Sidekick Zune Phone Codenamed “Pink”?

Zune Phone

We’ve seen a few articles in passing lately about how Microsoft is planning on unveiling a new mobile device. A lot of these articles are pointing toward it being a combination of Microsoft’s Zune technology with acquired Danger’s Sidekick technology. CNBC even goes as far as to give out a code name of “Pink”. Other articles point to it being powered by Nvidia technology, which we find hard to believe. But the Nvidia technology rumored to be used would “theoretically give the Microsoft device 720p video playback and advanced 3D visuals that are absent on other phones” (via). Details of course are still sketchy, but we’re hearing people talk of a announcement at the 3GSM conference in February 2009. No word on a release date though, and what carriers it would be available on. At this point we’re putting this high on the rumor list, as there aren’t many details.

27 Responses to “Sidekick Zune Phone Codenamed “Pink”?”

  1. john Says:

    FIRST!!!!

  2. Panda:] Says:

    Damn xD
    John beat me rotfl

  3. Joseph Says:

    WTF! i love my hiptop slide <3333333 and if they dont bring out another hiptop/sidekick with 3G so telstra will accept it ima be bumbedd! and what about the sidekick M3? or whatevar the 3G one?

  4. G1 Luvver Says:

    Hahahaha. I’m on my G1 and Android kicks Danger’s *** any ****** day!!!!

  5. Joseph Says:

    G1 Luvver on November 26, 2008 at 12:00 am said:

    Hahahaha. I’m on my G1 and Android kicks Danger’s *** any ****** day!!!!

    the G1 is ***! Danger is way beta that that **** service.

  6. GUMBY85 Says:

    G1 is the **** thought lol I love my new g1 phone but I also like. Dangers sidekicks well I guess will se what kind of sidekick comes out hope its a better upgrade then sidekick 2008 I mean that u can hardly call an upgrade from the lx.

  7. blu toof Says:

    If it looks anything like the pic I’m gettin it!!!

  8. u4memaybe Says:

    Blu toof that’s a zune and a landline phone you idiot!

  9. leelaa000 Says:

    u4memaybe you are the idiot! he/she was being sarcastic mmmkay

  10. u4memaybe Says:

    leelaa000 how the heck do you know? maybe you are as big of an idiot as he/she is

  11. meme Says:

    U4memaybe..touche! Lol

    I want an apple sidekick!

  12. justin Says:

    I think they should stop trying to experiment with the sidekick and at more stuff to it. Not combine it with a Zune. WTF, that’s so dum. They should just add 3G speeds, Youtube, better video and camera quality, and i that’s pretty much what it needs to compete with the other phones.

  13. domochaos Says:

    I still say they should shove the n96 into a sidekicks a** and keep the os that means camera too also a touch screen but only when its closed microsoft can do whatever wit the apps but don’t touch the OS and who actually uses a zune

  14. meme Says:

    I think the idea of making the Sidekick touchscreen when the screen is closed would be a sweet idea/addition to the sidekick. I really think a lot of the sk users that left for the G1 may come back. But I basically agree with Justin. They need to stop experimenting and just add on new features to the sidekick to improve it. Improvements that keep the SK up to date with today’s technology.

  15. Tekkfu Says:

    I was a proud owner of two sidekicks the SK3 and the SK Slide. The design of the slide was perfect in my mind.

    SK’s couldn’t do all the other things that other smart phones could do, so t-moble says. I talk to someone at danger when I first got my SK3 and they told me that the SK3 could play videos but it was TMobile who has the final say if danger makes the app. There network wasn’t up for it I guess. T-moble was greedy and kept the SK locked down and rapped us for apps every time we got a new SK.

    I moved on to a 3G IPhone and got rid of my slide and IPod but I do miss my slide everytime I write a long email or text and the always on AIM.

    Justin says it best

    “I think they should stop trying to experiment with the sidekick and at more stuff to it. Not combine it with a Zune. WTF, thatís so dum. They should just add 3G speeds, Youtube, better video and camera quality, and i thatís pretty much what it needs to compete with the other phones.”

    I don’t think the windows people will do this, too many times big companys buy a small one and forget about it’s products.

