TMO Sidekick Prepaid Plan + Nexus One?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Scylarr, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Scylarr

    Scylarr Member
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    Sidekick Prepaid: $1/day for Unlimited e-mail, texting, IM, and Web browsing. 15
     

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  2. Astronomer

    Astronomer Active Member
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    No. The Sidekick is actually a thin client that requires backhaul servers to do all the heavy lifting for data access. These servers are run by Danger (now Microsoft), and they make up the "other half" of the Sidekick phone in that they, not the Sidekick, have direct access to the Internet data pipe. The connection between the Sidekick and its servers is a proprietary (or at least unique) one that does not accommodate other devices.


    The Nexus One, on the other hand, is given direct access to the Internet itself without requiring a backhaul server. Making the network think your Nexus One is a Sidekick will leave you completely without data service since the Nexus One has no idea how to talk to the Danger servers.


    Sorry.
     
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  3. Viralmind

    Viralmind Well-Known Member
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    i tried it as i have had all of the previous sidekick devices before i bought my N1.

    it doesn't work.
     
  4. clickwir

    clickwir Member
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    Dang, that's an explanation and a half! :D

    I'm kidding, that's a great explanation. I didn't know a Sidekick worked like that.
     
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