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Sidekick 4 “Shuriken” cool with the FCC

Posted in News,Sharp,Sidekick,Sidekick 4 by Reuben Drake on August 6th, 2007

Sidekick Shuriken approved by the FCC, could be the next Sidekick 4It’s still hard to say if this is going to be the actual next generation Sidekick 4 or if it’s going to be another staller like the Sidekick ID. According to Engadget this model, through the ID you can see on the label as PV250, is encouraging and has been dubbed “Shuriken” internally by Sharp.

The Shuriken model number is higher, which isn’t much of a good sign, but a good one nonetheless. The Sidekick 3 is PV200, and the Sidekick ID …

Sidekick Slide and Sidekick 4 renderings reported

Posted in Sidekick by Darrin Olson on June 16th, 2007

Renderings of possible Sidekick Slide and Sidekick 4 from T-MobileThe Boy Genius Report is showing off a couple new possible versions to the popular Sidekick mobile device offered through T-Mobile. The images are merely renderings of what the devices might look like, but they are interesting nonetheless.

One is a slightly thinner looking model simply labeled ‘Sidekick’ which could possibly turn out to be a successor to the Sidekick 3 aptly named the Sidekick 4. The other is labeled the ‘Sidekick Slide’ and has a distinctive Motorola logo next to the screen, referred to as …

iKit launches Chrome iPhone 4 case with kickstand

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 19th, 2010

iKit has launched a new chrome case for the iPhone 4, complete with a kickstand on the back so you can easily watch videos. The case is made from a polycarbonate body and a soft rubber interior which provides scratch protection, while a nice shiny chrome finish gives it a good look.

The iKit Chrome Flip case gives you full access to all controls and has the ability to sync and charge while inside. The bottom can also be removed for quick docking.

Griffin AirCurve Play amplifies the iPhone 4′s Volume without power

Posted in Griffin by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2010

Griffin’s original AirCurve, the amplifier that docks and increases the iPod/iPhone’s volume has now been updated for the iPhone 4 and it increases music by 10dB louder. It doesn’t sit the iPhone in the docked position, instead it just rests inside.

It also now has a metal kickstand for holding it vertically or horizontally. You’ll also be glad to know that the price hasn’t changed either as it will cost you just $20.

sOccket soccer ball makes power from getting kicked

Posted in Green Gadget by Shane McGlaun on June 14th, 2010

I like gadgets that are functional in one aspect and then can do something completely unexpected as well. Such is the case with the sOccket. It looks like your average soccer ball and then it has a completely unexpected use — powering a small LED light.

The sOccket soccer ball has some sort of tech inside the normal looking ball that is able to generate electricity from the force of kids kicking it around and store that power for later use. This is important because many kids in countries like Africa don’t have power.

Sidekick LX details leaked

Posted in Sidekick LX by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2009

Sidekick LX details leakedReady for another Sidekick rumor? This one’s from the desk of a T-Mobile employee. It’s an internal memo that leaks new information on the newest Sidekick. It’s dubbed the Sidekick LX and will feature a 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, a QWERTY and a “stunning” swivel screen that claims to be sharper than its predecessors.

Another interesting piece of info is that the Sidekick supposedly has Facebook, MySpace and Twitter applications pre-installed. So the LX will have some decent Internet connectivity.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX gets 3G

Posted in T-Mobile by Shane McGlaun on April 17th, 2009

sidekicklxSmartphones are booming today despite the fact that the economy is worse than sitting through an episode of Dancing with the Stars (ok so maybe the economy isn’t that bad). Despite the fact that computer and electronics sales are down, sales of smartphones are still growing nicely. Some analysts say that’s because consumers are looking to devices that can fill multiple needs, which the average smartphone can.

T-Mobile users will soon have a new smartphone that they can choose called the Sidekick LX. The LX is T-Mobile’s first 3G enabled Sidekick and integrates social networking applications Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter in a bundle. Other features include built-in GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and a integrated music player.

FCC confirms 3G Sidekick

Posted in Sidekick by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2009

FCC confirms 3G SidekickBeen a long time coming, but Sidekick will be playing with the cool kids in the 3G club soon. The new device is waiting for FCC approval. Apparently the next Sidekick will be compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G network. The actual device is coming from Sharp.

Danger was bought by Microsoft in February 2008 and since then not much has happened. What this next device will look like is anybody’s guess, and how will the software compare to the competition? Neither Sharp nor T-Mobile have announced this device.

