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.
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?