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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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"Sidekick creates a virtual-reality world on the International Space Station so we can 'drop' markers, procedures or documents in one location and they will still be there if we leave the module to return later," Peake explained. "Ground control can come into our virtual world and we can use it for doing tasks together 6 for example the VR world can point out exactly what switches to flip or which screws to loosen, handles to turn and even guide us to storage locations."
The new Sidekick LX features the additional 3G functionalities offered by the new T-Mobile 3G network.
In addition T-Mobile Austria is offering users a "Sidekick unlimited" data option, which means there are no limits for users on web surfing, e-mail or instant messaging throughout the country.
Sidekick works with any USB device in computers with a USB 1.1/2.0 port and any device or cable with a standard USB type-A connector.
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Phil was going to be a cowboy and I was going to be his "sidekick." He never really told me what a "sidekick" did, but I knew he would always take care of me and so I was pretty confident that being a sidekick was a grand aspiration.
Add TABS Sidekick pressure pads for additional monitoring capabilities.