More FCC Proof of a Sidekick 2009?

Option Wireless FCC Photo 1Option Wireless FCC Photo 2

Michael left a comment on one of my previous posts about the Sidekick 2009 FCC Filings? about an additional filing for the same device from Option N.V. with two more photos, and a bit more info. Here’s what he had to say:

On that list is a document called Modular Approval Letter which has a couple more pictures (to show the location of the Bluetooth antenna and antenna connector), and which states that the device consists of:

‘Modem OS: AMSS
CPU: Qualcomm MSM7201A
Display interface: MDDI interface
Memory: 128MB SDRAM / 256MB NAND Flash
Keyboard Input: Digital interface supporting full QWERTY keyboard
RF Technology: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Camera interface: digital interface to camera sensor
Other I/F: microSD card slot x1, microphone, speaker, vibrator, trackball interface, Stereo headset port, USB port, A-GPS, Bluetooth
RF: UMTS/HSDPA Band I, Band IV, Band V
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
GPS
Bluetooth’

If a bit of online research I did is accurate:
The HSDPA Bands I (2100MHz), IV (1700MHz), and V (850MHz) are used by T-Mobile.
The Qualcomm MSM7201A integrated chipset has been used in existing mobile devices including the G1.

Certainly seems that this is to be part of a smartphone type of mobile device for the T-Mobile network…

Great detective work Michael! The Qualcomm MSM7201A is a pretty common CPU and is used in many devices, including the G1. All the features seem to line up with the expected Sidekick 2009 too. If you want to take a peek at the PDF that lists all this, it’s on the FCC site and we’ve mirrored it here: Option Wireless FCC Modular Approval Doc.

What do you guys think? Sidekick 2009 or not?

193 Responses to “More FCC Proof of a Sidekick 2009?”

  1. stevo351 Says:

    ok. this is lame. i hope its just a coverup so i cant spill any info they may have given me but here it is; i emailed telstra a while ago asking if they would be stocking the LX. here was my reply. (i have removed the emails due to me not being f*cked dealing with telstra’s ****)

    RE: HIPTOP?

    From: Paula Bertoli
    To: Stevo
    Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:40:43 +1100
    Subject: RE: HIPTOP

    Dear Steve
    Thank you for your email dated 21 February.
    I have looked into this on your behalf and am sorry to advise that at this stage, we will not be ranging the Hiptop LX.
    Thanks again.
    With kind regards
    PAULA BERTOLI – Executive Assistant

    i didnt really mind, so i continued with this:

    From: Stevo
    Sent: Thursday, 5 March 2009 6:24 PM
    To: Bertoli, Paula
    Subject: RE: HIPTOP

    thanks very much for the information, i have been calling around and have been told the latest in the Hiptop Range is the 2009 Blade.
    do you know when i will be able to get this phone? a rough month estimate would be great.
    Steve.

    to which she sadly replied:

    RE: HIPTOP?
    From: Bertoli, Paula
    Sent: Sunday, 15 March 2009 1:46:05 PM
    To: ‘Stevo
    Steve
    My apologies we will not be distributing the Blade either.
    All the best
    Paula

    so there it is, as i said i hope (and do beleive) that this is just so i dont come onto a site like here to spread my news but yeah.

  2. Mike M. Says:

    Almost 2 weeks without any new Sidekick news, admin ! Come on give us moar !

  3. crazyforkicks Says:

    stevo351 on March 14, 2009 at 11:41 pm said:

    ok. this is lame. i hope its just a coverup so i cant spill any info they may have given me but here it is; i emailed telstra a while ago asking if they would be stocking the LX. here was my reply. (i have removed the emails due to me not being f*cked dealing with telstra’s ****)

    RE: HIPTOP?

    From: Paula Bertoli
    To: Stevo
    Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:40:43 +1100
    Subject: RE: HIPTOP

    Dear Steve
    Thank you for your email dated 21 February.
    I have looked into this on your behalf and am sorry to advise that at this stage, we will not be ranging the Hiptop LX.
    Thanks again.
    With kind regards
    PAULA BERTOLI – Executive Assistant

    i didnt really mind, so i continued with this:

    From: Stevo
    Sent: Thursday, 5 March 2009 6:24 PM
    To: Bertoli, Paula
    Subject: RE: HIPTOP

    thanks very much for the information, i have been calling around and have been told the latest in the Hiptop Range is the 2009 Blade.
    do you know when i will be able to get this phone? a rough month estimate would be great.
    Steve.

    to which she sadly replied:

    RE: HIPTOP?
    From: Bertoli, Paula
    Sent: Sunday, 15 March 2009 1:46:05 PM
    To: ‘Stevo
    Steve
    My apologies we will not be distributing the Blade either.
    All the best
    Paula

    so there it is, as i said i hope (and do beleive) that this is just so i dont come onto a site like here to spread my news but yeah.

