Sidekick 3 Details

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Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2006, 10:15
Category: Mobile Phone

sidekick3-reference.jpgOn Tuesday June 6th, the FCC released new juice on the Sidekick 3: the reference guide and owner’s manual. More filings are on the FCC’s main page. (Note: You must change the extension on the downloaded file from “.cgi” to “.pdf”).
Most of the rumors that had been published before this release were confirmed. The new Sidekick 3 will have EDGE connectivity for faster Web browsing. There will be a mini-SD card included (size unknown) which will be used for both storing pictures from the new 1.3 Megapixel camera and for storing MP3s for the new music player.
MP3s will be transferred via USB 1.1 (cable included). You will now be able to use a hands free headset through Bluetooth connectivity. vCard files will also be transmittable through Bluetooth. The new Sidekick is doing away with the scroll wheel that has become so identifiable with the Sidekick. It will now have a trackball in place of the wheel which will give the added function of being able to scroll left and right as well as up and down.
The battery will now be removable. Now you can carry a second battery for backup. A new instant messaging client integrates both AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN messenger together into one easy to use program. Jump screen backgrounds will also now be customizable.
The new Sidekick 3 promises to be a much improved experience. All we need now is a release date. T-Mobile still remains silent about anything to do with the Sidekick 3. If you call T-Mobile they will say that they have no information. There has been speculation of a July 10th release. Lets hope it’s soon!
Contributed by: Paul Grossman


sidekick3-reference.jpgOn Tuesday June 6th, the FCC released new juice on the Sidekick 3: the reference guide and owner’s manual. More filings are on the FCC’s main page. (Note: You must change the extension on the downloaded file from “.cgi” to “.pdf”).
Most of the rumors that had been published before this release were confirmed. The new Sidekick 3 will have EDGE connectivity for faster Web browsing. There will be a mini-SD card included (size unknown) which will be used for both storing pictures from the new 1.3 Megapixel camera and for storing MP3s for the new music player.
MP3s will be transferred via USB 1.1 (cable included). You will now be able to use a hands free headset through Bluetooth connectivity. vCard files will also be transmittable through Bluetooth. The new Sidekick is doing away with the scroll wheel that has become so identifiable with the Sidekick. It will now have a trackball in place of the wheel which will give the added function of being able to scroll left and right as well as up and down.
The battery will now be removable. Now you can carry a second battery for backup. A new instant messaging client integrates both AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN messenger together into one easy to use program. Jump screen backgrounds will also now be customizable.
The new Sidekick 3 promises to be a much improved experience. All we need now is a release date. T-Mobile still remains silent about anything to do with the Sidekick 3. If you call T-Mobile they will say that they have no information. There has been speculation of a July 10th release. Lets hope it’s soon!
Contributed by: Paul Grossman

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