New batch of Sidekick LX 2009 Screenshots

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.

79 Responses to “New batch of Sidekick LX 2009 Screenshots”

  1. T-M Says:

    GPS will cost you extra $10!

  2. crazyforwhat Says:

    If they charge for GPS
    I’ll get a G1

  3. 718heightz Says:

    zman on April 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm said:

    718heightz on April 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm said:

    i mean the sidekick is a good solid phone, but it doesn’t have that special spark to it. The sidekick would forever be the best instant messaging device. As far as features, it would be forever behind other phones like iphone and idk etc. It never comes out with ground breaking or revolutionary technology. that’s why for me it doesn’t have that spark it had when we all hype it up like months ago. the only thing fully throwing me to the iphone band wagon is the sidekick’s unlimited everything plan ( 34.99 a month) vs the iphone 40 something data plan*. I MOST SAY when telling my father about which phone should i get. he basically said ” the iphone is a better looking phone, the sidekick…………(shaking his head)” coming from something born in 1962 lol i find it interesting

    *probably off by a couple of dollars in the iphone rate plan.

    you can get it the g1 for 34.99 a month, its just as good as the iphone, and the people who pay for 34.99 a sidekick plan is retarded, when u can get a g1 plan for the same price, only reason i havent left is because of the 19.99 plan.

    we all know the sidekick is going to be a averaged rated phone. you are 100% right about the sidekick over g1 when g1 is obvious better phone. As you can see I’m some what soul searching to replace my sidekick usage, because I’m tired of feeling as if I’m using window 95 while everyone else is using Vista. The only thing i can do is wait. I’m going to wait for the rumored new iphone and the g2. After that see which is better. Than pack up my stuff and leave for college.

  4. slidekick user Says:

    thats gotta be the most random and unfounded things i have heard so far.

  5. slidekick user Says:

    i was talking about the GPS charging $10 thing

  6. meme Says:

    slidekick user on April 22, 2009 at 6:56 pm said:

    thats gotta be the most random and unfounded things i have heard so far.

    What is?

  7. rahrah24 Says:

    For all you guys out there wondering if there’s gonna be a app for the 08 and the lx listen up. See asfar as what everyone else is saying about it couldn’t be done on those current models its all lye’s, because for I have a friend who has a phone on the current edge system and he has access to youtube mobile. Now mind you his phone has wifi but its not on that paticular setting.but yet he can still watch youtube videos and family guy and whatever else his heart desires. my point is this its only a money issue asfar putting out an ota to fill that void for older model customers or do they continue with future projects like the upcoming lx09 and god knows what else because they know they can make a lot of money with the new features on a shiny new kick with the same funtionality. So I really wouldn’t hold my breath for an ota for the 08 and lx

  8. rahrah24 Says:

    For all you guys out there wondering if there’s gonna be a app for the 08 and the lx listen up. See asfar as what everyone else is saying about it couldn’t be done on those current models its all lye’s, because for 1 have a cousine who has a phone on the current edge system and he has access to youtube mobile. Now mind you he has a t-mobile wing and don’t give me that windows mobile bullish .he can still watch youtube videos no 3g or anything . my point is this its only a money issue as for putting out an ota to fill that void for older model customers or do they continue with future projects like the upcoming lx09 and god knows what else because they know they can make a lot of money with the new features on a shiny new kick with the same funtionality. So I really wouldn’t hold my breath for an youtube ota for the 08 and lx.

  9. PBD_Appletech Says:

    crazyforwhat on April 22, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

    There are so many apps that they never allow to hit the catalog. How about the walkietalkee application? Where u can use the kick as direct connect?. Not in the catalog….

    They need to allow devs to post apps for free. Yes for free. Danger doesn’t like that business model.

    T-Mobile controls their catalog contents, not Danger.

