DANGER bought by Microsoft

Google buys up one of the guys who started DANGER (I am talking about the guy who also started Android) so Microsoft goes and buys up DANGER. In case you are unaware of who DANGER is, they are the software developer of the Sidekicks that I’ve become so fond of, and they also produce the software for said handsets.


Sidekick slide back at T-Mobile

It’s like a game of red light, green light with this phone, but its back for now at T-Mobile. They had some issues with the battery/connectors when they were first released, but presumably, if they are selling them again, those are fixed.


Patent leak: is this Nokia’s next iteration of their internet tablet?

Judging from the pictures, without being given any size numbers, it looks like it could be their next internet tablet. The patent is dated November 8th, this year, and there aren’t any details as to whether it’s a Symbian OS or Maemo based device.

It does appear to have a camera and a touch screen from the patent application, those two things alone will probably net it a spot in the N-Series of Nokia devices. Although, it looks like, if it were small enough, that Nokia might be making the next Sidekick?


T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Woes Consoled

So our friendly PR person has informed us that the issue with the new Slide power cycling at random times has been solved. Motorola has found the issue to be with the battery contacts.

Motorola is fixing this issue on all new Sidekick Slides and they have found, and are testing, a solution for devices that have already been made and sold. You should be able to find the Sidekick Slide on T-Mobile shelves again some time next week.


T-Mobile offering a “New Deal”

Maybe not the kind that Roosevelt was talking about, but I’d say a free round trip plane ticket just for signing up for a new contract with T-Mobile is a good deal. That’s right, beginning on Black Friday (November 23rd, a.k.a. this Friday) certain myFaves contracts will net you a form for a booking request.

The booking request is how you get your flight, it will get you from any one of 59 cities to one of 10 choice destinations, Vegas, NYC, LA, Orlando, Miami, ATL, Boston, Chi-Town, Dallas, and D.C., your choice. So, if you’ve been reading our reviews of the various T-Mobile products and have been considering picking one up for yourself (personally I recommend the Sidekick LX, I freakin’ love this thing) there probably won’t be a much better time than when you get a free round trip ticket, that way, at least if you can’t visit someone who’s in your five, you can go somewhere warm, or at least different.


SlashGear week in review, issue 1

SlashGear week in review, issue 1

So, this week we decided to try something new, every week, at the end of the week, we are going to do a Week In Review where we take a quick glance back to all products we covered and any and all other especially interesting news. its kind of like a "what you might have missed" for the end of the week, a summary if you will. So, please, leave us a comment and let us know if you like it, or if there is something you think we should add or remove from it, thanks again for reading.

From Guitar Hero III to the LG Venus, we covered a lot of ground this past week. With the holidays fast approaching, the gadget news seems to be overflowing. We covered plenty of cool gifts for your Mom, Dad, Son or Daughter. Whether your looking to buy a modest stocking stuffer such as the Mood beams, or truly splurge on luxury. Lets not forget one of the biggest announcements of the week, with the launch of the Android SDK and platform, the potential future of the mobile world, don't forget to check out, you could be one of the lucky recipients of a portion of that $10 million in developer cash Google is ponying up.

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide power off problem – sales suspended

T-Mobile USA suspended sales of the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide earlier this evening, November 16, after Motorola confirmed that some Sidekick Slide might inadvertently power off when the slide door on the front of the phone is opened or closed.

As of right now, Motorola is clueless as to the root cause of the power cycle issue, but they’re doing everything humanly possible to get to the bottom of this problem.


SlashGear Review: T-Mobile SideKick LX

Alright, so I got the Sidekick LX the other day, and I have been playing with it for a while. The people at T-Mobile were great and sent me the device to toy around with, sadly the service where I live is shoddy at best, but the city where I go to school has great service, so I got to really test it out up there.

First off, let me state that I have never even seen a Sidekick before this one, so, this won’t be a review comparing this Sidekick to other previous Sidekicks, this will be a review about this Sidekick model, with comparisons to other devices I have used where applicable. Let me start by saying that this may not be the best phone if have ever had my hands on, but it is the best everything-else device I have had my hands on.


Sidekick Slide manufactured by Motorola comes with problem

Got a new Sidekick Slide that Motorola manufactured? Well, a little bad news for you, it has a design defect. The handset loses its power when you flip the screen up and down a couple times and reboots itself without any warning.


T-Mobile Sidekick Slide hitting retail outlets TODAY!

If you have been interested in the new Sidekick that was made by Motorola, the purple and black one, then you can pick one up today for $199.99 at your choice of T-Mobile outlets. Of course that price is with a two-year contract.

On to better news, they have decided to give both the Slide and the new LX a “Consumer E-Mail Upgrade” basically it makes it easier to set up and use your public email accounts from companies such as Yahoo! and AOL. Specifically for those two companies, they also support their PUSH email systems.


Sidekick Slide reviewed

Well, with Mr. Rubin in the news a lot, one of the creators of Danger, the Sidekick mobile device manufacturer, lets take a look at a Sidekick that wasn’t from his former company, the Sidekick Slide made by Motorola. The Motorola phone doesn’t differ too much in the software department, it still uses the same OS as its Danger-made counterparts, but its screen doesn’t flip, it slides upward.

Overall, they liked it, the main thing they like was the aesthetics of the actual device, the way it looked, was shaped, stuff like that. They had some issues with the keyboard, and they kind of wished they had stuck with the rotating screen instead of the sliding one, but other than that, they liked it.


Andy Rubin, the man behind the Google Phone, and the kid you wish you could be

Let’s start at his home’s front door, he has a freaking retinal scanner! Then, if you hit the doorbell, a robotic arm swings around and hits a giant gong. How cool is that?

He also has a laser controlled Segway, and a group of autonomous R/C helicopters. So, why is this guy in charge of making the Google Phone into whatever its going to be?


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