Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Now THIS is interesting...right from a Sharp Employee

As the clock ticks closer to launch, we are getting rumors of Sidekick 3 launch parties in L.A. and New York in early June, talk of celebrities seen carrying the Sidekick 3, and then this little doozy below that could throw a wrench into everything we think we know so far. Remember, if you have pictures of the Sidekick 3 or meaningful data points that can help us put the puzzle together, send me an email at sidekicker3@gmail.com - BSD

"I work for Sharp Inc. Productions Labs, based in Burbank, California.

I work in the Packaging Department at Sharp, and we receive electronic products and prouduct casing daily for Sharp, which we send to distributors or Sharp Subsidiaries (like Danger with the Hiptop Platform). All of Sharp’s test casing products go through us first, and then to a manufacturer or the FCC to be pre-approved, so basicly when Sharp wants to propose a new product (like the Sidekick 3), they will manufacture usually ten to twenty test models in China, Taiwan, Japan etc, and then send them to us where we will distribute them to whom it is addressed.

All of our shipments come in standard cardboard brown boxes with a product code, sometimes a name, and sometimes a picture (so the box does not need to be opened in Customs or the like), and recently we had been receiving Sidekick 3 casing and internal memory cards, microchips and circuitry boards etc, but we have now been receiving the actual handsets, sometimes as much as 84 per shipment. Anyway, this morning when I came into work, I was assigned to package the products and simply box them, when I noticed casing for what looked like the Sidekick III’s we had been receiving, but a lot thiner and smaller - which look to me as though they are a thin RAZR version of the Sidekick III. I also noticed that the screen appeared to have DXTHB (4mpx)Tiles - which suggests that there might be a touchscreen element to the Sidekick 3."



45 Comments:

At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn touch screen, razr, better screen damn pinch me i must be dreamn... its offical im getting an skIII

 
At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So0o0o... I'm a tad confused. Is this coming Sidekick3 going to have these new outlook or is this going to be the later versions of the Sidekick3 that's coming out in the far future?

Thanks.

 
At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the rzr sk3 comes out 1st because it sound way hotter than the reg. sk3 ,but either 1 will do for me.

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, true.

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous pissed off said...

holy crrap! wow this is a good find BSD if you read this get to know the guy who told you stay in toutch. this a good thing. there prob just prototypes for the sk3 RAZR. they are done witht the reg sidekick 3 so they are doveloping the sk3 razr. hhhmmm i wonder. or maby it is the real sidekick 3 thats comming out.


Have A Nice Day!!

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger Rupert22 said...

I BELIEVED YOU FROM DAY 1. The SIDEKICK 3 IS GOING TO BE A BIG SUCCESS AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RELEASE. I MEET A PERSON WHO KNOWS THERE STUFF AND HE SAID THE SK3 IS A TIGHT DEVICE AND EVERY PERSON WILL NEED TO HAVE 1. HE ALSO SAID IT VERY SMALL BUT A LIL THICKER. AND TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT THE RAZAR IS SUPERIOR. SHARP MUST OF BEEN WORKING ON ALL THE VERSION OF THE 3 @ ONCE. TMOBILE IS GOING TO CONTROL THR FUTURE OF PDA'S. THANKS FOR THE INFO BSD.
:*)...

 
At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do i get a job there?

 
At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll get the razor sidekick. Hmmm

 
At 5:20 AM, Blogger LinuxGold said...

I wouldn't want razor sidekick, it's comparable to sugar waffle cookie, too small for normal hands to use in constant manner. I like it the way it is with sk2, but with new technologies, of course. ;P

This "statement" doesn't seem credible to me anyhow.

 
At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt want a razr sidekick, ive had 2 razr's already and they are very easy to break...imagine a pda dropping that is a delicate as a razr. I could just see the screen coming off after droppin if it was a razr. But the touch screen does sound hot, but im not gonna get my hopes up

 
At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

theres no such thing as a razr sidekick. Razr is Motorolas TM. No one could make it. I believe certain things but not this one

 
At 7:24 AM, Blogger JOE said...

THE SKIII DOES NOT HAVE TOUCH SCREEN, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RAZR SKIII. THE RELAESE DATE FOR THE SKIII IS EARLY JUNE MAYBE FIRST WEEK. EXPECTED TO SELL OUT RELEASE DATE LIMITED QTY'S. THIS POST IS CONCRETE INFO.

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Rupert22 said...

