, multitasking, and qwerty keyboard, are all a must…..a touch screen, and GPS would be nice too…TMob don’t let us down..seriously..my og LX is about to die and i need a replacement!

  27. sidekickchick Says:

    I hope they keep the swivel screen and awesome keyboard!

  28. Y0ungTune Says:

    sidekickchick on May 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm said:

    I hope they keep the swivel screen and awesome keyboard!

    Me 2 I think they will that’s why I think it’s sidekick “twist” but idk

  29. Magnus Says:

    I m sure it’s will be Slide, not screen flip.. because 4.3 inches is really too big… and also, I m pretty sure, it’s will be trackpad… not trackball…
    how did Phonedog & TmoNews get information?? leak info.? how? lol

    I keep look forward when t mobile announce! I can’t wait!

    p.s hi! Alessandra! :)

  30. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: Only time will tell.

    P.S. Hello to you too, Magnus!

  31. Magnus Says:

    take a look…

    http://www.ozcarguide.com/technology/cellphone-pda/3136-htc-sidekick-twist

  32. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: I just took a look at that, its just more speculation about what this device might have.

  33. Jords Says:

    yesssssssss!

  34. Jords Says:

    p.s it HAS to have a swivel screen.

  35. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on May 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm said:

    take a look…

    http://www.ozcarguide.com/technology/cellphone-pda/3136-htc-sidekick-twist

    I like that Article.

    The reason why AT&T doesn’t release a powerful-*** Android handset is because they’re afraid of stepping on Apples toes. They won’t to protect their stupid little iPhony.

  36. Mulan Says:

    Magnus on May 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm said:

    take a look…

    http://www.ozcarguide.com/technology/cellphone-pda/3136-htc-sidekick-twist

    I like that Article.

    The reason why AT&T doesn’t release a powerful-*** Android handset is because they’re afraid of stepping on Apples toes. They won’t to protect their stupid little iPhony.

  37. Anonymous Says:

    if it slide i will not be getting it. thats one of the main things that make the sidekick so different from every other phone.

  38. glasses1o1 Says:

    @loso…………….. yea i got bout 3 months ago 3g goes in and out, not worth keeping, to many small problems that shoulda been fixed, so im just waiting for tmobil to drop sumtim worth copping

  39. Alessandra Says:

    @glasses1o1: Why don’t you just turn off the 3G in the settings? Leaving 3G on sucks up the battery more and alot of users on the forum keep 3G off if it keeps going in and out since there is no sense of keeping it on all the time if it’s going to go in and out so they keep it off and let it run on EDGE.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    dlider twist swivel or w.e if this looks **** im coppin it

  41. Anonymous Says:

    on May 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm said:

    dlider twist swivel or w.e if this looks **** im coppin it

    slider**

  42. alex Says:

    most likly theyre talkn bout the mytouch slide because apparantly its goiing to replace the sidekicks

    p.s. dont mind mi spellinq

  43. Anonymous Says:

    alex on May 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm said:

    most likly theyre talkn bout the mytouch slide because apparantly its goiing to replace the sidekicks

    p.s. dont mind mi spellinq

    i dont think so because there are big differences in specs

  44. alex Says:

    on May 19, 2010 at 6:35 pm said:

    alex on May 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm said:

    most likly theyre talkn bout the mytouch slide because apparantly its goiing to replace the sidekicks

    p.s. dont mind mi spellinq

    i dont think so because there are big differences in specs

    i think so it doesnt matter about the specs think about it sidekick with android and htc it just dont make sense to me

  45. Magnus Says:

    ok… here new report in FCC..

    I m not sure if it’s Sidekick Twist?.. there 2 pictures show, it’s is HTC…

    yes, I see, it’s slide.. but it’s say 3.2.. not 4.3?

    here link
    http://www.htcphones.net/htc-new-android-smartphone-noticed-in-fcc

    what do you think?

  46. alex Says:

    Magnus on May 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm said:

    ok… here new report in FCC..

    I m not sure if it’s Sidekick Twist?.. there 2 pictures show, it’s is HTC…

    yes, I see, it’s slide.. but it’s say 3.2.. not 4.3?

    here link
    http://www.htcphones.net/htc-new-android-smartphone-noticed-in-fcc

    what do you think?

    it does look lik the mytouch slide well kinda

  47. Magnus Says:

    @
    Alessandra

    what is your option about my last post?

    thanks

  48. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: That looks like a MyTouch Slide for AT&T or Sprint, but the keys on it look alot like the HTC Touch Pro 2, the only difference is that the HTC Touch Pro 2 has a 5 row keyboard like the Sidekick does, and this phone in your link has a 4 row keyboard.

  49. Magnus Says:

    @
    Alessandra

    this photo is not Sprint or AT&T… it’s HTC… because this website for HTC… I guess

    ma’am u seem expert on cellphone…. I means, like Guru Cellphone lol..

    you work something? or what are you? I didn’t mean offend u :)

  50. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: No I meant that this phone is probably going to be made for either AT&T OR Sprint! I never said it has Sprint or AT&T on it, I only said that it looks like a MyTouch Slide for either AT&T or Sprint, every carrier has their OWN HTC phone, T-Mobile isn’t the only one that carries HTC Phones. T-Mobile already has two HTC phones that both run Windows Mobile. Verizon I believe has more, Sprint I think also has 2 or 3 HTC phones and AT&T I think only has 1 or 2.

  51. Magnus Says:

    @
    Alessandra

    ok ma’am.. u didn’t answer my question?… u seem guru about cellphone.. lol :)

  52. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: I’m just a girl who loves technology and I read up alot about these things, the more you read the more you know, I also fix computers as well.

  53. Magnus Says:

    ah I see.. I m not guru on cellphone but I m pretty good know only sidekick lol…

    me, too I can fix computers.. I love it… lol… and also I get free software.. almost all! even OS! u know what I mean? lol :) I can’t tell this message.. prefer PM

  54. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: If you want to e-mail me instead of this then I’m okay with that, I welcome more deaf and hard-of-hearing friends since most of my friends are hearing. :) Here you go: sweetpeachesster[at]gmail[dot]com

    Of course don’t write my e-mail like that, I only wrote it like that because there can be spam bots and I don’t need spam in my e-mail. :)

  55. Brian Says:

    A Sidekick with Android OS sounds so nifty. But would this mean we in the deaf/hard-of-hearing community would be required to pay for the voice plans that we probably won’t ever use at all?

  56. itsNobi Says:

    Id love for the screen to be classic SK, but if memory serves me correctly, Danger owned the patent for the swivel screen design, which means we may not see it cause of M$…..atleast not in the same form.

  57. AceKannon Says:

    Sorry guys, I wuz on the old forum. Lol. Anyway, my biggest concern is, will it still have the swivel screen? It wouldn’t be a sidekick without it.

  58. ciaoo Says:

    the Swivel screen and form factor is an absolute must. im sure many people agree.

  59. Alessandra Says:

    @Brian: That’s what I’m wondering since I’m deaf and hard-of-hearing, however I’m able to hear and talk on the phone just like any normal hearing person but this is a good question to those that can’t hear or talk on the phone too well.

  60. AceKannon Says:

    Im not sure but I may have the first image of the sidekick twist. I found it on google. Here it is.
    http://www.gadgetreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/miu-hdpc.jpg
    Ill fix the link if its wrong

  61. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: That device looks pretty, I would get it if it looked like that. It’s really cute.

  62. AceKannon Says:

    Im not sure but I may have the first image of the sidekick twist. Here it is.

    http://www.gadgetreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/miu-hdpc.jpg

    if the link is still wrong, just type it in. The pic looks accutrate too, windows, front facing camera. It looks hot.

  63. AceKannon Says:

    Yea, I know. The design is cool, add the swivel screen and its a done deal. Because I believe this will be the concept design anyway. Anybody else like it?

  64. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: I don’t know about you but do you notice the left and right sides? They have holes, this could be a really loud device to play music or talk on speaker phone.

  65. Magnus Says:

    AceKannon on May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

    Im not sure but I may have the first image of the sidekick twist. Here it is.

    http://www.gadgetreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/miu-hdpc.jpg

    if the link is still wrong, just type it in. The pic looks accutrate too, windows, front facing camera. It looks hot.

    @ AceKannon

    that look nice.. but ugly keyboard, lol…. windows mobile 7? no android? lol.. maybe this is not HTC sidekick twist..

  66. AceKannon Says:

    I did see that. And that’s cool seeing as how its gonna have 16gb built in. I dnt mind that at all. Notice it has windows. This may be a true concept pic.

  67. Magnus Says:

    @AceKannon

    I think, this picture is fake or just for fun draw.. like use Photoshop CS5?.. cuz that blue screen is windows but it’s XP… not 7.. it’s too old..

  68. AceKannon Says:

    It does look kinda fake. But…..it wouldn’t be a bad design.

  69. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: I know that’s what I’m thinking.

    @Magnus: There are ALOT of netbooks out there that are still running WindowsXP, and there are people who still downgrade from Windows7 or WindowsVista to WindowsXP, but who knows it may be running WindowsMobile 6.5 or the Windows Phone 7 series (I seriously think the Windows Phone 7 OS looks boring, it looks like the Zune OS.

  70. AceKannon Says:

    The only thing is, I noticed there’s a little dpad looking thing in the lower right corner of the keyboard. And the keys are too close. Not like a sidekick. If this is the concept, make it better!

  71. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: There was a D-Pad in the keyboard on the first two generation sidekicks (Black and white Sidekick and then color), I just hope that there won’t be a power button in the keyboard like there was on the first two generation Sidekicks. But yes like you said, if this is the concept, they should make it better! :)

  72. derald Says:

    Don’t believe the hype just get an htc evo. No phone can **** wit it right now!!

  73. Alessandra Says:

    @derald: Doesn’t the HTC Evo from Sprint have an extra $10 just to use the 4G in it or am I misunderstanding something about it?

  74. nexusone Says:

    ok the only problem with that pic is that the sidekick twist is gonna boast android…….not windows….. -___-

  75. AceKannon Says:

    Still, the Twist has some pretty good specs. Think about it. 4.3 inch screen is massive and if its running android, plus the original sidekick qwerty?? This is gonna be quite possibly the best phone of 2010 if it lives up to the hype. What else would you guys like to see in the Sidekick Twist?

  76. derald Says:

    The $10 is just a premium data charge cuz the evo will use gobs of data. Its not just for the 4g per say. Most areas don’t even have 4g. But hey I think its worth the 10 extra. The phone is amazing!! Im paying to get out of my tmo contract and already have my evo preordered thru best buy.

  77. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: All I want is a device that is loud enough for me to hear and vibrates strong enough for me to feel when I have the sound on silent.

  78. nexusone Says:

    speakers :] and for it to be thinner…but that pic does look very nice design wise…just too thick…though android 2.2 froyo may be a dream haha

  79. Magnus Says:

    AceKannon on May 20, 2010 at 11:59 am said:

    Still, the Twist has some pretty good specs. Think about it. 4.3 inch screen is massive and if its running android, plus the original sidekick qwerty?? This is gonna be quite possibly the best phone of 2010 if it lives up to the hype. What else would you guys like to see in the Sidekick Twist?

    @AceKannon

    I agreed with u.. this is first time to get bigger 4.3 for sidekick!!

  80. Alessandra Says:

    @nexusone: I like the size of it, it seems sturdy, I wouldn’t like it too thin where it can slip out of your hands easily but then again an iPod Touch is really thin and I have a good grip on that lol but we’ll see what they come up with.

  81. Magnus Says:

    take a look… and look the date on post (May 19th, 2010)

    they talk about new information…. ?

    http://www.htcphones.net/htc-sidekick-twist-powerful-android-smartphone-with-amoled-display/

  82. Magnus Says:

    nexusone on May 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm said:

    speakers :] and for it to be thinner…but that pic does look very nice design wise…just too thick…though android 2.2 froyo may be a dream haha

    yeah.. possible there will be release Android 2.2 when Sidekick Twist come out… and also, possible 1.2Ghz Snapdragon?

  83. nexusone Says:

    you guys also need to understand this is just rumor/speculation…we could all be wrong lol

  84. Alessandra Says:

    @nexusone: Yep your right and I agree with you.

  85. Magnus Says:

    nexusone on May 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

    you guys also need to understand this is just rumor/speculation…we could all be wrong lol

    and Alessandra

    I agree with you.. but take a look & read.. about android 2.2 and 1.2Ghz :)

    http://androidandme.com/2010/05/news/t-mobile-htc-android-snapdragon-qwerty-sidekick-twist/

    how the information come from? I hope it’s true..

  86. AceKannon Says:

    So I guess its safe to say that :
    1. If it has the signature swivel screen
    2. It stays true to the sidekick format.
    3. Has a keyboard
    4. Is like the spec sheet says
    ….then everyone is happy, right?

  87. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: That’s what it sounds like to most users here, they want the swivel screen. To me I just want a phone that works that’s all.