  10. mandi Says:

    SKLX09KID on April 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm said:

    Dyingforit on April 21, 2009 at 3:41 pm said:

    Ok here is what I am thinking if they can sell the phone for $199.99 they make a profit. If they sell it for $419 they make a HUGE profit! Am I missing something? I know they make money off the contracts and all but the sidekick requires one I dont get it!

    your right, but what i think that people are getting is that not most people want to spend $419 on a phone, look at the price its just ridiculous… and i think that all tmobile customers should be able to upgrade and get the 199.99 deal, i came back in february in a family plan to get this phone so for the meantime i got a little samsung and now im kinda sad because i waited months for this phone and the price is just to high.

    stacia on April 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

    i was very hesitant to buy another sidekick, seeing as i have the ‘old’ sidekick lx.
    but i think i’m sold, unfortunately.
    there goes $200.

    lol lucky did your 2 years already expire?

    i dont understand why people are upset about the price, remember back in the day when the RAZR came out and it was $500 and everyone and their momma wanted one, and now its free when u get a line with anyone.

    $500 is a reasonable price, thats the average cost of a phone check any website, they just add discounts as well as a MIR and it gives the illusion of being cheaper. it has the exact same features of the G1 minus the touch screen, but if touch screen is the standard now then ive had it since i was 12 when my dad had a PDA that was touch. i dont think touch is the standard i think screen resolution and camera pixels, also user friendly and SHORTCUTS!

    Which is the best thing about the kick press three buttons and ur got there not like on the G1 where u have to run around to find the player, the web, bluetooth basically everything u have to press 600 thousand different buttons to get to. also people tend to forget that with open OS u have a higher chance of the app you download to mess up your phone. like on my friends G1 he downloaded an app to help him send mass texts (WTF?) and every time he does something a fail message comes up about how Android crashed. Also with the iPhone i downloaded alot of apps and they crash my phone, every time i have to restart my phone to get it to work, its ridiculous!

    POINT IS DON’T BE HATEN IF YOU CANT GET IT NOW; WAIT UNTIL THE PRICE DROPS LIKE ALL NEW PHONES DO.

  11. love-my-LX Says:

    i’m lost…. my friend has his phone that lets him go on youtube, there’s no 3g or wi-fi and his screen is half the screen of my LX. but rahrah24 is right they wouldn’t put out an OTA for the older models knowing that they could loose money but about a month before the 08 they sent out OTA’s so they might do something….. or at least i hope.

  12. Rhiannon Says:

    Anyone here who has an LX having battery problems? Mine was fine up until 2 weeks ago. It doesnt even stay charged a day.

    I bought a brand new factory replacement battery and im still down to a bar in less than 24 hours.

  13. crazyforwhat Says:

    I have noticed the past 3weeks that my browser speed has improved.. Not sure why? Maybe danger has upgraded their servers to handle all the new sidekicks that will be purchased by new customers, and their respectve data plans.

    Nevertheless, I’m enjoying the load speeds!

    To the post about battery life deminishing. I haven’t noticed anything different. Have you been leaving on your instant messaging? Do you have your brightness way high? You have tyo cycle your battery often. Meaning you use it until it completely dies, and then charge it completely on a wall charger. Not a car or usb computer cable.

    I keep my kick at 3 brightness, and have my aim on text message alert, unless I’m on an aim spree.

  14. Rhiannon Says:

    The thing is I havent changed a thing. Ive had the phone for a little bit so I already have it all set up to save battery life.

    It just started a few weeks ago .. assumed it was the battery.

    So then I bought the same Sharp – factory battery and no improvement.

    I thought the timing was weird … with the new release and all.

    But im not eligible for best price for another 10 months … sux

  15. zorro Says:

    Will this Sidekick also be launched in Europe (Belgium). It’s just what I need.

  16. Mike B Says:

    zorro on April 26, 2009 at 8:31 am said:

    Will this Sidekick also be launched in Europe (Belgium). It’s just what I need.

    No, I don’t think the SK LX 09 will launch in europe cos since its not even out yet in the USA.

  17. meme Says:

    Mike B on April 26, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

    zorro on April 26, 2009 at 8:31 am said:

    Will this Sidekick also be launched in Europe (Belgium). It’s just what I need.

    No, I don’t think the SK LX 09 will launch in europe cos since its not even out yet in the USA.

