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T-Mobile offers discounted Samsung phones, waived ETFs to Sidekick owners

March 3rd, 2011

T-Mobile has begun sending letters to remaining Sidekick users in order to notify them that the Danger Services powering Sidekick phones will no longer be operational as of May 31st. T-Mobile first announced the imminent shut down on Tuesday. What can current Sidekick users expect in return for being forced to part with their beloved …

Sidekick users beware: Danger Services to shutter on May 31st

March 1st, 2011

In a statement released at 12:00AM ET this morning, T-Mobile announced that Microsoft’s Danger Services — the service that powers T-Mobile’s Sidekick — will be shutdown on May 31, 2011. The announcement was brief, and noted that T-Mo will be providing offers to Sidekick customers, incentivizing them to transition to a new device before the …

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G images uncovered

January 28th, 2011

Following T-Mobile’s confirmation last week that it would soon launch an HSPA+ compatible Sidekick sequel, leaked images of the Sidekick 4G have been revealed. Enthusiast blog TmoNews published the images on Thursday along with some preliminary details. The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is manufactured by Samsung, and the device pictured is said to be running a …

T-Mobile halting Sidekick sales July 2nd

July 1st, 2010

We don’t think there will be too many tears shed over this news, but T-Mobile today announced that it will be halting sales of both the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 as of tomorrow, July 2nd (we called it.) There’s no bug, defect or data loss SNAFU to blame; just the cold realization that there’s no …

Project Pink Turtle and Pure spotted again, headed to Verizon Wireless

March 4th, 2010

Project Pink lives! With all the excitement over the Windows Phone 7 Series rollout, most everyone forgot about the Sidekick-inspired Project Pink phones. Everyone except for Microsoft and Verizon Wireless it seems, who have been planning for the launch of at least one and maybe two of these new handsets. While we have been drooling …

Microsoft's timeline for Windows Mobile 7 and Project Pink detailed

January 27th, 2010

In one fell swoop, CNET’s Ina Fried has apparently put an end to all the rumors regarding Windows Mobile 7 and those Project Pink phones. According to Fried, Mobile World Congress 2010 may herald a new beginning for Microsoft as it attempts to win back the smartphone market with the unveiling of Windows Mobile 7. …

Google Android Personal Thoughts

January 9th, 2010

This is an add-on to the Google Nexus One review… I have issues with Android and Google’s approach to it. I think it’s an amazing concept — people holding hands, skipping down sugar-encrusted roads with pink ponies and colorful rainbows — but the execution falls flat in many ways if you’re a hardcore phone user, …