Sidekick 2008 aka Sidekick Gecco, Gekko, Aspen, whatever


So the latest rumor on the street is that this long awaited Gecco device is going to be called the “Sidekick 2008″ by T-Mobile. We have to wonder if T-Mobile marketing is serious about launching a device halfway through the year it’s named for, but then again they did release the SKiD. We’ve squinted our eyes and examined the photos and haven’t been able to see anything that confirms that it will be called the Sidekick 2008. On the back of the screen where it normally says “Sidekick LX” or whatever, it just says “Sidekick”. So here’s your salt shaker, this is what we’ve heard. Probably even more exciting though are some fuzzy pictures floating around that you can see above and below. Looks like T-Mobile is prepared to help you customize the hell out of your device with Sidekick Shells.

via Thanks for the tip Dominic!

23 Responses to “Sidekick 2008 aka Sidekick Gecco, Gekko, Aspen, whatever”

  1. jessica Says:

    the phone is alright.
    im sure these people will
    have video waaaay before
    us sidekick lx users.
    thats the sad part.
    the phone looks like
    a brick.
    alot like the LX as it was
    ment to be.
    but i wanna know how
    much this phone will be.
    thats what i want to know.

  2. jseph Says:

    Can someone tell me what this phone is? I know it’s the follow-up to the SKiD but this time (correct me if I’m wrong) it has the same great screen as the LX, along with a camera and bluetooth, features that originally set the ID apart from the 3. So what does it not have that the LX has?

  3. lala Says:

    jseph on July 9, 2008 at 9:52 pm said:

    Can someone tell me what this phone is? I know it’s the follow-up to the SKiD but this time (correct me if I’m wrong) it has the same great screen as the LX, along with a camera and bluetooth, features that originally set the ID apart from the 3. So what does it not have that the LX has?

    Of what does it have that the lx doesnt since the its gonna be 4.7 vs the lx 4.6 after the ota

  4. lala Says:

    Wait i just noticed the top pic u can see the cam wheres the flash and mirror

  5. domiiniicano Says:

    jseph on July 9, 2008 at 9:52 pm said:

    Can someone tell me what this phone is? I know it’s the follow-up to the SKiD but this time (correct me if I’m wrong) it has the same great screen as the LX, along with a camera and bluetooth, features that originally set the ID apart from the 3. So what does it not have that the LX has?

    I was wondering the exact same thing…. but i see that it doesn’t have a flash for the cam. If u look at the pic of the device with the pink, white and grey camo shell and compare the screen size to the rest of the device it looks HUGE thats if thats supposed to be the same screen as the lx.

  6. domiiniicano Says:

    Maybe the device is just supposed to be a customizable LX???!!!

  7. BREATHE TMOBILE Says:

    Here is a list of features

    http://tmonews.com/forums/index.php?topic=543.0

  8. johnnycash23 Says:

    im diggin the new sidekick

  9. Dmagic Says:

    have you noticed the four shortcut buttons on the sides are missing?? I think it might not have the same email capabilities.

  10. zehrius.kick Says:

    Dmagic on July 10, 2008 at 11:21 pm said:

    have you noticed the four shortcut buttons on the sides are missing?? I think it might not have the same email capabilities.

    Actually the 4 buttons are there lol

  11. hammo25 Says:

    i have actually played with a dummy phone at a T-mobile store and this thing is WAY TINY compared to any sidekick, and i would say this is like an extremely nice upgrade form the iD and all the buttons are still there and the keyboard is the same as the LX if anyone has question about physical features then just ask remember i played with a dummy phone.

  12. dustin123 Says:

    hammo25 on July 25, 2008 at 12:58 am said:

    i have actually played with a dummy phone at a T-mobile store and this thing is WAY TINY compared to any sidekick, and i would say this is like an extremely nice upgrade form the iD and all the buttons are still there and the keyboard is the same as the LX if anyone has question about physical features then just ask remember i played with a dummy phone.

    i dont have any sidekick right now but at the end of the month im going to be buying one. Which do you recommend, the gekko/2008 or the lx?

  13. Marlene Says:

    Just exchanged my slide for the new 2008. My friends with the LX are changing over to the SK 2008. It takes nicer pictures than the SK Slide & does take video. It’s smaller than the LX & Slide, but keeps the LX’s great keyboard. Customizing your kick with the new covers is a great feature for me. It’s running for $300.00 at the Tmobile store.

  14. deep Says:

    hey how much did you have to pay when you exchanged the slide?

  15. fucktrixx Says:

    I’ve had the sk2 sk3 and so far the lx and I love my sidekick it keeps me in tuch with my friends and its so easy to use and this phone isn’t just targeted around teens I’ve seen a lot of celebritys with this kick *** phone and the data plan is pretty cheap but to be honest with you the sidekick 2008 is awful it looks horrible its lcd is so small and I’ve seen this phone is person and its a little bulky yet relly small and it has almost the same keyboard as the lx but its a pretty good price judging the functions it has.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I hav da sk2008 its nice my1st sk cost me265 includn shpn

  17. jjkookid Says:

    I’m gettin tha sk08 and I played wit it b4 it is very kool it looks lyk tha buttons on tha side ov tha fone is not there but they r o and tha camera is kool 2

  18. S.E. Says:

    Just got the sk08, compared to the lx and sk3 I have now, I rather just sell the two and and keep the sk08, its lighter, sleek and stylish 4 any one, and its got all the great features of any other sidekick (ok its screen is a little small, and no flash, so what) I baught it for $250 and im glad I did ^^

  19. jenitap Says:

    Just got the new sidekick 08 for $100 and its just like the lx with no flash and a smaller screen but if you put the two phones together and compare, the screen isn’t really that much smaller. It has all the features the lx has with a great price. The price I paid is exclusive so if anyone is interested in getting this sidekick for a low price of $100 the email jenita at jenitapowell147@aol.com or jenitapowell147@yahoo.com for more information.

  20. katrina Says:

    hey can someone tell me how muhc i could get the sk gekko for?? and where i could get it?

  21. nino Says:

    its worth 150 for plan
    and 300 for prepaid

  22. megan reno Says:

    I have the lx, and my friend has the 2008, and there the same thing.
    Everything is the same besides the size and camera.

    Its a good phone though, more for a teenager, where the lx has a more adult, professinal look. With the 08, you can customize the skins and it has different backgrounds.

    If your phone shopping, id go for the 08, its lighter and more durable.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    does the sk08 have the myspace app??



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