  88. derald Says:

    While you guys are hoping for a new sidekick I’ll be video chatting on my evo!!

  89. Alessandra Says:

    @derald: Cool, no one cares what you’ll be doing on your Evo, video sucks up more battery than texting.

  90. AceKannon Says:

    Hey, derald…..go kiss *** on another forum. As for us……..the sidekick twist needs to have a good design, multitasking like regular sidekicks, nd the messaging clients that made itt so so great. I hope HTC sees our cries cuz id love for this to be a real sidekick successor….the Kin brothers were crappy phones.

  91. Jords Says:

    AceKannon on May 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm said:

    So I guess its safe to say that :
    1. If it has the signature swivel screen
    2. It stays true to the sidekick format.
    3. Has a keyboard
    4. Is like the spec sheet says
    ….then everyone is happy, right?

    Correct.

  92. derald Says:

    I hope this is true I don’t wanna see the sidekick die. But honestly it should be way ahead of the game. Im pretty sure it was the first phone with qwerty and a true web browser. We shouldn’t be hoping for another version it should be the best phone out!!

  93. Alessandra Says:

    AceKannon on May 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

    Hey, derald…..go kiss *** on another forum. As for us……..the sidekick twist needs to have a good design, multitasking like regular sidekicks, nd the messaging clients that made itt so so great. I hope HTC sees our cries cuz id love for this to be a real sidekick successor….the Kin brothers were crappy phones.

    Yep what AceKannon said. :)

  94. itsNobi Says:

    Alessandra on May 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm said:

    AceKannon on May 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm said:

    Hey, derald…..go kiss *** on another forum. As for us……..the sidekick twist needs to have a good design, multitasking like regular sidekicks, nd the messaging clients that made itt so so great. I hope HTC sees our cries cuz id love for this to be a real sidekick successor….the Kin brothers were crappy phones.

    Yep what AceKannon said. :)

    Yup….what Alessandra said :D :D

  95. LoSo Says:

    Well I’m back! I knowthat.concept is definately not a rendering of tyhe phone for the fact that it has a windows logo on it…other than tyhat I’m just going to keep dropping in hopefully some new info will be posted up! Keep sidekicking guys and gals!

  96. bulletinyochest Says:

    nexusone on May 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

    you guys also need to understand this is just rumor/speculation…we could all be wrong lol

    FUCKK YOU NEXUSONE

  97. AceKannon Says:

    Well my cousin just gave me a G1. This is closest thing to the sidekick IMO. But best believe that im gonna hold out till the Twist is released. SIDEKICK NATION FTW!!!!=)

  98. Alessandra Says:

    Oh and here’s to everyone that is crazy about the HTC Evo 4G I see alot of downsides to it:

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/05/20/sprint-htc-evo-phone-review/

  99. AceKannon Says:

    @Magnus

    This was a pic I found on google. I was just saying tho. In the beginning, ppl said the new sidekick may run windows, but now we’re wrong I guess. What about the design tho…We need a legit design!!!!

  100. raldo Says:

    Alessandra on May 21, 2010 at 10:50 am said:

    Oh and here’s to everyone that is crazy about the HTC Evo 4G I see alot of downsides to it:

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/05/20/sprint-htc-evo-phone-review/

    lol fox news.

  101. Alessandra Says:

    @raldo: Okay that’s one piece of news here’s another one:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/20100520/tc_ytech_gadg/ytech_gadg_tc2163

  102. Magnus Says:

    @
    Alessandra

    this forum is about sidekick, not HTC Evo… lol, I don’t want to talk about Evo..

    I like sidekick period… I have use sk since 2003!

    Sidekick is the best design! even QWERTY!

  103. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: Those two links I put up there are for the users that are crazy for the HTC Evo that’s all, and there’s nothing to talk about on this “Sidekick Twist” it’s too early to tell what it will be, geez.

  104. Magnus Says:

    @
    Alessandra

    Evo look good, but not interest… it’s doesn’t have qwert? I haven’t see spec. infor.

    if sk twist release, which u prefer to buy?

    I bet, u ll get SK! lol :p

  105. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: The Evo doesn’t have a physical keyboard, it’s just like the iPhone, it has a virtual keyboard and no I’ll be getting an HTC Touch Pro 2 (yes a Windows Mobile phone) jeez. I’m done with Sidekicks and their problems.

  106. Magnus Says:

    take a look.. HTC sidekick?

    http://phandroid.com/2010/05/21/htc-vision-desire-with-a-keyboard-headed-for-t-mo-other-new-codenames-revealed/

    what do u think? and Alessandra?

  107. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: That is just a photoshop of the HTC Touch Pro 2 with a different colored body and it’s running Android, the original design has Windows Mobile 6.5 on it and the frame around the screen looks cheap

  108. AceKannon Says:

    That was the worst excuse for a photoshopped phone I’ve ever seen. I guarantee that isn’t the Twist. We need a true sidekick in terms of form factor. Which reminds me, are any of u guys still using sidekicks, cuz I am=)

  109. Alessandra Says:

    @AceKannon: I am still using a Sidekick as well.

  110. Dr. Drunko Says:

    LONG LIVE THE SIDEKICK 5!!!

  111. AceKannon Says:

    They need a good OS interface too. The danger os is so easy to use. It made multitasking so easy, it never really lags or anything. Man, im just waiting on a good mockup of what it may look like. That photoshopped phone above is ugly.

  112. Jords Says:

    *****************************

    Awwww :(

    that pic someone posted earlier is actually just a model of a chinese phone.

    if you google” miu hdpc ”

    theres loads of pics of it :(

    i actually got excited because if that was the new sidekick there would be a good chance of it having that swivel screen.

    theres still hope i guess.

  113. LoSo Says:

    still on the Kick here also! just holding out for the new one..

  114. meme Says:

    Why is everything that Sidekick comes out with have to be such a big secret? Just reveal everything you have or we’re all going to lose faith! :-(

  115. LoSo Says:

    @ Meme

    Your already loosing faith?! the news broke only a week ago…this site barely gets updated nowadays like every month or more..so im sure there isn’t not a bit of shortage to be lossed because im sure there’s people like me who check this site daily even while those month long periods without updating…just sit tight..news will be posted when it’s available..if there touting summer release then you better believe there will be some news VERY soon as summer is around the corner..im just wondering is this going to be a whole NEW device? because from what i know a lot of HTC phones are always called something else overseas then in the states they get a new brand and name…or they switch some stuff around between carriers…can anyone clarify on that?

  116. hmm... Says:

    Hey Alessandra…

    …are you hot? =)

  117. Alessandra Says:

    @hmm…: That was random from you. Why don’t you contact me to find out?

  118. Magnus Says:

    hi all… I got update….

    my co worker, her son work for T mobile.. he say, he didn’t get confirm about HTC Sidekick.. but he know about Spec. info. & leak spread all over internet.. and he will let me know for confirm :)

    what up, Alessandra? :).

  119. drunkard Says:

    My sidekick lx 09 is working perfectly fine now. I can wait another year or 2 for something that I feel can top the 09.

  120. meme Says:

    drunkard on May 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm said:

    My sidekick lx 09 is working perfectly fine now. I can wait another year or 2 for something that I feel can top the 09.

    Your name portrays exactly what you post. You must be an ACTUAL drunkard if you think the no other phone on the market can “top” the Sidekick 09.

  121. meme Says:

    Your name illustrates exactly what you post. You must be an ACTUAL drunkard if you think the no other phone on the market can “top” the Sidekick 09.

  122. drunkard Says:

    @meme that was such a dumb azz comment. What are you 12 yrs old or something? Anyways like I said, ill stick with my lx 09 and my bottle.

  123. drunkard Says:

    They should call it the Sidekick Twisted lol because that’s how I feel everyday

  124. LoSo Says:

    @ drunkard

    LOL you got me cracking up here….wassup Alessa? haven’t seened you in awhile..

  125. Alessandra Says:

    @LoSo, I’m doing good you? I haven’t seen you in a while either.

    @drunkard: Your post has me laughing but how is the ’09 treating you? I have a very bad experience with the ’08 since the warranty expired and then I got it replaced and the replacement is doing the same thing as my first one and I’m looking to get a whole new phone I’m done with the problems I have.

  126. AceKannon Says:

    HEY EVERYBODY!! I’ve been away from the site for awhile. But im back! Did u guys miss me? Lol

    Anyway, I’ve been looking into Sidekick Twist info, but still no luck. Im hoping by next week(which is june; june=summer!) that some more news or atleast some images come about. I dnt know about u guys, but im gettin a lil restless just thinkin about it=(

    If I find any liable pictures that may be correct, ill post em.

  127. LoSo Says:

    im good Alessa..just trying to pop in when i can to see if there’s any new info regarding this phone..im getting too anxious!..i didn’t have a long experience with the 08 i only had it for like 4 months..but i LOVED it as it did what the 09 does..besides the 3g and video playback…but my experience with the 09 is been ok..like i like the upgrade but by then it didn’t feel up to par with most of the other phones out there…like danger really lagged behind with that…like no wifi you serious? and the horrible keypad that has all but coroted on me..most of the buttons have all but peeled off..its sad! but other then that..thats y im happy htc is behind it..and hopefully they do a good one with this one…super amoled anyone?! looking forward to it!

  128. Alessandra Says:

    @LoSo: Wow the buttons peeled off? That sounds alot like the Sidekick 2! On the ’08 they do bubble up but it’s not noticeable until you press a key softly only to see it bubble back up at you, I thought that the frame around the keyboard is supposed to help keep it down, they should have stuck with the Sidekick 3′s keyboard, that Sidekick had the best keyboard to date becaues it was real and it didn’t peel off. I agree that Danger was behind most things but they did have a decent OS.

  129. LoSo Says:

    well i agree the sk3 had the best keyboard..the lx07 and 08 had pretty much the same one and i never had any issues..the 09 had like a rubber buttons so after awhile they literally break apart and peel..some buttons i could barely see the symbols cuz there so ripped up!…thats my only MAIN grip with the 09….before i couldve lived without the 09 and all the trimmings but now i want that…its just standard nowadays…and it was then also..

  130. trent6gol Says:

    people people, you can bash android all you want but if any of you are linux fans you would stop complaining as linux is an open source os and guess what, android is pretty much linux on a phone… KEYWORD (OPEN SOURCE)

  131. trent6gol Says:

    to me the sidekick with android just opens up a whole world of oppurtunities that you couldnt do with your miniscule sidekick os..

    try heading over to http://www.xda-developers.com to see what android and even windows mobile is working with

  132. LoSo Says:

    who here is bashing andriod?? i WANT andriod for my sidekick so what are you getting at?? the only thing i don’t like about andriod is there games and i have more then enough time with andriod phones to know that they have pretty crappy games compared to ipod/iphone games..but im still more then excited for it..and i know it will eventually catch up to apple..

  133. kenneth Says:

    If it still looks like a sidekick and has the swivel screen then I’d definitely consider getting rid of my iphone and getting one. I miss my sidekick so much

  134. AceKannon Says:

    Hey ppl, correct me if im wrong but I found a sidekick interface on a google device….hmmm. Idk what its from. But just let me know what u think:

    http://gadgetmix.com/uploads/3/sidekick-android.jpg

  135. Alessandra Says:

    That’s just a Sidekick’08 photoshopped Jumpscreen, it’s easy to tell it’s from the ’08 because of the little sidekick on the phone icon right there but that looks cool but I doubt that this would be the UI. But one can dream.

  136. LoSo Says:

    yea i agree with Alessa,

    but there has been themes out there for the lx09 that resembles the Andriod homescreen..of course its just a picture so you can’t move anything in the background..

  137. AceKannon Says:

    Ooo well. It wuz just a thought. The image intrigued me so I posted it. Lol. Anybody heard any new sidekick news?

  138. LoSo Says:

    there hasn’t been none to my knowledge…i hope something is released soon its almost summer….im surprised normally there are like FCC patents and things like that…so far there hasn’t been nothing..

  139. Magnus Says:

    LoSo on May 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm said:

    there hasn’t been none to my knowledge…i hope something is released soon its almost summer….im surprised normally there are like FCC patents and things like that…so far there hasn’t been nothing..

    @LOSO

    LOL.. true about FCC… nothing news :( but one thing I know there possible for Sidekick Twist..

    you know download catalog, game called Cheshire Chess & Chesire Chess Challenge.. I love those programs, I m so addict! lol.. anyway, about 2 months ago, I checked under Google “Cheshire Chess” or “Mpowers” (chess developer) and there nothing going on, no web site… until now, it’s just release new web site about few weeks ago.. look like this web site plan for new Sidekick Twist.. I m 99% sure.. cuz Chess Cheshire is only for Sidekick.. not for any phone, such as iPhone, Nexus One, etc… just Sidekick… what do you think?

