Sidekick 2008/Gekko vs Sidekick LX

Sidekick 2008 compared to Sidekick LX

People are constantly asking, should I upgrade to the Sidekick 2008 if I have a Sidekick LX? Well it depends on what you’re looking for. Here’s our opinion, feel free to leave yours in the comments:

If you already have a Sidekick LX, you’re not going to gain much by getting a Sidekick 2008. You’ll basically get a slightly better camera, but lose the LED flash. If fashion in the form of replaceable shells is your thing and you’ve got money to burn, go for it. But you’re probably better off just grabbing some Sidekick LX gel skins or a lens frame. Then again if you feel like the LX is too big or heavy, then you can drop a few ounces if you pick up a 2008.

134 Responses to “Sidekick 2008/Gekko vs Sidekick LX”

  1. s0x Says:

    heres the deal… my gf bought the 2008 today and ive had my lx for a year. when i got my lx from having a sk2 for ever i opened the box and was impressed it was amazing huge screen beautiful finish amazing. when i opened the box with her today for the gecko it was….well…unimpressive. i picked it up and it felt light and cheap and and the plastic finish thats around the screen feels cheap. IF YOUVE HAD A SIDEKICK FOR A WHILE like me since the 2 then youll notice that the buttons that scroll up and down page the hang up and call buttons are now much smaller and not as usable. The headphone jack is strangly on the top of the devise wich makes me think it would be more uncomfortable to put in your pocket and listen to music. the screen resolution is admitedly better but the screen altho not. seems significantly smaller. the d pad looks tacky and cheap and feels that way and MY BIGGEST PET PEVE ON THIS THING IS!!!! that the keyboard actually got just a bit smaller so if youve been using a sklx then youll notice that typing is awkward altho im sure youll get used to using it quickly. also the trackball is sunkin in a little more than the one on the sklx wich feels funny at first. so my deal is trackball feels wierd buttons got smaller materials feel cheaper the device is lighter wich makes it feel flimsy and as insignificant the screen got smaller and as silly as it seems where the hell are my LED LIGHTS!!! ALSO PLEASE take note that the camera IS BETTER BUT THERE IS NO FLASH so if you want to take pix in the dim light forget it…..

    thats my review. so in closing dont do it stick with your lx youll be happy you did wait till the sk3g comes out….

  2. Dzone Says:

    I like the screen of the LX but not too impressed with the flat box look
    the Sidekick 2008 looks more better quality but i hear its not?
    although i like the fact that it has more on board ram, but does it make a difference?
    I dont know unless i touch and play with both, but i am leaning more towards the 2008,
    But man the nice large screen on the lx….. is what most want.
    can’t decide.

  3. Buddy Says:

    How about the fact that the 2008 doesn’t lag and perform like a POS like the LX does?

  4. dustin Says:

    Yeah. In my experience, I have had both…the gekko/2008 and the lx, they are very different. There might not even be a sk3g so don’t go getting your hopes up, if your one of the people who got the lx when it first came out I don’t think you will be too disapointed with the 2008. Although the 2008 model is not 3g it still has pretty fast internet speed for a mobile device. Btw for the record I typed all of this out on a sidekick 2008 so don’t even try to use the keyboard as an excuse to make the lx look better. The fact is you lx users just don’t want to admit you don’t have the most hip new sidekick anymore and that a new higher end model has come out. I mean seriously, you can make your own fricken case.

  5. s0x Says:

    @dustin
    the onbord ram does help a bit its not as laggy as the lx can be sometimes but if you restart your lx every couple days the lag never really becomes a problem. i never said that the keyboard on the 2008 wasnt unusable i just said that youll notice the difference and it takes getting used to. lol please dont take my critique out of context. I think it would be safe to assume that there will be a 3g sidekick considering tmobile is launching a 3g network lol but course that is speculation. and i would hardly call the 2008 hip to the untrained eye its almost identical if you dont know what a sidekick is and if your trying to be hip you should probably have gotten the iphone3g ;) ps i would hardly call the 2008 “higher end” smaller screen cheaper feel and no flash on a camera is not high end :) enjoy your new phone :)

  6. daniel Says:

    How about the fact that the 08 is the pedocessor of the ID , you complain about it as if it is the pedocessor of the LX. Compare it to the ID, how much better is it. =D

  7. DaNii Says:

    I don’t give a damn about the new 2008 Sidekick… I just want a friggin update. Its *** how the LX still hasn’t came out with a better OTA for our ringers or speaker phone. Its a damn shame they brought out this new rinky dink phone that does better **** than the phone we spent hundreds of bucks on when they may possibly give this phone out free with a 2 year contract. I feel robbed to be honest. T-Mobile sucks… Yup I said it dammit; they suck. LOL!

  8. Jurdin Says:

    daniel on July 31, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

    How about the fact that the 08 is the pedocessor of the ID , you complain about it as if it is the pedocessor of the LX. Compare it to the ID, how much better is it. =D

    THANK YOU DANIEL! I don’t think people realize that it is the predecessor to the ID! That is why they discontinued the ID to sell this. If they were going to try and top the LX they would have stopped selling the LX altogether. =p

  9. Maurice Sylvers Says:

    Man, I just bought my LX July 21, 2008. I still have time to return it to get the sk 2008. I just dont know if it’s worth it. I guess I will have to go up to T-mobile and play with it inorder to see. Im new to T-mobile. I was on fricken AT&T! Someone help me!

  10. cindy Says:

    Jurdin on July 31, 2008 at 5:27 am said:

    daniel on July 31, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

    How about the fact that the 08 is the pedocessor of the ID , you complain about it as if it is the pedocessor of the LX. Compare it to the ID, how much better is it. =D

    THANK YOU DANIEL! I don’t think people realize that it is the predecessor to the ID! That is why they discontinued the ID to sell this. If they were going to try and top the LX they would have stopped selling the LX altogether. =p

    it’s called the successor. we discussed this in another topic.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Maurice Sylvers on July 31, 2008 at 5:51 am said:

    Man, I just bought my LX July 21, 2008. I still have time to return it to get the sk 2008. I just dont know if it’s worth it. I guess I will have to go up to T-mobile and play with it inorder to see. Im new to T-mobile. I was on fricken AT&T! Someone help me!

    why would you downgrade??? I just don’t get it

  12. Anonymous Says:

    cindy on July 31, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

    Jurdin on July 31, 2008 at 5:27 am said:

    daniel on July 31, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

    How about the fact that the 08 is the pedocessor of the ID , you complain about it as if it is the pedocessor of the LX. Compare it to the ID, how much better is it. =D

    THANK YOU DANIEL! I don’t think people realize that it is the predecessor to the ID! That is why they discontinued the ID to sell this. If they were going to try and top the LX they would have stopped selling the LX altogether. =p

    it’s called the successor. we discussed this in another topic.

    No need to be a ***** Cindy :)

  13. sklover Says:

    the screens the perfect size on the lx imo, any smaller i wouldnt live. all my friends who have an id and sk3 are getting the 2008. I have to admit to jump from the id to that, i cant wait for the next jump. I hope microsoft and sharp to some magic to the next one

  14. the daniel Says:

    i had the SK LX and just picked up the SK 2008. in my opinion the 2008 is better.. the only difference is that it is smaller than the LX. the screen is smaller but has the same resolution making it look clearer even if not as big.. it feels a lot better. although typing on a smaller surface will take getting used to it is still pretty much the same experience. the 2008 is not even comparable to the id because it has all the features the lx has and better including the 2.0mp camera which does look considerably better. all in all i believe that i found a better device. the color options are also a plus.