    In my experience the last people to know about any new phones are customer service personel, both at the store and corporate level.

    It doesn’t suprise me at all.

  4. Mike M. Says:

    Dude, you’re TWICE his age ! Just leave the kid alone and drop it, really. He’s only 15 and look how good he’s doing in his life and yet you cuss at him and you’re only reasoning to back it up is “Oh i’m a Sidekick VETERAN!!1”

    honestly, what the hell in your life are you gonna accomplish with being a so called sidekick veteran ? lol you’re just an old man, get over yourself and quit picking on kids, you bully. if you don’t believe him then, that’s fine just call it as bs and move on, just wait till more credible news comes along.

    I’ve had a SKiD,Sk3, and LX for a total of maybe almost 2 to 3 years, but I don’t brag about it, I just keep it cause it has cheap data rates and a nice keyboard. And, as soon as the new iPhone comes out this summer, I’ll most likely be ditching my LX and passing up the Blade in favor of a new iPhone.

    Goodbye.

  5. Marshall Says:

    Ok so I was at a TMO store this past weekend helping my mom pick out a new phone. My mom got her phone and asked about a family plan. The TMO rep said it was possible but I said I was waiting for a particular phone to come out he asked which one and i said the rumored Sidekick 2009/Blade and he said those are just rumors and that he could check any upcoming phones within a few months and he said it wasnt coming out but I said I would wait I really want that phone SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD I AM KILLING TO HAVE IT I NEED TO KNOW WHEN IT COMES OUT I HOPE HE WAS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M A TEEN

  6. crazyforkicks Says:

    Don’t worry , its coming out.
    You can’t trust anyone at a tmobile store, they don’t find out until it a month or 2 before release.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they are still de bugging the software, and maybe pushed the release later into the year. We should know more by 4/13

  7. Mike M. Says:

    I can forgive T-Mobile for waiting until the 3G frequencies they wanted were up for auction so they could buy them but, I can’t forgive them for waiting sooo long to push out some 3G hardware on their BEST selling device ! If anything, they can prioritize this sidekick but w/e lol idk what i’m even talking about anymore zzzzzz

  8. platanop0w3r Says:

    I just want the new sk,to not be slow,. laggin like my lx

  9. gizmo Says:

    damn!! still no new post?? i been on the edge of my seat and i have the feeling that the nest post will be something like “i know you guys have been waiting for this but i have no real news so im just saying some bullshit to start a new thread of conversation for you guys because the last one was looking kinda long. so here is some news…. umm….. microsoft says that they plato make the merge with danger a good one. there, talk about that for another 2 weeks.”

    lmao. i just know that it will be something terrible. and if in the event that its actual news than i will be very surprised. i think we are waiting to see what april 13 says and then we will start getting real news around here. i bet that microdanger is doing some really kick *** stuff over there and will surprise us all with something that we never saw coming.

  10. rob Says:

    New info please!!! And crazyforkicks is a wetback boarder hoppin spic who thinks he knows everything. Get a f_cking life

  11. crazyforkicks Says:

    I’m a spic huh?
    That’s nice to say.. You don’t even know who I am or what my nationality is.

    Don’t hate me for my knowledge.

    Your the type of person that gives sidekicks a bad name.

    Grow up, and act your age.

  12. rob Says:

    You actually stated that you were spanish in a previous argument. So don’t tell alll of your buisness to the internet you dumb ***. Why don’t you act your age! Your a 30 year old fagget with a sidekick. They’re for teenagers. You look silly and retarded with one

  13. crazyforkicks Says:

    If it wasn’t for us older guys you would have no sidekick. 95% of the danger developement team are above 30.

  14. crazyforkicks Says:

    did you guys hear? Apple fixed all the gripes we had about the iphone, (without the physical keyboard gripe)

    Here are the updates peeps got, and what the new iphone will have standard.

    Push notifications for apps. Finally. As you well know, this will allow the iPhone/iPod Touch to be notified (via a badge, text pop up and/or audio alert) in near real-time of a new server-side event associated with a specific app. Think of it as a poor mans answer to background processes.

    Background processes, by the way, are not an addition to version 3.0. Apples excuses: Battery performance and memory strain.

    Updated media player adjusts streaming video quality according to current bandwidth.

    Cut, copy and paste. Thats right folks, Apples polio vaccine. Double-tap to select text, drag start/end points and do your thang. You can even shake to undo/redo edits.

