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Looking At An Android Device?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Android Shopper

I know, I know.. this post is almost blasphemous, but I thought it might be helpful for some of you out there. After all, Android is another project by the same guy that helped bring us Danger! (I’m talking about Andy Rubin) Don’t worry, I’m keeping my Sidekick LX 2009, and will continue running. We ain’t going nowhere.

That said, the Sidekick Disaster of October had a lot of people start thinking about leaving the Sidekick, but the big question is and was: which device to jump to? It seems like there are three solid choices: iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. Each one is different in its own way, and none of them compare to some of the features that the Sidekick has. From my experience and talking with people it feels like the Android platform comes the closest to the Sidekick.

So I sat down and put together Android Shopper to help compare all the different Android devices on the market right now. If you’re thinking about buying an Android device but aren’t sure which one, I’d recommend checking out the comparison of Android phones. If you’ve already switched to an Android device (or tried one in the past), please leave a comment on the “More Info” page for the phone you tried telling everyone what you loved/hated about it!

BTW, anyone want to start a petition to get Android on the Sidekick platform? 🙂

New Uncensored Forum to Discuss the Sidekick

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

After hearing reports about people having posts deleted and accounts banned on the official T-Mobile Sidekick forum and on there was a pressing need to have a completely uncensored forum where users can discuss how this Sidekick disaster has impacted them and the experiences they’ve had with T-Mobile’s customer service reps. Enter the appropriately named

We want to collect user’s experiences as well as news articles, statements from T-Mobile, etc. in one place that people can go. So head on over to the forums and speak up! Weirdness

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I’ve been hearing some reports of people not seeing comments and/or posts. Looks like there was a bug in a version of a plugin we were using that sounds like it might be the culprit. We’ve updated the plugin, so please let us know if you continue to see any problems with the site. Stay tuned for a Sidekick LX 2009 full review. 🙂

Submit Your Custom Sidekick Shells for the Reader Gallery

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
Create Sidekick Shell

Everyone who has used the Sidekick Shells website has been impressed by how easy it is to use. We’re still waiting to see how all these custom shells come out. If you got one, take a picture of it (and include yourself proudly holding it) and send it in to admin [at] We’re going to start a gallery of readers and their pimped out kicks!

Subscribe to via email or RSS

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Tired of loading the website every day to get the latest news? Want it delivered directly into your email? Well now you can. Just subscribe below:

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Or if you’re RSS savvy, then you can subscribe to our RSS feed through MyNewsRoom or your feed reader of choice.

Update: We’ve also got a twitter account that will send you updates whenever we post.

Any other ways you want to get your Sidekick news? Let us know!

The 50th Grammy Celebration Tour presented by the T-Mobile Sidekick LX, aka the longest concert tour name ever and probably our longest blog post title too.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

So I was going to post this yesterday, but figured I’d hold off with it being April Fool’s day and all (did everyone get Rickrolled? good). Plus I was so busy pranking a coworker that I had no time! But now that it’s safe, and I have my travel info in hand, I’ll officially announce that I’m going on tour for these shows! That’s right. T-Mobile is sending me around to Chicago, New York, and Miami to go see all the performances and blog about my experience. Here’s the lineup so far:

Chicago – Cat Power, Colbie Caillat, and John Legend
New York – Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes (yes, my jaw dropped too)
Miami – Kat DeLuna, Ozomatli, and Pitbull

I’ll be blogging about all of my adventures over on the official tour blog, and you can follow along on the journey via my Twitter feed. If anyone is in these cities, I really want to meet you guys! Go out to the T-Mobile store and get tickets, or enter in the VIP contest. If you’re going to make it to any of these shows, or have any suggestions on what to do in these cities, leave a comment and let me know! I’ll only be in town for a short time in each city, but I want to make the best of it.

The first stop is Chicago tomorrow.

check out the Official site for more info.

Last Call for Halloween!

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Today (October 27th) is the last day for Halloween Hunt registrations.

So if you haven’t registered for the hunt yet, be sure to register today and get in on all the fun!

And yes, this hunt is open to all sidekick users all over the world. 🙂

Sign Up Today!

Image from Dan Haskell‘s Burning Pumpkins 2004

It’s that time of year again…

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

It’s Halloween season again, and as usual exiva will be running the HiptopHunt Halloween Scavenger Hunt. This is the 2nd year exiva will be running it, and the 6th year for the tradition.

Last year we had the largest turnout in 5 years with 296 players, 48 teams, 485 items, 5,504 posts and 6,004 images. This year will hopefully be bigger!

Signup’s have begun and will run through the 27th of October. So build your teams, and get everyone to sign up. There will be prizes again this year, but they are not to exiva yet… So we will make another post when they are here.

So, Sign up Today. Also, you can follow hth_announce on twitter, for upto the minute announcements on the progress of Halloween. gets an upgrade

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

We’ve done some upgrades to fix the site up a bit. Probably nothing you’ll notice other than loading a little faster here and there. But if you notice an problems/errors/etc, please let us know! admin [at]


We’re back!

Monday, September 11th, 2006

We are back from Burning Man and glad to be back to a location where we can get our daily “G” fix. We’re going through emails, posts, etc slowly, so bear with us if you sent something in. We also wanted to let everyone know that our Sidekick 3 themes site: sk3themes, which has been suffering because the host couldn’t keep up, will be moving to a new server and hosting company shortly. You should see those “503: Service unavailable” messages disappear by the end of the week. And with those updates, now on ot more Sidekick 3 news…