Danger Gets Dangerous

I'd been waiting for more than a couple of years to get Danger's Sidekick.

No, this is certainly not like Enkidu, the sidekick to Gilgamesh, that primordial myth-model of heroism, from Mesopotamia, a land we now know better as Iraq.

Nevertheless, every hero needs a sidekick, even if it is to be a cyber-sidekick.

Gilgamesh had Enkidu, and I got my Sidekick at the Palo Alto T-Mobile outlet on University Avenue this Sunday. If I'm satisfied (and I get 14 days to decide), I will then have to see about number portability. I'm told it now takes a very short time to install. I will write about this more in a couple of days.

My criteria for the purchase of a sidekick had been a color screen and tri-band radio capabilities. Sidekick II meets both. Not only that, I now have IMAP/SSL accounts I can set up. I haven't had time to set up an IMAP account yet but I had enough time to take a picture of Roberto Chinnici. He visited me (or was it a visit to my Sidekick II) just a few moments ago. More about Roberto later.

Comments:

I have a Sidekick I, have been happy with it for having the Terminal app, which lets you SSH in to servers. The SK I is a little fragile, though I am told the SK II is more robust, and has a better antenna.

Posted by PatrickG on September 27, 2004 at 10:07 AM PDT #

I owned a sidekick 1, and even though it had cool things like multitasking, I couldn't get over two problems: 1) The reception was AWFUL. I couldn't get calls or data at home or at work. 2) Proprietary danger OS doesn't have 1/1000th the number of available apps as something like Palm. I'm picking up the Treo 600 this week, as I've heard fantastic things about it. Is there a reason you picked sidekick over treo?

Posted by Tobin Coziahr on September 29, 2004 at 10:59 AM PDT #

I'm not a devices guy. I just liked the design and handling. I've also been a happy Palm user in the past but this works best given my needs right now. Devices one carries are really very personal choices one makes. So, I don't really have any explanation for I didn't go with a Treo. Cost?

Posted by M. Mortazavi on September 29, 2004 at 02:15 PM PDT #

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