Danger Hiptop II Revealed

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Once again this summer, the FCC is the bearer of good news as Danger fans have a chance now to get in on some good news. According to an FCC document (see here); Danger is readying to release a refreshed version of its Sidekick device. The Sidekick (sold through T-Mobile) is already a big hit with the youth market because of its ability to easily browse the Internet and send/receive text messages. This new version (called the Sidekick II) is supposed to accent the older features with a thinner size and more memory.

 

Here is some info from user manual:

  • Comes with battery charger (non-replaceable battery)
  • Hands-free headset
  • Carrying case
  • Start guide
  • Reference guide
  • T-Mobile welcome guide

The manual also says that the Sidekick II has a USB port but says that there are no immediate plans to expand functionality (p.17) There is still no means to sync with one s desktop. The Sidekick II will function like the original Sidekick in this respect.

 

There is no indication of any other mobile service providers that they will sell this new Sidekick; therefore T-Mobile is the only one quoted throughout the manual as a reference for support issues.

 

The Danger/T-Mobile Sidekick II is a standard GSM phone with a unique flip and twist system to access its built in keyboard. It also supports GPRS data connections, mobile instant messenger, and back PIM functions (date book, address book, to-do list, and memo pad).

 

Here are some of the pictures of the Sidekick II:

 

 

 

 

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