Bad news Sidekick users. Come May 31st T-Mobile will discontinue the Danger Service, which means ‘end of life’ for the Sidekick. As a result T-Mobile will provide Sidekick users “offers” to help them transition to a new device. As of now they aren’t mentioning what the offers are, but they promise to provide further deets in the weeks ahead.
To insure your data isn’t lost in the process, T-Mobile is providing a free web tool to easily export your personal data, including contacts, photos, calendar, notes, to-do lists, and bookmarks, from the Danger service to a new device, computer, or a designated e-mail account. There will also be a Sidekick application to assist in this process or you can simply visit a T-Mobile store before May 31st and then help you transfer your data to a new handset.
After May 31, 2011, the Danger Service (a subsidiary of Microsoft) used by T-Mobile Sidekick customers for data services will no longer be available on Sidekick devices.
T-Mobile will provide offers for our Sidekick customers before May 31, 2011, to help make an easy transition from their existing Sidekick device to a new device. We will have more information to share about these offers with our customers in the weeks ahead.
To ensure the best possible transition for our loyal Sidekick customers, an enhanced Web tool is available on myT-Mobile.com to easily export their personal data, including contacts, photos, calendar, notes, to-do lists, and bookmarks, from the Danger service to a new device, computer, or a designated e-mail account. An application is also available in the Sidekick Catalog to make it easy to export personal data to the Sidekick’s memory card. Many T-Mobile stores can transfer data from that card to a new T-Mobile device if the customer brings in the memory card and Sidekick.