    Wow. You totally just missed the question at hand ENTIRELY. Lol just because its not released in the US yet doesn’t mean it won’t be released at all.

  18. Mike B Says:

    Oh ok, then is there any sidekick that HAS BEEN released in Europe? If not then they could’ve done it to make even more money, but they didn’t, so y should they start now?

  19. rahrah24 Says:

    Yeah and I would really want to see a ota for youtube an etc. On my 08 and for those out there with the lx. but im still hoping they do something with the current browser so the current and most recent customers won’t feel left out. Once the 09 comes out because if the only ota will be on the 09 what is everyone else to do because a new customer can’t get a 09kick for the $200.

  20. rahrah24 Says:

    So what about the trade in do they still have that going on or I that over ?

  21. rahrah24 Says:

    Is the trade in program still going on ? I really wanna know because if so I can possibly trade my 08 for a 09 and just pay the difference.

  22. crazyforwhat Says:

    As a member of the developer community, they just made the new 5.0 Devkit availabe a few weeks ago. There should be a small amount of apps available at launch while apps are ported to 5.0

    We share (amongst ourselves) new apps in the form of bndl files, but you can only run these in the emulator, unless you have a key. The only way you get a key, is if you create a functional app and submit it to QA for approval. Then and only then can you test it on your device.

    As for what is released, it all depends on tmo and danger quality team.
    People have made some sick apps that never made it to the catalog. Many apps are delayed too, example Twitter was created sooooooo freaking long ago.

    That is where my gripe begins, there should be MINIMIMAL QA involvement, and FREE and DEMO/Lite apps should be allowed into the catalog. They just have to make money on everything.
    The only reason why you got livesearch for free, is because they offered it for free on blackberry and winmo devices.

    Hopefully, with Micro taking over the danger and it’s backend, they will allow free and demo apps to be downloaded (remember, every byte of data that is downloaded is taking up precious bandwidth which costs money…

  23. crazyforwhat Says:

    days of trade in are long gone!!!!!!!

    This isn’t car sales man!

  24. Dropkicksnotbombs Says:

    DOes any1 know if I can pre order the sidekick lx 09 at a t-mobile store…??
    Or does it have to be done only online??

  25. Mike B Says:

    Online, only. 2 more days tho.

  26. Enigma Says:

    Here are some FACTS And QUESTIONS in Regards to the LX 09.
    1. For those of you who assume web browsing in the lx 09 IS supported by flash think again. According to hiptop 3 forums, it’s explicitly stated that the web browsing for the LX09 is NOT SUPPORTED BY FLASH. Here is the link: http://www.hiptop3.com/archives/category/sidekick-2009/

    With that being said, If web browsing on the Lx09 is STILL not supported by Flash will this deprive full access to “real web browsing performance (e.g. Streaming videos from youtube and or other related site sources)?

    2. There are rumors speculating the possibility of a small charge or fee rendered for the GPS Application supported by Microsoft. Is this true?(please provide facts, not opinions as i have provided link above)

    3. I’ve been a Tmobile customer as well as a Sidekick holder since the 2nd generation. I’m currently debating if whether i should instead purchase the G2 Android phone. I am a bit skeptical as to how well the Lx09 perfom with it’s upgraded 3G network. I do admire the fact in which Sharp/danger still adheres to “flip phone/ slide” realm. However, questions procure in whether this new device “sidekick Lx 09” will have slight advantages over the G2 Android phone which to the best of my knowledge release early this summer. (Please feel free to discuss this topic in depth if you please, after all this is a forum discussion). Thank You.

  27. D3m0 in RI Says:

    Spanky on April 21, 2009 at 4:10 pm said:

    I still wanna know if the charge for the phone pre order will be charged to card or our bill.

    they will charge ur bill in installments

  28. Crystal Says:

    I wanted if i can trade my sidekick 08 for the sidekick 09 and if so for how much ???please please please reply

  29. D3m0 in RI Says:

    no1s gonna do dat trade CRYSTAL da phone is 2 new. but if u do find a good trade then good 4 u but i doubt u will find a trade like dat.



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