Sidekick 3 has arrived and is unboxed

Sidekick 3 box
Thanks to some quick shipping upgrade (left PA at 1am, got here around 7pm Eastern same day) I have a Sidekick 3 in my hands after all these months. Check out the obsessive compulsive unboxing photos here. What does everyone think so far?

92 Responses to “Sidekick 3 has arrived and is unboxed”

  1. aznbadboyz215 Says:

    i ordered mine like around 7pm wednesday…got it sometime on friday…but been chargin it for awhile already n itz still not done….been like 18 hrs….anyone having the same problem?

  2. thequor Says:

    I am so pissed!!!! My battery is dying after like 5 hours on the new sk3. I charged it all night and still happening. I called tmobile and the guy said this is already a big issue it looked like with calls coming in. What the hell!!! Pay all this money for a phone and they never tested the batteries!!! This sucks!!

  3. Albert D Says:

    BATTERY IS FKIN HORRRRRRRIBLEEEEE, can’t use the phone for a day even, gotta run home to charge it.

  4. g-money101 Says:

    man all the folks complaining about the apps and tones and **** like that, WTF! the phone aint even in stores yet! your privliged to have it! give it time. like when it comes out for the public! duh. how can he possibly have everthing and its not released so hold on to your gucci pumps and give it some time folks. GOSH!

  5. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    i will be fuking pissed if they release another sidekick after i bought this one and i hope the battery isnt true because i haven’t used it ever since i got it ..when i got it i used if for an hour and the browser wasnt working but now it works when i turned it on 3 mins ago

  6. ghettoboi682 Says:

    yea well TMOBILE is launchin there 3G network next year… And there supose to release a new Sidekick 3 that can use their new Network Wifi stuff.. there testing it in germany right now…. i think it’s going to be called the sidekick 3 (music + UMA (the network thing im talking about)

    but it shouldnt be out till next year.. they said way back when that its coming out in sept. but thats when they said the 3 was coming out in april… so add prolly 3 months onto that.. so it might be in just intime for christmas..

    but i think that that is REALLY low of them.. they should atleast make a OTA update that would let us use it.. now i think they are crossing the line of greedy.. but thats ok im gonna ask my cousin who works in the corperate office..

  7. ghettoboi682 Says:

    so is everyone still having problems.. cus i know i had bad battery problems n i called n they made me mess with the settings… it works great now.. before the battery lasted like 3 hours on a 11pm-8am charge

  8. thequor Says:

    on the battery I am still testing it out…I called and they said to do a hard reset so we shall see…ghettoboi do you remember what they had you change up to make it better?? I cant stand that this **** was dying after 5 hours

  9. ghettoboi682 Says:

    it was a battery disconnect… do you know how to run system diagnostics?

    first go to system info. then hit menu+****+d

    then u can do tests n see wat passes and what does not.. thn follow the instructions.. best thing to do is a battery disconect.. IT WILL TAKE ALL CHARGE OUT OF YOUR BATTERY SO PREPARE TO CHARGE..

    it should work good after that.. if not call them n tell them that u did a hard reset, bttery disconect.. and they might either send you a new battery or new device (depending on what’s wrong)..

    if you need more help with anything my email is bparrott03@yahoo.com

    (i dont want to flood my tmail lol)

    also check out http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000040025262

    if your still using the sidekick 2.. it has tons of codes and stuff.. so it might be something you’d want to check out

  10. ghettoboi682 Says:

    sorry thats MENU, SHIFT, AND D

  11. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    My battery has been recharging since 10:55 am and its 5:10 pm and the lighting bolt icon is still there and the bars are still going….it never took this long to recharge when i got the sk2 well its been like this since i got it so i dont know the battery seems fishy to me….anybody wit the same issue ? or want to say anything ?

  12. ghettoboi682 Says:

    try the batter disconect above… go to system info.. then hit menu, shift, d

  13. ghettoboi682 Says:

    then u can do tests n see wat passes and what does not.. thn follow the instructions.. best thing to do is a battery disconect.. IT WILL TAKE ALL CHARGE OUT OF YOUR BATTERY SO PREPARE TO CHARGE

  14. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    When u say that u mean take it out and leave it out for a an hour ? or automically when i take out the battery the energy will go down and not be there making it empty ?

