T-Mobile halting Sidekick sales July 2nd

By on July 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM.

T-Mobile halting Sidekick sales July 2nd

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We don’t think there will be too many tears shed over this news, but T-Mobile today announced that it will be halting sales of both the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 as of tomorrow, July 2nd (we called it.)┬áThere’s no bug, defect or data loss SNAFU to blame; just the cold realization that there’s no room for such a product in a smartphone obsessed nation. Here’s how T-Mobile is spinning it.

As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next iteration of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales and online. While we work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise, T-Mobile will continue to provide our loyal Sidekick customers with product service and support. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead, which we expect will provide customers with a new and fresh experience.

Two Microsoft feature phones killed off in two days? Not looking too good for the Redmond Boys, now is it? Let’s hope Windows Phone 7 will step up to the plate and knock one out of the park. More →

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T-Mobile Sidekick launching July 30th, no, it’s called the Sidekick 2008

By on July 16, 2008 at 7:16 PM.

T-Mobile Sidekick launching July 30th, no, it’s called the Sidekick 2008

We just got a hold of some internal T-Mobile snap shots, and any Sidekick will truly appreciate them. They detail the much-rumored Sidekick Gekko, from here on out known as the… wait for it… almost there… T-Mobile Sidekick 2008! That’s it, guys. Creative name right? In all seriousness, it looks like the word about customizing the shells on the device look to be true. It’s an “entry-level” device, and as such, we reckon it won’t break the bank. Here are the official specs on the T-Mobile Sidekick 2008:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 2.6″ WQVGA screen
  • Video recording
  • Stereo A2DP Bluetooth
  • Standard Sidekick features

Couple more shots after the jump along with some more info!

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