hiptop/Sidekick 3 is (almost) Here!

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Just after midnight last night (or this morning, for you time Nazis) a flurry of hiptop/Sidekick 3 reviews showed up on my favourite gadget sites. Here are the best pics from the bunch:

Along with some video:

The official T-Mobile SK3 site is, surprisingly, nothing special. Even worse, there’s been nary a peep from the only Canadian carrier that sells the device…

😕

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9 Responses to “hiptop/Sidekick 3 is (almost) Here!”

  1. LeineS says:

    Back again….Still waiting on this hiptop3.. Where should i be contacting fido for information or to push my need for a new sidekick 3… i might just buy one off ebay and use it on fido… any idea if that would work?

  2. Fido users are still waiting for an ht2 software upgrade that T-mobsters got back in January!

    http://www.hiptop.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44873

    At this rate, we’ll be lucky if they release the ht3 in Canada by Christmas…

    🙄

  3. P.S. About getting one off eBay, I don’t think that’s possible, as the device would identify itself as a T-Mob device on the Danger network, but you’d need a Fido login to use your Canadian airtime plan.

    P.S. Here’s another good reason to get a hiptop…

    http://sidekick3.blogspot.com/2006/06/speaking-of-sidekicks.html

    … Make that two good reasons!

    😯

  4. LeineS says:

    Well if im not mistaken if i were to get someone in the usa (NYC) to buy me a sidekick 3.. and get it hooked up on a the tmobile unlimited data only.. wouldnt i be able to pay tmobile there $20 a month for the data and still use unlimited data on the sidekick in toronto.. since they are unlimited data north america wide…. when i went to boston on my hiptop there was no charge for data in the usa…..

    LeineS

  5. When i went to boston on my hiptop there was no charge for data in the usa…

    Yes, but unfortunately it doesn’t work the other way ’round. Unlike Fido the T-Mob data plan does not include North America-wide roaming

  6. scientifico says:

    I just got back from a NY SK3 launch party with a crispy new Sidekick3.
    I’ve heard mixed reactions on whether I can use it in Canada. As a SK2 owner/subscriber with Fido, wouldn’t I be able to just switch over my account/Fido user login info?
    My sidekick 1 was a Tmobile U.S. model and I had no problem.
    Any thoughts?

    J.

  7. I just got back from a NY SK3 launch party with a crispy new Sidekick3.

    I’ve heard mixed reactions on whether I can use it in Canada. As a SK2 owner/subscriber with Fido, wouldn’t I be able to just switch over my account/Fido user login info?

    Well, if you don’t believe me have a gander at this:

    http://oshawapilot.ca/unlock.html

  8. Alora says:

    Hi everyone, I work for T-Mobile, DDC (aka Sidekick department). I got a call today from someone in Canada. They wanted to know if it’s possible to unlock the sidekick 3, unfortunatly T-Mobile won’t unlock sidekicks anymore. It caused too many problems for other carriers before. The answer to wheather you can use the sidekick in Canada at this moment is no. As for data roaming, you would get charged extra in canada. I believe it’s $5 per meg. Expensive!

  9. bbb says:

    hey alore do u no hwo to unlock it,,, if u do email me at blaketiernay@hotmail.com