  15. yung Says:

    honestly ive tested every single sidekcik since the original 1 even before it had color. the sk 2 for a while was considered the best functional sk even wen the 3 released and i think tmobile wanted to go back to a phone that was very function able like the 2. went he lx came out it was a great phone because of the high resolution screen and it wasnt jus a phone in which people bought because of its looks. the d pad and buttons along with the ability to send pictures and sure the web faster was a huge factor and a plus for it but it still felt like it lacked in some way. the tony hawk lx is a very good phone because it has the ota already built in to your sidekick so it’ll work different on the tony hawk instead of the lx in a better way. BUT for me i will be purchasing a tmobile sidekick 2008 because ive followed it for a while n the that who also has followed it as me knows that it is the successor of the sk id NOT THE LX…IF IT WAS IT WOULD BE MORE MONEY AND HAVE MORE EXPENSIVE PARTS INSTEAD OF SHELLS…the only difference in both the lx and 2008 are that the lx has betta parts spent on making it look good..they both have similar software. i jus need a sk thats gonna do anything i want that the lx dose and be a little cheaper and thinner to carry around cuz i will purchase a 4gb memory stick for music on it…one thing that i have noticed on the 2008 that is a lil sad is that it dosent have its own pouch yet or tmobile will send a pouch eventually

  16. yung Says:

    hey guys,

    honestly ive tested every single sidekcik since the original 1 even before it had color. the sk 2 for a while was considered the best functional sk even wen the 3 released and i think tmobile wanted to go back to a phone that was very function able like the 2. went he lx came out it was a great phone because of the high resolution screen and it wasnt jus a phone in which people bought because of its looks. the d pad and buttons along with the ability to send pictures and sure the web faster was a huge factor and a plus for it but it still felt like it lacked in some way. the tony hawk lx is a very good phone because it has the ota already built in to your sidekick so it’ll work different on the tony hawk instead of the lx in a better way. BUT for me i will be purchasing a tmobile sidekick 2008 because ive followed it for a while n the that who also has followed it as me knows that it is the successor of the sk id NOT THE LX…IF IT WAS IT WOULD BE MORE MONEY AND HAVE MORE EXPENSIVE PARTS INSTEAD OF SHELLS…the only difference in both the lx and 2008 are that the lx has betta parts spent on making it look good..they both have similar software. i jus need a sk thats gonna do anything i want that the lx dose and be a little cheaper and thinner to carry around cuz i will purchase a 4gb memory stick for music on it…one thing that i have noticed on the 2008 that is a lil sad is that it dosent have its own pouch yet or tmobile will send a pouch eventually

  17. Lets B Real Says:

    Lets B Real with ourselves. . . . . Flashy new shell!! OOoooo … Slightly better Camera!! Ahhhhh … More RAM… YEA!!!!!!

    ….. ummmm no!

    LoL For those who like the new SK 2008 and are going to rush out to drop acouple $$ to get it … MORE POWER TO YOU!

    But in all reality the Sidekick 2008 is NOT an upgrade from the LX AT ALL!
    Unless you consider shiny plastic and a better camera with no flash and upgrade..

    If you choose to stick with your OTA updated LX than I feel like you are making the right decision because essentially you already have a Sidekick 2008 in your hands .. Just my opinion :)

  18. cindy Says:

    on July 31, 2008 at 7:14 am said:

    cindy on July 31, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

    Jurdin on July 31, 2008 at 5:27 am said:

    daniel on July 31, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

    How about the fact that the 08 is the pedocessor of the ID , you complain about it as if it is the pedocessor of the LX. Compare it to the ID, how much better is it. =D

    THANK YOU DANIEL! I don’t think people realize that it is the predecessor to the ID! That is why they discontinued the ID to sell this. If they were going to try and top the LX they would have stopped selling the LX altogether. =p

    it’s called the successor. we discussed this in another topic.

    No need to be a ***** Cindy :)

    wasn’t trying to be a b****

  19. anthony Says:

    look you can never compare a device……….

    the person who has a 2008 is going to say its better than the lx but the person who has an lx is going to say its better than the 2008.

    its personal prefrence i guess

    in my opinion thoguh i think they lx is better than the 2008 bcz thinmk about it the lx is slimmer i think it has a cooler more modern look the screen is bigger it has camera with a flash all the things the 2008 have and more the screen on the 2008 may be crisper and has a 2.0 mexapixel camera but thats it. the lx has led mood lights which are a relle kool look and design i think that a fone should have. so honestly i would say go with the lx and keep it if ur thinknig about upgrading i mean downgrading lol.

  20. sTaPo Says:

    doesnt the lx have a HD screen? im still waiting for that damn update.smh

  21. Leelaa000 Says:

    people stop comparing the 08 and the lx. they are not from the same sk line. the sk 08 is actually the sk id 2 and the sk lx is actually the sk 4. there is going to be an sk 5 that comes out in december. now, just you wait and see and then compare it to the lx.

    that is the sk i am excited for and i am saving up for. of course i would prefer a 3g sk but that may take another year. who knows cuz not me. so if i hear about a 3g sk coming out next year, i may even skip the sk 5, maybe just temporarily get an 08 since by december the price will be down, and then wait to buy the 3g sk. man im so excited!

  22. zac Says:

    The sidekick 2008 is just an update to the old sidekick I’d. Its NOT an update to the lx. If it was an update to the lx they would have stopped selling the lx altogether. I walked into the tmobile store last nite and compared the sidekick 2008 and the sidekick lx side by side. The sidekick 2008 feels cheap and the plasticy materials are very flimsy. The lx feels much sturdier and the lx also looks elegant with that dark midnight blue. That yellow color on the sidekick 2008 just makes the fone look tacky. The 2008 has a good keypad but I prefer the one on the lx. The screen on the lx is better too. The camera on the 2008 is slightly better than the one on the lx but it has no flash so you can only take pictures in well-lit places. So the flash on the lx definately makes it an advantage. The os is the same, if you’ve ever used a sidekick you know what I’m talkin about. Last night I asked the representative at the tmobile store which sidekick was better and he told me that the 2008 is just a follow-up to the sidekick I’d. He said that personally he preffered the lx. I also preffered the lx. So I ended up buying a blue lx. And I know it might seem kind of stupid but the blue mood lights on the corners of the lx made it another advantage over the 2008. The keypad on the lx is so great to type on. I just wrote all this stuff off my shiny new blue sidekick lx.

  23. the daniel Says:

    I actually think the nokia 5100 series from 2001 is superior than any sk. I mean it has a nice black and white display and has snake on it!

  24. cindy Says:

    my choose at the end of the day will be the LX as well. reading all the reviews has helped me with my first sidekick choice.

  25. jeremy Says:

    Im staying with my lx :)
    peopl are just going to get the 08′ cause its newer and they can just says they got the newest sk. when its actualy just an upgraded id.
    i like the quality of the lx :)

  26. Mark Says:

    well i got my LX on the 25 and i’ve been waiting to get it. and before i know it, a new sidekick comes out. i’m not saying that i want the new sidekick im just asking what’s a better choice. The lx may not be the new sidekick but it’s one of the recent ones…doesn’t that count for anything?

  27. Ty Says:

    Same here. Actually, I have an id right now and I’m getting an lx because I like the way it looks and the quality of the screen

  28. young_cota Says:

    I have both phones in my hand right now. Ordered the sk2008 tuesday night. Besides the video and other updates, I’m honestly not too impressed. I think I’ll just send it back and wait for my LX to update…

  29. young_cota Says:

    By the way, I’m tired of hearing how the Sidekick 2008 is an upgraded ID. Tha ID had no music player, no camera! The Sidekick 2008 has the same features as the Tony Hawk Sidekick or an LX with a 4.6/4.7 software update. The Sidekick 2008 is a Sidekick 2008. Just like the Sidekick LX is a Sidekick LX, not an upgraded Sidekick 3.

  30. Nataly Says:

    honestly I have both of the sidekicks the 2008 and the Lx, and really they are very different, i heard people are actually braggin ’bout wat sidekick is betta, wellz in ma opinion, and listen to me itz not a joke, but the new sidekick 2008 can’t be compared to thAT old messy LX,a mean its way more better than Lx, even though it has a smaller screen, its way more sophiticated and it goes way faster than the sidekick Lx, TRUST ME! Take it \from me who has both of tha sidekicks to compared so people who are plannin to get a sidekick and are not sure which to get, well take my advice and buy the Sidekick 2008, and you will not regret it, once ya see da kool keypad and the camera resolution its the best. So Guess wat Fans of the ols azz sidekick Lx, u cant take dat lame *** Lx and shaver up your mamas Azz AIGHTTTT>…

  31. Mello(new house'z) Says:

    hii people i want a sidekick but i dont have a job rite now and im broke so wat should i do ??

