T-Mobile Shows Off Two New Sidekicks
Sep 25, 2007, 11:01 PM by (staff)
Today T-Mobile is announcing the Sidekick LX and the Sidekick Slide. Both have quad-band GSM/EDGE radios, Bluetooth and support for up to 4GB in the microSD slots. They also both share 1.3 Megapixel cameras, the standard Sidekick communications software as well as the new mobile MySpace application.
- LX: The LX, made by Sharp, is a slimmed down update to the Sidekick 3. It features a 3-inch WQVGA display that is thinner than the SK3's and has an improved swivel joint. There are a set of lights placed around the edge of the LX that can be set to different colors to indicate different types of messages. It comes with a 128MB microSD card and its camera has a flash. It will be available to existing T-Mobile customers on October 17th, and new customers October 24th. It will cost $299 with 2-year agreement.
- Slide: Made by Motorola, the Slide is a smaller version of the Sidekick LX. Rather than swivel around, its 2-inch QVGA screen slides straight up to reveal the QWERTY keyboard underneath. Its camera does not have a flash. It will be available November 7th for $199 with 2-year agreement.
Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet
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T-Mobile to Sell LG V20 Starting October 28
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Samsung Debuts the Metal-Clad Galaxy A Series
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Alcatel's A3 and U5 Serve As Entry-Level Phones
Alcatel today announced the A3 and the U5, new additions to the bottom of its lineup of inexpensive Android smartphones. The devices are made mostly of plastic and share similar designs.
- A3: The A3 is the more capable of these two devices with a 5-inch HD display, 4G LTE, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, fingerprint sensor, quad-core CPU, and metal frame.
- U5: This phone includes a 5-inch screen, LTE 4G, front and rear cameras, and Simple Mode for novice users.
T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, but improves RAM to 2 GB of RAM and storage to 32 GB.
When will AT&T get on board
I get customers coming in all the time looking for something like this for their teens, and it seems retarded to sell them a blackberry.
Picture messaging and a gorgeous screen and even mood led's are worth the extra 100...I think anyway, Honestly WiFi and a 2mp camera should have been standard...but hey beggars can't be choosers.
And where does it say ...
Why waste your money?
GPS enabled Google Maps
3G with full HTMP web browsing
Seriously, price being equal with the LX, why the hell would someone NOT get an Ocean over one of these toys you call "sidekicks"?
People here are sure quick to bash a device. Different strokes for different folks.
What the buck????
I do like that the screen will be clear, seeing as how the screen on past SKs have been less then garbage. But besides that, how about ONE SK now, and two 4s? Doesn't that sound better?
What else am i missing
Also the screen is 16 bit?
Someone has to say it...
Sidekicks are for chicks
what a revelation!!!
Anyone with that much cash to drop on a phone would choose something a bit less hip. C'mon a Curve with Wifi for about the same price.
There is nothing wrong with the sidekick. It is just for tweens, chicks, expectant mothers, dudes looking to impress their very young counterparts, and basketball players.
I have a few male friends of a questionable orientation, THEY ALL HAVE SIDEKICKS.
Are you one of the male friends with questionable orientation?