First, if somebody work for a company and willing to help out with inside information then believe that. The road map shows all the sidekick3 and for someone to actual talk about a razor version must mean something. T mobile is not going to make a fake road map if they didnt have a future for hiptop. The razor version will come out when it does..

BSD THAKS FOR THE INFO ONCE AGAIN.....

 
At 9:03 AM, Anonymous NEEK said...

To rupert...
What dont you get? They cannot use the word "RAZR" as a marketing. If that roadmap were true the first SK3 would of been out already because it said April 06'. Anybody can send this guy info and prentent they know something. I could email him saying im an employee and it would probally get posted. Tmobile did not make that road map. If there were other versions of the sidekick III wouldnt you think they would of been on the FCC site too? Come on stop falling for this crap people. Why would they even waste there time making so many different versions of one phone? They wouldnt!

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this phone is going to be so hard to get i hope i get one

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this phone is going to be so hard to get i hope i get one

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this phone is going to be so hard to get i hope i get one

 
At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such garbage. I love to come here for a good laugh. RAZR version of the sidekick even though that is motorola copyrighted. Touchscreen too huh...where are they pulling this out of its ridiculous. Anyone that has the least bit of knowledge will be laughing as well. Hats off to the blogger with too much time on his hands. okay 14 year olds you can flame me now.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Rupert22 said...

To blogger the only reason the sidekick 3 didn't come out eariler was do to bluetooth so know your stuff. That's the main reason it got pushed back to add the bluetooth feature. So there, plus its smart to make different version of 1 device. to get into the pda world and to show that hiptop are thr best device in the market. Why wouldn't they do that. I got all my friend off there nextelS from unlocked pda to a sidekick 2. That's power and making a new version WILL market more money. They can make the other version as well. Look @ the xbox 360, there was info on that like a year before it came out and when the serious info got out, they had no choice to make a small announcement on mtv by mr gates himself. Know your stuff.

BSD KEEP IT GOING

 
At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "roadmap" has always seemed fishy to me. It has the feeling of some sort of creepy ultra secret conspiracy theory to it. When it hit the web, people were acting as if they discovered the Holy Grail. But it never seemed credible. No T-Mobile employee (especially one who has enough power and authority to see a blueprint of this nature) would harmfully exploit their company in such a manner by broadcasting such valuable information for the world (including competative rivals) to see. Furthermore, the roadmap failed its first test when the SK 3 did not come out in April as it was supposed to, according to the roadmap. But what REALLY makes it non-credible is the fact that the roadmap entails plans of a "RAZR Sidekick". What a load of shit. Danger and Sharp CAN make a Sidekick as thin as a RAZR but considering the fact that they do not own any rights to this copywrighted name, it is inconceivable that an official Sidekick "roadmap" would include the word "RAZR" on it. Motorola would have sued someone by now.
Dont get me wrong, Ive always supported BSD, and yes, the Sidekick 3 (or any other version of it) can be as thin as a RAZR. So I guess this latest bit of info is credible, although I dont buy the roadmap. But, then again, there is no info about this on the FCC website, now is there?

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that there will be 3 different versions of the sk3 just because the were there versions of the sk2. and who ever doesn't like it go some were else and post your negative comments cause no one really cares.

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

duh its no info on the fcc website about the other sidekick3s when the sk2 come out they tmobile didn't drop all of the sk2s at the same time that would be dumb think about if they bring the orginal sk3 out first and then drop the other 2 later every one will buy the first sk3 when it comes out and then they will turn around and go and get the "special edition" versions.

 
At 11:34 AM, Anonymous NEEK said...

the limited editions dont have to go thru any FCC restrictions as it is the same device just a different casing. a smaller version of anything would be considered a different model and would need to go thru the FCC itself. You need to start thinking.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Rupert22 said...

How is that stupid if they have to buy a special edition sk3 after the 1st sk3. That's smart. that's like saying buy a color sidekick then get a black and white sidekick after. be for real... that the way it's always gonna be.sk3 then limited editions, next new model. it's the program and they are not going to change that..also if you dont want the special editions you dont have to buy it so dont say every1 has to get it because they dont. i didn't buy the special edition sk2 for what. a color. it a device works the same act the same. just gains more attection.

 
At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

when is this fuckin thing gona be out??? i hope soon and i hope it is easy.. my feeling is that it will be very hard to get and it will be in high demand.... for marketing purposes

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous NEEK said...

Rupert you just dont understand... You will once you see what really happens

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Rupert22 said...