  32. Unknown Says:

    i think both the lx and 2008 are great phones. if i had an lx though i would not upgrade it. what if a new sidekick came out every month, would you upgrade every month and waste your money? if you have an lx keep it. if u have a 3 or earlier get an lx or 2008 or maybe wait till december to see what is like. right now i have a nokia 5300 and will probably upgrade to a 2008 because it is hard to type on a normal keypad all the time and i have had it for a while.

  33. lezber Says:

    Mello(new house’z) on July 31, 2008 at 6:19 pm said:

    hii people i want a sidekick but i dont have a job rite now and im broke so wat should i do ??

    Get a job and you won’t be broke.

  34. Rosario Says:

    @admin

    Are you really and admin because Im just wondering why your name goes to a porno site?

    I dont understand why people that have an Lx are buying the 08. I understand if you have a sk3 or below but to but an 08 your just wasting your money. Oh the shiny shells makes me want to buy it. Yeah thats true but each shell cost money and is going to add up in the long run.

  35. Setnakt Says:

    “UPgrade”?!? Why is EVERY new thing an UPgrade now? More like corporate consumerism idiotcy. Follow the fad and follow the loser rubes. At least if you think everything new is an UPgrade. And Nataly I don’t trust you or anyone else so uneducated they can’t spell even simple words. So shove your sidekick sideways up your mamas “azz” punk. Is being an ignorant stupid rude moron also “cool” now? I’m glad I’m not then. Bottom line, the 2008 is an ALTERNATE device not an UPgrade from the LX. It’s apples to oranges, if you know what that means (everyone except Nataly probably does, can’t help him/her/it). If you trade your LX for a 2008 it’s a SIDEgrade as in sideways not UP as in better, just different. If you really are so gullable to thing everything new is an UPgrade I got some new garbage from my trash you can buy and UPgrade to that. Geez, get real people. Anymore when I hear “UPgrade” I think; UPgrade = cheep scam for suckers to take UP the a**. Figure it out. I’ll stick with my “old” LX, 1 month “old” now for me. But lets trash everything “old” for new useless junk we don’t need, waste $ and resources more and help destroy the planet as fast as possiable~NOT. I’ll pass. And my LX will still be an LX in 2009 when the 2008 WILL be OLD by it’s very (stupid) name even. Suckers… and yea, this was all typed and posted from my LX, it’s the only way I go online!

  36. mikee Says:

    Im bout to get the 2008 sk in literally an hour. rite now i have an ID and anything would be better than that ****. idc about the lx/2008 comparisons but is the 2008 worth the money?

  37. SKLOVER Says:

    I BELIEVE THE 2008 IS BETTER BECAUSE THE SIDEKICK 2008 CAN BLUETOOTH BOTH MUSIC N VIDEOS WHICH NO OTHER SIDEKICK CAN DO (LX) EITHER SO IF YOU DONT WANT TO PAY FOR YOUR RINGTONES N WANT TO DESIGN A PHONE TO FIT YOUR PERSONALITY THEN THE SIDE 2008 IS FOR YOU BUT IF U JUST WANT A PLAIN SIDEKICK THEN THE LX IS FOR YOU

  38. mikee Says:

    does anyone who has had it for a day or two know how the batterylife is?

  39. SKLOVER Says:

    I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WHEN THE SK First came out ppl were saying that they were big n heavy now that it have become lighter now its cheap lol its no pleasing you ppl dont down talk the sk 2008 because of its weight i mean isnt that what you people ASK FOR !!!! personally i dont have a problem with the lx its a great phone but its plain you cant do nothing to it n im tired of buying ringtones n the colors r ugly lol brown n blue please it look like cardboard n the internet is just as slow as any other sk (3,2,id) so stop makin it seem as if the lx is SUPERIOR or something because its not BUT AGAIN I CHOOSE THE SK 2008 IT DOES NOT FEEL CHEAP N YES GRANTED THE SCREEN IS A LITTLE SMALLER LOL A LITTLE SMALLER WOW THATS SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE

  40. unknown Says:

    @Setnakt

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  41. unknown Says:

    how the hell is an lx old? i bet before the 08 came out everyone thought the lx was great and so awesome. but the day a new one comes out the lx is instantly old and worthless? if you think that then your are pompus jackasses.

  42. Erik Says:

    Seriously, let’s not compare it to the Sidekick LX. This new device is an upgrade from the sidekick I.D. In which, it now supports music player, bluetooth, camera, etc. The LX and 08 are two different phones (with very similar likes), but what makes me laugh is the fact that people stand up for the LX like it’s a human being. I had the LX in the past, and it was a nice phone, but seriously, it’s just a piece of technology. I, personally, would much rather have the 08, only due to the fact that you can customize your own shells. Sidekick LX’s are basically all the same, give and take the few people who buy colored shells for it. I think that with the 08, you can really stand out with your phone. It doesn’t have to be anywhere near the same looking as another phone. Sure, the camera doesn’t have flash, but that would/should not make it or break it to buy a phone or not. It’s not like you’ll be doing professional shots with it ;]

    The only question that i am left with is: can you set mp3′s as ringtones?

  43. DUde Says:

    Erik is right. hey unknown, calm down a bit, it’s just a phone.

  44. unknown Says:

    maybe i don’t want to…….

  45. mikee Says:

    “unkown ur a big fat jerk!” lmao jk hey DUde why dnt u go suck a big one.

  46. mikee Says:

    ill be doing professional shots with it erik. ladies, holla at ya boy ;-)

  47. mikee Says:

    ill be doing professional shots with it erik. ladies, holla at ya boy ;-). if u dnt already hav an lx then get the 08 but if u have the lx already, imo there is no point in upgrading

  48. Sam Says:

    well i don’t have a sidekick yet but the lx looks a bit better to me

    which internet is faster? that would be the tiebreaker for me :)

  49. Stephiee Says:

    well doess this new sidekick have aim, msn and yahoo in it?

  50. sk lover Says:

    yes it has all of that (aim,msn and yahoo)

  51. im.koolness Says:

    i don’t have a sidekick either yet but i wanted an LX but now i kinda want the 2008 or gekko or whatever lol

  52. ashley Says:

    i got the new 2008 today…i think it’s a lot uglier than the lx…but whatev =/

  53. leelaa000 Says:

    young_cota on July 31, 2008 at 5:10 pm said:

    By the way, I’m tired of hearing how the Sidekick 2008 is an upgraded ID. Tha ID had no music player, no camera! The Sidekick 2008 has the same features as the Tony Hawk Sidekick or an LX with a 4.6/4.7 software update. The Sidekick 2008 is a Sidekick 2008. Just like the Sidekick LX is a Sidekick LX, not an upgraded Sidekick 3.

    you could not be more wrong. just like a car comes out with a new model of the year, so do phones. uh, does the word razor 2 mean anything to you? and plus all those janky type of motorolas as well.

    the point is sidekicks have successors. the 08 is a confirmed sk id 2. the lx which is technically the sk 4, will have a successor sk 5 to which i don’t know the name of yet.

    so quit yer bitchin about hearing about upgrades, which they are not. they are successors of the sidekick family. think of how car manufactures are always coming out with the latest same name car, slightly different style and additions to keep up with the new times. ok!

    and Setnakt LOL

  54. GreekPharoah Says:

    To young_costa: the LX most DEFINATELY is an update to the 3. Tmobile/Danger may have changed the branding conventions (that means how they name it) of the Sidekick line, but for all intents and purposes it is meant to be the successor to the SK3.

    So because TMobile has changed how the Sidekick line is nammed its really hard to tell if the 2008 is a successor to the LX or the ID. Personally, I hate the new namming method because it make NO sense. What exactly does “LX” stand for?? Why couldn’t they of just called it the 4 since that’s basically what it is? And why name a product after a year that is more than half over? Even though Gekko would of made more sense, it is NOT the name that the company went with, so why is everyone still calling it that? If you remember, the LX was called the Shuriken at one point. In fact, you’ll still find that name on the box. But nobody calls the LX the Shuriken. Yet everyone is insisting on calling the 2008 the Gekko…what’s up with that?

