Danger Hiptop II / T-Mobile Sidekick II User Reviews
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What REALLY makes this phone look bad...
What actually makes this phone look bad, especially since the user reviews thus far have been praising this phone, is that it's users can't seem to type proper grammatical sentences nor can they actually spell. It kind of makes the phone seem useless when you can't type things correctly...
Anyway, the phone is quite large and isn't pocket friendly, despite the fact that they slimmed down the phone and made it lighter. And honestly... for the amount of money that one pays for this phone, you could purchase a much better phone that accomplishes everything the sidekick II does and MORE!
The call quality is terrible and the only innovative thing this phone retains is the swivel screen... which at this point is really not that innovative... To me this phone is a waste of money in the market as you can purchase a better messaging, multimedia and entertainment phone for the same price... sorry to those who think they bought a decent phone.
Sidekick a Save
I've had a sidekick since day 1. starting from the sidekick 1 color i upgraded to a limited edition* Juicy Couture Sidekick II that is awesome, cute and compliments anyones and everyones style including mine, and it's helped me through so much. from it's baby pink color to its QWERTY keyboard, its a definite timesaver! it's quick& easy keyboard helps to stay connected and get things done faster and better looking.
My Trusty Sidekick
My Sidekick II has been with me since the day I received it, and I will not be getting a new phone anytime soon. Id have to say that the best thing about this device is the texting. The texting is just so convenient and fast and you can always say what needs to be said in no time. This would have definately been worth my money if I had paid for it.
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what a mobile?
this is procust is quite awesome, because of it's physical looks, performance but there's something wrong with this unit, it was "no video" which make this look bad.
best phone yet
Everyone needs a sidekick. The world would be a better place. Its so easy to use, just a couple more features and its a laptop to. How awsome.......
So, I upgraded from the Sidekick color to the Sidekick 2 color and have been completely satisfied with the new features. Others are expecting full computer capabilities which is absolutely ridiculous. The Sidekick is just a phone with internet features, so do not expect websites to come up as easily as they do on a laptop. The sites that matter come up, including mail, search, and ultimately the quick bartender guide!... I've had a Sidekick for 3 years now, and will continue to upgrade until I can't anymore... It's design is great, keyboard is time saving, and definitely the center of conversation when someone sees you with it. Great job Danger!
Disppointment in sidekick2 performance
Im acctually very disappointed in the service i get with the sidekick 3 im paying 20 dollars for internet service and cant get in to some sites becase javascrit is not supported Danger could have did much better
If the sidekicker II had more features like bluetooth or the infra red i think it would be better.
Well there's still room for improvement and am waiting to see the new sidekicker III which i hope would also come with java support
T-mobile Sidekick 2
Just to answer a few of those questions above me. The java is coming out supposedly around the first of 2006, and the sidekick 3 is supposed to be expected by christmas if it does ever come out.
disappointed new user
I'm sorry to say that this new high-tech phone with some PDA features does not come up to my expectations. TX quality is less than my ancient Nokia 5165, web sites load quite slowly and standard Java is not supported. The screen is quite readable but the "splash" graphics are juvenile and the phone, in spite of its qwerty keyboard, does not even include a basic calculator.I see a lot of potential here, but at the moment this is simply a novelty gizmo.
Needs For Java
JAVA! JAVA! JAVA! JAVA!
I think that the sidekick 2 is great, i have friends that have them, I mess aroundwiththem, i agree about the java. I am gettin one next nov. Im hoping the sidekick 3 will come out soon, I think that the design is great.
T-Mobile Sidekick 2
i think the T-Mobile Sikdekick 2 is amazing everything is brilliant , the Email is soo fast if you want to keep in the go and its just amazing if you don't have one go out and buy itt becuase honestly you will regret.. Loudspeak is brilliant everyone thinks it would feel bulky in your pocket not at all u hardly notice that its there.
improve sidekick II
SidekickII great Looking foward for Sidekick III
The sidekick II is great I'v had the sidekick I and upgraded to the II. I'm looking foward to the sidekickIII, they need to add Mp3, and megapixel camera. Check out the ericson http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=us&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pp1_loader&php=php1_10245&zone=pp&lm=pp1&pid=10245. If they could some some of these features, the next SideKick should be hot.
I think if they make anything differient from the sidekick2, they need to upgrade the camera and add the bluetooth feature as in other of the T-Mobile phones.
That is a good point but when i came across one ericcson that had all the features I was hoping for the only problem is that the phone in question cost about 700 dollars a little over priced.All I am trying to say is that the sidekick needs more mp3/mpeg features. Not just only internet browsing and chatting. That is good, but without some other components;like more customization of the phone. Think of this: if you had a phone that had all the features of the sidekick PLUS the ability of customization, a better camera with a reasonable flash, and mp3/radio with an upgradable amount of memory which any file type could be put on it that would be a phone that I would buy. sidekickIII? I have seen and tryed out the sidekick so my opinion is not refutable.
this is the phone that I was mentioning before...
device & service
aright ppl im thinking about getting a sidekick II but I dont know....if t-mobile could come out with a phone like the sidekickII that could play music listen to the radio and be able to hook up to your computor with no extera charge AND have the communication that the current sidekick II has. THAT would be a phone worth buying where you could listen to music AND have the connectivity that the sidekick II has.
I did some reaserch on the K700i( sony ericcson)
and if you could mix a sidekick with a phone like that you would have a phone that everyone would buy.
Sidekick II very nice
I just got mine over a month ago. And I got to say, I really do like it. Overall it's a very nice, and really special phone. I learned how to use all the features soon, but I really never knew about the USB port. I know it comes with one and where it's located, the only thing is I need to know what can be put on the phone.
scott how do i download the hiptop i was on the site and i don't see a download option. someone pls help!!! i really to make a ringtone i know i can and i think that it can happen
The NEW GENERATION OF HOT PHONES!!!!
This phone is one of the best phones that T-mobile has eva came out with! It has a cool design and changeable
shoulder buttons to fit your mood, and belive me, I am moody. So this is the best phone for me. The only thing I would change is the battery feature and plate color.
Hiptop T-Mobile Sidekick II
I bought my Sidekick II this past November and I love it. A very versatile phone, this is. It's extremely handy in boring situations and very helpful when quick directions are needed(Yahoo! Maps, etc.).
I dare say this phone is built like a tank. I've dropped it on tile floors, concrete, everything and I pick it up and it's completely immune to anything that just happened.
In response to Hojomojo's post I have a few replies.
I don't know what you're talking about with this USB stuff. I'm a hiptop developer, it didn't cost me a dime. I already had a USB cable so I didn't have to go out and purchase one. And yes, you can simply download ringtones and install them. I create my own. You just have to download HipTop Console for FREE from Danger's site and get a developer's key for FREE and spend a little work and effort learning the programming language.
Concerning batteries, that's just a personal preference. Personally, I'm quite surprised at the battery life of my Sidekick II.
About the onboard camera - It's a camera phone, not a $1,200 Canon. What were you expecting?
I think you're just very confused about some things. I don't find the Sidekick II very limited at all. The only thing I'd like in it would be Java capabilities.
But for a $200 phone, it's incredible.