Neek i understand you. you just upset because they will make limited edition after the first sk3 and you have to turn around and buy another phone in a different color. You want the limited to come out first. That's not going to happen buddy. that's like saying microsoft made a limited edition 360 first and then sale the regular version after. makes no since. by this way everyone has a heads up already if they do decide to make the limited edition, but whos going to wait for that when they are going to drop the 1st sidekick 3. why wait:(

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys the sidekick is great and all but my friend just got a free laptop go to: http://www.notebooks4free.com/default.aspx?r=649797 i no it works for a fact go and check it out. Also my friend saw a sidekick 3 in a store that sells stickers to cover eht sidekick twos. it was in paramus mall and he has pics on his sidekick.

 
At 1:58 PM, Anonymous NEEK said...

rupert i dont plan on getting this limited edition thats definetly not into speculation yet

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you konw, that info came from the hiptop3.com website you idiots. you should go there instead of here! bunch of dumbasses you all are! BSD stole this info from hiptop3.com! BSD is a thief!

 
At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All lies. The sidekick 3 won't have a touch screen *shrugs*

 
At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey bsd, are you some kind of fucking idiot? either you are 14 and this really IS interesting or you are a gullible retard

 
At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rupert are you a fucking moron?

yea the only reason it got pushed back was to ADD BLUETOOTH? wow....im sure it just went right over their head when they were sitting there designing the third generation sidekick. the first two should have had bluetooth and everyone let them know. the first fucking word out of their mouths at the drawing board was bluetooth I can guarantee it. they didnt come in at the last moment and go DUH WAIT WE FOR GOT BLUETOOTH. idiot

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Motorola has come out with a smart phone that is "razor" thin, the Motorola Q. I have had 3 Motorolas, none of them lasting over a year and the Razor was by far the worst phone I ever owned. I bought it right when it came out and now, less than a year later they are down to $80. Wait for the Sidekick III. If you want a touch screen, get the Tmobile MDA. What are your alls thoughts on the Sidekick III vs the MDA? I don't know if I should get the MDA or wait for the Sidekick. I have not had a cell phone in over a month so I'm kind of desperate!

 
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the same guy emailed BSD, he has his email address all over the place. Ever thought that maybe the guy posted on Hiptop3 AND emailed his info to BSD? Why talk before you know the facts man?

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great news...patiently waitng on the kick

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Jordan releases general shoe releases and limited editions of the same shoe ... On the same day! so I wouldn't be too surprised if tmobile & danger decided to do the same.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Rupert22 said...

For thoes talking shi* I have a friend who works for danger and he can only tell me lil detail. Why you coming at me when I giving you truthful info. The roadmap is true but you can always postpone a device so it doesn't make the map false. If they delayed the sidekick 3 each other version will have to move there release dates too. So the dates on the map will now be false because of the last mintues features added to the device which delayed the april release. If you don't believe me then don't.

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who is thinking about the MDA: Dont do it!I was forced to get it when my SK broke and I had no warranty left and it was a big regret. I sent it back as soon as I could. I felt like some other company tried to make a crappy version of the SK 3. The keyboard is odd, especially if youre used to the SK keypad, the touch screen is hard to work without the stylus pen, the AIM system doesnt work and the web browser is worse. The resolution on the MDAs screen is great though and so is the camera that comes with it. It makes the camera on the SK 2 look like an etch a sketch. However, its the same camera that will come with the SK 3. It just didnt work for me since its so different from the SK 2 which is what Im used to. So I have been using my friends crappy old Samsung and Im planning on waiting as long as it take for the SK 3. I suggest you do the same.

 
At 7:13 AM, Anonymous NEEK said...

To rupert its funny how the link of the fake sidekick 3 looks how the road map looks. Your friend doesnt work for danger. and you are a fool

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

those talkin about the roadmap:

it's fake! check it!

http://www.hiptop.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=346151&highlight=#346151

this guy pointed out everythin. get yo facts straight!

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.hiptop.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=346151

 
At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the roadmap has been known to be fake for a long long time. and rupert is 14

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...when Sharp wants to promote something? Sharp has no part in any promotion of these devices! They are merly a subcontractor, I worked in such a factory for a decade for major branded mobile devices, but none of you would have heard of that company name. (sorry for double/tripple spaces, its a opera mobile beta bug!)

 
At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The use of "RAZR" in this post was NOT meant to imply that there would be a Danger Hiptop Sidekick 3 RAZR, just that there would be a thin version of the SK3. "RAZR" has become a widely spread word.

 

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