New Sidekick Starts at $99
Apr 12, 2007, 10:59 PM by (staff)
T-Mobile today expanded its Sidekick line of messaging devices with the new Sidekick iD, a more affordable version of the popular device created by Danger. Based on the Sidekick 3, the iD retains the same basic form factor, size, and shape. A new feature is the user-changeable color bumpers that cover the side and corners. The iD includes the Sidekick 3's most distinctive features, such as a trackball, QWERTY keyboard, and full web browser. Features shaved to reach the low price point include a camera, Bluetooth, EDGE data, a memory card slot, and USB. The Sidekick iD will be available for $99 with two-year contract starting April 25.
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HTC One M9 Graced with 20-Megapixel Camera
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T-Mobile to Sell HTC U11 Life Mid-Ranger for $349
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Huawei Taps Leica to Help With P9 and P9 Plus
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T-Mobile Outs Windows 10 VR Phone From Alcatel
T-Mobile today listed the "Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 VR" on its web site. The unique version of the Idol 4S not only runs Windows 10, but sports many of the upgrades available in the related BlackBerry DTEK60, such as the high-end Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C connector, none of which are in the standard Idol 4S.
My first thought was
Of course they will let you get a $15 messaging package and $6 t-zones on any plan $49.99 or under, but you can't get a $20 data feture that includes the inernet and the messaging unless your base plan is $39.99 lol silly t-mo
Gosh, even EDGE!?!?!?!?!?!???
I just can't believe a device that $99 can't have something as standard, and BASIC as EDGE!!!!!!
Attention tech nerds!!!
This phone will offer the 20$ a month sidekick plan people love which includes unlimited internet, email, text messaging, and instant messaging.
It won't be a flop, I promise you that.
Who is this Targeting?
I guess my question/concern is why strip out the most basic of functions at this point to cut cost? why not release a slightly updated version of the SKII. Kind of like the Treo 650/680 idea. Slightly refresh the product, keep the price low. Not make it cheap > make it suck.
I waited up 48 hours for this?!
not even a camera?