  140. Magnus Says:

    here cheshire chess web site.. http://www.cheshirechess.com

  141. Magnus Says:

    I mean, this web site was 1st time posted, I never see before since when Cheshire Chess release…. 2004? I think?

  142. Alessandra Says:

    Magnus: What does the game have to do with what we’re talking about in this entire thread?

  143. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra Im in love with this 09! Now they have this new thing in the download catalog where they give you something free every week. Like, I got a free theme the first week then a free alert sound the next week … like that. Just random stuff but its free so why not? But I was thinking that maybe they giving away free stuff because the end is almost here.

  144. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: The ’09 isn’t the only one getting free stuff, older sidekicks are also getting it. I feel the same way with what you said on your last sentence “But I was thinking that maybe they giving away free stuff because the end is almost here.” I felt the same way when they started giving out free stuff for the Sidekick in the catalog.

  145. Magnus Says:

    Alessandra on May 28, 2010 at 10:44 pm said:

    Magnus: What does the game have to do with what we’re talking about in this entire thread?

    @Alessandra
    I tried my explain.. I wish I can write english :( .. I m use ASL..

    pls, understand this.. I m trying again..

    Cheshire Chess is game program, and this is only for Sidekick.. not iPhone, Nexus One, any phone.. I already checked..

    when Sidekick 1st release in 2003… Cheshire program was 1st release around 2005 for sidekick.. and Cheshire upgraded improving game about 3 times since 2003 to 2009…

    I love this Cheshire program and it’s the best design, graphics, timers, etc.. it’s so perfect.. many my players agreed.. we have playing over 6 years!! this program isn’t not like other phone!! my wo workers, my family who have G1, iphone, and many differents kind phone and there isn’t like sidekick chess like that! I know, all phone have one chess but only ONE TO ONE network!! and there no setting timer…

    Cheshire Chess can play against up to 48 opponents players!!! with program timer.. No limits, 2 min, 10 min, Game timer, Move Timer, Grace Period…

    so, anyway, before Cheshire Chess didn’t have own web site since 2005, never… until now it’s just release few weeks ago.. this was my first time to see like that!!

    take a look web site..

    http://www.cheshirechess.com

    what does that means? “the cat is napping and will be back soon”

    look like going to release when sidekick twist release this summer…

    and also, I e mail to developer few times.. and my last e mail to themand no respond?.. I asked them if they doing to release new improving game for new sideick twist? probably, they are going to keep quiet?..

    @
    Alessandra

    I m going e mail pic to u….

  146. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: I got your e-mails with the picture, it’s cool.

  147. Haze Says:

    @AceKannon its just a wallpaper someone made u can download it to the sidekick via computer.try sklxthemes.com or sklx08themes.com

  148. Magnus Says:

    @ Haze

    also,
    http://www.sklx09themes.com

  149. AceKannon Says:

    Its cool. Someone alreadly told me. But I found out sumthn else recently. Some minor, or MAJOR insight……….

    There is a new version of the G1 coming soon. Its not the G2….they’re calling it the G1 v.2, Codenamed (BigFoot). Its actually all on google if u search G1 Bigfoot. This version is a slide out Qwerty instead of the side screen. Its more rounded with no chin too. It mite be released later this year alongside a Samsung phone called Houdini.

    I still believe this is legit but maybe the Project Emerald could be a different device. Just some insight.

  150. Anthony Says:

    @AceKannon

    None of the G1 Bigfoot news is new, aha. It’s all from 2009. So no, it has nothing to do with Project Emerald.

  151. AceKannon Says:

    Well…oh well. What about Houdini? Im just trying to point out what could be. Lol. I still think Project Emerald is a Sidekick device. I also would like if it had a Semi-Sidekick design(Motorola Devour anyone?). AND, I still believe the 2009 LX is, and will continue to be, one of the sexiest phones ever created. If HTC doesn’t make this sidekick, I guarantee Danger will..cuz lets face it: THE KIN PHONES SUCK!!!

  152. c0ckmaster Says:

    the kin phones are complete GARBAGE…its soo trash i dont even know why Microsoft even released them..yet alone verizon choose to actually offer them on their network..now thats one horrible decision..eitherway if you guys are really in the market for a GOOD phone..the HTC HD2 is on Tmobile you guys can check that out..im down with the HTC EVO 4G when it launches in two more days..getting back to the sidekick news i Really do hope there is a New sidekick in Development but my thing is..what makes a sidekick a SIDEKICK? is it the danger os? is it the flip up screen? is it the back end server synch? to me its a combination of all 3 of these elements..and if this new phone doesnt have any of these or is missing even one..i dont think it should be called a sidekick..on the other hand if Google and HTC are willing to give the sidekick a MUCH NEEDED overhall and bring it back in a BIG way then by all means there is room in the market to bring back the best messaging phone from the grave

  153. Magnus Says:

    @ cOckmaster

    I m pretty 99% sure, they will make HTC Sidekick Twist… believe me :)

    possible not flip screen, just slide cuz it’s huge 4.3 inches! yay!

  154. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: The LX’09 has a bigger screen than the LX’07 and the ’08 and it still has a swivel screen, but I agree that a 4.3 screen would look weird to see it swivel but it depends on how the screen will look, if it looks anything like a standard LX’09 screen but bigger and still swivels then it’s good I guess, but what c0ckmaster said is right about those 3 elements, does Google Android phones have a server like Danger? I doubt it.

  155. Magnus Says:

    take a look…

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/197756/motorola_announces_androidbased_flipout_phone.html

    look like sidekick design.. but it’s in Europe.. look amazing…

  156. rey Says:

    Magnus on June 2, 2010 at 6:39 am said:

    take a look…

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/197756/motorola_announces_androidbased_flipout_phone.html

    look like sidekick design.. but it’s in Europe.. look amazing…

    Hell nah that does not look like a sidekick design. That design looks exactly like verizons nokia 7705. That one has more of a rotating slider. Thing is ugly!

  157. Alessandra Says:

    @rey I agree, and I have a feeling that they’re going to release it here, to which carrier? AT&T, that phone is a “2nd generation” of AT&T’s Backflip phone which was also made by Motorola.

  158. drunkard Says:

    @magnus how the freak did u find that? You good! But eeeeehhhhhhh I don’t like it. I think it would be cool tho if it was small enough to be the face of a wrist watch and you can use it as a watchphone. Like the future ionno im drunk

  159. Anonymous Says:

    I asked tmobile on twitter: is this new “sidekick” I am reading about on the internet true?
    And they replied:Um no comment…lol all we can say is we are always looking at expanding our product line-up, stay tuned right here for all the latest.
    I think this is the biggest hint ever on this new sidekick :)

  160. AceKannon Says:

    LMFAO@drunkard
    @Anonymous- I followed tmobile on twitter and im goin to ask them the same question so u can have a witness. But I believe this may be true. All except the “Super” Amoled screen talk, since that tag basically belongs to Samsung. All in all, there are 2 theories here:
    1. Danger is making the new sidekick
    Or,
    2. HTC IS making the new sidekick and will have the viewed specs…..BUT HERE’S THE ONLY DRAWBACK……
    If they plan on a summer release, why haven’t there been any concept images?? That’s the only question that makes me skeptical that HTC is making it. If we don’t get any concept pictures by mid-July, then Danger is making the phone and will release it in the fall like the LX 2009. Just my oppinion….any thoughts?

  161. derald Says:

    Yall gettin ur hopes up for nothing.

  162. AceKannon Says:

    If ur gonna come nd down talk ppls joy, u mite as well leave. We’re here hoping for a new device…..if u bring negative comments and no good info or conversation, do yourself a favor nd just leave.

  163. derald Says:

    I love the kick just as much as everyone else, I’ve been using one since the sidekick color. I’ve just lost faith. It used to be the best phone hands down now its not even close. I love the qwerty but some of touch screens can do sooooo much more so im willing to give up the keyboard. And if a new kick does surface which I doubt, it would have to have a major overhaul to even be relevent. I just don’t see it happening. But I hope it does.

  164. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm said:

    LMFAO@drunkard
    @Anonymous- I followed tmobile on twitter and im goin to ask them the same question so u can have a witness. But I believe this may be true. All except the “Super” Amoled screen talk, since that tag basically belongs to Samsung. All in all, there are 2 theories here:
    1. Danger is making the new sidekick
    Or,
    2. HTC IS making the new sidekick and will have the viewed specs…..BUT HERE’S THE ONLY DRAWBACK……
    If they plan on a summer release, why haven’t there been any concept images?? That’s the only question that makes me skeptical that HTC is making it. If we don’t get any concept pictures by mid-July, then Danger is making the phone and will release it in the fall like the LX 2009. Just my oppinion….any thoughts?

    ask cg

  165. AceKannon Says:

    @Anonymous-Hey, what’s cg? Lol. I feel slow.

    Well, I just would like some images. That’s all I wanna see.

  166. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

    @Anonymous-Hey, what’s cg? Lol. I feel slow.

    Well, I just would like some images. That’s all I wanna see.

    jus write a direct message and then say this is for CG i think he is jus 1 of the people there answerin quetions

  167. AceKannon Says:

    Nooooo, dude. Im just asking, What does “CG” stand for?

  168. Anonymous Says:

    idk i think its his or her initials lolz

  169. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm said:

    Nooooo, dude. Im just asking, What does “CG” stand for?

    but w.e jus ask nd tell me wat they tell you

  170. AceKannon Says:

    Oooo. Ok, but now. Where would I go to ask? Once I get all the info, ill be sure to go ask and report.

  171. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

    Oooo. Ok, but now. Where would I go to ask? Once I get all the info, ill be sure to go ask and report.

    wat are you using a sidekick?if so go to their name press menu key then direct message nd write it

  172. AceKannon Says:

    Yea, im using a Sidekick LX ’07 (SIDEKICK NATION FTW!!!)…so yea ill msg them personally…..u know what? How about WE ALL MSG THEM AND SEE WHAT RESULTS WE GET?!!

  173. Anonymous Says:

    so far its jus you and me lets see who else would wanna do it?

  174. AceKannon Says:

    Sure, I dnt mind it………

  175. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm said:

    Sure, I dnt mind it………

    wat they told you?

  176. AceKannon Says:

    I was txting ma girl. My bad. Lol. Im about to msg them now.

  177. AceKannon Says:

    I just emailed the admin of this site…no word yet.

  178. Anonymous Says:

    wat did you write to admin?

  179. AceKannon Says:

    I never got a word back from the admin yet. But idk, im gonna do some web searching.

  180. AceKannon Says:

    When I wrote the admin, isaid this….

    “Have u found out any new news about the sidekick twist? Will it manufactured by HTC or Danger?, Summer release? Anything??”

    Hopefully I can reach out to HTC through their personal site. I really wanna get to the bottom of this.

  181. Magnus Says:

    @AceKannon

    who you asked to Admin’s e mail? HTC? Sharp? FYI Danger is software, not hardware.. :)

  182. AceKannon Says:

    Remember though, all sidekicks need an OS. Danger should make the OS and keep the HTC design.

  183. Anthony Says:

    T-Mobile are opening stores early on June 19th, to promote a new product. Project Emerald, maybe? :O

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/05/27/t-mobile-to-open-stores-early-june-19.html

  184. Alessandra Says:

    @Anthony: That’s interesting, the article did say something about the stores opening early because of Project Emerald, but we’ll see what what the announcement will be on June 10th as the article also says.

    @AceKannon: I agree with you, but then again, I don’t think people want to be so limited by what the Sidekick can already do. I mean look at it now, it’s pretty much locked down, you can’t install application that you would love to install without having to go to the catalog which is something you HAVE to do all the time. But we’ll see what happens this time around.

  185. Magnus Says:

    Alessandra on June 3, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

    @Anthony: That’s interesting, the article did say something about the stores opening early because of Project Emerald, but we’ll see what what the announcement will be on June 10th as the article also says.

    @AceKannon: I agree with you, but then again, I don’t think people want to be so limited by what the Sidekick can already do. I mean look at it now, it’s pretty much locked down, you can’t install application that you would love to install without having to go to the catalog which is something you HAVE to do all the time. But we’ll see what happens this time around.

    will you give me link about June 10th article? … sent me e mail…

    thank :)

  186. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: It’s in Anthony’s post, he posted the link, T-Mobile says in the article that they might be making a big announcement on June 10 as to why the stores are opening so early on June 19th if you missed the link then here:

    http://www.intomobile.com/2010/05/27/t-mobile-to-open-stores-early-june-19.html

  187. ROZ NO Says:

    Insider info. The old Sidekick LX 2009 3g is selling 2 to 3 times more than the KINS. This is done via activation count. End of life-bottom of shelf dated product has more panache than the mass marketed plastic toy KIN. The wildly hated KIN is already moving to the back of VERIZON stores since sales are so poor and 2 heads of MSFT, Robbie Back and Jay Allard were given the boot.
    TMobile is also trying to resurrect the Sidekick brand but not use a google OS device, which is part of the myTouch branding. Mostly around the myFaves UI seen on the sidekick and other devices.