    MS listen to your customers

    give us a phone with these things

    – 60 or bigger Solid State Hard Drive
    – Keep the Slide SK design
    – Zune like desktop clinte to move media to the phone.
    – Flash Browers
    – Video player like a zune.
    – Video Camera
    – Make the SDK open and easy to make apps for

  16. domochaos Says:

    tekkfu i agree wit some stuff you say but the slide suck i hated it, it had a bad feeling in my hand, but for the zune thingy they should scrap it and just put the sidekick up to date i mean wen i had the sidekick 3 and i heard the Lx didnt have video i went straight to the helio ocean (money wasted), but eventually i got the 08 but it video and pic quality is offensive to me and the speed of the browser isnt as bad as people think im not saying its not slow but u dont notice as much when multitasking which is one of my favs but all that said sidekicks from now on need a software facelift

  17. LeeLaa000 Says:

    leelaa000 on November 28, 2008 at 1:56 pm said:

    u4memaybe you are the idiot! he/she was being sarcastic mmmkay

    because it is obvious, idiot!

  18. jesus Says:

    the htc touch pro is basically a zune phone. i think i might be getting one because sidekicks are starting to get goddam boring

  19. john Says:

    sidekicks are getting boring, no wi-fi, no live tv service, no youtube, no 3g, no gps, =(

  20. Shellz&Cheese Says:

    Sidekicks are dead.
    They just don’t know it yet…

  21. Sidekick Fan Says:

    Ta Loca … Just do what apple did 2 the iphone put Zune in the Sidekick better camera longer video recording youtube support move damn power button and volume button I can’t freakin stand when my phone goes of in class and that’s basically it

  22. omie Says:

    Tekkfu on December 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm said:

    I was a proud owner of two sidekicks the SK3 and the SK Slide. The design of the slide was perfect in my mind.

    SK’s couldn’t do all the other things that other smart phones could do, so t-moble says. I talk to someone at danger when I first got my SK3 and they told me that the SK3 could play videos but it was TMobile who has the final say if danger makes the app. There network wasn’t up for it I guess. T-moble was greedy and kept the SK locked down and rapped us for apps every time we got a new SK.

    I moved on to a 3G IPhone and got rid of my slide and IPod but I do miss my slide everytime I write a long email or text and the always on AIM.

    Justin says it best

    “I think they should stop trying to experiment with the sidekick and at more stuff to it. Not combine it with a Zune. WTF, thatís so dum. They should just add 3G speeds, Youtube, better video and camera quality, and i thatís pretty much what it needs to compete with the other phones.”

    I don’t think the windows people will do this, too many times big companys buy a small one and forget about it’s products.

    MS listen to your customers

    give us a phone with these things

    – 60 or bigger Solid State Hard Drive
    – Keep the Slide SK design
    – Zune like desktop clinte to move media to the phone.
    – Flash Browers
    – Video player like a zune.
    – Video Camera
    – Make the SDK open and easy to make apps for

    ^^LOL..you basically describe a G1 at the end of your post???..sidekick is doneee. im coppin G1 or G2 ..watever is out…as soon as my lx breaks

  23. Stoneground Says:

    Unless M$ upgrades the sk to G3 and streaming video I’ll be going to a G1 after my LX (my 3rd sk) dies, even tho I have little faith in Google’s design talents (sk’s primary strength). And yeah the **** camera and lack of GPS have gotten real old. Or maybe I’ll switch to Credo, get a free dumb phone and buy a Nokia N-series for everything except calls. If only Nokia would make the N’s a phone as well. Why can’t anyone get it right?! Lol.

  24. Aurora Says:

    I’m not sure what to say to this. I was going to get the Sidekick Gekko until I heard the news about this. I’m excited for the new SK and may buy it…if it isn’t under Windows Mobile. Microsoft should just improve the SK but at the same time keep everything we love about the Sidekick. But the software should still be under Danger just with some upgrades.

  25. Sidek!ckuser Says:

    Soooooooooooooo wait. Is it going to be a zune phone with the danger operating system?? I hope not I really dont want to see the sidekick go. Its a great phone! It just needs some upgrades. Gps,live tv service(TMOBILE GET UR 3G NETOWORK TO BE LIKE AT&TS ALREADY!) better camera better video quality better battery 3g better abs or have acsess to t zonez, ummm let recordings be set to ringtones. Just a better phone. The sidekicks are good but there persona is cracking. I think people are staering to realize its old technology. So I hope they make another sidekick but have it with todays technology please. =]

  26. hiptopboyy Says:

    I love alllllll sidekick/hiptops I have a red slide and I LOVE it…..im gona keep buying them once my contract runs out…I can’t wait 4 them to bring out a new one….the gekko2(2008) was hardly an upgrade from the LX ayee….

  27. reyna pinola Says:

    I know let you know how much



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