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T-Mobile and Danger Inc. officially launch the Sidekick 3 almost a week earlier then expected

T-Mobile and Danger Inc. officially unveiled the Sidekick 3 today, 6 days earlier then we had expected. DailyTech reported that the Sidekick 3 had cleared the FCC less than 2 weeks ago. The Sidekick 3 will get a swanky debut at The Hollywood Palladium where celebrities and Sidekick fans alike will fawn over the latest in mobile communications. "The T-Mobile Sidekick 3 is a social lifeline; it's a must-have device for those who need to be in touch with their circle of friends on their terms. Featuring new enhancements and added features requested by avid users, T-Mobile Sidekick 3 delivers best on what it promises: a rich, user-friendly communications experience that meets the needs of anyone who wants to be connected," said VP of Marketing Chidam Chidambaram.

The official specs include:

  • 240 x 160 pixel, 65,000 color display
  • ARM9 processor
  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Bluetooth 1.2
  • 1.3 megapixel digital camera with flash
  • miniSD Slot
  • 64MB of SDRAM
  • 64MB Flash memory
  • Trackball for one-handed navigation
  • MP3 Player

The Sidekick 3 also comes with all the usual software perks as well, including a web browser, calendar, contact manager, email client, IM client and a whole host of other applications. The Sidekick 3 will sell for $249.99 through T-mobile with the purchase of a new contract or $349.99 without and will be available to current Sidekick owners first on June 28th. It will be released to the general public at T-Mobile retail stores on July 10th.

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By Scabies on 6/20/2006 11:52:44 AM , Rating: 2
Sadly, in order to make dough from people like me that want to use the browser or POP3mail or anything, the SK3 lacks 802.11. Quick, someone make a 802.11 micro-SD card, now!

RE: Lacking
By TheFro on 6/20/2006 12:02:42 PM , Rating: 2
Sadly, in order to make dough from people like me that want to use the browser or POP3mail or anything, the SK3 lacks 802.11.

At least they have the SDA and MDA that have built-in Wi-Fi.

RE: Lacking
By WileCoyote on 6/20/2006 12:22:19 PM , Rating: 2
I had to cross the Motorola Q off my list for the same reason.

RE: Lacking
By jeffbui on 6/20/2006 3:06:14 PM , Rating: 2
You guys looking for Wi-Fi should all go take a look at the Nokia E61.

RE: Lacking
By Myrandex on 6/20/2006 3:59:54 PM , Rating: 2
If only Motorola hadn't been dumb about the MPX300. That thing seemed incredible. Opened two different directions based on usage (phone vs. pc). It had built in 802.11 support. It was GSM (dumb Q) compatible. I think it just needed a step up in the CPU compartment (hell the MPX220 was more powerful) and it sounds like it'd be perfect for me...that and the fact that it wasn't manufactured for any logical reason :-/

Steal it again!
By jjunos on 6/20/2006 11:41:35 AM , Rating: 3
iam give u the sidekick so I can hit you wit it

RE: Steal it again!
By Griswold on 6/20/2006 12:52:29 PM , Rating: 2
Roundhouse-Kick > Sidekick

RE: Steal it again!
By Bladen on 6/20/2006 11:30:22 PM , Rating: 2
Roundhouse-Kick > Sidekick

Not in terms of striking force...

RE: Steal it again!
By nightdagger on 6/20/2006 1:44:50 PM , Rating: 2
Yes! More celebrity phone numbers courtesey of Paris Hilton!

By 8steve8 on 6/20/2006 6:16:32 PM , Rating: 2
does this or any other pda phone
do msn /yahoo or aim
webcam chat?
one way or both ways?

RE: webcam?
By Tiamat on 6/20/2006 7:17:59 PM , Rating: 2
yes, it has its own email address - at least the "2" version of the sidekick. My gf has it, and at first it seemed to be a toy, but it has become quite handy over time. Looking up movie times while outside, taking on aim continuously, checking email while away from computer...

Its one of those things that you don't need, but once you have one and get used to it, it becomes a crutch to not have. Kind of like a cellphone. You learn to depend on it.

get with it
By knowitall on 6/21/2006 5:10:56 AM , Rating: 2
I have been with t-mobile for 2 years and they have the best customer service.too bad they dont have the best network. but overall a good experience

By yacoub on 6/21/2006 8:29:18 AM , Rating: 2
"VP of Marketing Chidam Chidambaram"
ahahahahahah no way

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