When HipTop launched the Sidekick II back in 2004, I was 100 percent on board. It was the first phone I bought that let me browse the Internet, check my mail, chat over IM, take pictures and video, and text, all in one easy-to-use device. I wore that phone out and still think fondly of it today. Sure it was kind of a monster truck compared to other phones on the market, but I considered it an accessory, not just a phone.
Reviewing the Sidekick LX took me back to those eye-opening times when I first discovered that I don't have to carry five different gadgets with me, and could always (always) stay connected.
Although I haven't had a Sidekick since, I can spot a lot of fond similarities between the II and the LX. This could be considered good or bad, depending on how you look at it. Find out what I mean when you read more
- Find out what the Engadget guys thought of the Sidekick LX 2009 when they took it for a test drive. — Engadget
- Seems like SMS spam is back with a vengeance. Thankfully there are some solutions to try and get rid of it. — Switched
- Check out 7 of the best free game sites. — Green Pixels
- Now this is a deal. Pick up a 250GB Seagate FreeAgent Go portable external hard drive for only $59.99 from Amazon. — CrunchGear
- Research in Motion's CEO has confirmed that there is another BlackBerry Storm in the works. — CNET Crave
- It's giveaway time on geeksugar! Be sure to log in for your chances to win an Xbox 360 Console and an Xbox Live Subscription. — geeksugar
- The new Sidekick LX 2009 is slimmer than previous Sidekicks and offers 3G data, an amazing screen, microSD storage, and Twitter integration. — Gizmodo
- At last the competition is over. Ashton Kutcher has surpassed CNN in his one million Twitter followers quest. — The Silicon Alley Insider
- I'm over the moon about this news. The amazing Japanese household retailer Muji has finally made its US online store live! — Unplggd
- Tweet while you work, thanks to this Spreadtweet Adobe AIR application, which will trick your co-workers and boss into thinking your actually working on a difficult Excel project. — Switched
- A spokesman for Apple has commented on Microsoft's new TV ads by saying that a "PC is no bargain when it doesn't do what you want." Yeah he did! — Business Week
Bada da da DA da da da da da Wa wa waa wee wah. . . get it?! It's the theme for 90210! Not the old Beverly Hills, 90210 of my young years, but the brand spankin' new 90210 that premiered last night. Truthfully, I tuned in to see Kelly Taylor and Brenda Walsh confront each other about Dylan McKay in their thirties, but I was equally intrigued with the new younguns, sure to challenge my teen drama TV cravings for Gossip Girl.
These new characters are certainly as techie — I was pleased to see Shenae Grimes's character pull out a Sidekick LX to read a text, since I like to think of Sidekicks as the smartphone for serious text messagers. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of geeky teens on the show!
Photo courtesy of The CW
It has been over a year since the Dwayne Wade Sidekick 3 was released, and now another famous athlete is getting in on the smartphone action. Set to come out this July is the silver metallic Tony Hawk limited-edition Sidekick LX.
Designed by Tony Hawk through-and-through, the Sidekick LX will be the first Sidekick to feature video record, play and share capabilities. It will also include an alarm clock, a high-def LCD screen, stereo Bluetooth functionality, plus all the other standard Sidekick goodies like web browsing, IM, email, and a QWERTY keyboard.
"I’ve been a loyal Sidekick user since the first model that launched back in 2002. . . I use my Sidekick for everything from staying connected to friends to keeping my hectic schedule on track," said Tony Hawk. "I’m excited to be collaborating with T-Mobile to create a brand new, custom Sidekick LX that will represent action sports, as well as my own style.”
Pricing info hasn't been released yet, but stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for purchasing details.
Thanks to The Boy Genius Report, we've just learned that the Sidekick LX and the Sidekick Slide will soon be available for purchase! The sleek Sidekick LX shown here will come with this high-resolution LCD screen by Sharp. Each Sidekick will come with MMS/SMS/IM, 1.3 megapixel cameras (with the LX having a flash), Bluetooth, a built-in music player, web browsing capabilities plus much more. Apparently, the Sidekick LX will be available for current T-Mobile customers on October 17th, and for new users on October 24th for $299 with a two year agreement. While the Sidekick Slide will hit stores on November 7th for $199 with a two year agreement as well. Can't wait to see which one Jenna Jameson will get first dibs on. Aren't these new colors just grand? The turquoise, pink and yellow designs were starting to make me nauseous.