  188. Anonymous Says:

    damn people on this site are slow i knew stores were guna open early for a while now

  189. AceKannon Says:

    Ok, im a little lost nd wasn’t following the last few posts….

    So basically in like 2 weeks T Mobile has an early promo opening of all stores to show off a new product? This sounds like it pretty much seals the deal!

  190. Anthony Says:

    @Anonymous- If you’ve known about the early openings, then why didn’t you post sooner? Exactly, because you only just found out.

    Correct punctuation and grammar would be something to consider, before you decide to bash. Thanks.

  191. Anonymous Says:

    Anthony on June 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

    @Anonymous- If you’ve known about the early openings, then why didn’t you post sooner? Exactly, because you only just found out.

    Correct punctuation and grammar would be something to consider, before you decide to bash. Thanks.

    lmao if you dont kno why then shut up ii its cuz i barely came 2 this site..duhh you can now put your helmet bak on ******

  192. drunkard Says:

    The Kin is crappy tho lol they better not be trying to trick us again

  193. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: I agree that the Kins are crappy devices but let’s see what will show up.

  194. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra i cant believe they are doing this. Sidekicks are good money why don’t they understand that???

  195. Magnus Says:

    @drunkard

    lol good point… probably M$ are stupid & idiots!!…

    let hope Android+HTC+Sidekick together!!

  196. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: I wouldn’t bash Microsoft, I mean they bought Danger in 2007 and look at the Sidekick’08, it still turned out to be a better device than the 2009 version, the 2009 version I feel was rushed out which is why it still has alot of problems.

    @Magnus: If the Sidekick has Android then it’s not a Danger device anymore, it will just be an Android device. Danger doesn’t run Android on their Hiptops/Sidekicks (whatever the hell you want to call them) they run a Danger OS.

  197. derald Says:

    Well guys I’m sending this message from my evo. RIP SIDEKICK! I’m not gonna lie I do miss the kick but this evo is an extremely powerful device!

  198. Y0ungTune Says:

    derald on June 5, 2010 at 5:32 am said:

    Well guys I’m sending this message from my evo. RIP SIDEKICK! I’m not gonna lie I do miss the kick but this evo is an extremely powerful device!

    Did anybody ask you?

  199. derald Says:

    Uh oh, sounds like another disgruntled sidekick user.

  200. AceKannon Says:

    Ok, like I said before, this is a SIDEKICK forum. Not an EVO forum. If ur not saying anything worth writing, do us all a favor nd go play in traffic.

  201. derald Says:

    I know what kind of forum this is. I like kicks and hope yall get a worthy device soon. I may even get it if its half of what it should be. I’m not here to bash kicks I was just making a statement calm down. But till the sidekicks step their game up which I been waiting for years for i’ll keep rockin a real smartphone. I mean let’s face it the lx 09 isn’t leaps and bounds better than the sk color let alone some of these newer phones and it should be. The qwerty is great but it ain’t everything.

  202. AceKannon Says:

    Im still looking for concept images too. I was just wondering tho, if Danger is still a live company. I’d really love for them to basically keep the sidekick lx 09 formfactor, but add a touch screen and open up the OS.

    -touch screen: notice the scren has black barriers that say “T mobile” on one side, “Sidekick” on the other. Id say get rid of those black outlines and make the whole thing a glass touch screen with G1-scale quality at least.

    -Same Formfactor: I’ve been praising the LX 3G’s design for a while. Why not just build on that and add the specified details! Add in a better web browser and upgrade multitasking and its gonna be quite possible the best phone.

    -Upgraded OS: I heard the creator of the Android OS was one of the creators of the Danger OS. Both are easy to use, so id accept either. Although I perfer the Danger OS because of its simplicity and unrivaled multitasking. If we see a touch version of Danger OS with better apps and the Download Catalog(the ORIGINAL “App Store!!), this wil be a tough competitor.

    One last thing I didn’t mention was the open source platforming of the system and possible built in memory for multimedia. The sidekicks were so locked down, it was damn-near impossible to hack, jailbreak, or root the devices. This needs to stop! Also, built in memory is a must. They need this for music, videos/movies and pictures, among other things. But most of all, KEEP THE DANGER LOGO BUTTONS!!! Cancel, Jump, Home and Back….won’t be a sidekick without it.

    HTC Sidekick Twist….I can just imagine a Charles Barkley and Dwyane Wade commercial for that…CLASSIC!!!

    Anybody else agree with me?….have any ideas??

  203. AceKannon Says:

    Ooooo yea, and one more thing….just because its an HTC device, doesn’t mean it can’t run Danger OS!!! Think about it, a lot of HTC phones run Windows Mobile, not Android……sooo…..basically, HTC could just provide the ovarall tech. Danger can provide the engine. Im on a Idea-Driven roll!!!

  204. rey Says:

    Alessandra on June 5, 2010 at 12:14 am said:

    @drunkard: I wouldn’t bash Microsoft, I mean they bought Danger in 2007 and look at the Sidekick’08, it still turned out to be a better device than the 2009 version, the 2009 version I feel was rushed out which is why it still has alot of problems.

    @Magnus: If the Sidekick has Android then it’s not a Danger device anymore, it will just be an Android device. Danger doesn’t run Android on their Hiptops/Sidekicks (whatever the hell you want to call them) they run a Danger OS.

    Microsoft didn’t buy danger in 07. The bought danger in late 08. The sidekick 08 was already when they took over.

  205. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra I don’t agree with you on that last one. The lx09 (what im on now) is wayyyy better than the 08. Even the lights n stuff.

  206. Anthony Says:

    Danger OS has got to go. My G1 from 2008 is FAR superior then the LX 2009. Hell, my mom’s 2006 original EnV from Verizon, has more features then the lx 2009.

    Danger is just a pretty bland operating system overall, with an extremely crappy download catalog. Don’t get me wrong, I love my LX and LX 2009, but they basically just feel like the same phone, different designs.

    Having a Sidekick with Android would be amazing. So many apps and stuff.

    Android is my overall favorite OS. I currently have an unlocked Dell Streak on the way, which is basically a cross between a mini tablet and a phone, and it runs Android. http://www.transitreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Dell-Streak.jpg

  207. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: You don’t have to agree with me, I have seen so many posts about how much people complain about the Sidekick LX’09 FREEZES on them, and then all of a sudden they get a RED X OF DEATH on their screens and sometimes the device hard-resets when it does that other times it just hangs on there forcing YOU to do the hard-resetting, that is WHY I said that I FEEL that the LX’09 was rushed out of development. One of my friends who had an LX’09 jumped ship to the MyTouch Slide 3G because he was having issues with the device freezing and then the server or the device itself was not delivering his e-mails to his other friends who also have an LX’09. It annoyed the hell out of him but hey the Sidekick doesn’t always work perfect for everyone. I may like the look of the LX’09 but I just don’t like hearing about the problems it has, alot of people that I know tell me that the Sidekick’08 was the last best Sidekick to date and it’s a 2 year old device.

  208. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra they fixed it.

    Anyway, back to youtube I go …

  209. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: If they fixed it then why is it that my friend who received all the OTA updates still report that he has that issue? He was a loyal Sidekick user for a LONG time until the LX’09 gave him problems.

  210. rey Says:

    My lx09 has had the red X hard reset like twice or 3 times since I’ve had it. Which to me really doesn’t matter since other sidekicks I’ve had before this one also self re-start. Also, I’ve not had any of the problems so many people say the 09 has. Only big mojor problem I’ve ever had was the big outage which ever one went through. Other than that, my 09 has been great.

    I wouldn’t mind a new, improved sidekick though.

  211. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra you keep saying your friend this and your friend that. All my posts on here are from my 09 I had this thing for about a year now. Yes at first it was messing up but they fixed it. Idk maybe your friends is 09 broke. I don’t care what anybody say this phone is the truth. I have a 8 gig memory card I got like 200 songs on here, 200 pics and videos with space for 25,000 more, like 8 games, twitter, mypace and facebook apps, gps, But my fave is youtube. I could go on and on. The only thing this device doesent do is make grill cheese sammiches

  212. drunkard Says:

    Oh yea you can record your own ringtones str8 from the phone, and mind you-you can always switch up the games and apps or whatver u buy whenever u want if u running low on space. Plus everything on your phone is protected with mobile backup online. And I could still go on and on but now im just sounding like a tmobile commercial so im done. I aint tryna brag or nothing im just saying that you trippin if u think the 08 is better than the 09. That’s like saying a tricycle is better than a ferrari.

  213. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: Either way he gave up his Sidekick, good for him, I’m still sticking around. The only thing I don’t like about the ’08 is not having the ability to save your own ringtones that you make on the computer or whatever. I have one that I made that I would love to have on my Sidekick but it’s on my mom’s iPhone so atleast that makes her happy :) But does your ’09 lag alittle when you open and close the screen? I’m just wondering that’s all. Does the ’09 even have a bigger battery than the ’08? My ’08′s battery sucks badly now after owning it for a year and almost 2 months, the battery only lasts 30 minutes and I have everything off, the IM clients are off as well as the FaceBook application.

  214. sidekickchick Says:

    @drunkard: I agree with you totally! The Sidekick 09 is the truth and i’m shocked that someone had the audacity to say the 08 is better. SMH…Oh well, to each his own I guess. But anyway, I cannot wait to hear more information about this new sidekick. I’m surprised no news has surfaced.

  215. Alessandra Says:

    @sidekickchick: The only reason I said it’s better is because there weren’t too many complaints about it. I wasn’t the first person who said it either, it was someone else I once knew who said it. I’m not surprised that no news has surfaced because this “new” Sidekick is supposed to be Android based, but who knows anything for sure?

  216. Anonymous Says:

    @drunkyard and sidekickchick
    I agree with both of you I have had my 09 for awhile now and have had no problems it’s is thinner and better lookinthan the 08 also I love my kick but it this new sidekick comes out I’m hopin it will and on Twitter they told me tht here always lookin to expand their phone lines I’m almost positive it will come out but not on June 19 because tt was found under info about the mytouch slide so I’m guessing tht day Is about tht phone but I will be buyin this new sidekick but I hope it’s somewhat thin as the 09 :)

  217. Anonymous Says:

    any new updates on this ish?

  218. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra honestly, if u compare the battery life to a house phone yes it is bad, but comparing it to other phones I think the 09 battery life is decent. I mean, if u watching videos on youtube you have to have it on the charger at the same time or else your battery would die in like 15 minutes flat fully charged. But, I think all phones run out fast now. The size of the battery is a lil bigger that the 08 but I think its slimmer (if that’s what u meant). And yes the phone does freeze sometimes im not even gonna lie but its nothing. When it does freeze i talk to my 09 and say sorry for making you do so much baby go ahead and take your break na j/k but it does freeze sometimes. Its like it only happens when u do too many things at once. Its like too abrupt and the phone says hold on give me a minute. Sorry if I sound wierd im dranking again lol

  219. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: That’s a good review for the Sidekick LX’09 that you gave me, I don’t know if I should get a new battery for my ’08 or just upgrade since it’s pissing me off, in order for it to stay “alive” it has to remain on the charger, there’s no other way it will stay lasting more than 30 minutes, it would last alot less if I received a phone call and answered it, then it’s dead in 5 minutes, it’s annoying. I know that T-Mobile doesn’t sell the Sidekick’08 battery on their website anymore so it looks like I’ll have to order it through the phone if they have anymore in stock if not then I’m out of luck since I don’t trust 3rd party websites very much.

  220. sidekickchick Says:

    @Alessandra: I was having that problem too when I was using the Sidekick07 so I ordered a new battery from ebay. My Dad uses the dash and he recently had the same problem so I ordered him a battery off ebay. After about a year of using the same battery I guess it wears out. So maybe you should try ebay. I only paid $3.99 for his battery and I think around $7 bucks for a battery for the LX. Its super cheap. All u have to do is type in battery for t-mobile sidekick 2008 and tons of companies selling batteries will pop up. Choose one look at their ratings and your good to go.

  221. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra I recommend that u just wait and see how this all pans out first before ANY upgrade and just get a new battery for now. Oh yea I was trippin the 09 battery is way smaller than the 08 too. Man, I had 3 of those things I think I sold them but if I didn’t and i still have one in the stash (I don’t remember) I can mail it to you if u want? But I seriously doubt that I still got them. I have to look.

  222. Ed Says:

    Sidekick batteries are pretty cheap these days: http://sidekickshopper.com/Sidekick2008/Accessories/Battery

  223. LoSo Says:

    just poped back in..but the 09 battery lasts WAY longer then the 08 and even longer with the 3G off..and batteries bout on ebay are dirt cheap if you have the loot so just check it out..