    Send multiple images at once. Joy.

    Wider landscape keyboard availability. Apple finally tossed the landscape keyboard into all native apps, including Mail. Thank you.

    MMS! Hooray for decade-old tech! SMS and MMS are now lumped into a Messages app. It wont be available on 2G (1st gen) iPhones.

    New calendar features. CalDAV allows for sharing across a bunch of services such as Google and Yahoo and .ics subscription support.

    Flushed out Stocks app.

    Extended search. Users can now search in all key apps including Calendar, iPod, Notes and Mail.

    Spotlight for iPhone. A search homescreen. Its like Spotlight for Mac and it only searches native Apple apps.

    Bluetooth A2DP support (stereo Bluetooth) but it wont be available on
    2G (1st gen) iPhones.

    Tethering to your laptop as a modem.

  15. E Says:

    Tethering your laptop…?

  16. crazyforkicks Says:

    tethering is when you use your phone’s data connection to access the internet on your laptop/netbook computer.

  17. gizmo Says:

    I bet it won’t get really good speeds during tethering.

    Well…. it may. What kind of speed we talking here?? Less than 1mb down??

  18. imkoolnessx Says:

    hmm..yeah I really want this sidekick. I think im regretting this sidekick 2008. I know this isn’t where you post problems or whatever, but idc. So my sidekick 2008 is getting on my nerves. 2 days ago this black phone icon pops up where the G7 thing is supposed to be at. Everytime I try to get on the internet, it says something about I’m on a data call or something, but the thing is I’m not on the phone =/. So today I turned my phone off and then back on and now this ball with like some kinda wave thing is goin round and round like its looking for some kinda service and now my myfaves won’t show. So does anybody know what to do or should I just go to T-Mobile with this problem?

  19. crazyforkicks Says:

    Sidkick 2008 is on sale for 50 bucks! You know what that means

    Clear the old inventory for the new!

  20. Marshall Says:

    I really want that its not even funny more I have a need for that Sidekick

  21. ICON Says:

    So, after being bored and going back through a couple pages of hiptop3 history, I’ve got to say this is one of the longest news draughts so far (even when there was nothing to talk about, they found something!). This is upsetting. How about more leaked pics or page accesses from the 5.0 OS or such. Anything!

    Also while I was back there, I remembered the Zune phone thing. Whatever happened to all that jazz?

  22. meme Says:

    imkoolnessx on March 18, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

    hmm..yeah I really want this sidekick. I think im regretting this sidekick 2008. I know this isn’t where you post problems or whatever, but idc. So my sidekick 2008 is getting on my nerves. 2 days ago this black phone icon pops up where the G7 thing is supposed to be at. Everytime I try to get on the internet, it says something about I’m on a data call or something, but the thing is I’m not on the phone =/. So today I turned my phone off and then back on and now this ball with like some kinda wave thing is goin round and round like its looking for some kinda service and now my myfaves won’t show. So does anybody know what to do or should I just go to T-Mobile with this problem?

    maybe you haven’t paid you bill…so it doesn’t let you connect to the internet.

    But EVERYONE!… STFU! Already!! Quit asking when the sidekick is coming out.. your guess is as good as ours. If hiptop3.com hasn’t posted a release date, then nobody knows.

  23. crazyforkicks Says:

    All I can say is that I have a reminder set on my calender for April 13th.
    When the fcc docs are released, hopefully we can learn more, or even better, we can get a peek at the user manual!!!!!!

    Also, keep an ear out for the CTIA conference April 1 through 3, a lot of rumor that they will be announcing it there.

    As for the zune integration, I wouldn’t be surprised. PMX has to surprise us with some more Microsoft LOVE!

  24. recognizedakick Says:

    meme on March 19, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

    imkoolnessx on March 18, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

    hmm..yeah I really want this sidekick. I think im regretting this sidekick 2008. I know this isn’t where you post problems or whatever, but idc. So my sidekick 2008 is getting on my nerves. 2 days ago this black phone icon pops up where the G7 thing is supposed to be at. Everytime I try to get on the internet, it says something about I’m on a data call or something, but the thing is I’m not on the phone =/. So today I turned my phone off and then back on and now this ball with like some kinda wave thing is goin round and round like its looking for some kinda service and now my myfaves won’t show. So does anybody know what to do or should I just go to T-Mobile with this problem?

    maybe you haven’t paid you bill…so it doesn’t let you connect to the internet.

    But EVERYONE!… STFU! Already!! Quit asking when the sidekick is coming out.. your guess is as good as ours. If hiptop3.com hasn’t posted a release date, then nobody knows.