  15. ghettoboi682 Says:

    umm noo..from the system diagnostic screen.. (to get there its system info.. then hit menu..shift..and D.. then just go thro the list and only check the battery disconect.. and do what the instructions that pop up say… then u plug in the charger… and it should vibrate..or atleast mine did… and then let it charge away.. lol

  16. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    u mean battery cover ? charger Detect because i dont got battery disconnect or w,e u talking about ghettoboi

  17. ghettoboi682 Says:

    yes yes battery cover.. sorryy about thattttt… im usd to doing it to the SK2 lol.. n it tells u wat to do.. im really sorry about that

  18. ghettoboi682 Says:

    you may have to call tmobile and tell them the results.. n they might have u change some settings

  19. ghettoboi682 Says:

    how do you delete your own comments on here?? lol

  20. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    it says that it passed but it been charging since 10:55 and its wat now 5:56 ????? wat the hell is going on and the screen feels a lil lose and ma people been telling me that so im not the only one but i guess its normal

  21. ghettoboi682 Says:

    hmm.. well idk wat else to tell ya.. u turn it off and then back on?
    cus sometimes when its on and charging it takes a while… but the ‘lovely’ hags at tmobile can help you.. lol.. i swear this on echick sounded like patty n selma from the simpsons.. one word.. ughhhhhhhhhhh

  22. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    lmao wtf ??? its not on its been off this whole time….but thanks anywayz

  23. aznbadboyz215 Says:

    I did the battery cover thing n it don’t do shiet and I also drained the battery after leaving the mp3 player on for couple hrs….recharged the battery over night n itz still doing the same dam thing….it won’t fully charge the battery and it dies out quick itz been like 3 hrs and I only got 78% battery life left…..imma call tmobile up later and see watz up….

  24. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    aznbadboyz215 on July 3, 2006 at 8:38 am said:

    I did the battery cover thing n it don’t do shiet and I also drained the battery after leaving the mp3 player on for couple hrs….recharged the battery over night n itz still doing the same dam thing….it won’t fully charge the battery and it dies out quick itz been like 3 hrs and I only got 78% battery life left…..imma call tmobile up later and see watz up….

    i have a glitch wit u already dam now i have 2 send ur *** back..lol.. Yo everybody my sk3 kept recharging since yesturday 10:55 am and was still going at 5 pm…..so i took out the battery for an hour and put it back at 7pm and was still charging at 1 am in the morning…sounds like a glitche because ontop of that when i turned it on the battery would go out in 3 hours or less

  25. addloser182 Says:

    i got this outta the online manual… hope its useful
    let me know if it works

    Record a New Ringtone

    1. From any ringtone selector, select Record New Ringtone.

    2. The Stand By dialog box appears. To begin your recording select the Start Recording button or press the LEFT SHOULDER button.

    3. While recording, you can CANCEL , Pause , or Stop Recording . When finished, select Stop Recording.

    4. The Recorded dialog box appears. From this dialog box you can review your recording by selecting one of the transport controls: play from beginning, play, reverse fast, forward fast. You can also CANCEL the recording altogether or Re-record .

    5. Once you select Save , you are prompted to name your new ringtone. Type a name in the text field, then select Save .

    6. You can now select this new ringtone from any of the ringtone selectors in any of the applications. Look for your new ringtone in the Imported category.

    Note: If you already have 10 ringtones in your Imported category, then you will be prompted to discard one of your existing imported ringtones.

  26. aznbadboyz215 Says:

    I had the battery charged for 24 hrs after I received mah fone on friday night 10:30 pm til like saturday 10:30 pm n it was still charging….so I turned it on n the batter life was at 98% I just put it back on the charger til the next day with the fone off….prollie had it on from 11am til like 8pm when it died out….charged it from that time with the fone off til 5am and the battery was still charging….but the battery life was only at 93%…..shiet wack….right now itz at 44% I been at work all day….haven’t really used it but just on aim from time to time….and had like 3 calls that I only taslked for a minute or two….imma call tmobile up when I get home and see watz up with that….this battery thing is bs

  27. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    aznbadboyz215 on July 3, 2006 at 2:38 pm said:

    I had the battery charged for 24 hrs after I received mah fone on friday night 10:30 pm til like saturday 10:30 pm n it was still charging….so I turned it on n the batter life was at 98% I just put it back on the charger til the next day with the fone off….prollie had it on from 11am til like 8pm when it died out….charged it from that time with the fone off til 5am and the battery was still charging….but the battery life was only at 93%…..shiet wack….right now itz at 44% I been at work all day….haven’t really used it but just on aim from time to time….and had like 3 calls that I only taslked for a minute or two….imma call tmobile up when I get home and see watz up with that….this battery thing is bs

    I called them and i they will replace mines and i dont want another battery i told them i want the whole thing replaced if not i will wait till they get the bugs out if they dont give me it …now i have to get a UPS Box and they said they gave me a label thats a lie and yeah i had the same issue Aznbadboyz215 i barley used it because of the battery its like i charge and charge it and it doesnt make a different

  28. aznbadboyz215 Says:

    aite i called tmobile up and they told me to send the phone bak for a new one but i kinda think it’ll b pointless if they all do the same thing or majority of them…they walked me through with the hard reset….n see wat happens….if it doesn’t fix the problem imma send the fone bak for a new one….to do a hard reset…remove ur sim card….hold the ‘R’ key on the key pad and put the battery and cover bak on….while holding the ‘R’ key….they opening screen will cycle over n over while holding the ‘R’ key…..then let go of it and remove the battery and reinsert the sim card n turn the fone bak on n see if that fix the charging problem….hopefully it fixes it….so i dont have to go through the hassle of sending it back…..shiet bs……

  29. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    Yo aznbadboyz215 tell me if it works then i will try it …i wanted to return my phone but all the UPS Store closed early so they can have tomorrow of those A Holes

  30. aznbadboyz215 Says:

    I did what they told me to do and it aint fix nothing…it’s still doing the same thing….so imma send it back tomorrow when UPS is open….this is bs….after spending 400 and they give me a defective phone….

