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More Motorola Zante/Sidekick Slide Pictures

Friday, August 3rd, 2007


Yawn… oh what? More pictures of the device that was leaked way before its time? Hasn’t BGR done the slide to death in pictures? By the way, where’s that video review they promised? Oh well, here’s a few more pictures for you guys to drool over. A couple things observed from the pictures, OS 4.0 is confirmed to be on the device, and this is a production build of the OS. Basically that means the operating system is ready for release. The device is obviously polished and ready to go. Now we’re just waiting on T-Mobile. Our predictions? Unless something catastrophic happens, this device will be released before Christmas. We’re guessing probably September/October. Oh, and it’s nice to see those stupid T-Mobile people are gone from the Phone splash screen!
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via Gizmodo (thanks nic)

Review of Sidekick Slide

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

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Looks like one of Danger’s trial users has broken their NDA for Boy Genius Report and leaked tons of info on the Zante. Photos of the device from all angles, some screenshots of OS 4.0, and comparisons to a Sidekick 3 and an iPhone. He gives a quick review and promises of a video review to come. Here’s a summary, keep in mind that this is a trial device and not necessarily what TMobile is going to release:
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Operating System: Not much new other than system sounds and a prettier look.

Instant Messaging: More reliable.

Size: About the size of a Blackberry 8800, rubberized finish, plastic body.

Keyboard: Pretty good, circular keys, wish there was more tactile feedback

Reception: No concerns, seems about the same

Call Quality: Quality on par or better than Sidekick 3. Good location for earpiece

Speaker Volume/Quality: Really loud external speakers. Speaker is by the Tmobile logo.

Catalog: Disregard what he says, this is a trial device. Trial users have a different catalog than normal users. Hopefully themes aren’t going to cost $2.99 apiece or everyone will keep getting them for free.
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Looks like BGR’s WordPress is currently broken, but we were able to grab copies of the photos and add them to this post.

via BoyGeniusReport

Sidekick 4 aka the Sidekick Shuriken

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Hiptop Shuriken, Sidekick 4

We got a tip from a reader about the Sidekick 4. It’s named the Sidekick Shuriken and measures 130 x 61 x 17.9mm (a smidge longer than the Sidekick 3, but thinner), with a 3 inch widescreen LCD (bigger than previous devices), a 1.3mp camera, and uses MicroSD. Unlike the Sidekick Slide, it will be produced by Sharp, like the older devices. We’re guessing the “Shuriken” is an internal name for the Hiptop device, and that this is probably what will end up being the Sidekick LX.

Rumor has it that it will be available first in the US, and then in Australia. Based on the screen cap of a leaked excel spreadsheet, it looks like it’s also geared towards a release in Germany and possibly the UK, which is expected. No word on pricing yet though. We’ll let you know as soon as we find out more. What do you guys think? Sticking with a Sidekick 3? Going for a smaller Sidekick Slide? Or drooling over a large screen Sidekick 4?

An Actual Sidekick Slide Photo

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Sidekick slide picture photo

Looks like we’ve finally got a photo of a real Sidekick Slide, aka Zante, aka Sidekick Razr.

via BGR

Sidekick Slide and LX Logos

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

sidekick slide and lx logo

Sent in by a reader, we’ve got a large image file that has two possible logos for the Sidekick Slide and the Sidekick LX. this could be a good fake since it would not be difficult to make, but the Sidekick Slide logo does have the feel of a T-Mobile logo. But it is missing the familiar T-Mobile magenta color in it. The Sidekick LX logo just doesn’t look right for some reason. However, the T-Mobile copyright in the top left corner either gives some credit, or is just a nice touch by someone faking it.

Thanks R!

Is the latest Sidekick Zante stuff made-up?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

CrunchGear posted about the latest Sidekick Zante/Slide info and are a bit cautious about believing it. We’re also a bit skeptical over here. Here are some reasons why we think the latest “leak” of Zante / Slide info is flawed.