    I have been having the same problem since I bought my Slide over a year ago. I was thinking that maybe it was just a problem with the Slide which is why they had stopped selling it and I was waiting for a better Sidekick to hit the market so I can finally upgrade. My phone be having its good days, its bad days, but then its GREAT days! I was gonna buy the 08 til I saw this site and read your comment. Idk what the deal is. Maybe this new one will be better. But dont regret getting the kick because its the best phone out right now! I couldnt ever replace it for another one unless they had the exact same keyboard and features. All I can tell you is just hold on in there or talk to a Rep.

  25. imkoolnessx Says:

    meme on March 19, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

    imkoolnessx on March 18, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

    hmm..yeah I really want this sidekick. I think im regretting this sidekick 2008. I know this isn’t where you post problems or whatever, but idc. So my sidekick 2008 is getting on my nerves. 2 days ago this black phone icon pops up where the G7 thing is supposed to be at. Everytime I try to get on the internet, it says something about I’m on a data call or something, but the thing is I’m not on the phone =/. So today I turned my phone off and then back on and now this ball with like some kinda wave thing is goin round and round like its looking for some kinda service and now my myfaves won’t show. So does anybody know what to do or should I just go to T-Mobile with this problem?

    maybe you haven’t paid you bill…so it doesn’t let you connect to the internet.

    But EVERYONE!… STFU! Already!! Quit asking when the sidekick is coming out.. your guess is as good as ours. If hiptop3.com hasn’t posted a release date, then nobody knows.

    I did pay the bill..well my mom did lol. It’s working now. Thanks.

  26. imkoolnessx Says:

    recognizedakick on March 19, 2009 at 1:51 pm said:

    meme on March 19, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

    imkoolnessx on March 18, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

    hmm..yeah I really want this sidekick. I think im regretting this sidekick 2008. I know this isn’t where you post problems or whatever, but idc. So my sidekick 2008 is getting on my nerves. 2 days ago this black phone icon pops up where the G7 thing is supposed to be at. Everytime I try to get on the internet, it says something about I’m on a data call or something, but the thing is I’m not on the phone =/. So today I turned my phone off and then back on and now this ball with like some kinda wave thing is goin round and round like its looking for some kinda service and now my myfaves won’t show. So does anybody know what to do or should I just go to T-Mobile with this problem?

    maybe you haven’t paid you bill…so it doesn’t let you connect to the internet.

    But EVERYONE!… STFU! Already!! Quit asking when the sidekick is coming out.. your guess is as good as ours. If hiptop3.com hasn’t posted a release date, then nobody knows.

    I have been having the same problem since I bought my Slide over a year ago. I was thinking that maybe it was just a problem with the Slide which is why they had stopped selling it and I was waiting for a better Sidekick to hit the market so I can finally upgrade. My phone be having its good days, its bad days, but then its GREAT days! I was gonna buy the 08 til I saw this site and read your comment. Idk what the deal is. Maybe this new one will be better. But dont regret getting the kick because its the best phone out right now! I couldnt ever replace it for another one unless they had the exact same keyboard and features. All I can tell you is just hold on in there or talk to a Rep.

    Same here. My SK08 does have it’s horrible and great days. It’s working now though, but it DOES kinda mess up. I hope this sidekick is better though. Untill then, I’ll just have to stick with this one. I probably should’ve gotta LX though.

  27. klaycon Says:

    Its coming out in April of 09 so your main answer that yall are looking for, April between 2nd to 23rd…iight peace one love!!!

  28. crazyforkicks Says:

    And what is your source?

    I find that hard to believe as the final handset has not been filed for fcc approval. Only the radio, bluetooth, and gps.

    It may be announced at CTIA between april 1st to 3rd.
    That would be the time to announce it, everyone in the wireless community will be there, I even thought about flying to vegas for that, I’m sure they will announce the 2 new iphones, 2 new ipod touch’s, and the 2 new tablet/ netbooks from apple.

  29. na Says:

    Wow so when are you people gonna update this **** already? hows your ******* vacation been huh?

  30. admin Says:

    na on March 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

    Wow so when are you people gonna update this **** already? hows your ******* vacation been huh?

    Vacation (aka SXSW) was awesome! 🙂

    There hasn’t been much news to report, and we’re not one to make up news just for the sake of posting. As soon as we have more info of interest, it’ll be posted!

  31. gizmo Says:

    Wow. I guess these guys really do read these postings. I guess it helps. In the event that someone posts something helpful they are on top of it.

  32. Recognizedakick Says:

    admin on March 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:

    na on March 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

    Wow so when are you people gonna update this **** already? hows your ******* vacation been huh?

