Archive for April, 2009

Sidekick LX 2009 Themes

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Wondering what the default themes that come with the Sidekick LX 2009 look like? Wonder no more:

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Don’t like the themes? Well there’s always the catalog or you can get them free over at sklx09themes.com when it launches.

Sidekick LX 2009 vs the old Sidekick LX and Sidekick Slide

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Sidekick LX 2009 vs Sidekick LX

Wonder how the new Sidekick LX 2009 stacks up to the old Sidekick LX or Sidekick Slide you’ve been carrying around? Here are some shots from exiva:

Sidekick LX 2009 Questions Answered

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Over the past few months most of our Sidekick LX 2009 questions have been answered in one way or another. But now that the device is here and actually in the hands of people it’s time to fill in the holes of the questions that haven’t been answered. Exiva was one of the lucky ones who got his Sidekick LX 2009 early. Because he’s awesome, he has agreed to answer whatever questions you have about the device. This is your chance to ask someone who is actually holding the new Sidekick in their hands. Here we go!

How does the keyboard feel?
-It’s a harder rubber than the LX. Same style, feels nice. There’s definitely a difference though.

How does the OS look/perform?
-It looks gorgeous on the new LCD (everything does though.) It performs really well. I haven’t noticed any slowdowns yet.

How does it compare to other sidekicks in all areas?
-It’s much lighter than the LX was, It feels more sturdy than the 08 in the few times I played with it. I haven’t tested battery life yet, so I can’t comment on that. The speaker is significantly louder than the LX’s, which is nice.

If you had ringtones on a previous sidekick, were they transferred over?
-Not sure, I never bought any ringtones.

Can we use sounds as ringtones saved from emails?
-Yes, as long as they are 100kb or less. So to get any length in the mp3 the quality will be pretty crummy. You can record on the device up to 20seconds.
Click through for more questions…

Sidekick LX 2009 Startup and Shutdown Animations

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Sidekick LX 2009 Shutdown/Boot Animations from Travis L. on Vimeo.

Let’s hear if for a new and improved shutdown and startup animations on the Sidekick LX 2009!

Sidekick LX 2009 Unboxing

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The first (real) Sidekick LX 2009 unboxing! exiva was one of the lucky ones that got his Sidekick LX 2009 a little bit early. He’s posted a bunch of photos of him unboxing it as well as some great close ups. Check them out below:

I got in touch with him and he says he’s willing to answer any questions you guys have. So lay them on us in the comments and we’ll answer any of the unanswered questions you still have!

Sidekick LX 2009 Backordered and Delivered Early

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
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We’ve been hearing all sorts of stories about the delivery of pre-ordered Sidekick LXs. A large number of people jumped on the pre-order when T-Mobile put it online on April 17th with the hopes that they would get their device before the rest of the world gets it on May 13th. Some of these people are getting a nice surprise and are reporting that their devices have shown up already! Others are reporting that their order has a status of “Backordered” when they check with T-Mobile. We spoke to T-Mobile and they assured us that the pre-orders that are saying “backordered” will definitely arrive by May 12th, so don’t worry. But for those of you that got them early, enjoy the little mixup and brag to your friends while you can!

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Hiptop3.com Weirdness

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I’ve been hearing some reports of people not seeing comments and/or posts. Looks like there was a bug in a version of a plugin we were using that sounds like it might be the culprit. We’ve updated the plugin, so please let us know if you continue to see any problems with the site. Stay tuned for a Sidekick LX 2009 full review. 🙂

High Quality Video of the Sidekick LX 2009 In Action

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Want to watch a video of the Sidekick LX 2009 that’s totally in focus? Here’s T-Mobile’s official press release video:

There’s also the video of this guy using it:

If you’re one for soundbites too, then there’s also these videos from Emily Blair, the T-Mobile Sidekick Manager talking about the features of the Sidekick LX 2009:

Video Hands On with the Sidekick LX 2009

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Last night T-Mobile threw a party to celebrate the Sidekick LX 2009. Our invitation must have been lost in the mail on the way to San Francisco, but EngadgetMobile was there. They filmed this video playing with the Sidekick LX 2009:

According to the rep for T-Mobile:
– Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are built in automatically downloaded and installed. Technically they’re actually catalog apps so you can uninstall them if you don’t want them later though.
– YouTube video streaming looks smooth
– You can capture any length of video, but MMS is limited to 30 seconds

New batch of Sidekick LX 2009 Screenshots

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Appletech over at PoweredByDanger has posted up a new batch of screenshots of the Sidekick LX 2009, and we’ve collected them for you.

Lots of screenshots of the updated Microsoft Live Search application, as well as the Twitter and Facebook applications.