Sidekick Zante / Sidekick Slide Features

  • The Zante on the features image is a bad photoshop. Why would you put a black phone on a black background? And even so, why not outline it in white rather than leftover garbage from a select tool? However the actual Zante image itself is something new. I just find it hard to believe that any “official doc” like this would be so poorly done.
  • What is the difference between a Feature and an Enabler? Why so much repetition in specifications? Are you just trying to take up space?
  • The Zante will use microSD not “Mlini SD”
  • The Zante has previously been reported as the Q700, not the Q900.
  • All the info has been previously leaked in some form already or easily assumed. It’s easy to gather it all and photoshop it together.
  • Why is it spelled “Catalogue” and not “Catalog” like it is on the Sidekick devices?
  • The screen on the Zante is an image of Danger OS 3.0, not 4.0 like the URL for the user manual placeholder on Danger’s site indicates.
  • Why in the world would you measure size in cc instead of inches or millimeters?
  • There is talk of the Zante having incredible battery life, but the battery is only 1130mAh, whereas the Sidekick 3’s current battery is 1500mAh and only gets about a day of usage. Can we really believe that they dropped the power consumption that much to get a rumoured 5.9hrs of talk time?
  • No mention of the feature of OS OTAs? This is one of the features that Danger has that most other phones don’t.
  • “WMA.2.5mm Audio” ? – Is this a new codec or did someone not hit return to create a new bullet point about the size of the headphone port?
  • All in all, I think some of this info is right, some of it is wrong, and some of it is old. Perhaps the person leaking this does have access to some info, but I don’t think this came from Danger or Motorola. Anyone else want to point out other fun facts about this latest “leak”?

    More Pictures and Info on the Sidekick Slide

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

    Sidekick Slide

    More renderings of the possible Sidekick Slide / Zante have surfaced as well as an image with some stats. While the first two are most definitely renderings, the specification sheet is somewhat suspicious. Poor graphics, and misspelled words like “Mlini” and “catalogue” (it’s Download Catalog on the Sidekick 3 devices). And if they’re going for form factors, one would think they would opt for microSD as opposed to miniSD. And if this is a sheet for T-Mobile (as it has the T-Mobile phone people) why is it called the Zante and not the Sidekick Slide? If it’s not for T-Mobile, why is it using the T-Mobile phone splash screen and not Danger’s internal splash screen? We’re a little skeptical of the source, although a large part of the information looks to be correct. Here are the specs from the image:

    Zante Main Features / Highlights

    Specifications

  • SA Date: Q3 2007
  • Form Factor: QWERTY assisted slider
  • Finish: Premium-look CMF, plastic
  • Bands/Modes: GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • GPRS (2U/4D) Class 10
  • EDGE (2U/4D) Class 10
  • Size: 104cc
  • Weight: 150g
  • Antenna: Internal
  • Battery: 1130 mAh (BK70) removable
  • Key Features

  • 2.4″ QVGA 65k TFT Display
  • 1.3MP Imager
  • Large 5-row QWERTY keyboard
  • MP3, WAV, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, WMA, 2.5mm Audio
  • Push Email
  • SMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, Microsoft)
  • Web-browsing with Javascript support
  • Game controllers
  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
  • Expandable mem up to 2GB with Mlini SD
  • Enablers

  • EDGE
  • 1.3MP Imager
  • Java
  • Audio Codec: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA
  • EL Backlighting
  • Integrated BlueTooth
  • 128MB shared internal user memory
  • Danger Service Delivery Engine
  • Realtime web-page conversion
  • OTA synchronization of user data
  • Download catalogue
  • Sidekick Slide

    Sidekick Slide Specifications

    original post over at Gizmodo

    FCC Snooping for the Motorola Q700 aka the Sidekick Slide aka the Danger Zante

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    We’ve been poking around on the FCC site to see if anything has been submitted for the Sidekick Slide / Zante / Q700. So far nothing conclusive, but here are some suspects and why we think they’re suspect. We’d love to hear other’s opinions.

