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Sidekick 3 Revealed By FCC

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Apr 23, 2006, 11:02 AM   by (staff)

The next Sidekick was approved by the FCC yesterday. Although a number of documents and pictures are still confidential, there are clear pictures of the front and back in the filing with T-Mobile branding present. The new body has a smooth face that uses resistive buttons hidden below the surface of the phone and trades out the scroll wheel for what appears to be the scroll nub from Apple's Mighty Mouse. The back shows a 1.3 Megapixel camera with flash, memory card slot and removable battery. In addition to these physical improvements the Sidekick 3 will have tri-band GSM (850/1800/1900) as well as Bluetooth.

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Jun 2, 2006, 4:41 PM




http://www.gadgetell.com/entry/162 »

May 26, 2006, 2:20 PM

wheres the news

any new news, nothing to discuss? what happened here? is there a release date yet; rumors at least?
There won't be any official info, until June 6th, when the FCC is allowed to give out all the SK3 specs, and other info, since Sharp filed a 45 day request for confidentiality on April 22nd.

Apr 24, 2006, 8:05 AM

Is it me or....

does the Sidekick keep getting bigger??? I think it looks bigger and the features listed are not too impressive.... Whats the difference between a Sidekick and MDA?
The difis huge!!! The MDA is a Pocket PC Phone with Windows Mobile 5. The Side Kick has a Internet browser, text/IM and email clients and thats it. The MDA is a full blown PDA, while the side kick is a phone with a keyboard and internet browser.

May 1, 2006, 9:59 PM

New Sidekick 3 pic leaked!

While reading on Engadgetmobile.com, they have an article claiming that a man named John M., showed them a pic of the T-Mobile Sidekick 3, and that its from their to come Sidekick 3 advertising campaign for the device.

Check this out:
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/05/01/is-this-the ... »

Someone also stated that T-Mobile slipped on their website and posted this:
http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/9374/wtf6ln.jpg »

Apr 25, 2006, 1:03 PM

Looks much better than sk2

Was checking out the specs and pictures of the sk3 other than ones posted on PS. It is actually 20% smaller than the sk2. Looks very stylish. One of the major differences is the keypad. The buttons are hard top instead of soft buttons that fall apart. And the removable battery will make the troubleshooting a lot easier.
yeah it looks better but i wonder which price plan would be avaiable for t-mobile customers? I mean we took out the sidekick pp's out from smart access so yeah..no sk3 for them! that sux
I don't like the screen... It looks even more fragile than SK2... LCD screens break too easily on SKs! I don't like the way the buttons are set in... At least the SK2 LCD screen had some protection from the jump pad and scroll wheel...

Speaking of...

Apr 27, 2006, 12:55 AM

i talked to an actual tmobile rep

so, i go into a tmobile store and ask him about the sidekick 3 coming out...he says that all they have heard is that it is expect to come out early november???????? Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad , that made me kinda mad. also he said that he thinks its a let down and that people should just stick with the sk2 because the 3 isnt a big improvement and its larger...
The rep you talked to has no idea what he is talking about. THe sidekick 3 is 20% smaller than the sidekick2. The major diff are: Hard keys (no more rubber falling off for those hardcore texters), removable battery (easier troubleshoot for the common ...
we have pretty official word that the sk3 will launch mid to late june (early july at the absolute latest), there is no way that your rep's information is correct.

Apr 23, 2006, 2:50 PM

the link

Evil or Very Mad anyone find the info on the fcc website?! link doesnt work!! if you do please reply it here!!
sorry i didn't realize i put the generic link up this morning. it has been corrected.

Apr 24, 2006, 10:46 AM


Personally, I like the looks of the Sidekick 3 (sk3).

I think it's pretty cool and different looking than everything else out there...I guess to each his own...huh? Razz ; beauty is in the eye of the beholder!... Very Happy

Furthermore, the features listed seem pretty cool as well. At least it has what other phones have and not lacking like the first two sidekicks; hopefully, it will have EDGE as well or possibly 3G, but T-Mobile needs to offer 3G in order to be useful.

Personally, I like the device and may get one when it comes out... Smile
I agree.... to each his/her own... I personally think this phone is way too big... in fact i think its bigger than before... Why do i want a phone that big when I can get all those features such as megapixel camera, bluetooth and quad band GSM in a RA...

Apr 24, 2006, 12:46 PM

Any info on Release Date

I know this probably wont be out for a while. But was curious if anyone kow when this phone might be out
No one knows yet.

Apr 25, 2006, 11:14 PM

Sidekick 3 (SK3)

Just FYI: PhoneScoop has it correct in stating that the Sidekick 3 is TRI-BAND GSM (850/1800/1900); so I am a little confused when people write-in stating that it is QUAD-BAND and other sites claim Quad-Band as well, when the FCC also states in their documentation TRI-BAND as well...hmmm? Confused
The changed it to Tri-band since I told them to check the documents carefully, and look at what the FCC stated for the US and Canada markets. I think the FCC didn't test the internationally version since Europe and other parts overseas just got the SK...

Apr 25, 2006, 1:00 AM

Does it have EDGE

That would be a major plus, since the sidekick is such a slow web browser.
According to the FCC, it will have EDGE.

Apr 23, 2006, 12:37 PM

Wow...they lied to us all...

Interesting to see that this has been announced, considering that we were told from official reps for Sharp. My guess is that Sharp isn't making it, but I can't get the FCC page to load.

Can anyone confirm my suspicions?

It seems possible that a new hardware devloper would be in the mix based on the amount of added stuff, I can't wait to see the keypad, and I hope it's a lot better than it was on the sidekick 1 and 2.
Look at the pictures, it says Sharp Corporation.

Apr 23, 2006, 12:42 PM

And fifty million teenage girls and boys scream with joy.

Daddy buy me
Dont forget about Mrs. Hilton "Thats Hot" Wink

Apr 23, 2006, 9:53 PM

Mouse Mouse?

What's a Mouse Mouse? It's called Mighty Mouse Phonescoop. Do some proofing before you post a story.

Apr 23, 2006, 1:12 PM

Can't wait to see terryjohnsons reaction

What are you talking about. Phonescoop is late on getting the details. Everybody has known about this since yesterday morning. Its all over hiptop.com and Howard Forums.

Apr 23, 2006, 12:37 PM

it is true

Very Happy i wish i still had my agent plan Crying or Very sad
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