    Anyway, back on topic…I called customer service for a question unrelated to the SK but I ended up asking if the 2008 was an update to the LX or the ID. The CC agent said it was an update to the LX. There is evidence that suggests this isn’t true like the fact that the ID and not the LX was discontinued, the customizable plates on the 2008 reflect the interchangeable bumpers on the ID and the low price point targets the same audience that targeted the ID users. But my guess is that if you call CC they will tell you the same thing that they told me: that the 2008 is “better than the LX.”

    Lets try and take an objective view. I personally find all this talk about the “better” screen or “worse” keyboard to be nonsense. Saying that “the screen is better because making it smaller makes images crisper” is just a cheap marketing tool used by TMo. There’s not a significant visual difference of the screen. As for the keyboard: who cares? The keyboard has changed on pretty much every single device and has always required getting used to but at the end of the day its still the best keyboard on the market. And since the OS features on the LX (with the new OTA) and 2008 are the SAME then the only difference is in the body. An upgrade should include newer, better features. Not to mention if the 2008 was the sucessor to the LX there would of been more hype, retail stores would of had lines outside their doors with customers waiting to upgrade and there would of been more launch parties. All logic suggests that the 2008 is not an upgrade from the LX. But if you feel that the new cosmetic look of the 2008 is better than the LX then more power to you. Its really subjective. But I wouldn’t go around calling it an “upgrade”.

    If you’re reading all of this and you can’t fiure out if I’m saying if the LX is better than the 2008 or not its because I’m not really giving an opinion. Its really to each his own. I’m thinking about getting it because its cheap and I could use a change in look. And since it does the same thing as the LX, why not? That actually means a lot comming from me since I’ve been an SK user since the SK1 and I DESPISED the ID (and I consider the 2008 to be the successor to the ID). I just wish that Tmobile stuck with the numerical names for the main devices and reserved the funky names for the ID line.

  55. khristian Says:

    Wow did everybody notice it got video recording on the sk08…woooohooo!!!!!!!! I had the lx over a yr already and it now to have sk08. It way better then lx and you can change covers. What more can u ask for. GO GET THE SK08. Broooklyn, ny

  56. Stephanie Says:

    I had just purchased the Sidekick LX a little more then 2 weeks ago. The day my two week return policy expired the Sidekick 2008 came out. I was bummed but I was checking online and found that there was no reason to be upset if you have an LX, in my opinion.

    Sure the Sidekick 2008 is smaller and lighter if you think the LX is too heavy but I feel the Sidekick 2008 looks cheaply made. I know the shells are a way to make the phone your own but the plastic just seems low quality when spending $150 on a phone. The LX was more expensive but the LX has a high quality look to it.

    Now with the LX O-T-A Upgrade the phones will be practically similar. With the upgrade giving LX owners video playback and such the phones will have the same feautures except for the 2008 having 2.0 mpx camera while the LX has 1.3 mpx.

    The Sidekick 2008 has a slightly smaller screen plus the buttons are smaller and the keyboard is a smidge smaller. The LX also has the bonus of a flash camera while the Sidekick 2008 does not.

    Overall, I say if you have the LX, keep it because it you want a higher quality sidekick, i’m sure an upgrade to the sidekick is coming out late this year. If you are a first time buyer I say for sure pick the LX. It may be a tinyer bit heavier but I feel it is the better choice.

  57. miketv Says:

    to all of u at first this was informative about 20 comments deep i was ready to kill myself clam down give a review stop compaining about anything just try to be unbiased reviewer if u want a video review go to http://reviews.cnet.com/1770-5_7-0.html?query=sidekick u can see an objective review of both….ps the review for the 08/gekko is closer to the bottom of the page (seond from last review) labeled simply tmobile sidekick. pps whoever called cindy a b!tc# that was kinda funny but both of those kids were idiots especially the one who corrected the first kids spelling but still didn’t understand how to use the word

  58. miketv Says:

    if the video was at all helpful YOU’RE FUCING WELCOME

  59. miketv Says:

    wow…FU(K!NG…….that’s better

  60. miketv Says:

    fu<k!ng…..even better

  61. miketv Says:

    fu{k!ng…..now i don’t know u decide…ps i’m losing my mind slowly….way too much piff…call me brad piff

  62. Sidekick LX Vs. The Sidekick 2008 Says:

    Well I Have Both People The LX And The 2008 The LX I Have A Plan 4. The Sidekick 2008 I Have It Prepaid. I Think The LX Iz Way Better Because It Comez In 2 Very Flashy Color Midnight Blue And Brown! And The Sidekick 2008 Iz Yellow And Black I Feel Like I Have A Bumble Bee Phone Tmobile Could’ve Pick A Better Color Than That! And Another Thing Iz The Buttonz R Useable On The LX. And The 2008 The Buttonz R All Small. And The LX Screen Iz Way Bigger Compared 2 The 2008! So U Know Wut People Im Just Goin 2 Say Iz The LX Winz It 4 Me! If U Trade Your LX In 4 The 2008 Sidekick U Made A Big Mistake! The LX Iz Shitting On Any Phone Out There Right Now The LX Iz Even Better Than The Iphone! But Hey Everyone Has There Own Say! Im On The LX Side On This Battle People Sorry!

  63. justin Says:

    OMG people. the new sidekick isn’t called the sidekick 2008. its called the sidekick gekko! I’m on my lx and the sidekick GEKKO doesn’t really have a comfortable look and feel to it. it looks like a older sidekick instead of a new one.if u have a LX or another sidekick and thinking of upgrading go to the lx. the lx is getting a update and it will have video and available messages on aim. also u can have 20 ringtones on it.

  64. MayMay Says:

    Im having a hard time im a first time buyer i think i will go with the LX :D

  65. terin Says:

    Last time I checked justin, the official name was just “sidekick” and the other name is sidekick 2008. Gekko is a preferred name…not official.

    Anyway. I ordered a 2008 simply because the LX is too big for my hands. Its uncomfortable for me to use the lx. And the ability to be different? I’m all for it.

    Like I said. If I hate it, I have 14 days to send it back. And besides…my lx hasn’t updated yet.

  66. Anonymous Says:

    I LIKE BOYS

  67. Anonymous Says:

    cindy on July 31, 2008 at 9:37 am said:

    on July 31, 2008 at 7:14 am said:

    cindy on July 31, 2008 at 6:21 am said:

    Jurdin on July 31, 2008 at 5:27 am said:

    daniel on July 31, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

    How about the fact that the 08 is the pedocessor of the ID , you complain about it as if it is the pedocessor of the LX. Compare it to the ID, how much better is it. =D

    THANK YOU DANIEL! I don’t think people realize that it is the predecessor to the ID! That is why they discontinued the ID to sell this. If they were going to try and top the LX they would have stopped selling the LX altogether. =p

    it’s called the successor. we discussed this in another topic.

    No need to be a ***** Cindy :)

    wasn’t trying to be a b****

    dont matter. you still are.

  68. Gangsterr Says:

    I’m also sticking to my LX :)

    The 2008 isn’t anything more than an ID on steroids, and like everything else on steroids, it will in time show that it really is nothing more than an ID with a camera.

    It means luxurious, and when i compared it to the 2008, my LX had a more homey feeling. My LX just got the update so I have everything the 2008 has, except mine is a little flashier with my LED’s :)

    For the record, I wouldn’t downgrade my LX for the crappy ID “successor”

  69. Exotiica Says:

    I’m only a fourteen-year old teenager and I’ve been begging my butt off and doing chores non-stop for my parents to get me a Sidekick ever since the day of the release of the Sidekick 3. Finally, almost close to a year after the Sidekick LX comes out, I convince my parents to purchase one for me. [I'm so exciited!] Although, by reading this, I really do think it sucks that a “folow-up” to the LX is coming out in December, and I’m just about to get my LX in a week or so. I’ll be stuck in a year or two-year contract so it’s not like my parents will just by me ANOTHER one. The main reason I’m not waiting for the Sidekick LX’s “follow-up” is because I currently have a Motorola Razr V3. That phone is garbage and is ready to be buried, so anything will be better, but I’ve been pleased with the Sidekick LX’s reviews.

