A leaked list of T-Mobile USA release dates has emerged, seemingly confirming that the carrier will launch the Sidekick 2009 "Blade" on May 13th. The list also suggests that the HTC Touch Pro2 will arrive on July 22nd, together with a clutch of pre- and postpay Samsung handsets across Q3 2009.
We opened the week with our first-impressions of the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900, a surprisingly adept smartphone that's managed to impress despite the absence of 3G. We've also been playing with Vuzix's iWear AV230XL OLED video headset, and the VIA Artigo A2000 Barebone Storage Server. Finally, if you prefer your gadgets with a bit of (artificial) flesh on their bones, take a look at our Orbita Mouse unboxing; we'll have the full review this coming week.
A leaked document purporting to detail the Sidekick LX 2009 has appeared in an online survey. According to the image, the Sidekick LX 2009 will add 3G for high-speed internet access, a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and video recording, and YouTube mobile access via the handset's browser. It will of course keep the traditional Sidekick full QWERTY keyboard, together with a slide-up 3.2-inch WVGA display running at 854 x 480 resolution.
Full-sized image and some cleaned-up shots of the Sidekick LX 2009 itself after the cut