Twitter Coming to the Sidekick

We’ve been hoping for an official Twitter application for the Sidekick for a long time now. Those of us with developer keys have enjoyed different Twitter applications on our Sidekicks, but had to endure complaints from all our friends who were stuck with SMS and the browser for their Twitter fun. It looks like in the near future these friends won’t be complaining anymore as an official MSDanger app for the Sidekick appears to be on it’s way.

Clue #1: We’ve seen and heard rumors about an internal Twitter application at Danger that was being developed.
Clue #2: Developer apps for Twitter have not made any progress towards getting into the catalog and several have been made. You would think with a service like Twitter that is growing more and more popular everyday that a cheap application for it would make it’s way into the catalog.
Clue #3: Remember that screenshot from the online survey that mentioned Twitter?
Clue #4: There’s a whole lot of people Twittering from an application that’s only identifying itself as “hiptop”. Several of these people are known to be Danger employees.

So, we’re almost positive you’ll be seeing a Twitter application on the Sidekick LX 2009 / Blade when it drops. We also hope that MSDanger offers a Twitter application in the catalog (or via OTAu) for those users on the older devices. It would definitely round out the social networking capabilities of the Sidekick.

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31 Responses to “Twitter Coming to the Sidekick”

  1. FaameFilms Says:

    That would be very cool!! I just made a Twitter account just so I could follow you guys here at Hiptop3 haha. This is very exciting news!!!

  2. FaameFilms Says:

    follow me at http://www.twitter.com/FaameFilms and at http://www.youtube.com/FaameFilms please~!

  3. meme Says:

    Thank god. I use twitter like I use my shoes!

  4. joe Says:

    Yawn

    Slow news week?

  5. FaameFilms Says:

    joe
    I agree huh.

    checked everyday and nothing much haaha

  6. Anonymous Says:

    whats twitter

  7. sidekickdosmilnueve Says:

    Can someone explain what twitter is please?

  8. thatboytitz Says:

    can you refer people to get a developer key?
    if so can you refer me?

  9. thaboytitz Says:

    can you refer people to get the dev key?
    if so can you refer me?

  10. debra Says:

    Cant wait hope more info comes out bout the sidekick

  11. Setnakt Says:

    This would be a million times better than crappy, fadish, and not even still “hot” MySpace. I hope it happens. Maybe then MySpace won’t ALWAYS show up FIRST in the applications part of the catalog as if it was “new” or something, when it is in fact so yesterday (someone please tell Danger!).

  12. atlantiz Says:

    Official MS danger app? WRONG

    That twitter app has been around for a while my friend, just not in the catalog.

    Twitter sux anyway, who cares about twitter.

  13. Spencer Says:

    When do you expect to the phone to come out and do you think it has a chance to be the next iPhone killer?

  14. atlantiz Says:

    it will not be an iphone killer.

    The closest thing to killing the iphone is the android platform. At least android has a comparable app store.

    The new SK will have No free ringtones,and no free apps, besides the calculator.
    Its going to be what the LX should have been when it came out.

    But still ****.

    It will be geared for the little teenyboppers and ghetto kids who want to be “Social’ with twitter, myspace, facebook, youtube.

    And I’m sure with the 3g service, those of us paying $20 bucks a month for the data will have to pay $35 to upgrade.

    What happened to catering to the geeks?!

  15. Casey R Says:

    Hopefully it is good.

    For those of us with dev keys, there are at least two awesome Twitter apps already (granted, one of them isn’t publically shared), so Danger really need to step up to the plate with this.

  16. John Redcorn Says:

    I was exicted to hear about the sklx09, but I was kinda turned off when I found out no free ringtones but you might get a twitter app. No you still can’t download music or vids using the browser, but you could be getting a twitter app. I think there’s better things to be added to the sklx09 than a twitter app. I love the sidekick but im switching over from my sklxblue to the g1 android…..I’ll probably end up getting the new lx when it comes out tho

  17. Jer Says:

    Oooh, I’m super siked!

    Its probably going to be a re-occurring charge though huh?

    This is the only app so far I could ever justify paying money for every month, but I really hate that. If its not free, it better be damn good, otherwise I’m sticking with sms hmph!

  18. Setnakt Says:

    Hey atlantiz, how are you “sure” that “3g” service “upgrade” on a future Sidekick is going to cost us $35 a month as opposed to $20? I got a contrat that says otherwise plus all the reps say we who are on and stay on the $20 a month plan are grandfathered into it as long as we don’t say swith to the G1 (for instance) then back to Sidekicks. So where is the source of your information that your so sure of???

    And personialy considering the trator, anti-American company (AT&T) you have to go through to use an iPhone, I couldn’t care less about that piece of sh*t. Sorry but I’m just not that shallow to help sell out my country for a freaking PHONE! At least the Roesnbergs got several million dollars, but I guess it’s dirty deeds done damn dirt cheep now days. They say everyone has a price, but wow, mines a little higher than that (a phone)!

  19. AcidANgel Says:

    atlantiz sounds like a ******, way to not read the entire post before commenting

  20. brandon Says:

    I used to use the twitter app all the time, Its kinda like the facebook status update things.. and you can have convos and more. Don’t really use it anymore though, seems like its better than pounce lol.

    Hopefully we can see it in the catalog so more users can use it.

  21. atlantiz Says:

    AcidANgel on February 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm said:

    atlantiz sounds like a ******, way to not read the entire post before commenting

    twitter was not a product of PMX (danger/microsoft premium Mobile Xperience team)

    get your head out of your bottom.