    Well, getting back to my subject…I was amazed to see that yet ANOTHER Sidekick, the Sidekick 2008/Gekko, whichever is the proper name, was coming out and how so many people were defending it here. I almost got a little dissapointed that I was getting the LX.

    As a non-owner of any Sidekick, personally, the LX looks more elegant. The Sidekick 2008/Gekko [Again, whichever is the name] looks less appealing physically, and sort of plastic. The new OTA update is supposed to give pretty much the same features to the LX as the 2008/Gekko is supposed to have. Having a flash on a camera seems neccesary, and the Lx’s camera is better than my Razr so I really couldn’t complain. Even though the 2008/Gekko has a better camera, it has no flash. Still, either way, it’s better than my current phone.

    Without having either phone, I don’t believe I have the right to discuss any other features…

    Anyways, I was going back and forth between the LX and 2008/Gekko. Then, I realized. They’ll both be old in a few months, and I should really get over the teenagery fad of “who has the newest phone.” Even with the Sidekick 5 coming out in December, it’s going to be old a few months after. So, I decided to stick with LX. I need a phone, and that’s it. Who cares about a few minor differences in the phone’s appearance, or the small time difference between the release dates? I’m trying not to because in the end, I’ll be stuck in a contract either way and whichever new Sidekick comes out, I won’t be able to get it because my parents are strong believers in not breaking contracts just to get the newest device. [I do though believe that T-Mobile should slow down it's release of Sidekicks in order to get feedback for intensel-improved models, instead of shipping out one after another, with little difference.]

    All in all, I’m sticking with getting the LX. Sure, the new Sidekick 5 might entice me, but at least I’ll have a phone that I enjoy.
    =)

  70. Exotiica Says:

    **intensely-improved not intensel-improved

  71. meow Says:

    Nataly on July 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm said:

    honestly I have both of the sidekicks the 2008 and the Lx, and really they are very different, i heard people are actually braggin ’bout wat sidekick is betta, wellz in ma opinion, and listen to me itz not a joke, but the new sidekick 2008 can’t be compared to thAT old messy LX,a mean its way more better than Lx, even though it has a smaller screen, its way more sophiticated and it goes way faster than the sidekick Lx, TRUST ME! Take it \from me who has both of tha sidekicks to compared so people who are plannin to get a sidekick and are not sure which to get, well take my advice and buy the Sidekick 2008, and you will not regret it, once ya see da kool keypad and the camera resolution its the best. So Guess wat Fans of the ols azz sidekick Lx, u cant take dat lame *** Lx and shaver up your mamas Azz AIGHTTTT>…

    okay so if a person of this mental caliber said this, i’m definitely getting an LX/waiting for the SK5/3G/WHATEVER. The ’08 is the ’08 and the LX is the LX. They’re both different and of course some people will prefer the other. But, and this is just a wild guess, the ID came out at around this time last year, and that’s what i got. It wasn’t all high-tech and i regret not getting an LX. But this time around, the ’08 is the new ID so what will that say for the new sidekick taking the place of LX and Slide? Wait ’till the SK5 comes out and we’ll see which is better then.

  72. That Guy!! Says:

    Exotiica on August 3, 2008 at 7:12 pm said:

    I’m only a fourteen-year old teenager and I’ve been begging my butt off and doing chores non-stop for my parents to get me a Sidekick ever since the day of the release of the Sidekick 3. Finally, almost close to a year after the Sidekick LX comes out, I convince my parents to purchase one for me. [I'm so exciited!] Although, by reading this, I really do think it sucks that a “folow-up” to the LX is coming out in December, and I’m just about to get my LX in a week or so. I’ll be stuck in a year or two-year contract so it’s not like my parents will just by me ANOTHER one. The main reason I’m not waiting for the Sidekick LX’s “follow-up” is because I currently have a Motorola Razr V3. That phone is garbage and is ready to be buried, so anything will be better, but I’ve been pleased with the Sidekick LX’s reviews.

    Well, getting back to my subject…I was amazed to see that yet ANOTHER Sidekick, the Sidekick 2008/Gekko, whichever is the proper name, was coming out and how so many people were defending it here. I almost got a little dissapointed that I was getting the LX.

    As a non-owner of any Sidekick, personally, the LX looks more elegant. The Sidekick 2008/Gekko [Again, whichever is the name] looks less appealing physically, and sort of plastic. The new OTA update is supposed to give pretty much the same features to the LX as the 2008/Gekko is supposed to have. Having a flash on a camera seems neccesary, and the Lx’s camera is better than my Razr so I really couldn’t complain. Even though the 2008/Gekko has a better camera, it has no flash. Still, either way, it’s better than my current phone.

    Without having either phone, I don’t believe I have the right to discuss any other features…

    Anyways, I was going back and forth between the LX and 2008/Gekko. Then, I realized. They’ll both be old in a few months, and I should really get over the teenagery fad of “who has the newest phone.” Even with the Sidekick 5 coming out in December, it’s going to be old a few months after. So, I decided to stick with LX. I need a phone, and that’s it. Who cares about a few minor differences in the phone’s appearance, or the small time difference between the release dates? I’m trying not to because in the end, I’ll be stuck in a contract either way and whichever new Sidekick comes out, I won’t be able to get it because my parents are strong believers in not breaking contracts just to get the newest device. [I do though believe that T-Mobile should slow down it's release of Sidekicks in order to get feedback for intensel-improved models, instead of shipping out one after another, with little difference.]

    All in all, I’m sticking with getting the LX. Sure, the new Sidekick 5 might entice me, but at least I’ll have a phone that I enjoy.
    =)

    THANK YOU! the voice of reason here

  73. DJGWK Says:

    Funny thing is that not ONE site did a side-by-side comparison to the Slide.

    The 2008 really is a replacement for the Slide, it seems. They just happened to have realized that some people would pay for ID-style customization, and incorporated it.

    I picked up the 08 literally yesterday. The 08 is faster than the Slide at basic tasks (not browsing so much, but the extra RAM helps load times), and having gotten used to the layout on the Slide, particularly the shoulder buttons and the keyboard, I’m finding it slightly harder to move back to the Sharp design.

    That said, battery life is MUCH better (which honestly was always a problem with Moto phones regardless of configuration), and the screen change, lighter weight (it’s VERY noticeable side-by-side with the Slide) and the new software features are the real key to this update. Camera is cool but eh, I used it sparingly and I regularly carry an arsenal of video/photo/audio recorders with me anyway. I was one of the ones that picked up the ID for $50 to get a quick text/internet device with phone disabled (long story), so it’s basically a less-corporate Blackberry to me, and the customization is nice but isn’t that big a deal to me.

    Note: unless your contract is up or you can get a new line, or you have some kind of special thing, it WILL set you back about $300. I had just renewed my contract in October to get the Slide, and I was quoted $299 to buy outright or $267 with a 2yr extension (with my SuperFriends selling it to me, even).

    If you have a Slide, and unless you really don’t like it or you really want to be able to pimp it out, you can probably chill on the Slide until the 5/3G/whatever comes out. I also agree with most of the other comparisons/reviews to the other models.

  74. domiiniicana Says:

    Omg im so tired of the sidekick hype! I have a slide and I hate it its 2 heavy and the screens 2 small…I personally think blackberrys are bettr than any sidekick.

  75. Jacob Says:

    Is it really true that a new sidekick is coming out in December?

    Can anyone show me a website or any proof?

  76. unknown Says:

    Jacob on August 5, 2008 at 12:06 am said:

    Is it really true that a new sidekick is coming out in December?

    Can anyone show me a website or any proof?

    yeah, is there? i’d like to know that too because
    i’m FINALLY eligible for an upgrade
    and i want to know whether it’s worth my time
    to get a new phone now or to wait.

    and if i should get one now
    idk whether to get the 2008 or the LX D:
    any ideas?