  224. Alessandra Says:

    @LoSo: Before my battery started to turn into **** (being that it only lasts 15 minutes with just a small amount of usage, or 30 minutes on standby) it used to last me 3 or 4 days on a single charge and now I’m not getting that anymore. A lot of times I can tell when the battery is about to die on my ’08, the FIRST thing I notice is that my signal completely goes nuts, it won’t stay still unless the battery has enough power to keep the signal still. And while it is warning me that it needs to be recharged, my Sidekick freezes up really bad, but it stops freezing if it’s on the charger. So now it’s pretty useless to use my Sidekick and if a new battery does the same thing then I may need a new phone because this is stupid, my Sidekick 2 and 3 never had battery issues, but this one does. Is it also a lot easier to type on the ’09 than on the ’08? I see myself typing with ease on my friend’s LX’07 than on my ’08 only because the keyboard is smaller on the ’08.

  225. LoSo Says:

    well alessa the 09 is a vast size diff for me compared to the 08 because its so small and the 09 is so wide and has so much space that i love it but im a guy and have bigger hands so it might be some gettin use to for a girl like yourself? or maybe you would love it just as much as i did…im just wondering if you get it would it have the HORRIBLE rubber keypad that peels off after awhile..i wish i could take a pic of mine..:(

  226. drunkard Says:

    @alessandra u soooo jinxed me. lol at around 12:30 p.m. Today (n.y. Time) I was on the computer and my phone was next to the keyboard. Next thing I know my phone lights up but no ringing which was strange because I never turn my ringer down unless I have to in a public place. It was somebody calling me. I picked it up and I just heard static and then the big X of death lol. It restart on its own right away and nothing got deleted or changed on my phone. lol

  227. Alessandra Says:

    @LoSo: I have small hands, and the Sidekick’08 is the perfect size to hold it but to type on it, the keys are just too small. The Sidekick’08 keyboard also bubbles up after you use it for awhile, but it doesn’t get that bad like the Sidekick 2 was due to no frame around the keyboard to help keep it down. with the help of the frame around the frame around the keyboard from the LX’07, ’08 and now the ’09 it’s supposed to help alittle with the bubbling up, they should have put the Sidekick 3′s keyboard on the ’09 the realistic keyboard beats the rubber keyboard when it comes to Sidekicks.

  228. Alessandra Says:

    @drunkard: wow, but atleast you didn’t lose information, that would suck if you did.

  229. LoSo Says:

    @alessa

    To tell you the truth the 09 keypad is actually like the same like the sk2 its just a rubber sheet that goes across but its probably made different because I have not had any problems with it bubblin up like I did…the sk3 keyboard was good but I didn’t like the plastic buttons but ithink it was one of the best…07 and 08 also had great keypads also…

  230. Alessandra Says:

    @LoSo: The Sidekick LX’07, Sidekick’08 and the Sidekick LX’09 all have the rubber keyboard like the Sidekick 2, but the way they made it on the LX’07 and the ’08 was more secure, I don’t get what’s up with the LX’09′s though, it has the same frame around the keyboard as the LX’07 and ’08 do yet I hear alot of bad stuff about it.

  231. Kanye Says:

    Okay so let me just clear things up for EVERYONE: 1st, The Sidekicks are just flat out trash. 2nd, all the rumored specs (of the phone itself) that have been floating around are 99% true, except the screen in 4-Inches not 4.3. HTC IS NOT making this device! Samsung is producing this rumored device, called Samsung Galaxy S. It is Android OS (2.1), 1GHZ [Hummingbird] Processor (3 times faster than Snapdragons 1GHZ), 4-Inch Super AMOLED display (Same technology in their LED TV’s) and it come with a 8 or 16GB onboard storage. If you done believe me, take a look:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=-kCdF6wrNYk

  232. Anthony Says:

    @Kanye

    We have no proof at this point that the Sidekick Twist rumors are true or fake.

    The Samsung Galaxy S is a completely different phone. I’m pretty sure T-Mobile haven’t announced that the Samsung Galaxy S is project Emerald.

  233. Anonymous Says:

    Kanye on June 9, 2010 at 3:51 am said:

    Okay so let me just clear things up for EVERYONE: 1st, The Sidekicks are just flat out trash. 2nd, all the rumored specs (of the phone itself) that have been floating around are 99% true, except the screen in 4-Inches not 4.3. HTC IS NOT making this device! Samsung is producing this rumored device, called Samsung Galaxy S. It is Android OS (2.1), 1GHZ [Hummingbird] Processor (3 times faster than Snapdragons 1GHZ), 4-Inch Super AMOLED display (Same technology in their LED TV’s) and it come with a 8 or 16GB onboard storage. If you done believe me, take a look:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=-kCdF6wrNYk

    tht **** is a whole diff phone

  234. FUCKYOUALL Says:

    Kanye and Anthony EAT A DICKKKKK…………………..

  235. rey Says:

    on June 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm said:

    Kanye on June 9, 2010 at 3:51 am said:

    Okay so let me just clear things up for EVERYONE: 1st, The Sidekicks are just flat out trash. 2nd, all the rumored specs (of the phone itself) that have been floating around are 99% true, except the screen in 4-Inches not 4.3. HTC IS NOT making this device! Samsung is producing this rumored device, called Samsung Galaxy S. It is Android OS (2.1), 1GHZ [Hummingbird] Processor (3 times faster than Snapdragons 1GHZ), 4-Inch Super AMOLED display (Same technology in their LED TV’s) and it come with a 8 or 16GB onboard storage. If you done believe me, take a look:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=-kCdF6wrNYk

    tht **** is a whole diff phone

    What about the front facing camera they say on the specs the twist will have? The galaxy s does not have a front facing camera.

    To me the camera its what makes the galaxy s and the rummored twist differ.

  236. Kanye Says:

    ACTUALLY! The Galaxy S does have a front facing camera…GENIUS!

  237. Anonymous Says:

    Kanye on June 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm said:

    ACTUALLY! The Galaxy S does have a front facing camera…GENIUS!

    ****** its a ****** diff phone get it straight

  238. rey Says:

    Kanye on June 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm said:

    ACTUALLY! The Galaxy S does have a front facing camera…GENIUS!

    When they say front facing camera, to me, the camera is placed in front. For example being able to take a pic or record yourself while you see yourself on the screen. Can some one elaborate on this or am I wrong?

    The galaxy s has it like the sidekicks do, on the back of the phone.

  239. Anonymous Says:

    on June 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

    Kanye on June 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm said:

    ACTUALLY! The Galaxy S does have a front facing camera…GENIUS!

    ****** its a ****** diff phone get it straight

    u are right but i think the galaxy s does have a front facing camera along with the camera on the bak so like most front facing camera phone they have 2 cameras 1 on the bak nd front

  240. LoSo Says:

    If it says front facing camera then its on the front of the phone meaning where the screen is…

  241. rey Says:

    on June 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm said:

    on June 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

    Kanye on June 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm said:

    ACTUALLY! The Galaxy S does have a front facing camera…GENIUS!

    ****** its a ****** diff phone get it straight

    u are right but i think the galaxy s does have a front facing camera along with the camera on the bak so like most front facing camera phone they have 2 cameras 1 on the bak nd front

    I saw 2 reviews on the galaxy s on youtube, and neither video review mentioned any front facing camera not the phone look like it had 2 cameras nore a front facing camera. Not even in the pictures I googled before.

  242. Anonymous Says:

    Confirmed that the new Sidekick is in the works and being backed by HTC. It’s going to run an Android OS and most likely be similar in style to the standard sidekick layout.

    This has been confirmed by a t-mobile rep for my store.

    Also it should be out as early as Q4 this year.

  243. Magnus Says:

    on June 13, 2010 at 1:28 am said:

    Confirmed that the new Sidekick is in the works and being backed by HTC. It’s going to run an Android OS and most likely be similar in style to the standard sidekick layout.

    This has been confirmed by a t-mobile rep for my store.

    Also it should be out as early as Q4 this year.

    wow… I hope, that’s come true.. maybe u can give us something more information, like proof? … ask store rep and give us hyperlink or photocopy? lol :)

  244. Kenneth Alan Says:

    I hope pictures come out in the next few months, but that the actual phone doesn’t come out until sometime next year. I have to wait for my iPhone contract to expire next June =/

  245. Anonymous Says:

    on June 13, 2010 at 1:28 am said:

    Confirmed that the new Sidekick is in the works and being backed by HTC. It’s going to run an Android OS and most likely be similar in style to the standard sidekick layout.

    This has been confirmed by a t-mobile rep for my store.

    Also it should be out as early as Q4 this year.

    Wat did u ask him/her?

  246. cock Says:

    how would a tmobile rep know this information if the phone is still being worked on? that tmobile rep does not know that for a fact. only Tmobile Executive staff members could possibly know of such a thing

  247. Mulan Says:

    That guy is lying, guys.

  248. Tracey Says:

    It’s the mother of all Father’s Day offers.One day only. Every phone is free. Only at T-Mobile® stores.This Saturday at 8 a.m., we’re putting families first with another first: every phone in each participating store is free. All you have to do is show up and switch.

    Visit a T-Mobile store on June 19, 2010.
    Switch to a T-Mobile family plan or add a new line to your existing family plan.
    Get a free phone—any phone—for every new line on your plan.
    It’s our way of saying Happy Father’s Day. And it’s one more way we’re helping families stick together

    Find your participating store Get there early for the best selection.

    Exclusive in-store events
    Be sure to check out the hip events happening at select T-Mobile locations during the mother of all Father’s Day offers promotion.

  249. drunkard Says:

    @tracey are u serious??? That’s a good azz deal!

  250. Tracey Says:

    Check T-Mobile website for more details

  251. Magnus Says:

    Tracey on June 16, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

    It’s the mother of all Father’s Day offers.One day only. Every phone is free. Only at T-Mobile® stores.This Saturday at 8 a.m., we’re putting families first with another first: every phone in each participating store is free. All you have to do is show up and switch.

    Visit a T-Mobile store on June 19, 2010.
    Switch to a T-Mobile family plan or add a new line to your existing family plan.
    Get a free phone—any phone—for every new line on your plan.
    It’s our way of saying Happy Father’s Day. And it’s one more way we’re helping families stick together

    Find your participating store Get there early for the best selection.

    Exclusive in-store events
    Be sure to check out the hip events happening at select T-Mobile locations during the mother of all Father’s Day offers promotion.

    this is good deal for on father day… I will pass on that.. I m wait for sidekick twist…

    I think, T mobile give away free phone to get more customers.. so, they won’t give out information abt sidekick now.. just keep it secret until after July? when sidekick annouce then t mo get other more customer!! and get more $$ for t mobile… that make sense…

    Sidekick twist is hot!

    t mobile is nice try for business….. I want sidekick twist! I can wait…

  252. AceKannon Says:

    Ok so I talked to my mom today nd we’re goin in on this deal. Im going to t-mobile saturday to get a new phone…so that means my sidekick lx won’t be my primary device anymore:( But, im still gonna use it for basic txting nd what not. SIDEKICK NATION FOREVER!! Lol..

    Anyway, what good t mobile phones are good choices for me?

  253. AceKannon Says:

    P.S.- I dnt really want a touch only device, but im looking at the HD2 as a prime choice. What other good phones does T-Mobile have?

  254. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 16, 2010 at 9:59 pm said:

    P.S.- I dnt really want a touch only device, but im looking at the HD2 as a prime choice. What other good phones does T-Mobile have?

    mytouch slide i am 2 i am still usin my 09 th0 :)

  255. AceKannon Says:

    on June 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm said:

    AceKannon on June 16, 2010 at 9:59 pm said:

    P.S.- I dnt really want a touch only device, but im looking at the HD2 as a prime choice. What other good phones does T-Mobile have?

    mytouch slide i am 2 i am still usin my 09 th0 :)

    Sure, but idk yet. I do want a phone with a touchscreen and keyboard. But rite now im being very picky…..I love sidekick keyboards, and if the mytouch keyboard isn’t good, I’ll probably get a sidekick….or the HD2. That phone is ****.

    Do they even offer the LX 09 in stores still, or only online? My girlfriend told me they only sell em online.

  256. AceKannon Says:

    Magnus on June 16, 2010 at 10:52 am said:

    Tracey on June 16, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

    It’s the mother of all Father’s Day offers.One day only. Every phone is free. Only at T-Mobile® stores.This Saturday at 8 a.m., we’re putting families first with another first: every phone in each participating store is free. All you have to do is show up and switch.

    Visit a T-Mobile store on June 19, 2010.
    Switch to a T-Mobile family plan or add a new line to your existing family plan.
    Get a free phone—any phone—for every new line on your plan.
    It’s our way of saying Happy Father’s Day. And it’s one more way we’re helping families stick together

    Find your participating store Get there early for the best selection.