    Vacation (aka SXSW) was awesome! 🙂

    There hasn’t been much news to report, and we’re not one to make up news just for the sake of posting. As soon as we have more info of interest, it’ll be posted!

    Rotfl! LOL thanks for not making up news. Were all just so excited!

  33. dan the hero Says:

    Does anyone think the insides, and like, “guts” of the 09 will be the same size and dimentions as the LX? I think the new design is mad ugly, and I’d wanna do a little experimenting, to put LX housing over the 09 insides. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

  34. na Says:

    admin on March 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:

    na on March 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

    Wow so when are you people gonna update this **** already? hows your ******* vacation been huh?

    Vacation (aka SXSW) was awesome! 🙂

    There hasn’t been much news to report, and we’re not one to make up news just for the sake of posting. As soon as we have more info of interest, it’ll be posted!

    o0oh ok haha

  35. crazyforwhat? Says:

    dan the hero on March 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

    Does anyone think the insides, and like, “guts” of the 09 will be the same size and dimentions as the LX? I think the new design is mad ugly, and I’d wanna do a little experimenting, to put LX housing over the 09 insides. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

    nothing would match up. mini usb, head phones, on off button etc. not to mention the screen would prolly not work on the new circuit board. and everything is different. That is like saying you wanna put a corvette engine into a toyota corolla, it could be done, but you would need some serious expert fabrication.

  36. dan the hero Says:

    crazyforwhat? on March 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm said:

    dan the hero on March 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

    Does anyone think the insides, and like, “guts” of the 09 will be the same size and dimentions as the LX? I think the new design is mad ugly, and I’d wanna do a little experimenting, to put LX housing over the 09 insides. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

    nothing would match up. mini usb, head phones, on off button etc. not to mention the screen would prolly not work on the new circuit board. and everything is different. That is like saying you wanna put a corvette engine into a toyota corolla, it could be done, but you would need some serious expert fabrication.

    Aw boo. What if I put a 2.0 Megapixel camera from, say, an 08 and put it on my lx? Would that work? Maybe?

  37. stevo351 Says:

    crazyforwhat? on March 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm said:

    dan the hero on March 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

    Does anyone think the insides, and like, “guts” of the 09 will be the same size and dimentions as the LX? I think the new design is mad ugly, and I’d wanna do a little experimenting, to put LX housing over the 09 insides. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

    nothing would match up. mini usb, head phones, on off button etc. not to mention the screen would prolly not work on the new circuit board. and everything is different. That is like saying you wanna put a corvette engine into a toyota corolla, it could be done, but you would need some serious expert fabrication.

    oh… it can be done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pca8IWj6iOg
    😛

  38. SideKiickluver Says:

    ii believe the sidekick blade/09 will be released on APRIL 13TH just maybe….i guess we just gotta wait untill the 21st grammys tour to sponser the tmobile sidekick…i just hope it dont take long

  39. Dan the Hero Says:

    SideKiickluver on March 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm said:

    ii believe the sidekick blade/09 will be released on APRIL 13TH just maybe….i guess we just gotta wait untill the 21st grammys tour to sponser the tmobile sidekick…i just hope it dont take long

    where did you find that out? or is it just your own opinion? 🙂

  40. Dyingforit Says:

    Here is what I think(this is probabily wrong) but I think at the start of the Grammy’s tour T-mo will announce the Blade but not in a material way just a press release saying to expect the phone soon then the tour will be based around that!!!!!

  41. crazyforiphones Says:

    Dyingforit on March 30, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

    Here is what I think(this is probabily wrong) but I think at the start of the Grammy’s tour T-mo will announce the Blade but not in a material way just a press release saying to expect the phone soon then the tour will be based around that!!!!!

    Didn’t I say that months ago?

    Either during grammy tour or at the ctia conference!

    Only 15 days left until fcc release!

  42. stevo351 Says:

    well. i went to my telstra dealer again today and spoke to the same guy, (i have the cold feeling that he hates me now haha) and he said that he got HIS info from one of his best mates dads whos a phone manager guy thingie. im not sure as to what his role is, but its up there. anyway, the story goes he was having a conversation with him and he spilled a bit of news on the new hiptop, sharp, and july as a release date.
    so this seems pretty promising. i hope it is. at least its evidence of a source rather than the guy just making stuff up to keep me happy 😛
    anyway, thats the latest from me.

  43. Dyingforit Says:

    UGH IF ITS PRETTY MUCH CONFIRMED THEN WHY CANT SOMEBODY JUST COME OUT WITH THE DANG NEWS ALREADY ITS TAKING TOO LONG



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