  77. XOsteff :} Says:

    so like yeaa tell me….New sk in december?? Or just another rumor??

    ***I have an LX and thinking of changing it…

  78. Brittz Says:

    OOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    I have used the LX before and I just prefer to get the sidekick 2008

    aka sidekick gekko ppl btchn bout the name of the machine is a waste of time the gekko is just a nickname that’s wat the ppl at tmobile told

    sooo all this SK08 -vs- SKLX it all comes down to peoples personal preference

    Fighting over the Internet is like running in the Special Olympics… either way ur still effin retarded

    Both SKs are good

    I prefer the SK08 thats just me but the LX is cool too

  79. jaYhOod5 Says:

    I have a sidekick lx rit3 waz da f***ing pOint of gettin a sk08 iF iTs sMaLLeR peOplE aRE SuCh StUpId **** Who wAnT SomEnEW jUsT bEcause it com3z out But in mah oppinion u should get watever u want n buy a computer or something lik3 dat or get a life n stop writin about how u want ur f**ckin phon3 to b itz just a phone dude

  80. bjr Says:

    i want the LX but i like the sidekick 2008 becuz you can customize it..tough decision

  81. holla06 Says:

    I can’t wait to get the sk08! It would be my first sk and I’m so excited! I love being creative and i already customized some shells and cant wait to buy them & sk08 (gotta wait 2 weeks to get paid…minor fail i guess LOL)

    I must say if i did have an LX i probably would not “upgrade” to the sk08. Especially that i’ve read the sk5 will come out later this year…IS THAT EVEN TRUE?

  82. chi-town_king Says:

    holla06 on August 9, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

    I can’t wait to get the sk08! It would be my first sk and I’m so excited! I love being creative and i already customized some shells and cant wait to buy them & sk08 (gotta wait 2 weeks to get paid…minor fail i guess LOL)

    I must say if i did have an LX i probably would not “upgrade” to the sk08. Especially that i’ve read the sk5 will come out later this year…IS THAT EVEN TRUE?

    So far it is just a rumor. There is no official word of T-Mobile releasing a new sidekick in december.But it they do,hopefully it will have 3G,otherwise I will not be buying another sidekick until the one with 3G comes out because I just bought a Sidekick 08.

  83. holla06 Says:

    chi-town_king on August 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm said:

    holla06 on August 9, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

    I can’t wait to get the sk08! It would be my first sk and I’m so excited! I love being creative and i already customized some shells and cant wait to buy them & sk08 (gotta wait 2 weeks to get paid…minor fail i guess LOL)

    I must say if i did have an LX i probably would not “upgrade” to the sk08. Especially that i’ve read the sk5 will come out later this year…IS THAT EVEN TRUE?

    So far it is just a rumor. There is no official word of T-Mobile releasing a new sidekick in december.But it they do,hopefully it will have 3G,otherwise I will not be buying another sidekick until the one with 3G comes out because I just bought a Sidekick 08.

    ok thanks!

  84. Anonymous Says:

    khristian on August 1, 2008 at 10:37 pm said:

    Wow did everybody notice it got video recording on the sk08…woooohooo!!!!!!!! I had the lx over a yr already and it now to have sk08. It way better then lx and you can change covers. What more can u ask for. GO GET THE SK08. Broooklyn, ny

    Hey dumbass wake up!!!! Lx users are getting an update with the same thing!!!!!

    I already got mine!

  85. kuyann21 Says:

    ok the 08 is better yall know that it got 2.0 picture. and lx got 1.3.
    08 OS is 4.7 smaller, can change shell and got everything that lx have.
    lx OS is 4.6 something, bigger and has everything that 08 have.

    i still have sk 2, 3, lx. i really like the sk3 cuz the way it look it look way better then lx my op. but the 08 it just different just it can change the shell that mean it better.

  86. Poetic Says:

    I have an LX…with my update. The same thing is found in the 08 as well as the SK Tony Hawk. The 08 is like a decoy for the new Sidekick coming in December…or so i’ve heard, that’s why the 08 is just what it’s called…”the 08″ and funny enough they brought this out and called it that when it’s so close to the end of the year. My opinion is that the 08 is an indirected cross hybrid replacement of the SK ID and the SK Slide since those 2 are no longer sold.

    Danger and Sharp created the best marketing strategy for this whole SK craze. Notice they would bring out a new Sidekick with a set of features and then bring out another one with just about the same features except for the changing of the name and the look. So this is just a stupid scheme to keep buying and comparing, and adding crappy features little at a time instead of bringing out full straight-forward phones all in one shot.

    I mean damn, Sharp/Danger need to get inspiration from Nokia’s N-Series phone line. Seriously.

  87. clemente,xo Says:

    wow you people are sad its a ****** sidekick get over yourself ..its made for txting and internet

    sidekick isnt that great ,and wont be..not until the software is better ,needs a better speaker and ringtone…

    keep bitching how the 2008 is better than the lx all the ****** same

    itll never be that great ,iphone kills the sk the dare kills soo yeah have fun people

    i own a lx ,nothing but problems

    i have every sidekick sk3 will be my number one forever

  88. Brandon Says:

    I have been wanting a sidekick for the last couple of weeks, and I am getting one in a couple of days. I am still stuck on which sidekick to get. I have heard so many good things about the sidekick 08, and so many good things about the sidekick lx as well. And I have also heard some negatives towards both of them as well. So I am undecided on which one of them I will be getting. So if any of you have any ideas, or thoughts, please, let me know, thank you!

  89. clemente,xo Says:

    both the lx and 2008 are the same….2008 just smaller and 2.0 mega pixel camera

    both a sidekick soo yeah

    if you arent sure then go to the store and use them and see what you like ..the slide is also nice

    its all up to you ,a sidekick is a sidekick…meant for texting internet and aim..soo what ever floats your boat

  90. sk2008rocks Says:

    Im a new comer to sidekicks and it was between the lx and the 2008 so when I got to the store I tried them both out and I walked out with a 2008 it perfect, my sister had the sk3 and we both agree it an improvement to it but if you already have a lx keep it they are practicly the same so if u have a sk3 or below get the 08 in fact I typed this on my sk08

  91. clemente,xo Says:

    theres nothing special about the 2008 soo i dont know why everyone thinks its soo damn great ..its the same as the lx ..same as the slide ..and its a sidekick ….theres not one special thing about it

  92. J Says:

    To: Mello(new house’z)
    I dont have a job now bla bla bla what do I do, I cant get a sk… SHUT THE HELL!!! Get a freaking job you loser

  93. J Says:

    I had the lx for a long time. Actually I have EVERY sk. I liked the sk lx but the trackball broke on me :( so Im now upgrading to the sk 2008. All this trash talk about the lx being better, I think both phone are good! They both have their good and bad. :)

  94. clemente,xo Says:

    lx and 2008 are the same …lx just bigger screen and a lil bigger

    my lx scrolls and clicks and beeps and i still love it

    but going back to verizon since every one in my family on it and easier for my parents and need me to have service every where..but will prob still have the data plan for the sk

  95. miketv Says:

    OH MY GOD this morning tmobile sends some wierd message through my phone at like 6am this morning and TADAH: THEY HAVE UPDATED ALL SIDEKICK LX’S TO NOW RECORD VIDEO

    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    v
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEOSTARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO
    STARTING THIS MORNING ALL LX’S RECORD VIDEO

  96. miketv Says:

    I got a tmobile family plan…..this damn sights new anchor man!

  97. miketv Says:

    still losing my mind……to much sour diesel

  98. miketv Says:

    if u went and spent whatever on the tony hawk i would walk back into the tmobile store you bought it at and chuck it at the salesmans head

  99. SIL Says:

    so the 2008 doesnt come with a carrying case?

  100. ?2?@?@?@?$$?^&? Says:

    SIDEKICK SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. aoK Says:

    GreekPharoah on August 1, 2008 at 8:30 pm said:

    To young_costa: the LX most DEFINATELY is an update to the 3. Tmobile/Danger may have changed the branding conventions (that means how they name it) of the Sidekick line, but for all intents and purposes it is meant to be the successor to the SK3.