  22. atlantiz Says:

    Setnakt on February 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

    Hey atlantiz, how are you “sure” that “3g” service “upgrade” on a future Sidekick is going to cost us $35 a month as opposed to $20? I got a contrat that says otherwise plus all the reps say we who are on and stay on the $20 a month plan are grandfathered into it as long as we don’t say swith to the G1 (for instance) then back to Sidekicks. So where is the source of your information that your so sure of???

    And personialy considering the trator, anti-American company (AT&T) you have to go through to use an iPhone, I couldn’t care less about that piece of sh*t. Sorry but I’m just not that shallow to help sell out my country for a freaking PHONE! At least the Roesnbergs got several million dollars, but I guess it’s dirty deeds done damn dirt cheep now days. They say everyone has a price, but wow, mines a little higher than that (a phone)!

    IF you get a sidekick today , new contract the whole nine your data plan will be 20 bucks and unlimited email, text, and mms, is $15 for a total of $35.

    If you get a new LX2009 and renew your contract you would no longer be grandfathered in, (hence the new contract) and you would MOST LIKELY be paying $35. Don’t forget 3g = more bandwidth = more expensive to maintain.

    It sad because I have an LX as my phone, Text, MMS, IM, push tmail (which gets 3 different email addys forwarded to it) and some light net usage.

    But I have more fun with my Apple Touch, with tons of free apps, and wifi!

    have you ever been in love with 2 women. ,lol

  23. AcidAngel Says:

    atlantiz: Danger has had an in-house developed twitter client for over a year and a half which was even bundled with some trial builds of the Slide’s os

  24. AcidAngel Says:

    atlantiz: more specifically it was in trial builds 177256, 177531, and 184074

    BUT WHAT DO I KNOW LOLZ

  25. Setnakt Says:

    atlantiz Says:

    February 11th, 2009 at 4:59 am [ Quote ]

    Setnakt on February 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

    Hey atlantiz, how are you “sure” that “3g” service “upgrade” on a future Sidekick is going to cost us $35 a month as opposed to $20?…. ….So where is the source of your information that your so sure of???….

    [And your reply was]

    IF you get a sidekick today , new contract the whole nine your data plan will be 20 bucks and unlimited email, text, and mms, is $15 for a total of $35.

    If you get a new LX2009 and renew your contract you would no longer be grandfathered in, (hence the new contract) and you would MOST LIKELY be paying $35. Don’t forget 3g = more bandwidth = more expensive to maintain.

    **[me/Setnakt] I just called T-Mo (for the NINTH TIME on this), and they for the NINTH TIME have told me yet AGAIN that this is FALSE information you are spreading. That’s the whole point of “grandfathered in”. If everytime you renew your contract or simply upgrade your same type of device (a Sidekick) it’s not being grandfthered in if the price is jacked-up on you. This is a reward of customer and brand loyalty. Something you apparently don’t understand (that and how to talk to CC ~try it! They don’t bite!)

    [You continued]

    It sad because I have an LX as my phone, Text, MMS, IM, push tmail (which gets 3 different email addys forwarded to it) and some light net usage.

    But I have more fun with my Apple Touch, with tons of free apps, and wifi!

    **[me/Setnakt] Like I said above, no brand loyalty. And since most people are like you and too fickle to stay with one device but rather change devices like I change my socks at the biding of every fad and pop figure (and T-Mo knows this), they know they aren’t going to be losing and $ for the few of us who stick with one type of device ~and yes I did SPECIFICLY ask about it being 3G and would that raise my rate. The answer is *NO*.

    So AGAIN, where are you getting your “information”? I told you where I got mine (T-Mo CC), so what is the SOURCE of yours??

    [You continued]

    have you ever been in love with 2 women. ,lol

    **[me/Setnakt] No, not in this lifetime, but then again I’m not a player, and I know the difference in love and lust/desire (whatever that all has to do with Sidekicks~be glad we are not on Applefool’s “your off topic/being ‘discourtious’ ” forum or there would be deletions/”infractions [whatever indeed!])

  26. RaBBiT Says:

    Kommon One of Da guy5 Had 2 be a *** And 5nap on da ghetto kidz who love 5idekickz….Get Off there D***Z Don’t Yu Lo0k 5tupid po5tin 5tuff up bout not liken 5idekick on a 5idekick web5tie…Be5t thing ever invented..expe5ially for da teenz don’t be mad ku5 ur old!

  27. John Redcorn Says:

    RaBBiT on February 11, 2009 at 7:34 pm said:

    Kommon One of Da guy5 Had 2 be a *** And 5nap on da ghetto kidz who love 5idekickz….Get Off there D***Z Don’t Yu Lo0k 5tupid po5tin 5tuff up bout not liken 5idekick on a 5idekick web5tie…Be5t thing ever invented..expe5ially for da teenz don’t be mad ku5 ur old!

    I think you look stupid typing like that.
    Very ghetto homedog. Like ghetto to the power of 2.

  28. erick Says:

    Is it me or does the new sidekick looks kinda like the slide with a bigger screen

  29. steven Says:

    Twitter.com/stevencmiller

  30. Will Says:

    Will the Sidekick 2008 have an OTA? *hopeful* I’d love love love to see a Twitter app in the catalog sometime on my Sidekick 2008, because I’m not willing to upgrade just yet! If anyone has any information, quote me. 🙂

  31. Thomas Says:

    twitter.com/thomasterror904



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