Saturday, June 24, 2006

More Sidekick 3 Box Art


The packaging on the Sidekick 3 this time around is a bit more grown up if you ask me. I also like the black and orange manual. I think it looks very good. What is most interesting to me this morning though is the number of people who are saying they aren't going to buy a Sidekick 3. Now I know not everyone is clicking on the poll, but the numbers speak for themselves. I have it set up so a user can't vote twice so it's a pretty accurate read on sentiment. Some people say "why come to this blog if you aren't interested in one?" Well I think that one reason why people have been coming is to get details, pics and to help make a decision. Cell phones today affect a person's lifestyle and their appearance is key, clearly some people are voting that an old-looking washed out screen does not reflect their personal style. I think Danger/Sharp ought to do what Nintendo has done, and plan a brighter, high quality screen to come out in 2007. Call it the Sidekick 3goodscreen. The current poll results (below) show that about 60% of readers will NOT get the Sidekick 3 as is, and the rest will upgarde or change from their current cell phone. That doesn't bode well for Danger.

46 Comments:

At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how bad could the screen be? I dont get it. Isnt it basically the same the sidekick 2?

 
At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

♥I am so happy with every pic u can tell it is getting closer and closer. But no matter what I am getting the sidekick 3.♥

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Frost said...

This phone is SWEEEEEEEET! I can't wait 2 get my hands on one come june 28th!

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger Alucard2093 said...

i completely agree with you BSD...
this blog for the past few months has not onloy given me a reliable source of information, but an important view on what is to come.

i love what you said in this post,
its so true, its sad to say that sometimes a cell phone could trly validate the person you are, but its just how it is....

i for one have decided to go along and purchase the sk3...ive waited months far this and im not gonna let crappy rez get in the way....

when the sk3 comes out, im going to miss looking at my favorite blog everyday....

 
At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still upgrading my SK2. I only had it for 6 months and I don't have a problem with the screen. The SK3 has the functions I need and I want it. I don't care about the screen. I don't have a problem with the SK2 screen.

 
At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still up grading to a SK3 on June 28th. Let them go buy a PDA or MDA and see just how difficult it is to type. First of all, I don't want to be hooked up to my company 24 hours. I want the SK3 it is for me only and not to be accessible to my job by checking office e-mails, spreadhseet, etc.

 
At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know why everyone is getting so pumped over this! u know how fast these things are gonna sell the first day! ppl are gonna be waiting awhile for them to restock........ :(

 
At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The # of pixels hassnt changed, but the accuracy of the color has increased. It IS an improvement and is NOT a 1999 screen.

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Ryan said...

Does tmobile give discounts on sidekick for starting service? (As in renewing a contract?) if so how much?

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The screen is better then the sk2 in my opinion. Yesturday I got to play with a sk3 at a local tmobile store here in el pas. I can't wait to order mine.

The screen is better trust me.

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the font for this post is Small

 
At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The screen has been upgraded. Not physically because yes we all know its still the same ppi but it has been improved in the fact that its a 32-bit screen now compared to the 16-bit SKII screen.

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger AnJaka said...

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At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BSD why are you riding the screen aspect so much? I doubt anyone main reason for getting the phone is so have a killer screen. That is a frill that I think most can live with. The SD slot, blueooth, and overall newness of the unit is what people want. I think in order tog et accurate poll results you should reword you friggin poll, cause you are being biased and pretty much force feeding everyone that the unit is terrible cause it has a lower res screen than todays units. The screen is not BAD, no one ever complained.

 
At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BSD, THANK FOR GIVING US THE LATEST AND GREATEST UNLIKE ANY OTHER SITES OUT THERE!

WE NOW KNOW THAT EVERYTHING YOU STATED SO MANY MONTHS AGO WAS 100% ACCURATE!! EVERYONE ELSE IS COPYING THIS SITE!

 
At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'I think in order tog et accurate poll results you should reword you friggin poll'

Ed go back to your outdated cat site would you?

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its true the poll is a little forceful. its either yes you are going to get it, or NO CAUSE THE SCREEN SUCKS AND YOU SHOULDNT GET IT. thats pretty much what the poll is trying to tell you. If the res is the same as the SK2 no one is going to complain.

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im going to get the SK3 regardless of the screen.. even though its not great Its still a sidekick and i not gonna go buy a blackberry for the screen lol

 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell needs a nice screen for AIM and Email?

It's a communication tool. Sure, I'd love a nicer screen, but that's what my 15" PowerBook is for!

 
At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

♥I just got my nails done so i can look cute with my sidekick so I am defenitly buying a sidekick♥

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

♥I just got my nails done so I can look cute playin with my sidekick 3 so I am defenitly going to get one and nothing can change my mind♥

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you already get this!? I went to t-mobile and they said it's not out yet. So how did you get it! Please let me know.

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*I can't wait to get my Sidekick3!!! I'm so excited! I don't see the big deal about the screen!? Yeah wouldn't everyone like a better screen. But honestly who cares why do you need a better screen for aim or yahoo? Anyways the sidekick3 is a communication device and for fun I think its still better than the sidekick2! I'ma save all my money i get to buy this awesome device! I think those who are trashin this awesome device will still get one cause its so popular and people want a device thats everyone is gettin everyone wants to be kool!!! this blog has been great and really did help me decide weather to get it or not it has a great review and great pics!!! thanks a lot!!!!

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

Before I criticise your poll and its shortcomings, I do want also say thank you, BSD, for your excellent coverage and contribution to the SK community.

