The Sidekick II that T-Mobile has promoted in the US, Germany and now the UK is made by Japanese electronics giant Sharp. Earlier versions were made by Flextronics.
Even the name is T-Mobile’s choice. When Danger’s gadget was first released it was called the Hiptop.
In the handset software Danger has included hooks into popular online e-mail services, instant messaging networks and every owner gets their own webspace in which to post the pictures they take with the device.
Letting people use existing e-mail accounts stands in contrast to many other smartphones and handsets that force people to use the messaging service of their network provider.”
Quick Specs of SideKick II:
- Size: 129mm x 66mm x 23mm
- Weight: 198g
- Talk time: 4.5 hours
- Standby time: 2.5 days
- Tri-band GSM and GPRS
- VGA camera
- Memory: 32 MB ROM and 16MB Flash
- Onboard: Web browsing, instant messaging, e-mail, multimedia messaging, address book, to do list
- Price: Free or £49.99 (depending on price plan) plus £30 per month data deal