    So because TMobile has changed how the Sidekick line is nammed its really hard to tell if the 2008 is a successor to the LX or the ID. Personally, I hate the new namming method because it make NO sense. What exactly does “LX” stand for?? Why couldn’t they of just called it the 4 since that’s basically what it is? And why name a product after a year that is more than half over? Even though Gekko would of made more sense, it is NOT the name that the company went with, so why is everyone still calling it that? If you remember, the LX was called the Shuriken at one point. In fact, you’ll still find that name on the box. But nobody calls the LX the Shuriken. Yet everyone is insisting on calling the 2008 the Gekko…what’s up with that?

    Anyway, back on topic…I called customer service for a question unrelated to the SK but I ended up asking if the 2008 was an update to the LX or the ID. The CC agent said it was an update to the LX. There is evidence that suggests this isn’t true like the fact that the ID and not the LX was discontinued, the customizable plates on the 2008 reflect the interchangeable bumpers on the ID and the low price point targets the same audience that targeted the ID users. But my guess is that if you call CC they will tell you the same thing that they told me: that the 2008 is “better than the LX.”

    Lets try and take an objective view. I personally find all this talk about the “better” screen or “worse” keyboard to be nonsense. Saying that “the screen is better because making it smaller makes images crisper” is just a cheap marketing tool used by TMo. There’s not a significant visual difference of the screen. As for the keyboard: who cares? The keyboard has changed on pretty much every single device and has always required getting used to but at the end of the day its still the best keyboard on the market. And since the OS features on the LX (with the new OTA) and 2008 are the SAME then the only difference is in the body. An upgrade should include newer, better features. Not to mention if the 2008 was the sucessor to the LX there would of been more hype, retail stores would of had lines outside their doors with customers waiting to upgrade and there would of been more launch parties. All logic suggests that the 2008 is not an upgrade from the LX. But if you feel that the new cosmetic look of the 2008 is better than the LX then more power to you. Its really subjective. But I wouldn’t go around calling it an “upgrade”.

    If you’re reading all of this and you can’t fiure out if I’m saying if the LX is better than the 2008 or not its because I’m not really giving an opinion. Its really to each his own. I’m thinking about getting it because its cheap and I could use a change in look. And since it does the same thing as the LX, why not? That actually means a lot comming from me since I’ve been an SK user since the SK1 and I DESPISED the ID (and I consider the 2008 to be the successor to the ID). I just wish that Tmobile stuck with the numerical names for the main devices and reserved the funky names for the ID line.

    i <3 you

  102. J.Alexis Says:

    Well I use to be a iphone user… Im always on top with phones from lg prada, lg viewty, bb8800, bb pearl, wing, ect, ect….. (always with tmobile / unlock phones) anyways,
    I use to pay almost a 100$ every mothn from my phone bill with all the features internet, txt and minutes plan. It was too much… to be honest I use to hate sidekick to death…. but one day my phone run out of bat and my friend let me use his sk 3 and I realize all the features the sk in gerenal have, plus the plan is only 20$ (unlimited txt and internet). I decide it was time for a change. I bought a sk slide in my opinion too girly too small for my taste, I am 6 feet tall come on I can’t use small phones, so I sell the sk slide I was ready to buy my new sk and I saw tmobile have a new sk out, was trying to get one so bad but one of my friend told to try the sk lx cause the size and the style is cool so I bought the lx and 2 days later I have the update ota…. I love my lx, hey is big in my hands is small…. and I got the same features as the sk 08… so if you want to get a sk I recomend you to buy a sk for the way it looks no for features sk lx and sk 08 ARE THE SAME FEATURES…..

  103. KFCLUV :) Says:

    UGH..IM FUNNA NEED TA BUY A NEW PHONE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH..N I WANT A SIDEKICK..BUT GRRR….SUMONE TELL ME WHICH ONE!!! I REALLY LIKE THE LX BUT I WANT THE SIDEKICK 2008 ( GEKKO) WHATEVA,LOL AND WHO CARES ABOUT THE SCREEN..AS LONG AS I CAN SEE WHAT THE HELL I’M TEXTN CLEARLY THEN ITS ALL GRAVY.. AND THE FLASH..GET A FRICKEN CAMERA ALL READY PEOPLE!!!!

  104. wontsay Says:

    dumb stupid *** mutha fuckas i mean come on the **** aint that serious get what the **** you can afford the lx is cost more and has the same **** as the 08 which is way cheaper so to all who dont have a sidekick and want a nice 1 and is low on money get the 08 to those who has a lx good 4 you and to those who is low on money and still want a lx you are all dumb and just ignorant because you can save your money and get the same **** and even just a bit better so get a ****** clue get with the program we all like sidekicks so if you have a lx or a 08 your in the up to date crowd and if you dont your still in but your phone is out of date there i hope this helps

  105. the jimster Says:

    if u look @ the 2 pic the 08 looks just lyk the lx. and it has the same apps so go w the 08

  106. hmm Says:

    true. im gonna get the sk08

  107. KFCLUV :) Says:

    wontsay Says:

    September 15th, 2008 at 6:34 pm [ Quote ]

    dumb stupid *** mutha fuckas i mean come on the **** aint that serious get what the **** you can afford the lx is cost more and has the same **** as the 08 which is way cheaper so to all who dont have a sidekick and want a nice 1 and is low on money get the 08 to those who has a lx good 4 you and to those who is low on money and still want a lx you are all dumb and just ignorant because you can save your money and get the same **** and even just a bit better so get a ****** clue get with the program we all like sidekicks so if you have a lx or a 08 your in the up to date crowd and if you dont your still in but your phone is out of date there i hope this helps

    AHHHAHAHA YOUS A FOOL! DAYUMM YAH NEED TO HELLA REGULATE MAN..YOU DRAWLIN!!CRAZY,LOL THANKS FOR THE HELP AND FOR MAKIN UP MY MIND IN A HARSH WAY THERE GRUMPY BEAR..

  108. KtMae! Says:

    Okay, come on. Seriously: most of u ppl want the lx bcuz it looks more “elegant” and the screen is bigger (like a centemeter?). Get a grip. The sidekick lx is way more expensive. I have the sk08, and it doesn’t look “plastic” unless ur thisclose to it. I’d rather have the interchangable covers, faster internet, smaller build, a better camera etc for $100 cheaper. They phones are phones and ridiculously overpriced no matter WHAT phone u get. Settle. Down.

  109. haha Says:

    What should I get sidekick 08 or sidekick lx?

  110. KFCLUV :) Says:

    haha on September 23, 2008 at 4:08 pm said:

    What should I get sidekick 08 or sidekick lx?

    whatever floats ur boat, ima get sk o8 next week n i hope its worth it :)

  111. KFCLUV :) Says:

    you suck dwag!!!

  112. pretty boy mike Says:

    son youll cant be serious comparing the 08 to the lx..??? thats no competition look ima keep it short if u want a flashy phone get the lx if you want a low class phone trying to be flashy get the 08 so to top this off the lx is way better then the 08 from the looks, graphics, big *** plasma screen, internet, to the flashing **** blue lights around the lx…!!!

  113. Mikey rocks. Says:

    I have a Lx ( all banged up ) do I get a new Lx or just go get the 2008.?

  114. prodigio Says:

    Hey I have a question for all the sidekick pros cuz I just started using them…but I first had a id n now I have the slide im thinkin bout getting the 08 but is it worth it to pay 100$ more for the LX

  115. Nicholas Vazquez Says:

    Look ******* dummies stop blabbering like little kids.Both the LX and 08 are hot and good tech phones SAME ****!get wichever one you want.Don’t listen to other peoples decisions.Its what you want and like.by the time you decide the psp sidekick and sidekick 4 will be out.THERE THE SAME THING!so stop complaining piece ma niggas.

