Starting from April 17th, customers will be able to pre-order the latest and greatest Sidekick from T-Mobile, the Sidekick LX 2009. It will officially go on sale for $199.99, with a two-year service agreement and mail-in-rebate, on May 13th. It will be available in 'Carbon' and 'Orchid' finishes.
Social networking services seem to be the key focus on the latest variant of the sidekick, as evidenced by tight integration with Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Photobucket. Social media buffs should feel right at home with this handset.
What is most exciting about this version of the Sidekick, is that it finally supports features fans have been clamoring for some time now. These include:
- 3G Connectivity
- Youtube support
- 3.2 MP Camera with Auto-focus and LED Flash
- Exchange ActiveSync
- MicroSD Card slot
The following is a list of features and specifications officially released by T-Mobile on their website:
- 3G-Enabled Social Networking Apps:
You can network and interact with friends on-the-go with a suite of social networking applications such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Photobucket. These applications have mobile-friendly navigation with push notifications for updates and messages. You're always on, always connected. Click to see 3G coverage map.
- GPS: Live Search and Geotagging
Search for local businesses or map them using the Live Search application. It provides you with an optimized and integrated local search and mapping experience with Assisted Directions. Geotagging includes exact mapping coordinates in your photos.
- Largest, sharpest Sidekick screen ever
Amazing 3.2" 65K TFT color display, high-resolution 854x480 pixel screen.
- Thinnest Sidekick ever.
- 3.2 MP camera with auto focus and flash
- Battery life:
Talk time of 5.5 hours and standby time of 8 days.
- Dimensions: 5.20 x 2.40 x 0.64 inches
- Weight: 5.82 ounces
- External Display: 3.2" F-WVGA 854 x 480 pixels
- Frequency Bands: 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- 1700/2100/85/2100 UMTS
- M3 rated for hearing aids
Use of certain features may incur separate additional charges. Data speed is variable and may be impacted by network conditions and traffic. 3G coverage currently available in certain markets; service not available everywhere.
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