Sidekick II is officially discontinued

Gizmodo is reporting that the Sidekick II has been officially discontinued. Their source, a third party dealer named A.J. who sent in the following message:

Im a third party dealer for T-Mobile, and after calling up today to place the weekly order for phones, I was informed that the Sidekick II has officially been discontinued by T-Mobile. They are stating a mid-June launch for the Sidekick III, and if anyone wants a Sidekick II theyll have to hurry up and try and pick one up on the cheap before inventory dries up, as they can no longer be ordered from the carrier.

46 Responses to “Sidekick II is officially discontinued”

  1. john Says:

    haha I’m first. Now lets have a few people whine about how badly they want this phone.

  2. blueskyguy007 Says:

    Old news..(yesterday)….we also already know what types of bluetooth its going to be capable of…

  3. Aznmonkeyxp Says:

    wowzers nice info

  4. Aznmonkeyxp Says:

    lol i tried calling and said i am going switch to nextal unless i can get a good relese date and after like 15 mins of convinceing them they transfer me to a “sep” agent on sidekicks he told me mid summer early june for sure =)

  5. blueskyguy007 Says:

    They bs’d you into “staying” lol they don’t know jack..more than likely they talked to their manger and they told them to tell you anything to shut you up..I work in guest relations for Six Flags so I know their “tricks” lol…”eh!..you just grab my ***?! Sir from over here that’s physically impossible…I know your tricks duey” haha (night at the roxburry)

  6. s4xton Says:

    hiptop3.com knew this exclusively 2 years ago.

  7. kay Says:

    this is so sad. ppl come here everyday looking for news about the sk3 and they all end up fighting…………… i honestly dont see how they can even work the phone if the only words they know have 4 letters in them. well my sources say june 26th. i say june 27th. so who knowns what might happen.

    *i am sure thats gonna start a fight some how some way.* i am sorry in advanced. thx K

  8. Frank Says:

    i went to my local t-mo store today because i was interested in getting a skII and the guy said they’ve been sold out for a while. he said wait for sk3 in a month! woooo.

    does anyone know if you can put a down payment on one for a pre-order?

  9. Frank Says:

    also…

    check amazon.com. they have NO skIIs. so this is def true.

  10. adrianothakidd Says:

    Check any third party dealer website. They are all not available. No TMO retail stores have them, they dont even have accessories. They are obviously phasing them out.

  11. kathleen Says:

    proof tmobile store employees don’t know what they’re talking about: I went into the store yesterday since my 3 week old mda crapped out, asked when the sk3 was coming out and they said august/ late summer.

    thank goodness sk3 is coming. I think ill return this mda and use my sk2 until sk3 comes out.

  12. pissed off Says:

    yeah you can no longer get the sidekick 2 on the offical t-mobile web site. its gona and the sk 3 is on its way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Guest Says:

    You can still get the Sidekick II on the official T-Mobile website

  14. name Says:

    yo why the hell would you sit there and waste all that time writing that.. and then sending it a million times. how is that fun for you? you must have no friends and must be a loser who sits on myspace all day and checks people’s profiles. go do something with your life man.

  15. orlando colucci Says:

    plezzzzzzzzz do not start plezzzzz im not in the mood. . . . . .. .

  16. CamVan . . Uknotherest Says:

    ~sigh~ . . .a depressed fat kid gets his *** kicked and this is what he does to get revenge. . . sad.

  17. llama Says:

    Wow. You seriously need to get a life if thats what you do for fun.
    And I’m not trying to insult you. You really need a life if thats what you do.

  18. ash Says:

    does anyone know about how much it would cost to upgrade? i’ll be getting my skII in a couple of days, but i really wanted the 3 and my dad just told me to get the II until the 3 has been out for a while and then upgrade later and i really want to know how much money i should save up haha :\

  19. me Says:

    I bet u it didn’t take 2 mins. 2 do that it was probly somewhere in the neighborhood of 20. Its kinda funny bcause the labor u put into this far outways the annoyance I had scrollin down 4 a couple seconds. So, congradulations! Your officially a ******.

  20. Brittany Says:

    Okay, so…no more sksk’s means that it cant be THAT long until the 3 is launched. Think logically guys, would any huge company like t-mobile want to stop selling their hottest phone for longer than a few weeks and lose that money?

    Hmmm… I dont think so. :]

  21. neighborhood bully Says:

    I wonder wut the sk3 commercials going to be like because I liked there anime commercial they were mad ILL

  22. neighborhood bully Says:

    To the person with the mda is it bad cuz I was thinking of getting 1

  23. zed Says:

    neighborhood bully. i was looking at that one too. and the guy said dont cause it is more confuzing than it looks its not as friendly as the SKII and he had one person actually return it. a t-mobile dealer actually said that.

  24. nick Says:

    the SKII is still available on the tmobile website…

  25. neighborhood bully Says:

    ? forget it then I guess I’ll juss wait for the 3 thanx zed 😀

  26. nick Says:

    p.s. when people say its gonna be around $350 to $400 for the SKIII, are they talking about with new activation or without?

  27. Tomson Says:

    Wait a minute… is it just me, or did the Motorola Q just get discovered and get released sooner than the Sidekick 3?