    Exclusive in-store events
    Be sure to check out the hip events happening at select T-Mobile locations during the mother of all Father’s Day offers promotion.

    this is good deal for on father day… I will pass on that.. I m wait for sidekick twist…

    I think, T mobile give away free phone to get more customers.. so, they won’t give out information abt sidekick now.. just keep it secret until after July? when sidekick annouce then t mo get other more customer!! and get more $$ for t mobile… that make sense…

    Sidekick twist is hot!

    t mobile is nice try for business….. I want sidekick twist! I can wait…

    See, my thing is, tho, idk if it will be called “Twist”…I think that’s the codename. In fact, im certain that’s the codename. Remember, the lx 09 was called the Sidekick “Blade” and the 08 was called Sidekick “Gekko”. Twist is just the name T-Mobile is putting on it to keep the final name under wraps. It mite end up being called sumthn like T-Mobile Sidekick X, but I dnt mind Twist. As long as the swivel screen is still there, its a keeper. Actually, if they remade the LX 09 with an upgraded open source OS (ANDROID hopefully), bigger/touch screen, Wi-Fi, a trackpad instead of a trackball, and the listed specifications that would be quite possibly the best phone created for what its meant to do. Sidekicks are pure messaging phones at the core. With more potential, I believe it would be the best phone on the market considering it has the best keyboard on any cell phone to date.

    And besides, Andy Rubin created the Sidekick’s Danger OS. Now just imagine him, new ideas and the Android platform back with his first project. HE MADE WHAT WE KNOW TODAY! Sidekicks run off of him. G1′s run off of him. Droid’s run off of him! Now imagine the potential of the phone……the Danger OS mixed with Android to create a custom interface that would have every company envy-driven to do better.

    It all starts with the name. Possibilities are endless :)

    Sorry I had to get deep on u guys. Lol. I just really would like to see this happen very soon.

  257. Anonymous Says:

    Mytouch slide 3g its an amazing phone I own it..and I cannot complain!!

  258. AceKannon Says:

    on June 18, 2010 at 8:00 am said:

    Mytouch slide 3g its an amazing phone I own it..and I cannot complain!!

    So how’s the keyboard on that thing? Cuz I may consider picking that one.

  259. Dyingggg Says:

    I am absolutely dyinggg for this phone to come out already!

    My unlocked sidekick lx ( in which i cant use the internet on in Australia) is broken and i am using dads old phone and have been holding off buying a new phone until a new sidekick came out. and when the sidekick lx 2009 came out the carrier here (telstra) declined it as it wasnt compatible with the servers.

    Hopefully this phone comes out with a swivel screen and id be happy, aslong as it wasnt locked on dangers servers like the rest and is able to fully work in australia.

    ARGHHHHHHHHHH.

  260. AceKannon Says:

    Hey, im drawing a concept design of what my image of this phone would look like. How could I post the image on here If I took a picture?

    The drawings look like what they’re describing it as. Im being pretty precise.

    Again, how would I post the pictures to this site?

  261. AceKannon Says:

    Hey, im drawing a concept design of what my image of this phone would look like. How could I post the image on here If I took a picture?

    The drawings look like what they’re describing it as. Im being pretty precise.

    Again, how would I post the pictures to this Forum?

  262. drunkard Says:

    I think u have to take a picture of your drawing then go to a site like Photobucket or Imageshack and put the pic up there then copy and paste the link to the image here. I think.

  263. Magnus Says:

    AceKannon on June 19, 2010 at 6:11 am said:

    Hey, im drawing a concept design of what my image of this phone would look like. How could I post the image on here If I took a picture?

    The drawings look like what they’re describing it as. Im being pretty precise.

    Again, how would I post the pictures to this Forum?

    go to http://www.tinypic.com and upload your picture there and they will give you hyperlink and copy it to here paste….

    http://www.tinypic.com no need register required :)

  264. Magnus Says:

    I checked HTC web site and there none 4.3 inches and Super AMOLED any HTC device (Wildfire,Desire & Legend)… just only Sumsang have Evo 4G..

    so, HTC will be first to product 1ghz or 1.2ghz, Super AMOLDED & 4.3 inches will be Sidekick Twist! yay!

    check it out http://www.htc.com & enjoy!

  265. Magnus Says:

    ok guys… check it out new Droid X..

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/15/exclusive-motorola-droid-x-preview/

    this Droid X (Motorla) is the 2nd to make… for 1ghz, Super AMOLDED, 4.3 inches..

    the 1st release was Evo 4G (Samsung)…

    1ghz, Super AMOLDED & 4.3 inches is so hot & so popluar!!

    there will be 3rd release… HTC? possible Sidekick Twist!!

    Samsung have one…
    Motorla have one…
    HTC? could be! :)

  266. AceKannon Says:

    Ok, if im not mistaken, the EVO is an HTC phone. I thought HTC made the phone but its running WinMo. The Galaxy S is Samsungs child. Lol.

    About my sidekick concept, im still drawing it, but before I post it, let me break down a in mind image before I let u see it…..

    It basically would be about the size of an HD2 (hopefully smaller. I wouldn’t mind a 3.9 inch screen, but hey.). SUPER Amoled is standard.

    When the screen is “Twist”ed shut, the device looks as if its solely a touch screen device. When the upper right or lower left corner is tapped, the screen flips up to reveal the 5 row keyboard that’s standard on all sidekicks.

    There’s also a trackpad instead of a trackball (because all sidekick owners know how annoying it is when the trackball becomes dirty and unresponsive).

    Also is the FRONT FACING CAMERA. Reminicent to the Nintendo DSi, it sits atop the line of the screen, in the middle when the screen is flipped open. There is also a camera on the back of the device.

    The rear houses the 4 MP camera with flash. There is also a speaker for speakerphone calls and multimedia support (music, movies, videos, ect.)

    Notice the HTC logo and “With Google” on the back of the device. It looks really authentic.

    When the device is closed, there is a speaker along the top where the word “sidekick” sits . This is the main speaker used for calling. When the device is open, however, the phone still retains the d-pad speaker. Although, on a final design, they could go the route of the sidekick slide and just make it a normal pad.

    On the botton of the device, there is the standard headphone jack and volume buttons, but the power button is now moved to the side of the device to prevent sudden powerdowns.

    There would be moorlights like the lx 09, but now they would be customizable. As in, u can wake up to blue flashes, and say goodnight to an overlighted fireworks display.

    One ironic change would be Dangers 4 symbols vs HTC’s 4 face buttons. Here’s my breakdown of how they would be set up:
    HTC To Danger-
    Menu=Menu (3 Lines)
    Jump=Home (circle/ bubbles)
    Back=Back (Angled Arrow in lower right corner)
    *Quick Search=Cancel
    *Quick seacrh would be the only button that wouldn’t do its replacement buttons job.

    Finally, the phone would have between 16 and 32GB of internal storage. 16gb is standard, 32gb would be the pro model, which comes in a different color scheme and has a different boot screen, along side of other added features. The phone would be able to text in 3 different ways-
    1. Hold like iPhone and text one handed while screen is closed.
    2. Hold phone sideways while screen is closed and text with 2 thumbs.
    3.Traditional Sidekick QWERTY texting with keyboard.

    Also, the twist logo would be green. Lol. Since, I keep imagining “u put the like in the coke u nut and twist it al up”….lime green “twist”. Lol. Im silly.

    THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL!!! This is just how I would see the phone happening in form factor. I will be posting the pictures pretty soon. Give me feedback on what u think of my idea.

  267. AceKannon Says:

    http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy45/AceKannon2010/IMDOO180.jpg

    If the link is broken, tell me. I also took the pictures off of my sidekick lx original. Sorry if they’re not so clear. Again, give me all feedback.

  268. AceKannon Says:

    http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy45/AceKannon2010/IMGOO180.jpg

  269. meme Says:

    AceKannon on June 20, 2010 at 6:43 am said:

    http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy45/AceKannon2010/IMDOO180.jpg

    If the link is broken, tell me. I also took the pictures off of my sidekick lx original. Sorry if they’re not so clear. Again, give me all feedback.

    Neither one of your links work. Try it gain.

  270. AceKannon Says:

    http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy45/AceKannon2010/IMGOO183.jpg

    Try that

  271. AceKannon Says:

    Man im not sure. I’ll just see if u can go to photobucket and search AceKannon2010 to view the whole album. That may work, but the links are correct tho. Try that. Go to Photobucket and look for Sidekick Twist

  272. meme Says:

    Upload your design of the phone on http://www.flickr.com/

  273. meme Says:

    AceKannon on June 20, 2010 at 7:35 am said:

    Man im not sure. I’ll just see if u can go to photobucket and search AceKannon2010 to view the whole album. That may work, but the links are correct tho. Try that. Go to Photobucket and look for Sidekick Twist

    This is what you want us to see: http://s776.photobucket.com/albums/yy45/AceKannon2010/

  274. AceKannon Says:

    If u go to photobucket and search “AceKannon2010″…u can view them in my album

  275. LoSo Says:

    hey ace i saw it!..looks nice..but iwouldn’t put a 4mp camera in the back..that would be going backwards..and 8mp in the back and a lower res maybe 3 mp? camera in the front sounds about right!

  276. AceKannon Says:

    I know. But its a drwan concept. Id really love for HTC to see my sidekick twist concept art. Maybe they could consider my design.

    Does anyone know how I could potentially show them this.

  277. AceKannon Says:

    Was anybody able to view the concept clearly? Im doing revisions to the concept so it looks clearer.

    So….what does everyone think? HUH?? LET ME HEAR IT!!! Lol.

  278. Magnus Says:

    Ace…

    you drew “Sidekick Twist” on the back look cool…

    I wish, you are Sidekick Twist HTC Engineer! lol!

  279. AceKannon Says:

    I wish I could be. And thanks for the backup. Id really love for HTC to see my design. I tried to go as in depth as possible.

    What else do u think needs to be added or would be a good addition, because once I find out how to forward the art to HTC, that’s it.

    Im thinking they could do a custom “Sidekick” and Android OS mix. Just so that the interface is familiar.

  280. Magnus Says:

    lol.. something else? I m pretty sure HTC already drew it and going to product…. because…

    since May 16th the rumor was spread out abt Sidekick Twist.. the spec. was 1ghz or 1.2 ghz, Super AMOLDED, 4.3 inches & 16GB on board.. this spec. was so hot and high demand.. This is top of the line…

    Samsung Evo 4G did it… same spec. above…

    Droid X by Motorla will be release…. same spec. above…

    HTC don’t have one.. same above spec…. :(

    but HTC Desire have 1ghz and no SUPER AMOLED and no 4.3 inches..

    So HTC want be like spec. above… it’s will be Sidekick Twist!

    trust me :)

    don’t you guys agree? lol

  281. AceKannon Says:

    Yea I know. But still, u couldn’t be too cautios. Im stil drawing designs and what not. I’ll post the updated back of the device drawing ad front in more detail by tomorrow.

  282. AceKannon Says:

    I see this phone happening too. I believe HTC will follow this trend. My reason for believing this is this:

    When this info was leaked, nobody believed it because of what the specs showed, mainly the 4.3 SUPER Amoled screen. Some thought it was a term “patented” by Samsung, since the Galaxy S and EVO were the first phones to have them. Now its more of a reality since Motorola will have it on the Droid X. Also, the timing is correct. Most of the time, T-Mobile releases the phones in the summer. I say, the phone leaks in the next week or 2, by mid july, the phone is officially announced and by the end of August, its released right around back to school time. August 27 to Sept 2 maybe?

    And, hopefully it has the only thing us True Sidekick users want: a true QWERTY keyboard with the signature swivel screen. I guess now its gonna be the “Signature Twist” screen. Oh and hopefully the battery is improved too. I heard the LX 09 battery was dreadful with 3G on or using net capabilities.

  283. Magnus Says:

    Ace….

    I agree with you… Sidekick Twist will coming….

    the battery for my lx09 is very good.. but if use youtube and GPS, it’s drain fast abt 30 to 45 min top… other wise, is great..

    if use GPS, plug it from car…

  284. Jords Says:

    if Ace’s design looks similar to the one being made,

    Sold.

  285. LoSo Says:

    well today being the first day of summer i hope it happens! i been waiting a month for some kinda news to atleast hold me off..im going crazy!i just hope it keeps the same sk form factor like what Ace did..it will be HTC’s first device that is like this..that isn’t a slide or just a str8 forward touchscreen device..so imagine such a big screen flipping like so..would be amazing!

  286. Jords Says:

    LoSo on June 21, 2010 at 5:01 am said:

    well today being the first day of summer i hope it happens! i been waiting a month for some kinda news to atleast hold me off..im going crazy!i just hope it keeps the same sk form factor like what Ace did..it will be HTC’s first device that is like this..that isn’t a slide or just a str8 forward touchscreen device..so imagine such a big screen flipping like so..would be amazing!

    Me too, the swivel screen is basically the make or break point for like 99 percent of sidekick fans haha.

  287. AceKannon Says:

    See my thing is, only if it has a swivel screen. If it has a slide qwerty, its probably gonna look like the htc desire. I have a strong distaste for basic slide qwerty phones. And my hate for slide phones started with….hey, whatddaya know, the SIDEKICK SLIDE! That phone was terrible.

