If the Danger-made Sidekick LX just wasn’t your cup of tea (or maybe it was a little too expensive) there’s a new Sidekick-kid on the block. The Motorola-made Sidekick Slide has hit the ground running and is available for just $199 from T-Mobile (contracts and rebates are involved, as always). Billed as the Sidekick 4-lite, the lower-end of the first-ever Sidekick duo features a sliding screen instead of the characteristic Sidekick flip-out, swivel screen. Not to mention a “cooler” looking design.
The Sidekick Slide is smaller and lighter than its bigger brother Sidekick LX, but that also means you get a smaller, less-cool display (we love the Sidekick LX’s glorious, Sharp AQUOS-based 3-inch widescreen display). But hey, if you just can’t find an extra $100 in couch-change, the Sidekick LX might be the perfect Sidekick for you. We’re actually partial to the Sidekick Slide for its slick lines and slide-open screen – even if it does lag behind the LX’s spec sheet.