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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.

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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SlashGear Week in Review: Week 5 2009

SlashGear Week in Review: Week 5 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.

Sidekick LX 2009 details emerge?

Sidekick LX 2009 details emerge?

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

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T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 Review

T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 Review

T-Mobile's Sidekick is one of the heavyweights in the text-messaging realm for young and socially connected consumers. Today T-Mobile introduces its latest Sidekick, the Sidekick 2008. Previously dubbed the Sidekick Gekko, the new messaging-focused handset kicks off a new naming convention. But how does the new Sidekick fare compared to its predecessors and rivals?

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DANGER bought by Microsoft

DANGER bought by Microsoft

Google buys up one of the guys who started DANGER (I am talking about the guy who also started Android) so Microsoft goes and buys up DANGER. In case you are unaware of who DANGER is, they are the software developer of the Sidekicks that I’ve become so fond of, and they also produce the software for said handsets.

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