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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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Nokia making Sidekick-type swivel phone?

Nokia making Sidekick-type swivel phone?

The Boy Genius Report posted a mock-up of a Nokia phone supposedly in the works. They're claiming it is a "swivel E71-Type" device for Verizon Wireless. The image is based on a description given to BGR by the tipster.

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T-Mobile 3G Sidekick clears FCC: Sidekick LX 2009?

T-Mobile 3G Sidekick clears FCC: Sidekick LX 2009?

A new Sidekick has been passed by the FCC, using T-Mobile USA's AWS 3G bands.  Although there's no confirmation on which device it is - the product name is PV300 - the expectation is that this is the Sidekick LX 2009 (aka Sidekick 2009).

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Sidekick LX 2009 appears in T-Mobile inventory

Sidekick LX 2009 appears in T-Mobile inventory

After showing up on a list of imminent T-Mobile USA handsets, the Sidekick LX 2009 has made another appearance.  This time the 3G messaging handset is listed - in two color versions, "carbon" and "orchid" - in T-Mobile's own inventory system.

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Sidekick 2009 landing May 13th says T-Mobile launch leak

Sidekick 2009 landing May 13th says T-Mobile launch leak

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.

 

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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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Concept : PSP gets combined with the Sidekick

Someone else decided to take a crack at changing up the PSP a bit. This one was designed by Samuel Lau and although it will likely never be a reality, it is still fun to look at.

Tony Hawk Sidekick LX up for grabs – but act quick!

If touchscreen keyboards aren't your thing, and you're looking for some hard QWERTY action, T-Mobile would like to remind you that the Sidekick has been offering messaging cleverness since back before the iPhone was a fanboi rumor.  And to celebrate the launch of the Tony Hawk Sidekick LX LE, they're giving one of the handsets away over at their new wiki.

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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