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Nov 29, 2008, 1:33 PM

I can't receive calls on my Sidekick 2008, but I can make calls?

I recently bought the new Sidekick 2008 and I can only make calls, not receive them. Its the same with texts. When i turn on the phone i get an alert saying "Network services unavaliable". It says that either my GPRS APn settings are incorrect or my account isnt configured for GPRS. I am a resident of Canada and I'm hoping someone can help me. PLEASE.
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Apr 21, 2009, 3:50 PM

Tmobile Plan.

For the sidekick 2008 does it need a special T-mobile plan?

Jan 13, 2009, 5:39 PM

cannot load images + myspace messages

Whenever I go to any site, pictures do not load. They show up the dementions and then just shows the file name along with the file type. like in the square, it says "tmobile.jpeg" or "tmobile.jpg"

That and, whenever I log into myspace and have a message its nearly impossible to try to reply. The little box where I would reply doesn't give me the ability to type anything... help?
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Sep 20, 2008, 7:14 PM


anybody know how to make custom wallpapers?
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Oct 27, 2008, 9:01 PM

sidekick 2008 lcd screen

does anyone know if you can replace it? cause i have one... but the lcd screen is cracked and im super bummed out :[
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Oct 29, 2008, 9:47 AM


does anyone know if the 08 will use the SDHC cards

i want to get a 4 gig card but im not gonna waste my money if it wont work

Sep 21, 2008, 8:32 PM

Seems expensie for a SMS/MMS only phone.

I know that it can do a few other "things" but no Wi-Fi, video player, etc for a Qwerty-board featured phone makes it difficult for me to consider purchasing for my daughter.

Is this primarily a messaging and gaming device?
What am I missing? (No flaming, please)

Note that we have WM, Nokia and Moto devices and are used to each manufacturer's modding/hacking capabilities.

Thanks for any insight.
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Sep 30, 2008, 3:33 PM

help please(:

I'm going to get a sidekick soon, but I'm not sure which one is the best. i have some of my friends tell me to get the sidekick2008 and i have other friends telling me to get the sidekick lx.

which one is the best?
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Aug 7, 2008, 4:30 PM


In recent memory I cannot think of any other phone that was so Dead On Arrival 😲

So outdated, too bulky, no 3G support, not even WIFI, no video support (i.e. youtube) when was this phone made ... in 2003?
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Aug 6, 2008, 5:56 PM

custom ringers?

the recent SK didnt have this option, so i am assuming since the phone is all about customizing shieet, can this phone do that? Because if it can, that would be sick.
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Aug 4, 2008, 10:31 PM

I don't think sharp made this ...

I'm being really suspicious about this new .. Sidekick 08. It looks way too plasticy to be from sharp IMO, and it does not say sharp on the back of the display thing.. something sharp loves to do.

I think T-Mobile wanted an 'in-between" phone for the ID and the LX, and got some no-name company to throw this together. Any proof sharp had anything to do with this new SK?
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Aug 24, 2008, 10:48 AM

No WiFi or UMA?

A phone marketed to use the internet, but it can't connect to WiFi or UMA? Huh?

Aug 6, 2008, 4:45 PM


when should ya'll be making one??? i look forward to reading what anyone has to say about this model, and aspecially the admins! 😁
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Aug 11, 2008, 8:23 PM

Question about mobile service!!!

I am considering getting Tmobile, and i believe that i want to get the sidekick 2008...but if i do, i know that i have to get the sidekick unlimited service...but does that mean that i have to still get unlimited text messaging or is unlimited texting included in the sidekick unlimited plan?

thank you!!!
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Jul 30, 2008, 12:27 PM
over in the "Preview: T-Mobile Sidekick" discussion:

i would have liked to see clips of the phone playing video

i know that they added video to that sidekick, so i also liked to have seen a video clip play. i hope sharp upgraded the processor so it can run video smoothly.
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Aug 5, 2008, 5:45 PM

USB sync?

Does Sidekick 08 have it?
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Aug 7, 2008, 12:14 PM
over in the "Preview: T-Mobile Sidekick" discussion:

SideKick LX just got SOFTWARE UPDATE!!!!!!

SideKick LX just got SOFTWARE UPDATE!!!!!!

After almost 2 weeks since the Sidekick 2008 is released the LX finally gets the same Software upgrade. You get a few facial enhancements in terms of the images for the icons on the menu screen.

Here are the major enhancements:
You can now enter a chat room on AOL (AIM) instant messenger.

Camera can now record video clips. Even with a memory card it only records 20 second clips. Unlike other cell phones that can record forever depending on how big the size of the Micro SD card is.

You can now send the video clips as well. You can also add video clips to your memory card & watch them. So if you have a TV show or movie saved to your PC you can now copy, paste, save on SD card, and watch ...

Aug 6, 2008, 4:43 PM
over in the "Preview: T-Mobile Sidekick" discussion:

i totally want this phone

Lau Pan

Aug 1, 2008, 7:42 PM
over in the "Preview: T-Mobile Sidekick" discussion:

Side Kick

Garbage is: 🙄 The QWERTY keyboard is a disappointment. The keys are small (even for a smartphone), slippery, and hard to press.

Dialing a phone number is garbage. You have to slide the screen open and enter the number using the keyboard. (If you've already entered a contact into your address book, you can initiate a call with the phone closed.) Once the call is connected, you can close the phone--and to talk, you'll have to. This additional step isn't a deal-breaker, but it’s a pain. The sidekick is also bulky and heavy when on a call.

The Slide, supports the EDGE data network. This is not a true high-speed, 3G data network, and it shows: Pages and images can be slow to load.

Software is a true weakness for all Sidekick p...
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Lau Pan

Aug 1, 2008, 2:52 AM
over in the "Preview: T-Mobile Sidekick" discussion:

Side kick

I am amazed that T mobile still messes with this garbage. I guess people must still buy this but the question is why?

I never see anyone use one anymore and I travel more than I like, my 12 year old daughter told me no one in school uses it so who buys it?

Yet, T mobile has a whole row in their inventory???

Maybe there is a big demand for it in "Rooster Poop Ark".
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