3G Sidekick LX Officially Outed by T-Mobile

sidekicklx-2009The Sidekick LX line’s newest upgrade is now available for preorder from T-Mobile, featuring some long-overdue 3G lovin’. No surprise here, after the FCC testing went through, and a feature list slipped through the cracks well before that. This Sidekick is seriously aiming to tear down some of the misconceptions that this is just a phone for kiddies with too much time for texting. Exchange support and an impressive 854-480 display resolution are just some of the heavy-hitting features coming in this update. Here are a few more:

  • Integrated social networking application bundle includes Facebook, MySpace and Twitter
  • High-speed Web browsing with 3G support
  • Built-in GPS support with Live Search
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash
  • Ability to record, play and share videos
  • Share recorded videos via e-mail and upload videos to social networking sites
  • Watch videos on YouTube via the web browser or on MySpaceCarbon or orchid finish
  • Music player with streaming audio and streaming RTSP video
  • 3.2-inch F-WVGA screen with high-definition LCD technology with 854×480 resolution
  • Support for personal e-mail, SMS, MMS, instant messaging (IM)
  • Clients include AOL® Instant Messenger, Windows Live and Yahoo!® Messenger
  • Iconic swivel design and full QWERTY keyboard (manufactured by Sharp)
  • Intuitive user interface with Quick Find to search across all applications
  • Network Address Book
  • Included 1GB microSD™ memory card
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with A2DP supports stereo Bluetooth and Bluetooth file transfer to other Bluetooth devices including photo printers
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches; 5.7 ounces
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE worldphone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (AWS Band IV & Band I)
  • 1250 mAh Lithium Ion battery
  • Battery: 3G — 3 hours talk time, 6 days standby; 2G — 5.5 hours talk time, 8 days standby
  • Software and services provided by Danger, a Microsoft subsidiary.
  • Shortly following launch, T-Mobile plans to make available Exchange Active Sync support via the Sidekick Download Catalog so customers can stay virtually connected to work.

The Sidekick LX 2009 is available for preorder for $199.99 on contract, and should be in stores on May 13th.

[via BusinessWire]

  • Gonzalo

    Excellent article. I have been a SK fan since 2003 and can’t move on to an iphone or blackberry. My contacts are neatly organized and I utilize Tmbobile’s intellisynch feature to synch between phone and outlook. Once Microsoft acquired Danger, I knew that the SK would go to the next level. 3G speeds, 3.2 megapixels and the ability to record and share videos. The SK is on its way!

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