Sidekick 2008/Gekko vs Sidekick 3

Sidekick 3 vs Sidekick 2008

There are quite a few of you out there still hanging onto the Sidekick 3, and wondering if it’s time to upgrade to the Sidekick 2008. Well, here’s our opinion, toss yours in the comments:

If you’ve been sticking with a Sidekick 3 (or one of the older devices) then it’s time to upgrade. Take our word for it, you’ll love the higher resolution screen and won’t be able to go back. There’s video playback and recording. The new features in the browser (full page mode) and some new OS tweaks (Quickfind, new address book behavior, etc) are very handy to have. The keyboard may take some getting used to, but in our opinion it’s better than both the 3 and the II keyboards. And at $150, chances are you’ll be able to score a deal somewhere and get it super cheap. There’s no official word from T-Mobile, but we won’t be surprised to see this device eventually offered for $50 (or even maybe free) with a 2 year contract.

75 Responses to “Sidekick 2008/Gekko vs Sidekick 3”

  1. Evy Says:

    SK3 user here!! I just ordered the SK08…I’m just dissappointed now 2 hear dat some new SK are coming out!! Does anyone know if the SK08 supports You Tube??

  2. Brittz Says:

    i hav a SK3 and want to upgrade i heard the LX and SK08 u can view videos… now is this via youtube or one of those make ur own vids type bs

    I want an SK wea you can go on youtube and watch vids!

    LOL

  3. kingandre Says:

    Evy on August 5, 2008 at 1:25 am said:

    Well I just ordered the SK08’….I have the SK3 right now…I was just wondering…does the SK08′ support YouTube?

    Well yes my friend the sidekick2008 does go on youtube. I was asking the sam question but I just called tmobile custmer serivce n the caled the sidekick department n like I said they said yes u can go on youtube wit the sk 2008. I’m so happpy

  4. kingandre Says:

    Yes u can go on youtube wit the sidekick2008 but not the lx as yet

  5. kingandre Says:

    Yes u can go on youtube!!!

  6. RedStar Says:

    Jacob on August 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm said:

    Where did you find that the successor to the LX is coming out in december?
    Is that a rumor or is it true?

    can you send me the link where it says that?

    Just a rumor for now. It may or may not come out in December. IMO I think it will come out early next year.

  7. kingandre Says:

    Omg im soo srry to u all the sk 2008 can not go on you tube im so mad. But the sk 2008 is really great even though the pieces r cheap its great it shiny n small. picture this imagen the lx but smaller shiny n not so heavy it would be great (unless if u like heavy phones). Hope to c u all wit the sidekick 2008. Oh n I type this whole thing wit the sk 2008 =)

  8. so fly like Says:

    I just changed from a Blackberry 8320 to the new Sidekick “Gekko” 2008!

    I’ve havd previous SK’s in the past a SK II and a SK 3.

    I do like it a lot, my Blackberry was just lacking a few things that I needed. I like that the new SK is customizable with shells, it allows you to be more of an individual.

    The Blackberry is a good phone don’t get me wrong, but I have my Sidekick back and it feels like I never left. I too like the hard keyboard on the 3, but I am getting used to it as I am typing this reply from my SK 08.

    If your someone that enjoys the Sidekick line, and what something new and fresh, that you can really call your own (by customizing) and you text, e-mail, and browse the web I’d recommend purchasing the Sidekick 2008.

    If a new Sidekick comes out in December or anytime after that, I will check it out, but I’m not going to buy it.

    If you like the LX better, to each there own.

    Have to call T-mobile and change my e-mail address.

    Peace.

