Sidekick III approved by FCC

Apr 22 2006 - 04:21 PM ET | Danger, Rumor, T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Sidekick III has been approved by the FCC, somewhat confirming speculation that the hotly anticipated device will launch this Summer. While exclusively marketed in the US as the Sidekick, the device is actaully made by Danger who calls it the HipTop. Sharp is the actual manufacturer, hence their presence in the photo. While Danger has not even hinted at the new device, photos of it have been floating around the internet since late last year. The Sidekick II began shipping in September 2004.


Feature wise not too much is known about the Sidekick III (or even the name--roman numerals could be dropped in favor of calling it the Sidekick 3). However, we were able to deduce that the new device will sport Bluetooth and a 1.3 megapixel camera. An SD card slot is rumored, but not confirmed. Sharp filed for 45 days of confidentiality, which should bring more details to light in June. That likely cooresponds with its announcement.

[via Engadget Mobile]

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