Friday, May 26, 2006

Sidekick 3 Music Service : "Hiptunes: Music with a Kick?"

HIPTUNES: We got word tonight about the possible name of a Sidekick 3 Music service called "Hiptunes." We don't have many details yet, but our source has told us about potential support for MP3, OGG and MP4 and they have passed along a possible slogan of "Music With A Kick." If anyone can confirm or deny this it would be great. We also have a shot of a potential logo for the service, though we don't know if it's real or not. We have to say the logo looks cool though and the font that spells "hiptunes" in funky lettering looks legit. I will leave it to the supersleuths to verify.

13 Comments:

At 10:23 PM, Anonymous M said...

Guess that means you won't be able to upload your own music files to the phone, and will still have to download for a price.

 
At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

first comment! MP4? meaning video? YAY!!! cool im excited! and btw wut does BSD mean?

 
At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i doubt you'll have to pay for it. i'd imagine it'd be like iTunes and iPod, or Vcast and the actual phone.

 
At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i doubt you'll have to pay for it. i'd imagine it'd be like iTunes and iPod"

Huh? you pay for those...

 
At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"wut does BSD mean?"

Isnt it something like Blogger Sidekick Dude?

 
At 11:05 PM, Anonymous M said...

i imagine it will be like a modified version of the current catalog, only with search features and more artist, but i can almost garuntee you that you still will not be able to import and use your own music files on the new sidekick and you will only be able to use music on it by purchasing it from some tmobile service just like how it currently is on the sk2.

 
At 6:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think youll have to pay for it, Verizon and Sprint have music stores but you can still use your own mp3's on the SD card.

 
At 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

on the ipod you can pay for the music that you put on it but you can also put music in it if you have your music on your computer. i hope that you dont have to pay for every song because that would be pointless and also i bet all those songs would be editted. i rather not pay for music and put my own cds' in it.

 
At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you guys may be forgetting that it has a built in miniSD card slot. In recent blogs, it was said that customers would be able to use this device as an mp3/music player.. so basically we will be able to listen to mp3's whether downloaded from the catalog or saved to our external memory card.

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So.. If the sd card is built in.. We can't buy a bigger sd card (say a gig for example) and put it in unless we take It apart? If that's the case I kinda don't even want the sk3 anymore. My whole purpose for wanting the sk3 was so I wouldn't have to buy an ipod annnnnnd have to carry both @ the same time. That's too many accessories for me..

 
At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm, you people do realize tmobile makes some mad money off of that ringtone catalog they have, right?

why sacrifice that?

 
At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the SK3 has a miniSD card slot and with that you should be able to play anything you want (except the Itunes/Ipod specific M4P note not MP4 files).

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous macserv said...

As nice as this looks, I'm thinking this one's a fake, or an early composite. The T-Mobile logo just looks... off.

It could be just the background, but the font kerning looks too loose, and the font itself doesn't look quite right, especially the "o" in "Mobile".

I'd also have to imagine that T-Mobile's branding guidelines would forbid placing the logo on any color other than white or black without a white box around it. This magenta color is a particularly bad choice, because it hides the T (which has been darkened... a BIG branding no-no), and makes the dots all but disappear.

Of course, the designer only needs to flip the colors horizontally, so that the logo is on black. But even that seems to be reserved for very special situations... like on the Sidekick itself. I've never seen T-Mobile marketing where the logo was on anything but a white background.

Sorry to rant... I deal with people misusing our logos -- or using an outdated logo -- every day. I'm a designer at AOL :)

 

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