Starting this afternoon, T-Mobile Sidekick LX ’09 users will be able to download the new Sidekick Sync application — which will allow this smartphone to synchronize with a Microsoft Exchange server.
Since its inception, the Sidekick line has been focused on consumers, but the latest model is branching out, hoping to appeal to those looking for a personal and a business smartphone. Access to corporate email is a big part of this goal.
Sidekick Sync will support real time push email, attachment viewing, full sync capabilities, full read and respond functionality and configurable sync schedules.
In addition to email, the application will sync with contacts from a corporate directory, along with full sync capabilities with an Exchange calendar and meeting/event reminders.
Pricing & Availability
Sidekick Sync on the Sidekick LX ’09 will be available from the on-device Download Catalog, and will cost $4.99/month.
A Sidekick data plan is also required to download the application.
An Overview of the Sidekick LX 2009
This device has the same general design as its predecessors, with a swiveling screen and QWERTY keyboard, but with the thinnest casing yet. It sports a 3.2-inch, WVGA+ (854 by 480 pixel) display and support T-Mobile’s 3G (HSDPA) service.
This model sports a 3.2 MPx camera with auto-focus that supports video recording. Users are able to share their videos via e-mail or upload them to social networking sites.
In addition, it offers a GPS receiver, with turn-by-turn directions and maps supplied by Microsoft Live. Its GPS software also allows users to quickly check real-time traffic, gas prices, or movie showtimes
The LX 09 supports viewing YouTube videos in the web browser, and comes with a suite of social-networking software, including apps for Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
The latest Sidekick LX has a microSD card slot, and comes bundled with a 128 MB card. It also has Stereo Bluetooth.
This smartphone sells for $200 with a two-year agreement and $50 mail-in rebate, and is available at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at t-mobile.com.