Latest T-Mobile Sidekick makes customization easy

Posted in T-Mobile by Shane McGlaun on July 30th, 2008

T-Mobile Sidekick ShellYou don’t have to look very hard to notice that American’s really love their cell phones. We take them with us everywhere so we are always connected. You also don’t have to look very hard to notice that we also really like to customize our cell phones to suit our personalities.

T-Mobile has announced the newest edition of its popular Sidekick mobile phones. The new version allows for easy customization by the user to suit their style for the day. The new Sidekick will ship with two shells in black and metallic green colors.

The PSP and Sidekick mate, make good looking kid

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2008

The PSP and Sidekick mate, make good looking kid
Samuel Lau took both devices, put on some Barry White, uncorked the champagne, then tucked them in bed together and closed the door. The result is a somewhat sexy sliding screen incarnation with a QWERTY keyboard underneath.

Unfortunately this baby is just a concept. Still pretty sweet. It’s a concept that comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera in back, a webcam in front, motion sensors, touch screen display, even geo-tracking so you can stalk other PSP owners. I wish this existed.

Tony Hawk Sidekick LX LE launches in July

Posted in Sidekick LX by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2008

Tony Hawk Sidekick LX LE launches in July
Here’s some good news, if you’ve been anxiously anticipating the rumored Tony Hawk Sidekick LX to launch. It will be officially “previewed” tomorrow, but you’ll have to wait until mid July to get one. You know the deal, it’s got a skateboard theme and feel with some kind of authentic grip-tape-texture and Tony Hawk’s name slapped on the thing.

The interesting thing is, it will have video recording capability with a firmware update, called play and share, stereo Bluetooth support, easier downloads and more themes and background personalization options. This summer, all Sidekick LX customers will get have it OTA.

54 memorable sci-fi robots

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2008

Robots of Battlestar Galactica
Sometimes the coolest gadgets in Sci-Fi are not gadgets at all. But robots. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable robots from sci-fi in no particular order. It’s not a complete list. Think of it more as a walk down memory lane. Because geeks love Sci-Fi and Sci-Fi has a long history of loving robots.

Microsoft to buy Sidekick maker Danger

Posted in News by Darrin Olson on February 13th, 2008

Microsoft to buy Danger, maker of the SidekickMicrosoft announced Monday that it is going to acquire Danger, software maker for the popular consumer-targeted Sidekick mobile device. Reportedly the purchase came after months of negotiations, with Danger receiving a number of different offers and Microsoft doubling their original offer to keep Danger out of others hands. That offer has been rumored to be as much as $500 million, but no official terms of the deal have been revealed.

While Microsoft has done well making software for smartphones the company mostly targets business users and fewer general consumers. The Sidekick from Danger is almost the opposite and is aimed at the younger consumer-based market in which Microsoft seems to be keen on getting into. Microsoft also recently made a $44.6 billion offer to Yahoo to help build a larger online, consumer-facing presence and could have Danger in mind to be part of that overall strategy, working against dominate competitive figures like Google and RIM.

Microsoft drags Yahoo kicking and screaming to altar

Posted in News by Nino Marchetti on February 11th, 2008

And the show down continues…Yahoo rejects Microsoft’s take over bid, Microsoft looks like it will go forward with it anyhow:

“It is unfortunate that Yahoo! has not embraced our full and fair proposal to combine our companies. Based on conversations with stakeholders of both companies, we are confident that moving forward promptly to consummate a transaction is in the best interests of all parties.

We are offering shareholders superior value and the opportunity to participate in the upside of the combined company. The combination also offers an increasingly exciting set of solutions for consumers, publishers and advertisers while becoming better positioned to compete in the online services market.

Sidekick LX now available at T-Mobile

Posted in Sidekick,Sidekick LX,T-Mobile by Darrin Olson on October 24th, 2007

Sidekick LX from T-MobileTo address the numerous emails we’ve received over the past month after T-Mobile officially announced the Sidekick LX asking when it will be available, today is the day. The Sidekick LX is now available starting today from T-Mobile for $299 with discounts. It comes in colors of brown or blue and features a swivel screen and wireless Bluetooth.

The new LX is the upgraded model from the Sidekick 3 with a larger 3-inch QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera, an upgraded browser, push email, picture and text messaging, external caller ID and a media player for music but no videos. It also has a microSD card slot and comes with on 128MB card to get you going.

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