  116. Natasha Says:

    Hi, I had a sidekick ID without camera for a long time. It didn’t bother me at all because I have a hot pink camera, anyways. A few days ago my boyfriend bought me a new sidekick LX 4 x-mas! I was shocked and I fell in love with it because I had no idea about ubs, media player, and video! I just download youtube, NES (Mario) and more from my computer to my sidekick LX. Awesome! I can see better with a big screen 4 website and play the games. I don’t like my sidekick LX color is brown but I ordered CRYSTAL DIAMOND CASE COVER for T-MOBILE SIDEKICK LX on ebay. I really don’t care about sidekick’s with or without camera because they sucks. I don’t know about sidekick 2008. G1 seems much better then sidekick 2008 and LX. Maybe I am wrong. Who knows.

  117. Sarama Says:

    amazing think))

  118. Josh Says:

    How about you just don’t get a sidekick. Or get a job and then get a sidekick.

  119. lynsey Says:

    its **** sucks cuz we had to spend a hundred bucks on these fone.
    all the fones are crappy, when yu dropped it and it got ****ed up.
    sklx09 is ****ing ripoff.
    all all these fone and sklx
    why its so worth to spend hundred bucks on these stupid fones?
    its expensive than spend the gas for my car.

  120. josh Says:

    lynsey on February 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm said:

    its **** sucks cuz we had to spend a hundred bucks on these fone.
    all the fones are crappy, when yu dropped it and it got ****ed up.
    sklx09 is ****ing ripoff.
    all all these fone and sklx
    why its so worth to spend hundred bucks on these stupid fones?
    its expensive than spend the gas for my car.

    That was pretty intelligent. How old are you? The phones are more than $100. Don’t drop it and it won’t break. Learn to type.

  121. Joesee ;D && Says:

    j.j.( joesee jimenez!!) ova hea!! my sis wants the one on the toopp(lx) and i want the one on the bottom(08)..,..,..

  122. Joesee ;D && Says:

    I CANT BELEIVE MY DREAM PHONE IIS THAT SMALLL!!!!!!!..DAAYUMM!!!!!

  123. drewwww Says:

    Ok so I use to have a sidekick slide, then down graded to a sidekick id just to test out the swivel screen before I actually updated to the 08 or lx everyone has there own personal prefrence on phones and what they are most into such as weight feel etc me personally… I now have a blackberry curve but I do agree with the person above who said small is what we wanted take a look at the Id look at how big it is and how it hardly even fits in ur pocket.. I think the sidekick 2008 is a pretty sleek small device which is why I would choose it over the lx, don’t get me wrong the lx and 08 are both great phones the same almost actually… But I just would like a small sidekick. I know most of you will read this and be like wtf but its personal prefrence that’s why I don’t get why we have ppl calling each other ******* were all a little more matture than that right ? Oh also if ur main concern is the great keyboard you could check out the curve I typed all this with it great use of a keyboard so long story short don’t worry about which everyone thinks is better go with the one u think is the best. Plus I’m sure 2009 has a great sidekick coming outsoon :D any questions ? Email — drewdanbury@gmail.com

  124. esco Says:

    ima first time sk user…I got a sidekick 08 for about 3 months now and I love it. its has to be my favorite of all my previous phones. idk much about the difference between the 08 and the lx but I don’t really care. my sister had mostly all the sidekicks except for the slide and I love the fact that the 08 is smaller and lighter from the rest. finally it feels more like a phone and not a sega game gear. and no more covers!! now there’s those new back cases for the 08…if ya sratch ya phone up…buy a new case and wala…new fone, instead of those stupid leather and plastic covers that make the sk seem bulkier. honestly no complaints on the sk 08…so what if it’s a tad bit smaller than the lx (gotta admit the lx finish does look hot) my ONLY complaints on the 08 are…no flash on the camera, what’s the point of having bluetooth if u can’t use the ringtones passed to u as ringtones?? and I can’t watch videos on youtube but my brother can on his stupid moto krzr!! pls fix this for the next sidekick and u’ll have a loyal costumer

  125. esco Says:

    …did I say the lx looks hot?? oops I ment the sk slide…plus don’t buy the t-mobile dash…it sux!!! worst spent $400 bux ever

  126. AlEx Says:

    I had to make the decision. I used to have a sidekick id. but i hated it after like 2 days. so i switched to a regular flip phone. But i really like the lx and 2008. But i made the decision to get the lx. the lx looks more masculine to me. and plus i have larger thumbs the lx has bigger everything. also the screen. everytime i look at it i thinK: “i’m glad i chose the lx”. i know its not that much of a difference but its just bigger and i love it. Sure it might be slighlty bigger but if your getting a sidekick, you should just know your going to be carrying around a big device. so theres what i have to say. but really its your own decision. do what you want.

  127. lola Says:

    i think the llx is better because it has mor ethings and you can buy different shells easier so if u want a phone get a sidekick lx
    the 08 is good but it just has slower internet and is the same as the lx but lighter
    its the same thing as the sidekick 3 and the id they r both the same except one is lighter

  128. steicy Says:

    I got the sidekick lx wen it came out and i LOVE with my phone. its not the smallest thing but the big bright screen is amazing. my 2 bestfriends have the sidekick 08 and it feels cheap and light . when you pick it up it just doesnt feel like a phone that shuld cost that amount of money . theres a reason why the lx continues to be more expensive then 08 .. bcos it is a better phone . the shell is the only big difference .. and to tell you the truth id rather have a good flash camera then a shell that i culd possibly not even get every week . anyone whos wondering which to get . just get the lx it relle is a good phone.

  129. New2SKs Says:

    Nataly on July 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm said:

    honestly I have both of the sidekicks the 2008 and the Lx, and really they are very different, i heard people are actually braggin ’bout wat sidekick is betta, wellz in ma opinion, and listen to me itz not a joke, but the new sidekick 2008 can’t be compared to thAT old messy LX,a mean its way more better than Lx, even though it has a smaller screen, its way more sophiticated and it goes way faster than the sidekick Lx, TRUST ME! Take it \from me who has both of tha sidekicks to compared so people who are plannin to get a sidekick and are not sure which to get, well take my advice and buy the Sidekick 2008, and you will not regret it, once ya see da kool keypad and the camera resolution its the best. So Guess wat Fans of the ols azz sidekick Lx, u cant take dat lame *** Lx and shaver up your mamas Azz AIGHTTTT>…

    Lol.. That’s going wayyy too far. You need to calm down. I think they’re both great phones, each other things that are better than the other’s. I still don’t know which one to choose, although (NOW) the Sidekick LX 2009 is coming out. I can’t afford the 2009, so I’m going to be getting a 2008 or an LX 2007. I’m a guy, so I find it kind of hard to type on such a small keypad, but I also want my sidekick to be smooth and not lag at all.. I don’t know which one to get. I want the internals of the 2008, but the design and features of the LX 2007. I don’t care much for the camera, and I doubt I’ll be allowed to use the internet.. All I want a phone that I can text rapidly with. One of the major issues is the PRICE. The Sidekick2008 is roughly $300, while the SidekickLX2007 is $450.. It seems to me that the LX is better suited for me with it’s larger keyboard and screen, but It costs $150 more than the 2008, which actually runs faster with it’s new software. HELP MEEEE T____T

  130. COokiesz Says:

    i thiink people sould pick a sidekick 08 because its much better and faster a Lx is really slow !

  131. Pasrk Says:

    I am just getting the lx. i know the difference between the lx and lx 2009, but idk which it is because they say it is the 2009, but it has only a 1.3 mp camera…………..
    I would just like to know if you think mine will come with the update if it is just the lx.. thanks.

  132. niggga! Says:

    ok i would just like to say that sidekicks r niggga phones either that or kid phones and i LOVE em!
    ok but just 2 answer the question of the post above……..u do NOT have a sidekick 09…..if u did then it would have 3G speed, a 3.2 mp camera with video, a MUCH BIGGER screen, and a **** load more

  133. DAVONTE Says:

    CAN I BUY A SIDEKICK LX 09

  134. DAVONTE Says:

    IF YOU BUY A SIDEKICK TMOBILE WILL GIVE YOU A MEMORY CARD AND A FREE SIMCARD BUT FORGET THE DUM *** PHONES BUT IF YOU WANT TO BUY A SIDEKICK YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM ONLINE OR BUY THEM FROM SOMEBODY…………………….IMMMMMMM OUT

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