  9. kingandre Says:

    Yo nick were is the thing there

  10. leelaa000 Says:

    Jacob on August 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm said:

    Where did you find that the successor to the LX is coming out in december?
    Is that a rumor or is it true?

    can you send me the link where it says that?

    this was told to me by a tmobile employee

  11. Christian Says:

    CalifornianChris on July 31, 2008 at 6:20 am said:

    Someone PLEASE answer this:
    I’ve been searching all over the internet and seems like I can’t find the answer:
    I’m trying to find out what exactly measurements is the Sidekick 3’s screen? I’m trying to see if the Sidekick 2008’s screen is ANY bigger than Sidekick 3’s screen??
    I’m dying to know.
    Someone tell me please. I can’t tell in the pictures!

    it’s the same size 2.6 ah durp

  12. d3wd Says:

    the sidekick 2008 looks kind of cheap to me, but so did the ID. I have a sidekick 3, had a sidekick II, and a sidekick before that. The keyboard usability looks crappy, and although it is much lighter than the 3, is it just as big.

    I’m switching to att and getting an LG Shine, for a change of pace and to save money (not doing a data plan).

  13. Anonymous Says:

    hi i currently have a sk3 and have been using it for 2 years, i have finally surpassed my 2 year plan and i think im ready to buy the tony hawk version. how much do u think it willl cost for the tony hawk version since im ready for an upgrade

  14. ?????????????? Says:

    everyone keeps saying they bought an lx or 08 and now they hear a new one might be coming out in december. there is always going to be a new phone coming out and it seems the sidekick comes out with a new one every few months. just do some research and ask yourself if you want to wait or not…. besides touchscreen on a sk would be a little strange….

  15. Anonymous Says:

    The battery life on tha 08 is great….

  16. Lauren Says:

    CalifornianChris on July 31, 2008 at 6:20 am said:

    Someone PLEASE answer this:
    I’ve been searching all over the internet and seems like I can’t find the answer:
    I’m trying to find out what exactly measurements is the Sidekick 3’s screen? I’m trying to see if the Sidekick 2008’s screen is ANY bigger than Sidekick 3’s screen??
    I’m dying to know.
    Someone tell me please. I can’t tell in the pictures!

    ok, i checked a site. the biggest of the sidekick2008, sidekick3, and sidekick slide is the 3…by a nice margin. the 2008 is only slightly bigger than the slide. go here if you would like to see for yourself 🙂 (scroll down there) http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_comparison/16622-Sidekick-LX-vs-Sidekick-2008-vs-Sidekick-Slide

  17. Lauren Says:

    oops not sidekick 3, i meant LX :]

  18. jojo Says:

    can i see video in youtube from mi sidekick

  19. lena' Says:

    so i was thinking of getting the sk08 but now i dont know with all this talk of a new sk 3G…aye people people what should i do!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?

  20. edwardd Says:

    i have the slide *&& i want tthe sidekick 2OO8 O so badly bhut I’ve only haved the slide 4 lyk 4 mnths already nd i qot it with a 2 year plan so wat do i do nd wat is duh price ama have to pay 4 duh sidekick 2008

  21. Selena Says:

    I had the sidekick 3, but now I have the Sidekick 2008 because my sk3 broke so my insurance company gave it to me for a discounted price. I hated my sidekick 3. It was really crappy and too big. It had no features and you couldn’t even send a picture message. I am really happy with my sk08 because it has all the features of all the sidekicks. Its really great plus its really light and so much smaller. I love it. Would recommend it.

  22. tia Says:

    I can’t on youtube on my sidekick08 4 every sk08 users can u tell me how to get on you tube b cuz it tellin me my content is not suported plz hlp

  23. Shawn Says:

    i wanna get da sidekick lx 2009 and they say that its 250 but then otha ppl say its 450 and i wanna know what the real price is

  24. Shawn Says:

    another question: i want to pay 250 for the lx 2009 and i also want a 2 year contract…so i wanna know if i just go to the mobile store and tell them i want a 2 year contract for the phone, will the price be 250..

  25. vondelle Says:

    Ok I want a ? o8 but peek this I don’t wanna buy the 1 out the box becuz I don’t wanna pay no 200bucks or w.e but how much do ? think a used ? o8 would cost



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