Archive for October, 2007
Holding out for the Sidekick Slide on November 7th here in the US? Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you Motorola lovers! Hands on reviews for the Sidekick Slide have been popping up now that T-Mobile has officially announced it (along with the Sidekick LX). Here’s a roundup of posts that we’ve found so far. If you’ve seen any others, drop them in the comments!
Gizmodo – Hands All Over the Sidekick Slide (Verdict: Best Build Quality Ever)
Engadget Mobile – Hands-on with the Sidekick Slide!
CrunchGear – Hands on with the Sidekick Slide
BoyGeniusReport – Sidekick Slide (Zante): Hands On!
CrunchGear – Sidekick Slide review [Update]
Today (October 27th) is the last day for Halloween Hunt registrations.
So if you haven’t registered for the hunt yet, be sure to register today and get in on all the fun!
And yes, this hunt is open to all sidekick users all over the world. đź™‚
It sounds as if Danger is preparing the first OTA for the Sidekick LX. They are calling the update an “Email Refresh for Sidekick LX Users” and it appears to update your Email application to use tabs, similar to the recently released Myspace application.
Judging from the Screenshots, this looks to make each service you use into it’s own tab. So if you have say your T-Mail account and a Gmail account, there will be a T-Mail and Gmail application to keep them separated. It also looks pretty nice.
No release date information has been specified, and it’s unclear if there will be other fixes or if this just replaces the EMail application.
Motorola and T-Mobile announced last night a new Sidekick, the Slide, which is the thinnest and lightest ever. It’s got the well-known slide out QWERTY keyboard, a trackball for easy navigating, an MP3 player and a 1.3 megapixel camera (yeah, we weren’t impressed with that either). You can use the Push email or the Yahoo IM to keep in touch on the move, surf the interweb and thanks to T-Mobile’s Web’n’Walk packages it won’t cost you the earth.
Shiny Shiny also reports it will be in stores on November 9th. No prices are listed however.
Read more over at Shiny Shiny
More images below…
Well, it’s been 5 months since we first found evidence of the Sidekick LX, but the day is finally upon us. Anyone out there can run to the T-Mobile store and grab a Sidekick LX of their own! (If you live in the US) Have you gotten yours? What color did you pick? The Midnight Blue or the Espresso Brown?
Along with the official press release from T-Mobile there’s also an announcement of the “T-Mobile Sidekick Video Contest” from Sidekick Nation:
In anticipation of the new devices’ launch, T-Mobile kicks off Sidekick Nation: T-Mobile Sidekick Video Contest. To enter the contest, fans across the country can create an original video, no longer than two minutes in length, which exemplifies how their Sidekick serves as their social lifeline. Videos are to be submitted on www.myspace.com/sidekicknation beginning October 2nd and no later than November 12th. On November 21st, the entries judged as finalists will be showcased on the Sidekick Nation MySpace page for community voting which will help determine the final winner who will win the ultimate grand prize: a new Sidekick LX, $10,000 and a trip to Los Angeles to attend a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! where highlights of the winning video will be aired.
For more information on Sidekick Nation: T-Mobile Sidekick Video Contest including the official contest rules, video submission guidelines, prize restrictions and regulations, please visit www.myspace.com/sidekicknation. For more information on the Sidekick LX and Sidekick Slide, please visit www.sidekick.com.
No word yet on when the LX will make it overseas, but we’ll keep you posted!
Looks like someone at Gizmodo got to play with a Sidekick Slide a little bit early.
They mention in the hands on…
…but having held it and played with it, I do believe it has the best build quality of any sidekick.
Also they mention that the keys on the keyboard are lined with “velvecron a fuzzyish paint for gadgets.”
And that’s pretty much it, hopefully they do a full review of it soon.
It hasn’t even been a week since the release of the Sidekick LX, and there are already hardware mods for it. Both the blue and brown Sidekick LXs come with blue moodlighting around the edges that flashes with alerts. A lot of people have complained and wished that there were different colors. Instead of whining, AcidAngel actually did something about it. He is now the owner of the only Sidekick LX with green LEDs in existence. All it took was a steady soldering hand and some patience. If you know how to solder, then you should be able to do the same. If you don’t know how to solder, you probably shouldn’t even bother attempting this. Needless to say, this totally voids your warranty but it’s pretty cool.
So chances are you’ve gotten your Sidekick LX, are loving it, and realize that 128mb of space on the microSD card that came with your LX is not nearly enough for all your music, themes, and pictures. We just put in our order for a nice fat 4gb microSD card for all our music. For those curious, here’s the best deal we’ve been able to find so far:
SanDisk 4GB MicroSD / Transflash with SD Adapter (SDSDQ-4096, BULK Packaging)
skLXthemes.com has also setup a little store to help give people a one stop place for Sidekick LX accessories. We also recommend keeping an eye on myTego.com for skins, as well as GyverGear for all sorts of good Sidekick LX accessories (chargers, screen protectors, cases, etc). Wireless Ground should also have some stuff for the Sidekick LX soon.
This is a delayed post, but for those of you under rocks (never open your catalog application.) the coveted MySpace Application is available for the Sidekick 3.
Same as the Sidekick iD, it’s free until January and then will cost 1.99/month there after.
Since it’s the same as the iD version, if you want to know more visit the old story Here