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Sidekick

(1) A smartphone offered to T-Mobile subscribers from Danger, Inc., a Microsoft subsidiary. Introduced in 2002 and marketed alternatively as the Hiptop, Sidekick uses the Java-based Hiptop operating system, also called DangerOS. Manufactured by several companies, including Motorola and Sharp, the Sidekick gained prominence in the deaf community early on because the deaf could make unassisted relay operator calls via the built-in AIM instant messaging software.

(2) The first popular popup program for DOS PCs, introduced by Borland in 1984. Sidekick included a calculator, notepad, calendar, phone dialer and ASCII table and popularized the concept of a terminate and stay resident (TSR) utility. It was later ported to Windows as a personal information manager (PIM) by Starfish Software, Scotts Valley, CA.
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As the title sponsor for blink-182's reunion concert tour, kicking off on July 23 in Las Vegas and culminating October 3 at The Borgata in Atlantic City, T-Mobile will give Sidekick fans the chance to text to win seat upgrades, attend meet and greets with the band, as well as enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize - all without leaving their spot in the pit to check out the band.
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With The Recording Academy's support, we will once again create unforgettable experiences exclusively for our Sidekick customers and music fans to show them our appreciation for their enthusiasm and loyalty.
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