Here’s a prediction for you: the Sidekick iD will never make it over the Atlantic to the UK. And lest you accuse me – as some already have – of being anti-iD, I’ll tell you why. In the US, the Sidekick 3 will set you back $199.99 with a contract, that’s after a $200 rebate T-Mobile hope to tempt you with. Whereas over here you can pick it up free with a new contract; there’s simply no market for a cut-down version of the SK3.
You might not think it were the case, but T-Mobile UK has been selling the Sidekick 3 since December last year. Yet even now, in the middle of April, their site has no mention of it. Enthusiasts, upgrading from the second-generation handset, talk of poor publicity as a sign of the operator not being 100% behind the cellphone; I managed to get my hands on one to see whether it was worth the fuss.