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: