Aside from the color screen, the new model of the hiptop is mostly unchanged from the current one. However, it does offer more memory.
T-Mobile USA, the wireless service provider, is now offering the monochrome hiptop, which it calls the Sidekick. It seems likely it will also offer the color version as the user manual submitted with Danger’s FCC filing prominently mentions T-Mobile.
Danger said the color hiptop will be available sometime this summer.
Danger also showed off this device at last month’s 3GSM World Congress and BargainPDA was able to get a picture.
More About the hiptop
The Danger Hiptop offers Web surfing, email, instant messenging, and a mobile phone. In addition, it has a calendar, address book, and to do list.
It uses a 240 by 160 pixel screen which pivots aside to reveal a small keyboard.
It uses T-Mobile’s GSM/GPRS networks, allowing it to access the Internet at up to 144 kbps, under ideal conditions.
The hiptop/Sidekick’s Web browser depends on a proxy server which reformats pages to fit the small screen. The instant messenging client is America Online’s AIM. The Sidekick’s operating system is multi-tasking, allowing users to both surf the Web and do instant messenging at the same time.
Earlier this week, Danger and America Online announced that AOL users would soon be able to check their email on the hiptop.