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Sidekick LX OTA hits the streets June 25th, contains madness

June 15th, 2008 at 11:58 AM

If you’re like us, you’re not giving that Tony Hawk Sidekick LX the time of day. But, you don’t want to feel left out when all the other cool kids in school are taking videos of their gnarly sk8board tricks. What’s a Sidekick-toting fellow to do? Well, the much-awaited OTA update for the LX will hit on June 25th. It will be a rolling OTA as usual (they slowly spread it out across the devices which can sometimes take up to 4 weeks) and we’ve got the exact details on what it will contain. Below is an easy-to-read version of what we were able to translate. 

  • Capture videos using the new video mode
  • Playback from the SD card or email attachments using the media player
  • Share videos via email, Picture messaging, and Bluetooth
  • Listen to songs or videos using a stereo Bluetooth device
  • Send and receive photos, videos, or music via Bluetooth
  • 3 IM clients & enhancements to AIM® and Yahoo!® Messenger
  • Create and join group chats
  • See who is logged into IM from the address book or email and instantly start a conversation
  • Set a custom status message then keep chatting
  • Search for friends in a buddy list
  • Got more buddies than you can keep track of? See who’s online right from the address book or email, and search for friends in your buddy lists
  • Select how Web pages are displayed based on preference
  • PC-like, full-size layout to pan & scan while reading o Standard Sidekick screen-size layout to simply scroll down the page to read · Mini Page to zoom out on an overview of an entire Web page 
  • Save images from Web pages to the SD card Personalize the way you want to surf
  • Device does not restart after a download. Just install an item, and it’s ready to use
  • Capture videos and share them directly from the Camera app
  • Video integration for playback, send, and save to gallery
  • QuickFind: search for keywords across applications to find messages or information
  • Spell Checker

Jonathan Geller is the founder of Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, and one of the biggest tech & mobile destinations in the world.

BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010 and Jonathan is President and Editor-in-chief of BGR Media, LLC. Jonathan was named to Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list in 2016, and frequently appears as a commentator on news channels such as CNBC, Fox News, ABC News and Bloomberg.




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