  31. ghettoboi682 Says:

    addloser182 on July 3, 2006 at 2:37 pm said:

    i got this outta the online manual… hope its useful
    let me know if it works

    Record a New Ringtone

    1. From any ringtone selector, select Record New Ringtone.

    2. The Stand By dialog box appears. To begin your recording select the Start Recording button or press the LEFT SHOULDER button.

    3. While recording, you can CANCEL , Pause , or Stop Recording . When finished, select Stop Recording.

    4. The Recorded dialog box appears. From this dialog box you can review your recording by selecting one of the transport controls: play from beginning, play, reverse fast, forward fast. You can also CANCEL the recording altogether or Re-record .

    5. Once you select Save , you are prompted to name your new ringtone. Type a name in the text field, then select Save .

    6. You can now select this new ringtone from any of the ringtone selectors in any of the applications. Look for your new ringtone in the Imported category.

    Note: If you already have 10 ringtones in your Imported category, then you will be prompted to discard one of your existing imported ringtones.

    not all of them have that

  32. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    UPS AInt open today its july 4th

  33. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    ghettoboi682 on July 4, 2006 at 10:27 am said:

    addloser182 on July 3, 2006 at 2:37 pm said:

    i got this outta the online manual… hope its useful
    let me know if it works

    Record a New Ringtone

    1. From any ringtone selector, select Record New Ringtone.

    2. The Stand By dialog box appears. To begin your recording select the Start Recording button or press the LEFT SHOULDER button.

    3. While recording, you can CANCEL , Pause , or Stop Recording . When finished, select Stop Recording.

    4. The Recorded dialog box appears. From this dialog box you can review your recording by selecting one of the transport controls: play from beginning, play, reverse fast, forward fast. You can also CANCEL the recording altogether or Re-record .

    5. Once you select Save , you are prompted to name your new ringtone. Type a name in the text field, then select Save .

    6. You can now select this new ringtone from any of the ringtone selectors in any of the applications. Look for your new ringtone in the Imported category.

    Note: If you already have 10 ringtones in your Imported category, then you will be prompted to discard one of your existing imported ringtones.

    not all of them have that

    WAT the hell ? are u serious not all the sidekick 3 have them the recording program now that is ***

  34. ghettoboi682 Says:

    nope.. alot of people dont have that.. the ones that did must have slipped threw the crack….

    i wonder if the ones that have it have MMS as well.. which woud be g a y if they did..

    but we will see in time what’s up with that..

    oh im trying to get the relase dates in europe and canada from my cus thats a manager at corperate office.. but no gaurentee…

  35. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    ghettoboi682 on July 4, 2006 at 12:01 pm said:

    nope.. alot of people dont have that.. the ones that did must have slipped threw the crack….

    i wonder if the ones that have it have MMS as well.. which woud be g a y if they did..

    but we will see in time what’s up with that..

    oh im trying to get the relase dates in europe and canada from my cus thats a manager at corperate office.. but no gaurentee…

    u kidding me right because i saw the online manual and was like wat the hell is this ??? i dont have MMs and recording on mines…..Wow Danger is being g*y now how u do that ?? they suppose to give it to everybody…… wow anywayz i got a defected sidekick 3 and all the Ups are closed today and they closed early yesturday dumb thing aint recharging for **** keeps saying is not done and if i take it off the charger the battery would go to 90 right away when i use it for a 1 min

  36. ghettoboi682 Says:

    its not danger.. its T-MOBILE like usual..

    Owner’s Manual

    Contents:

    Customizing Your Device

    Note: Some of the features described in this chapter may not be available to you. Product configurations vary by wireless operator

  37. Drfred4lyfe88 Says:

    there has to be an update for that though….that would be so evil if tmobile did that

  38. ghettoboi682 Says:

    who knows.. guess we’ll have to wait and see 🙂

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  40. melissa Says:

    does someone know if u HAVE to sign a contract?
    bc i have prepaid…
    and can u buy it online ?
    if yes, where ?
    xx

  41. r0naldy Says:

    SK_III on June 29, 2006 at 7:05 pm said:

    does Tmobile make UPS require a signature?

    ? have da T-Mobile sideK!CK.3 iht is da greatest Phone ever ….because of da new update…da first arrival..had..a bad update…after 1 mounth da update is great..buy this fone buy this fone buy this fone

  42. artemis Says:

    hey all!so I am from grece and now I am in germany for x-mas vacation!I want to buy thesidekick lx but I am not sure if it excists in germany’s T-mobile!does anyone know if sk lx excists in germany?help plz! =]



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