    FCCID: IHDT56HU1

  • Documents filed on 06/15/2007, 45 day confidentiality puts full release on July 30th unless extension is filed.
  • Supports GSM 850, 1900, EDGE, and Bluetooth
  • “The transmitter is contained in a single chip solution, which integrates the Bluetooth baseband, RF transceiver, ARM7 TDMI, memory (ROM and RAM), and power management on one chip using 90nm process manufacturing and Digital RF Processor technology.”
  • Bluetooth Specification v2.0 adaptive frequency hopping (AFH) and extended Synchronous Connection Oriented (eSCO) is used to deliver a high-quality Bluetooth voice and enhanced data throughput.
  • Has Class 12 EDGE
  • Internal antenna: 36.6mm x 8.0mm
  • User Manual is 1.7megs
  • FCC Docs
  • FCCID: IHDT56HZ1

  • Documents filed on 05/15/2007, 45 day confidentiality puts full info release on June 29th unless extension is filed.
  • Supports GSM 850, 1900, EDGE, and Bluetooth
  • Can be connected to computer via USB
  • Uses batteries: SNN5810A, SNN5808A, SNN5805A. None of these battery models are found by google, new hardware design dictates a new battery?
  • It mentions some information about CDMA testing as well?
  • Internal antenna: 40mm x 6mm
  • User manual is 3.7megs
  • FCC Docs
  • But this could all be barking up the wrong tree as the information on the new Sidekick Slide may not even be in the hands of the FCC at this time. The above phones may just be some new thin device from Motorola with lots of Zs or Vs in the name.

    Looking back at the Sidekick 3, all the FCC docs were released around April 22nd, with the device hitting stores (for upgrading customers) on June 28th, about 9 weeks. These docs put the guesstimated release date around Aug 30th or Sept 30th. The last leaked docs were talking about August 22nd. Just some food for thought.

    Sidekick Zante and LX and LE Release Dates

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    Sidekick LE and LX

    We took a closer look at the supposed document and have some more info. It was taken with a Sidekick 3 on 06/19/2007. It appears to be that the Danger PV-400, aka the Sidekick LX/LE is requested for release in Q3 of 2007, but is slated for release sometime between Q4 of 2007 and Q2 of 2008. The Sidekick Slide (SLD?) aka the Motorola Q700 has a “REALESE” date of Q3 2007. Is T-Mobile just bad at spelling or not know where the caps lock key is? And were they really wanting to release two Danger devices in Q3 2007?

    Here’s the text from the paper:

    6/12/2007 T-Mobile Co.
    Danger PV -400 REV
    SDK L(X)
    SDK L(E1)

    DOC. 985334563 PV REV.

    FINALIZATION: Q4 2007 – Q2 2008
    RELEASE: Q3 REQ. UNDECIDED
    PROD. DELAY 699888
    DATA. NO. 834

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    CONTRACT. GEN MOTOROLA Q700 GSM
    SK SLD** FCC APR: PROCCESSING

    BATT LI-ON K38ARBRC

    PRODUCT FINALIZATION: AUG 22, 2007
    REALESE: LATE Q3 2007
    DANGER
    NO DATA. JAP. 453

    56RT56456HTEGER45

    More Sidekick LX and LE leaked info?

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    Ryan writes to let us know he found this leaked info on the new Sidekick LX and LE. We’re out at diner, posting from our Zante so we’ll have to look into this further to see if it’s legit or not. Wanted to at least get it to you guys to check out first.

    UPDATE: We got copies of the pics in case they were pulled:
    Sidekick LX and LESidekick LE and LX
    Not sure if this is just someone making really bad fakes or if someone is not capable of taking a decent photo. This piece of paper has a weird mix of Sharp, Motorola, Sidekick Slide (SLD and Q700 mentions), Sidekick L(X) and Sidekick L(E) mentions.