New FCC documents posted



An anonymous reader tipped us off to these new exhibits posted on the FCC site. It’s the normal FCC submissions of confidentiality request and test results submitted by Sharp (the manufacturers of the Sidekick) but definitely a Danger powered device. They’re fairly recent, posted on 09/05/2006 with testing taking place in July-August.
A quick breeze through them and it looks like this may be some sort of updated Sidekick 3. The model number is given as PV200E (the original Sidekick 3 is listed as PV200). In addition, the sticker above matches the current sticker in shape. The only difference we’ve found so far is the GSM frequencies. Instead of 850/1800/1900, this one is 900/1800/1900. Our first guess was this is the (E)uropean version of the Sidekick 3. But that begs the question, “Why file with the FCC?” Perhaps this is an updated model with the intent to release in the US as well as globally, a.k.a. the Hiptop 3. Maybe this is one of those Limited Edition Sidekick 3s? I guess we’ll find out when the confidentiality request expires on October 12th. Drop your guesses in the comments

18 Responses to “New FCC documents posted”

  1. sr24vlz Says:

    I wonder if its gona be a new phone or if they’re gonna update the current one. *shrugs* oh and first

  2. Bemmer Boi Says:

    HEY YOU WHY DIDN’T YOU POST PICTURES…..IM NOT ANGRY BUT MY COMPUTER IS SCREWED UP WITHT EH CAPS LOCK.

  3. PUBLICxENEMY Says:

    i hope its an updated one…i havent gotten mine yet, cuz im guessin its not gunna be too long before a special eddition comes out….might as well wait till oct. 12 to see wuts goin on…

  4. bapesta16 Says:

    Hey at the hiptop forum poeple sayin they got an ota that gave them video playback and ****. wats up wit that? and is this suppsoe to mean a sk3 special edition? or sumthin esle?

  5. Bemmer Boi Says:

    Is video playback mean that it has a video camera or it can play videos from a site (youtube)?

  6. b-easy Says:

    They weren’t talking about video playback. There is no possible way for video playback due to the retrictions and downloads of the web browser.

    More than likely, they were talking about developer discussions, due to that the video would need to be compressed before anything like that could even be viewable on the SK.

    And there is NO possibility of video recording.

  7. bapesta16 Says:

    well thye was sayin about how they got sum text for an ota and then they got sumthin that is video sumtyhin. u cna go check urself
    http://hiptop.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53252&highlight=ota+video

  8. b-easy Says:

    R U SERIOUS? no offense but did u even read the last page? THERE IS NO OTA, LET ALONE VIDEO.

    b-easy on September 16, 2006 at 7:27 am said:

    They weren’t talking about video playback. There is no possible way for video playback due to the retrictions and downloads of the web browser.

    More than likely, they were talking about developer discussions, due to that the video would need to be compressed before anything like that could even be viewable on the SK.

    And there is NO possibility of video recording.

  9. bapesta16 Says:

    ok calm down. i dont sit there nad read all the pages it has ok sheesh. i have a life ok. im not gonna sit there read all wat they say. just the first page

  10. xxxaaammm12 Says:

    yay oct. 12? my b-day YAY!!!

  11. b-easy Says:

    bapesta16 on September 17, 2006 at 1:21 pm said:

    ok calm down. i dont sit there nad read all the pages it has ok sheesh. i have a life ok. im not gonna sit there read all wat they say. just the first page

    I wasn’t tryin to be rude. I was just trying to squish that rumor before we see it posted everywhere. lol Sorry if you got the impression i was being rude or something.

  12. Bones21 Says:

    A friend of mine just got a new battery from tmobile for free, And during his conversation with the person… “Recall” was brought up… “Sk 3.5’s”… Then 5 days later this post came up…..

  13. bapesta16 Says:

    sooo this might be a updated sk3?

  14. SDWIM - Computer Tech Blog » Blog Archive » Limited Edition Sidekick Coming Soon? Maybe for Cingular? Says:

    […] New FCC documents posted [Hiptop 3] […]

  15. b-easy Says:

    SDWIM – Computer Tech Blog » Blog Archive » Limited Edition Sidekick Coming Soon? Maybe for Cingular? on September 17, 2006 at 8:15 pm said:

    […] New FCC documents posted [Hiptop 3] […]

    Your info on your site is WRONG.

    T-MOBILE DOES opperate on 850 [cingular does too]

    The SK3 that is out now.. is 850
    The one just in the FCC doc. is 900 [meaning most likey european because they use that band]

    I hope that helps.

  16. Bemmer Boi Says:

    Could it be a possibility that it just might go to cingular?

  17. b-easy Says:

    No. Cingular would most likely use the 850/1800/1900 [like t-mobile]. Cingular would probably never get the hiptop. T-mobile would probably try to do everything and pay alot to stop that. lol.

    This, more than likely, is european, OR maybe canadian? I believe FIDO uses 850.. but who knows.. It could be anything at this time.. Only a few more weeks till we find out! haha

  18. Bemmer Boi Says:

    Lol damn I’ll just wiat for my contract to end



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