Sidekick LX 2009

T-Mobile sending $100 gift card to Sidekick data-loss victims

T-Mobile sending $100 gift card to Sidekick data-loss victims

After admitting that they could have lost every scrap of Sidekick users' online data, T-Mobile USA are now following up on their promise of "additional measures" to make it up to affected customers.  The carrier is now more hopeful of restoring lost data than it was at the weekend - when it described the likelihood of recovery as "extremely low" - but any user facing a loss will automatically get a $100 T-Mobile gift card.

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Sidekick users face irretrievable data loss; Inept backup policy blamed

Sidekick users face irretrievable data loss; Inept backup policy blamed

It's been a weekend of pain for Sidekick owners, with last week's data outage ironically only the first step in an escalating catalog of mis-management by Microsoft, T-Mobile USA and the Danger team.  On Saturday, an official statement was posted to the T-Mobile Sidekick forum, advising users that personal data stored on their servers and not on the handset itself "has almost certainly been lost", together with the ominous advice that Sidekick handsets shouldn't be turned off, run down or reset.

Check out the official statement after the cut

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 19 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 19 2009

We've had some much-anticipated and long-awaited gadgets land at SlashGear this week, so we've gone overboard with unboxing videos and hands-on galleries.  The Verizon MiFi 2200 only had its official announcement earlier this week, but we've been waiting for the Novatel EVDO-hotspot for so long you must forgive us some excitement.  Meanwhile the Vodafone HTC Magic has the honor of being only the second Android phone to the market, while the Tonium Pacemaker manages to offer something unique in a sea of PMPs.

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T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 review

T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 review

Talk about messaging phones and you'll inevitably get to the Sidekick.  T-Mobile's screen-flipping feature-phone has a history of offering smartphone style push email, web access and social networking with a straightforward UI; now there's a new addition to the family tree, in the shape of the Sidekick LX 2009.  The simple name-change over last year's model hides a number of improvements, however, not least a stunning display, 3G and GPS.  Are they enough to maintain the Sidekick reputation, or has the feature-phone crown been snatched away?  SlashGear set to finding out.

 

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