For those who have been waiting for the Sidekick 4, it’s now available. But rather than continuing to bump up the model numbers, T-Mobile is calling this device the Sidekick LX. But don’t get confused by product names. This model — unlike the Sidekick iD — is a true successor to the Sidekick 3.
As the new signature model, it boasts a number of firsts for this series. For example, it has a 3-inch, WQVGA (400 by 240 pixel) screen that uses high-definition Sharp Aquos LCD technology.
This device also includes a 1.3 MB camera with flash and enhanced media capabilities. It is the first Sidekick that can attach images to text messages, too.
Its microSD slot supports SDHC cards up to 4 GB in size, allow users to store large amounts of multimedia files.
T-Mobile is touting the LX’s "mood lights", which light-up with definable alerts for various communication functions.
More About the Sidekick LX
This model uses the standard Sidekick design, which includes a QWERTY keyboard and a flip-up screen.
It is a quad-band GSM phone with support for GPRS and EDGE but not 3G.
The Sidekick LX sells for $300 on T-Mobile’s web site with two-year contract, and it comes in dark blue and brown.
Where Is the Sidekick Slide?
At the same time T-Mobile unveiled the LX it also took the wraps off the Sidekick Slide, a thinner model with a lower price. Unlike its sister device, this smartphone isn’t available yet.
All T-Mobile is saying at this point is that the Slide will be available for the holiday shopping season.