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October 4, 2002 8:59 AM


No doubt the T-Mobile hiptop 'puter named the Sidekick has a lot of geeky drool factor built in with GRPS, email, AOL IM, web browsing, and normal PDA'ish organizational electrickery. But, Anil seems to have a problem regarding the device...
you apparently took it upon yourselves to write software to specifically fuck up my website's display on your device. Do you hate me specifically, or just the internet in general?
He goes on to note that he failed to find any documentation about the browser on the device, but as Taco notes in his review of the device, the phone is auto-updatable "...so hopefully new and exciting features will roll out pleasing users with improved user interface." Let's focus on the browser issue, and one other fatal flaw; POP email.

The Sidekick comes with 16 megs. POP email means the email is downloaded to the device. POP email means that 16 megs gets gobbled up quickly forcing you to leave your POP mail on the server and get it elsewhere. I'm guessing this is the intended use, to check mail, not manage it on the device. It seems to me that IMAP support would be way smarter since you can download message headers and not the entire message and decide what to do with it from there.

So, here's a Sidekick 1.x (2.0?) wishlist...

  • IMAP
  • Standards based browser (Gecko lite?)
  • Color screen
  • Anything else?