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Danger Hiptop II / T-Mobile Sidekick II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Danger Hiptop II / T-Mobile Sidekick II. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and price. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design and sound. Opinions are divided on the reception.

usability, portability, performance, price, camera

size, reliability, sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Danger Hiptop II / T-Mobile Sidekick II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of Danger Hiptop II / T-Mobile Sidekick II from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the camera and price are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size and design. There are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, price, camera

reliability, sound, design, size

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: T-MOBILE SIDEKICK IIT-MOBILE SIDEKICK II

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: staff (

T-Mobile Sidekick II review


Can T-Mobile lead a communication revolution in the UK?

If you can forgive its few flaws, we're sure you'll be at least mildly satisfied

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

T-Mobile Sidekick II


The Sidekick II has had a lot of exposure in the celebrity limelight, but is it actually any good?

Now all this sounds a bit negative, but it does make clear some of the reasons I don’t like the Sidekick II. Let’s look at the other side of the coin, and see what is good about it.

Feb, 2011


Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (

T-Mobile Sidekick II


This chunky but funky little device " which isn't really designed with the corporate business user in mind " offers full web and webmail access, phone and basic PDA functionality and can be used for IM chat.

Inserting the SIM card is a little fiddly and we found it prone to popping out - something that wasn't terribly easy to sort out as the thick rubber cover was hard to remove. Otherwise, if you don't need corporate email access and can get by with...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile - Sidekick II


Imagine a mobile phone that looks like a pocket-sized games console. Imaging adding a diary appointment to that phone and having it update a Web-accessible backup automatically. Now imagine that same phone with a built-in keyboard, ...

It all adds up to an interesting device. As far as it goes the Sidekick II performs its task well, unless you want to make voice calls or synchronise with a desktop computer, in which case it is only slightly less ergonomic to use than a chocolate...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Andy Shaw (

T-Mobile Sidekick II


Can this device finally offer the internet in your pocket in an affordable and usable package?

This is a neat device for carrying the internet around in your pocket, like a consumer version of corporate favourite the Blackberry.

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (

T-Mobile Sidekick II Smart Phone


T-Mobile's Sidekick II is fun to use, with a comfortable keyboard and generally swift performance. But this PDA hybrid phone has a few weaknesses, mainly having to do with a poorly designed phone component.

Swivel design makes this fun to use Keyoard is comfortable for typing

Phone component seems poorly designed

The Sidekick II is pricey, at $300 (as of April 7, 2006, with a two-year contract). Though I liked the text input capability, I would wait for the price to drop before seriously considering adopting this model as my mobile messaging sidekick

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile Sidekick II


Data First, Voice Second

Best keyboard $20 per month for all-you-can-eat data• Support for Yahoo and AOL instant messaging• Will sync with Outlook

Awkward to use as cell phone Display a little washed out

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile Sidekick II (as smart phone)


We love the T-Mobile Sidekick II for what it is—a fun, cheery, phone/e-mail device.

Excellent screen, keyboard, and software for e-mail and instant messaging. Very easy to use.

Lousy camera. No direct connection to PC. Bulky.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile Sidekick II


When closed, the device looks like a somewhat blocky, large lozenge (at 5.1 by 2.6 by 0.9 inches and 6.2 ounces). The device certainly isn't tiny, but it's less bulgy than the previous version. The Sidekick II's most unique feature is its huge,...

Excellent screen, keyboard, and software for e-mail and instant messaging. Very easy to use

Lousy camera. No direct connection to PC. Bulky

The T-Mobile Sidekick II is great for personal e-mail, IM, and phone calls—as long as you don't mind the device's bulk.

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (

Review: T-Mobile Sidekick 2


I took T-Mobile's Sidekick out for an extended run around the block that ended up in Cannes, France for the 3GSM show there. Luckily, I fared better with it than did the lovely Paris Hilton and her famous friends.

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: No


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Danger OS / Unknown
Operating System Version:Danger OS
Operator:Sim Free / T-MOBILE
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown
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