The Missing Sync for T-Mobile Sidekick Released

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Mark/Space has released software that allows users to synchronize a T-Mobile Sidekick or Sidekick II with a computer running Mac OS X.

The Missing Sync for hiptop synchronizes users’ contacts, calendar events, and to-dos between the Sidekick and Mac OS X’s Address Book and iCal applications.

This software doesn’t actually use the data that’s on the handheld. Instead, it uses Apple’s iSync technology to synchronize data with the Sidekick’s Web-based Desktop Interface. Any changes are then wirelessly transmitted to the device.

It requires Mac OS X 10.3.8 or 10.3.9. It is currently not compatible with the latest version of OS X (Tiger), but an updated version of this software is expected by the end of June.

The Missing Sync for hiptop costs $29.95, and can be purchased from the Mark/Space web site.

More About the Sidekick Series

Sidekick II Sidekick is T-Mobile’s name for Danger Inc.’s cellular-wireless handheld, the hiptop. Several models have been released over the years. The one currently being offered is called the Sidekick II.

Its 240-by-160-pixel, color screen pivots aside to reveal a miniature keyboard. On the back is a digital camera with flash.

It offers Web surfing, email, instant messaging, and a mobile phone.

The Sidekick II is available through T-Mobile for $250, after a $50 web-only rebate.

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