As for your poll, the glaring issue I see with it is that you assume people definitely will upgrade, or that their ONLY reason for not upgrading is dissatisfaction with the screen. So, while your poll is inherently flawed and obviously unscientific, it would probably have greater validity if you simply didn't ask people whether they were getting an SK3 or not, but to instead ask those who say they are not getting a SK3 the reasons why they are choosing to avoid upgrading. If say among five or six choices an overwhelming majority said it was "poor" screen resolution, I would say you might have a bit of significance to it.

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BSD thanks for everything you have done. Keep up the good work

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger [GTNz] said...

who the fuck has the 20/20 vision for a shitty shit like the treo or Q to fuckin download the whole page, fuck that shit, i want my proxy and i want my pre-fitted jpegs and other porn/video/mp3s/DL/

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger [GTNz] said...

word on the REAL underground is bsd's site IS BUNK... sorry but we're correct when we speak.

-HT KREW

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

Who cares about the freakin poll? Why is everyone getting upset about it? If your gonna get the flippin sidekick, then get it. If ur not gonna get the flippin sidekick, then dont get it!

 
At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"old looking washed out screen"

how the hell does it look old and washed out? the phone is new, the screen is new. who cares if its not as high a resolution as another phone? I never understood why people needed such high resolution on a COMMUNICATIONS TOOL anyway. Its true, dont ride the screen "issue". I think as of now you, bsd, are the only one who cares about it. Those who arent upgrading or getting the sk3 have better reasons than a simple screen.

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Frost said...

even if tha screen quality is poor, tha SK3 is still tha sweetest device out there right now for us who are'nt in tha business world! I don't care about tha screen, I am still getting tha SK3 next week!

peace&luv

 
At 5:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that it's a true transreflective screen and works just as well (if not better) in sunlight than it does using backlight, I would like THAT screen better than any other phone's. Screw QVGA resolution, I want a phone I can use outside without squinting - thus the Sk3. Everyone who bitches about the screen right now would bitch even MORE if they got a "better" screen that ate battery faster and couldn't be read outdoors.

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

does anybody know if you are signed onto AIM on the new sk3 if your profile says "via hiptop" still, or "no information provided"?

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger [GTNz] said...

heh, its not about aim its gunna be about rippin it up blog style on the sidekick3.. publishing files to mywaste.com is gunna be sick.

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Marc said...

Hey...

How's about showing us the included accessories? I want to see how much better this carrying case is supposed to be.

Thanks

 
At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people plan on getting the sidekick3 on launch date? (june 28th) at the Santa Monica Store off Wilshire. I am wondering if people are going to go all out like on the xbox 360 launch date and spend the night infront of the store and other madness.

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people plan on going to the Santa Monica Store on Wilshire to purchase the sidekick3 on June 28th? I'm wondering if it will be as crazy as a xbox 360 launch date with people camping out in their tents and spending the night infront of the store to make sure they get a sk3.

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I don't live in Santa Monica but I will be upgrading on line on the 28th

 
At 1:08 PM, Anonymous just adding my 2 cents said...

Who cares about the screen, it will have better color, so their for a better screen. Also get off BSD's nuts, why are all the comments praising him Anonymous? To me it just sounds like he did it himself and hoping it would catch on. That's my theory, as for buying the Sidekick 3, I will be buying it over the phone. Read this while you can because this will probably be deleted soon....

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed twocents

 
At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"[GTNz]
said...

who the f*ck has the 20/20 vision for a shitty shit like the treo or Q to f*ckin download the whole page, fuck that shit, i want my proxy and i want my pre-fitted jpegs and other porn/video/mp3s/DL/

word on the REAL underground is bsd's site IS BUNK... sorry but we're correct when we speak.

-HT KREW"


Christopher, we know you are YOUNG ;) and all but using language like this doesn't really make you more mature or anything! You just make yourself look like a 'MAURY' SHOW if you know what I mean :)

Let's just not get Bill and Elaine invloved shall we ;) we are sure you can watch your language without their help, right? ;)

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger Frost said...

U know all of this stuff bout tha SK3 is starting to really get confusing! I just talked to a TMO rep and they said they r not even sure if the SK3 is actually coming out on the 10th of july cause they haven't gotten any of their store media yet! things like posters, brochures and things of that nature! SO PLEASE CAN SOMEONE TELL ME IF THA SK3 WILL ACTUALLY COME OUT ON THA 10th OF JULY! HOLLA BACK!

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Frost said...

oh yeah! they also told me that TMO keeps on changing the date when it is coming out! I hope it does come out on tha 10th cause I really want one!

 
At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to a tmobile store today to renew my contract and a woman came out of the back room. She had a sidekick 3 in her hands. I started asking her questions about it and she let me play with it. At first it seemed really cool. After I played with it for a little while longer, I realized that I felt really cheaply made. It seems more flimsy and more easier for the screen to break off. I started to look through the pictures and all the pics look really crappy. My sk2 takes much better pictures than the 3. I even took some pictures with it myself and they looked horrible. The trackball is probably the best feature on it. If you are looking for a sidekick 2 that has a music player and has a different look, the sk3 is for you. Other than that, I would start looking for a new phone. The bottom line is, the sk3 is not what it is all hyped up to be.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

yeah i agree...i used one today and it was really cheap and crappy. kinda dissapointed

 
At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know how people are getting their hands on the SK3..I can't locate one in Maryland to check it out before I upgrade

 
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