T-Mobile makes Sidekick LX, and Sidekick Slide official!

Not that we didn’t have our suspicions already, heck, we even knew the Sidekick LX would be coming in multiple colors, but whoa! The Sidekick Slide announcement came out of left field! You might remember the Sidekick Slide from our intimate hands-on session a little while back. Something we knew but couldn’t share, was that the Sidekick LX’s fantastic high-resolution LCD screen actually is a Sharp Aquos LCD. Nice! All around the Sidekick LX seems to be more polished, a tad bit thinner (we’re talking almost the exact same size as the Sidekick 3 here), but who are we kidding…the big thing for T-Mobile Sidekick users is finally the addition of MMS. Believe you me, people were revolting for it! We can expect the same great and easy to use OS that know and love on both the Sidekick Slide, and the Sidekick LX. A whole list of improvements, specs and other important info is after the jump, but to sum it up; both devices are quad-band, they both have 1.3 megapixel cameras (the LX has a flash), both have MMS/SMS/IM, web browser, and of course, the Sidekick t-mail address. The Sidekick LX will be available for current T-Mobile subscribers on October 17th, and for new users on October 24th for $299 with a 2-year agreement. The Sidekick Slide will be available November 7th for $199 with a 2-year agreement. Everything you need to know, including more press shots after the break!

 T-Mobile Sidekick LX (Price $299 with a two-year contract):  With a number of enhancements of its predecessors – requested by those that live, breath and love Sidekick – the Sidekick LX boasts a thin, clean profile design, a large WQVGA screen that incorporates high-definition Sharp Aquos LCD technology, a camera with flash, enhanced media capabilities and mood lights that light-up with definable alerts for various communication functions.  Featuring the iconic swivel screen that differentiates a Sidekick from all other handsets, the Sidekick LX will come in a midnight blue or espresso brown finish.

·         T-Mobile Sidekick Slide (Price $199 with two-year contract):  Maintaining the popular communication features that the Sidekick is known for – full-QWERTY keyboard, a variety of messaging options and a great Web browsing experience – the Sidekick Slide is redesigned with a new look and feel.  Debuting a smaller form factor with a slide-up screen, this pocket-friendly Sidekick comes in a black with deep purple finish.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX features include the following:

·         Slimmed-down design with iconic swivel screen and full-QWERTY keyboard (manufactured by Sharp)

·         Two color options: midnight blue and espresso brown

·         WQVGA screen with high-definition LCD technology

·         Web browser enhancements and improved JavaScript support

·         Mood lights: customizable light settings for various communication alerts including SMS, MMS, IM, phone, e-mail, Web browsing and organizer reminders

·         Customized MySpace Mobile application available through the Download Catalog

·         Personal e-mail access and integrated t-mail account; supports POP3, IMAP FETCH e-mail protocols

·         MMS, SMS and IM supported

·         Built-in IM clients: AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger

·         1.3-megapixel camera with flash

·         Built-in music player that supports MP3 and AAC

·         128MB microSD memory card included; support for up to 4 GB of removable memory

·         Bluetooth

·         T-Mobile myFavesSM

·         Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.36 x 0.86 inches, 5.7 ounces

·         3-inch display, 400×240 pixels, 65k TFT display

·         Battery life: Up to 6.8 hours of talk time and four days of standby

·         Quad-band world phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

·         GSM/GPRS/EDGE

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide features include the following:

·         Smaller design with slide screen and QWERTY keyboard (manufactured by Motorola)

·         Available in a black finish with deep purple accents

·         QVGA screen

·         Web browser enhancements and improved JavaScript support

·         Customized MySpace Mobile application available through the Download Catalog

·         Personal e-mail access and integrated t-mail account; supports POP3, IMAP FETCH e-mail protocols

·         MMS, SMS and IM supported

·         Built-in IM clients: AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger

·         1.3-megapixel camera

·         Built-in music player that supports MP3 and AAC (requires memory card)

·         microSD expandable memory slot; support for up to 4 GB of memory

·         Bluetooth

·         T-Mobile myFavesSM

·         Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.4 x 0.68 inches, 5.3 ounces

·         2 x 1.5-inch display, 320 x 240 pixels, 65k TFT display

·         Battery life: Up to 5.9 hours of talk time and 3.6 days of standby

·         Quad-band world phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

·         GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Availability

The T-Mobile Sidekick LX will be available first to T-Mobile customers on October 17th and will be widely available on October 24th at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.t-mobile.com. The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide will be available November 7th.

Price

The T-Mobile Sidekick LX will be available for $299.99 with a two-year service agreement. The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide will be available for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.

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