    I don’t have time to look it up.

  28. itsjustmeeee Says:

    i just bought a SKII over the phone last night. i believe its discontinued but the sales rep didnt mention anything to me and even offered me equiptment protection. i didnt even bother asking about the SKIII. personally im sick of the rumors.

  29. kathleen Says:

    yeah, the mda isn’t as easy to use. the keyboard’s difficult to type on since the keys are almost flush with the keyboard. its also windows based and I think because of that I also already got a virus. my sidekick data service went out sometimes, but nothing like the mda service. the aim not working is a known issue with the phone (whats the point of aim not working on a phone designed for communication via typing?!). the only features I do like are the nicer camera, mini sd, and bluetooth: all of which will be on sk3.

  30. Nacker Says:

    I got exclusive information on the SK3! I work for Danger and T-Mobile in Marketing and I can tell you prices and a FOR SURE release date!

    MSRP: $499.99

    Retail Price: $499.99 – $50 Instant Rebate – $50 Mail-in Rebate = $399.99 after rebates

    Upgrade Discount: $499.99 – $300 Discount = $199.99

    Release Dates:
    Danger Hiptop 3/T-Mobile Sidekick 3 – July 12, 2006
    Danger Hiptop 3 LE/T-Mobile Sidekick 3 LE – November 02, 2006
    Danger Hiptop 3 RAZR/T-Mobile Sidekick 3 RAZR/Cingular Hiptop 3 RAZR – Feburary 06, 2007

    If you need any more information on the devices, just ask here!

  31. Joey Says:

    You are so wrong it is going to be $299.

  32. love Says:

    is it going to be that expensive? Whats the le version?

  33. love Says:

    Explain how you know this infomation. And prove it.

  34. Nacker Says:

    Joey, you don’t know that. I do.

    love, Yes, it is going to be that expensive at first. As for the LE, there are going to be three LE’s. Mister Cartoon, Juicy Couture and TheGame. As for how to prove it, I can’t reveal anymore without getting in trouble. Also, on the internet, it’s pretty hard for me to prove. You can take it for what it is, the truth, or you can choose to ignore me.

    Either way, the new device will be very nice. When I get even more information, I will post more until it’s released.

  35. nick Says:

    they cant prove it, because they dont know…if this information was legit, the OFFICIAL hiptop forum would be crawling with posts about it. Why? Because if this guy knows this much, then so do hundreds more

  36. LinuxGold Says:

    SideKick II is not offically discontinued until this web site shows otherwise:

    http://www.hiptop3.com/archives/sidekick-ii-is-officially-discontinued/#comments

    Check it out.

  37. LinuxGold Says:

    Oops, I meant this site:

    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/Detail.aspx?device=154e9bca-a74c-4299-99eb-48a1159c922b

    Sorry guys.

  38. orlando colucci Says:

    it gonna b avalible for cingular but at the year 2007 OMG when it gets here i ll change to cingular cuz suncom sucks i hate it it never has bars omg i hate it but in puerto rico the huiptop is exclusive at suncom so . . .. . but cingular is the bst OMG…

  39. Nacker Says:

    nick, of course no one else knows about it but you all since I work with Danger and T-Mobile.

    Anyway, orlando colucci, Yes, the Hiptop 3 RAZR will be available to Cingular customers in 2007 and it will be fairly priced, I believe. Cingular has not told us here at Danger what they plan to do, but when I find out, I will let everyone here know.

    The Danger Hiptop 3/T-Mobile Sidekick 3 will have:

    Video Capture/Playback
    Bluetooth*
    1.3 MegaPixel Camera*
    EDGE/WiFi
    miniSD Slot*
    100MB Preloaded Songs (lil John and 50 cent)
    Media Player (WMA/MP3/OGG)
    Enhanced Web Browser with Flash Movies
    *New* Data on during Phone Call
    Faster CPU for games/applications, videos and music
    More memory to prevent browser/phone crashing
    128MB miniSD Card included
    Stereo Headphones included
    Charger included
    Leather Case included (Insignia on case available on request)
    USB Cable with Hiptop Software Kit included (not Software Development Kit)

    I hope everyone likes the list I have brought forth! Thank you and have a great day!

  40. Nacker Says:

    I’m sorry, I forgot:

    * = Items already known

  41. Camps Says:

    $499, for a cell phone? July 12th? I dunno this doesnt sound right from what i was told from regional managers at my local t-mobiles.

  42. word Says:

    i went to a t-mobile store last week and tried to buy a sidekick II and the guy said they were no longer selling those and said the III should be out around july. i ended up buying an mda but it really sucks and i haven’t been able to connect to aim since i got it. 🙁

  43. Jeanette Says:

    well, if it’s true with the upgrade, $499 and $300 discount and total would be $199… hell yeah! LOL i would be happy if that’s the upgrade fee when sidekick III comes out!

  44. AJ Says:

    nacker, prove me you take new pic of sk3. eh : )

  45. johnnycake Says:

    Theres is not going to be a cingular next year. It will be ATnT now.

  46. johnnycake Says:

    http://www.mobilemagazine.com/content/100/340/C7816/

    NO more Cingular!



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