    But, more to the point……HTC just needs to stay true to the form factor. They would be the fourth manufacturer of sidekicks so they have to come out strong.
    This would potentially move sidekicks from smartphone to superphone, and T-Mobile’s top of the line device.

  288. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on June 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm said:

    lol.. something else? I m pretty sure HTC already drew it and going to product…. because…

    since May 16th the rumor was spread out abt Sidekick Twist.. the spec. was 1ghz or 1.2 ghz, Super AMOLDED, 4.3 inches & 16GB on board.. this spec. was so hot and high demand.. This is top of the line…

    Samsung Evo 4G did it… same spec. above…

    Droid X by Motorla will be release…. same spec. above…

    HTC don’t have one.. same above spec…. :(

    but HTC Desire have 1ghz and no SUPER AMOLED and no 4.3 inches..

    So HTC want be like spec. above… it’s will be Sidekick Twist!

    trust me :)

    don’t you guys agree? lol

    It’s htc evo!!!!!!!

  289. AceKannon Says:

    Hey dude, PROVE IT! The EVO is a Samsung phone if im not mistaken. Or HTC? I don’t know.

    But its not the EVO. I guarantee it. Sprint has that phone locked. Why would they bring they’re best device to another competing company? Like if the HD2 went to Sprint. That would be stupid on T-Mobile’s part.

    Sprint is keeping the EVO for their network. Does T-Mobile even have 4G yet? Im not sure. But all in all, T-Mobile has the HD2, Sprint has the EVO 4G.

    The reason why its the Twist is because, I think Samsung did manufacture the EVO. That would mean, like ma man Magnus said, HTC would be the only phone maker without a device with the now popular 4.3 inch screen, SUPER Amoled screen, 1.2ghz processor and 16gb internal storage.

    All in all, its not going to be the Evo. The T-Mobile Sidekick Twist. Damn, it sounds pretty **** too.

  290. Magnus Says:

    hey Ace.. take a look…..

    http://www.tmonews.com/2010/06/t-mobile-posts-second-mysterious-clue-on-twitter/

    something going mystery… could be Sidekick Twist?

    let me know what u think?

    Magnus

  291. AceKannon Says:

    I don’t know what to think? I really can’t make up anything of this. I do have a twitter account over my sidekick lx 07 (AMEN!!), but im not following whoever is giving the info out.

    Im not sure man. I’ll try to look into it. But I still believe this is the Twist.

    But like I said, I will look into this info. Keep your fingers crossed Mag.

  292. AceKannon Says:

    Magnus on June 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm said:

    lol.. something else? I m pretty sure HTC already drew it and going to product…. because…

    since May 16th the rumor was spread out abt Sidekick Twist.. the spec. was 1ghz or 1.2 ghz, Super AMOLDED, 4.3 inches & 16GB on board.. this spec. was so hot and high demand.. This is top of the line…

    Samsung Evo 4G did it… same spec. above…

    Droid X by Motorla will be release…. same spec. above…

    HTC don’t have one.. same above spec…. :(

    but HTC Desire have 1ghz and no SUPER AMOLED and no 4.3 inches..

    So HTC want be like spec. above… it’s will be Sidekick Twist!

    trust me :)

    don’t you guys agree? lol

    HTC did manufacture the EVO man, not Samsung.

  293. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on June 21, 2010 at 7:55 am said:

    hey Ace.. take a look…..

    http://www.tmonews.com/2010/06/t-mobile-posts-second-mysterious-clue-on-twitter/

    something going mystery… could be Sidekick Twist?

    let me know what u think?

    Magnus

    its the galaxy s

  294. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm said:

    on June 18, 2010 at 8:00 am said:

    Mytouch slide 3g its an amazing phone I own it..and I cannot complain!!

    So how’s the keyboard on that thing? Cuz I may consider picking that one.

    Honestly, I got used to it in less than 3 hours after consecutive texting

  295. LoSo Says:

    those tmobile twitter clues have nothing to do with the twist…there hasn’t been anything relevant to the twist since it was first mentioned..so just continue to sit tight…

  296. Anonymous Says:

    LoSo on June 22, 2010 at 6:12 am said:

    those tmobile twitter clues have nothing to do with the twist…there hasn’t been anything relevant to the twist since it was first mentioned..so just continue to sit tight…

    there about the samsung galaxy s for tmobile

  297. AceKannon Says:

    Its not the Galaxy S, the Galaxy is a Samsung phone, not HTC

  298. Anonymous Says:

    AceKannon on June 22, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

    Its not the Galaxy S, the Galaxy is a Samsung phone, not HTC

    i kno im talkin bout the hints ive always known evo is hts nd galaxy is samsung

  299. meme Says:

    The countdown has begun… if and only if tmo releases a sidekick w/ android 2.1 OS on it I will upgrade…if not, hello AT&T iphone 4!

    …besides that, I wonder what the Samsung Vibrant will be like. It looks a lot like the iPhone 3gs..

  300. meme Says:

    This is what the Sidekick Slide will look like if it were to come out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8dtvwnxwDU&feature=channel

    I swear motorola remade the slide and put android on it!!

  301. meme Says:

    This is what the Sidekick TWIST** will look like if it were to come out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8dtvwnxwDU&feature=channel

    I swear motorola remade the slide and put android on it!!

  302. Alessandra Says:

    @meme: If the HTC Sidekick Twist looks like that then it would have a Swivel Screen, AND a 5 row keyboard, AND NO Motoblur.

  303. Magnus Says:

    @alessandra

    this device look small.. not 4.3 inches…. maybe this guy’s hand is too big & make this device look smaller?

    lmao!

    @meme

    this decive look like not SK Twist… idk?

  304. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: That’s my point, another thing is that I wouldn’t want the Sidekick to be any smaller than what the ’08 already is, it needs to be sturdy like the LX’09, I don’t want it to be too small.

  305. Anonymous Says:

    meme on June 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm said:

    This is what the Sidekick TWIST** will look like if it were to come out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8dtvwnxwDU&feature=channel

    I swear motorola remade the slide and put android on it!!

    It clearly says verizon nd tut phone is pretty old oo nd it’s motorola not htc

  306. Anonymous Says:

    Tmonews jus posted something about a 4.3 inch screen phone witha qwerty keyboard that an htc guy confessed about and said it’s comin to tmobile later this year and earlier in may it leaked said it’s comin to tmobile :) I hope this is so ****** trueeeeee!!!!!

  307. Magnus Says:

    Alessandra on June 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm said:

    @Magnus: That’s my point, another thing is that I wouldn’t want the Sidekick to be any smaller than what the ’08 already is, it needs to be sturdy like the LX’09, I don’t want it to be too small.

    lol you are right! I look up T-moblie news.. there will be dual core processor 1.2ghz! click below hyperlink

    http://www.tmonews.com/2010/06/dual-core-processor-htc-vision-hitting-t-mobile-this-holiday/

  308. Magnus Says:

    Check it out!

    http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/06/25/htc-vision-project-emerald-android-3-0-phone-coming-to-t-mobile-later-this-year-t-mobile-htc-vision-to-feature-4-3-inch-display-dual-core-processor-android-3-0/

    this is HTC Vision (replace name Sidekick Twist?) it’s from Project Emerald last May…

    this device spec. is 1.2ghz Dual core processor, Super AMOLED, 4.3 inches, 720HD video recoreder (possible?) 16gb on board storage and Android 3.0 aka “Gingerbread” ..

    2.2 “Froyo” just recently new updated… it’s support Adobe flash 10.1 for running video…

    if this is true? then this device is top of the line!!.. better than Droid X & Incredible, Evo 4G, iPhone,Samsung Galaxy S & Valirant…

  309. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on June 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm said:

    Check it out!

    http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/06/25/htc-vision-project-emerald-android-3-0-phone-coming-to-t-mobile-later-this-year-t-mobile-htc-vision-to-feature-4-3-inch-display-dual-core-processor-android-3-0/

    this is HTC Vision (replace name Sidekick Twist?) it’s from Project Emerald last May…

    this device spec. is 1.2ghz Dual core processor, Super AMOLED, 4.3 inches, 720HD video recoreder (possible?) 16gb on board storage and Android 3.0 aka “Gingerbread” ..

    2.2 “Froyo” just recently new updated… it’s support Adobe flash 10.1 for running video…

    if this is true? then this device is top of the line!!.. better than Droid X & Incredible, Evo 4G, iPhone,Samsung Galaxy S & Valirant…

    My source tmonews.com has the same and androidguys also hopefuls is true

  310. AceKannon Says:

    Well like I said, if it doesn’t have the swivel screen I won’t get it. Its not a sidekick without it. If its a slide out qwerty, im really not getting it. I hate slideout qwerty phones, expcept the Motorola Droid. That phone is ****. Lol.

    All in all, this is the Twist, but lets not be too hasty people. Wait till some screenshots of the device come out, since these are the exact specs from our hopefull device. Keep your fingers crossed people.

  311. AceKannon Says:

    meme on June 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm said:

    This is what the Sidekick TWIST** will look like if it were to come out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8dtvwnxwDU&feature=channel

    I swear motorola remade the slide and put android on it!!

    That’s the Motorola Devour. That phone has been out for ages dude…well a couple months anyway.

  312. LoSo Says:

    mannn this is the news i been waiting for! can’t wait for it..i know its going to be sleek! i don’t care too much if the screen swivels or not like it won’t make it or break it for me..all i ever asked for was a TOP OF THE LINE sidekick device! And now were finally getting it!

  313. kenneth alan Says:

    I hope pictures surface in the next few months, but that the actual device doesn’t come out until around June 2011. (only because that’s when my at&t contract is up)
    but if it doesn’t have the signature sidekick swivel screen then I won’t buy the phone.

  314. Anonymous Says:

    Next year?!your crazy bro who told you to switch lollll!

  315. AceKannon Says:

    I semi-agree with kenneth. I can get over the device not having the swivel screen depending on what it looks like. But HTC never makes ugly phones. Also, I would love to see if they end doing a custom OS for the phone. It would be cool if they did a Sidekick Scroll-Style Touch and Andoriod Interface.

  316. AceKannon Says:

    kenneth alan on June 26, 2010 at 1:52 pm said:

    I hope pictures surface in the next few months, but that the actual device doesn’t come out until around June 2011. (only because that’s when my at&t contract is up)
    but if it doesn’t have the signature sidekick swivel screen then I won’t buy the phone.

    on June 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm said:

    Next year?!your crazy bro who told you to switch lollll!

    I think he means it comes out in june ’11 for him bcause his contract for At&T is up then. Lol. I think pictures should surface within the next few months and the phone should be out by the end of this year into early 2011. But is this concrete info? Because im still using the old sidekick lx that came out in 2007. If this phone doesn’t surface soon, I’ll just upgrade to the 2nd Gen LX.

  317. Anon Says:

    All the talk about YAAD (Yet Another Android Device) aside… I wonder if the failure f the Kin will make MS rethink what they had with the Danger OS and hiptop. Of course, they’d have a long way to go to bring it up to speed, but one never knows. I suppose it’s far more likely that MS will put all their eggs into the Win Phone 7 basket (which will also likely fail) and be tossed out of the mobile phone market forever, but who knows…

  318. LoSo Says:

    but they have the chips to try and work and annoy people with there phones aslong as there around!..and regardless have possibly of the original Danger staff i heard left awhile back because MS wanted to work on the kin phones and they had no freedom pretty much..

  319. drunkard Says:

    Its all about the about the swivel baby! Even a swivel touchscreen would prolly lure me in. Like, u touch the screen to flick everything open like a sidekick but the graphics have to be on point. Na im trippin nevermind lol

  320. LoSo Says:

    lol @ me and drunkard posting at exactly the same time!

  321. drunkard Says:

    @LoSo LOL … I was like HUh?!

  322. Anonymous Says:

    http://androidandme.com/2010/06/news/qualcomm-ships-first-dual-cpu-snapdragon-to-htc/

    Hey everybody check this out and tell me wat ya think?

  323. Magnus Says:

    on June 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

    http://androidandme.com/2010/06/news/qualcomm-ships-first-dual-cpu-snapdragon-to-htc/

    Hey everybody check this out and tell me wat ya think?

    wow.. thank for link :)

    1.2ghz snapdragon
    2.3 “Gingerbread” Android
    5 rows keyboard
    16 megapixel camera? wow!

    I hope, it’s come true!

    that pic look good

  324. LoSo Says:

    i thought 3.0 was the gingerbread OS?

  325. LoSo Says:

    Additional info says the phone will be available this holiday season and the display will feature “screen technology we have never seen before”.

    ARGHHh CAN’T WAIT EVEN MORE NOW!

  326. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on June 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm said:

    on June 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

    http://androidandme.com/2010/06/news/qualcomm-ships-first-dual-cpu-snapdragon-to-htc/

    Hey everybody check this out and tell me wat ya think?

    wow.. thank for link :)

    1.2ghz snapdragon
    2.3 “Gingerbread” Android
    5 rows keyboard
    16 megapixel camera? wow!

    I hope, it’s come true!

    that pic look good

    It’s the 1.2 + 600 I believe :)

    LoSo on June 28, 2010 at 7:13 am said:

    i thought 3.0 was the gingerbread OS?

    It is 3.0

  327. Magnus Says:

    check it out..

    http://briefmobile.com/htc-vision-for-t-mobile-dual-core-android

  328. Magnus Says:

    LoSo on June 28, 2010 at 7:15 am said:

    Additional info says the phone will be available this holiday season and the display will feature “screen technology we have never seen before”.

    ARGHHh CAN’T WAIT EVEN MORE NOW!

    @LoSo
    “Screen Technology will have never seen before”

    yeah, very interest!… and Alessandra mention about that..

  329. LoSo Says:

    nice magnus..i didn’t see that thread! nothing much really said but always happy to find a different site that has some sort of info about the device..im so waiting to see the non-branded htc device hit the web!!

  330. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: Yes I did mention about that :) but let’s wait and see what will happen, it’s still far too early to tell.

  331. LoSo Says:

    NO Alessa! we can’t help but be excited! lmao..j/p..

  332. Alessandra Says:

    @LoSo: XD!!!

  333. AceKannon Says:

    This all is great news. But something just made me think…..what if this isn’t a sidekick? Like, im all for this and the idea of this megaphone coming to such a deserving carrier is a grand idea. But, what if its not a sidekick? Meaning, what if its not called a sidekick and there were never plans to call it that? The phone would still be phenomenal, but in all respects, it would be sort of a letdown.

    I think that if this doesn’t become the Sidekick Twist that we’re asking for, Danger and Sharp may do another Sidekick. People say Danger is dead, but they must have some heads there if they worked ok those horrible Kin phones. It can happen.

  334. anonymous Says:

    http://www.qualcomm.com/products_services/chipsets/index.html

    I have a feeling that the htc vision/sidekick twist is pictured on that page ;)

  335. Magnus Says:

    anonymous on June 30, 2010 at 3:34 am said:

    http://www.qualcomm.com/products_services/chipsets/index.html

    I have a feeling that the htc vision/sidekick twist is pictured on that page ;)

    @ anonymous

    yeah.. this picture look nice.. I hope it’s true! lol :)

  336. LoSo Says:

    @ Ace

    Well what could be a possibillity is that tmobile couldve made a deal exclusively with HTC to build a “sidekick like” device..so in doing so they can make a phone that has it’s similiar look and feel but also have andriod as the OS..Sharp has nothing to do with making another sidekick as they don’t have the rights..and just a manufacturer..and Danger won’t be able to make anything close to a sidekick as MS runs them and won’t allow it..and if they did..im sure it would breach contracts and they could possibly get sued for trying to make a similiar device…

  337. Serlith Gravier Says:

    I can tell you that the mytouch slide is a great replacement for the slide being a long time sidekick user and it makes up for most of the features on the sidekick with incredible upgrades.

    Ex. Messaging- i know most of you sidekick handlers has always had a issue with the 100- 130 message capacity. Well with the mytouch slide that is pretty much history. It also better organizes the messages btw whom ever your texting with.

    Ex. Pictures- Pictures on the side were indeed nice and clear but zoom was an issue along with the clarity of far picture taking. With the slide zoom is made available and the pictures are clear given the 5 mp camera. giving you more control and customization with each picture you take.

    Ex. Games and Apps. – The sidekick had the app games and ringtone store available but the price for all that was way too great. those less than 15 sec. ringtones always killed and the game were very short and easy. with the slide, Android makes it possible to have multiple interesting games, custom ringtones and other great apps to use and most of them are free. that’s right FREE.

    In short i’ve never been happier with my phone

  338. Anonymous Says:

    Well I hope the twist last longer than the kin did…. I just heard microshit kill the kin since was doing so aweful wonder what’s next thou….

  339. rey Says:

    on June 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm said:

    Well I hope the twist last longer than the kin did…. I just heard microshit kill the kin since was doing so aweful wonder what’s next thou….

    yes microsoft already pulled the kins phones out only after 2 weeks. thats a shame. i always knew those cells were going to be garbage.

  340. tony Says:

    The sidekicks are officially dead…as of tomorrow!

  341. rapaleeman Says:

    Yep they are dead come July 2nd.

    http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=6252

  342. xanglx Says:

    the kins (yes i know it’s a t-mo phone), sidekicks, and mytouch slide are all garbage phones. t-mobile has a horrible choice of android phones, and smart phones in general. i can’t wait till my contract is up so i can go to verizon for the droid-x

  343. Alessandra Says:

    xanglx: The KINS aren’t a T-Mobile phone, they’re a Verizon phone. I agree with what you say with T-Mobile’s choices of phones but what are you going to do?

  344. Anonymous Says:

    its simple fork over $ and leave if you hate the choices of phones

  345. drunkard Says:

    Did Sidekicks died?

  346. AceKannon Says:

    Ok so I take it that none of you actually read what this article said rite? They aren’t killing the sidekick line. They are discontinuing the current models to make way for a “newer iteration”. Just please read it.

    T-Mobile Discontinuing Sidekick Sales Starting July 2

    posted Yesterday, 3:14 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

    T-Mobile USA has decided to discontinue sales of the Sidekick family of devices starting on July 2. A T-Mobile spokesperson said to Phone Scoop in an email,

    “As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next iteration of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales and online. While we work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise, T-Mobile will continue to provide our loyal Sidekick customers with product service and support.

    THIS IS THE MONEY LINE RITE HERE!! “NEXT CHAPTER OF OUR STORIED SIDEKICK FRANCHISE!!!”

    Again, “As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the >NEXT ITERATION OF THE TMOBILE SIDEKICK<……

    Stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead, which we expect will provide customers with a new and fresh experience." T-Mobile has sold Sidekick devices for more than six years, with the last new version released in 2009. Sidekicks were known for their swivel-open displays and QWERTY keyboards. Most Sidekick devices were developed by Danger and manufactured by Sharp. Danger was acquired by Microsoft in 2008, and eventually became part of the team that developed the Kin line of devices for Verizon Wireless. Microsoft recently announced that it is halting all development and investment in the Kin line. Now that T-Mobile has end-of-life'd the Sidekick line, it is clear that change is taking place inside Microsoft's mobile business. T-Mobile temporarily halted sales of the Sidekick devices in October 2009 when the company lost customer data. It resumed sales in November 2009. Starting tomorrow, July 2, Sidekick devices will no longer be available……

    You guys don't read much. I can tell. They aren't killing them. If they were killing them, they would have also killed the prepaid sidekick plan! POINT! Also, project emerald has yet to be unveiled! Point! Also again, this may be the sidekick running android we all want! P-P-POINT!

    PLEASE PLEASE! I ADVISE YOU TO READ CAREFULLY AGAIN! ITS NOT OVER UNTIL T MOBILE SAYS "DISCONTINUES SIDEKICK LINE INDEFINITELY"

  347. PauLix Says:

    Im exited about this new phone, just hope it swivles like most of the Sidekicks. At least keep that unique feature sidekicks’s have!!

    :P

  348. pizzaburgh Says:

    ok think about it prison break salsa fries value city olde country buffet everything that is actually good and makes life awesome is the stuff thats taken away SIDEKICK has been the greatest before i even knew wat it was i saw it on an eamon video in 2004 i was like i gotta have that i didnt even know it was t mobile but heres how its gonna go down its touch screen era meaning no reason for swivel and the first imitation was g1 which sucked and i have the cliq now so if they made a ten or x or watever just one more time with the swivel and android that has upgrades built in when they come like now instead of spending 600 everytime a new sidekick came out thats too smart we have to producfe **** to make us unsatisfied and continue to shop for the perfect phone that is why sidekick crashed in the first plce marketing was slow

  349. jeebs9 Says:

    PauLix on July 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

    Im exited about this new phone, just hope it swivles like most of the Sidekicks. At least keep that unique feature sidekicks’s have!!

    :P

    Yea that one of the thing. The has too have im my opinion. Or its not a sidekick really…lol Its the funniest to see someone who has never seen a sidekick try to open one…lol

  350. Magnus Says:

    Hey everybody Sidekick Lover and Sidekick Hater….

    Sidekick is not dead! it’s coming back!

    click below

    http://www.10tukku.net/

    read the blog..

    Enjoy! :)

    I mention to Alessandra and she is very happy to hear…

  351. Alessandra Says:

    Magnus: Yep that’s right I am happy to hear about it! Thank you for sharing this link, hopefully this will make some users happy here! :)

  352. AceKannon Says:

    Where exactly did it say the sidekicks were coming back? I didn’t see anything except an article posted that basically was describing how the “G1″ was “locked to T-Mobile and will be marketed my Google and T-Mobile only”. And it said the device looked like a sidekick, not that there was a new sidekick coming….

    …if im wrong show me the right link. But if u read over it its talking about the G1, not a new sidekick.

  353. Alessandra Says:

    AceKannon: It doesn’t but hmm..just reading your post seems to me that they are talking about the G1 since the G1 was the closest thing to the Sidekick with the way the keys looked on the keyboard and that it has a trackball on the right side just like the Sidekick, the article basically just states that it’s going to arrive in Europe, honestly I thought Europe already had the G1.

  354. Magnus Says:

    I ll keep more search information and get photos… it’s should be out this week or so..

    stay tunes…..

  355. AceKannon Says:

    That’s what I was saying. Lol. I was like “huh? This is a G1 post!” I mean, I still have hope that Emerald is a Sidekick device, and I just pray that it is. 4.3 inches is not that big for a twist screen.

    Oh, and can I ask a question?
    Is the HTC Vanguard out yet? One of my friends buddies had a phone that looked EXACTLY like the one in the pictures.same color, keyboard, T-mobile branded and all. Only thing was that I didn’t get to hold the phone. I seen it from a 2-3 foot discance.

  356. Alessandra Says:

    AceKannon: I don’t think the HTC Vanguard is out yet, maybe users are able to get it and test it before it’s official release.

  357. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on June 13, 2010 at 2:47 am said:

    on June 13, 2010 at 1:28 am said:

    Confirmed that the new Sidekick is in the works and being backed by HTC. It’s going to run an Android OS and most likely be similar in style to the standard sidekick layout.

    This has been confirmed by a t-mobile rep for my store.

    Also it should be out as early as Q4 this year.

    wow… I hope, that’s come true.. maybe u can give us something more information, like proof? … ask store rep and give us hyperlink or photocopy? lol :)

    I would lose my job and he would lose his if it’s something that we weren’t supposed to know.

    I just asked if he knew what was happening with t-mobile and the sidekicks and that’s all that he knew.

    It is going to happen 100%

  358. derald Says:

    Evo is the shizzznit but I’m hopeful for an htc sidekick

  359. Dominique Says:

    I really hope they do come out with the sidkick twist!!!! Cus they really do need to come out with a new and better sidekick phone and the features will be amazing if that’s the features that will come on the phone!!

  360. Dee Says:

    Now tmobile gonna merge a sidekick and htc sidekick never be the same!!.

  361. john maser Says:

    Booty Evaluation?

  362. The Inkling Says:

    Frankly, at this point, I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s somewhat competative (Android app store should do it), works, and I can keep my same carrier plan. $20 unlimited data & texting, $30 for 300min & My Fav 5, both of which are not available anymore.

  363. AceKannon Says:

    Ok so I was just speaking to a Tmo helper cuz I had to get my sidekick replaced witha friends, and she told me that “Although I can’t confirm or deny anything as of now, word is that the 2011 sidekick project will have a touch screen”…that’s all she told me. Nd since mostly everyone has heard this at some point or another, I believe this.

    Although I dnt believe that it’ll be called the “Sidekick Twist”, I think HTC may do a custom job on it so that its accessable over the years like the G1 is/was (I STILL prefer the G1 design nd keyboard over a lot of HTC phones today but not all)
    Keep ur fingers crossed ppl. Our dream is getting that much closer :)

  364. MIG Says:

    Hey! What’s so long? I just need to know when HTC Sidekick Twist will be release?

  365. Magnus Says:

    Sidekick Twist LIVES!!!!!!!!!

    IT’S WILL BE BRING BACK LIFE!!!!!!!

    SIDEKICK AND ANDROID = # 1 SMARTPHONE!!!

  366. AceKannon Says:

    Now we’re talkin’! Looks like T-Mobile is finally giving us what we want….now if only HTC or sumbody leaks a pic of a device that’ll kick our brain’s asses :D

    Oh, and for the ones who think a phone screen above 4 inches isn’t pretty, google “HTC HD2 qwerty”, the image is actually rather interesting :)

  367. derald Says:

    Hey wheres this sidekick twist at!?! I told yall sidekicks were done!!

  368. derald Says:

    now go get that EVO!

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