Sidekick LX09 – Update on Specs/Features

Thanks to the folks at the official Danger Device Forums, there are a lot more specifics on features thanks to the moderators who actually have been test-driving the devices for several weeks.  Here is the rundown so far (with some more pics!):

  • No Shells like the 2008
  • 3 mood lights – new locations: 1 on top and bottom of the keyboard

http://www.poweredbydanger.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1332&d=1240058761

and 1 long one on the top edge of the screen when opened (bottom of screen when closed)

http://www.poweredbydanger.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1333&d=1240058814

  • Actual Screen Shot (click for full size)

Sidekick LX 2009 Screenshot

  • no animated gifs
  • SDHC Memory – no limit – just what is available on the market (16gb – OK!!)
  • Speaker is louder than before
  • Video Mode – Low Res is a 176×144 resolution meant for sending via email/mms. This resolution is limited to something like 4 minutes.
  • Video taken from an SK09 (Hi-Res Mode – no recording limit!!):

http://s581.photobucket.com/albums/ss259/appletech_pbd/?action=view&current=VID00002.flv

  • Photo App  Max size: 2,048 x 1,536

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8283/img00061h.jpg
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2281/img00062l.jpg
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7992/img00064l.jpg

  • You can Geotag photos with your GPS location.
  • It’s a 3.2MP camera with Auto Focus and flash (no zooming).
  • There’s an auto focus mode with options distant and macro mode. There’s white balance controls, and B&W, Sepia, Negative effect options.
  • Available resolution options are:
    • 2048 x 1536
    • 1600 x 1200
    • 1280 x 960
    • 800 x 600
    • 640 x 480
  • YouTube videos work.
  • m.break.com videos work (but not smooth)
  • Seesmic does not work
  • Facebook app seems to be a souped-up mobile version. No videos, apps, etc.
  • Internet Radio Works!! (Ex: ShoutCast):
    http://poweredbydanger.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1342&d=1240089939
  • Yahoo Messenger supports animated buddy icons.
  • AIM and Yahoo Messenger now support photo sharing
  • You can also upload videos to youtube (or photobucket or myspace) directly
  • Web Browser still does not support Flash
  • You cannot roam on AT&Ts 3G Network due to the ranges being different:
    The LX09 supports UMTS Bands 2100, 1700, 850.
    T-Mobile uses 1700 and 2100 for 3G, while AT&T uses 1900. So you won’t be able to roam on AT&T 3G.
    As for “Other networks”, it depends on what 3G band they are using.
  • Still has chrome around the USB/Charger, but appears to be more sratch-resistant:
    http://poweredbydanger.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1338&d=1240087896
  • Data plans are grandfathered. T-Mobile will not raise your rates
  • When GPS is on, the battery drains faster. (there is an option to turn it on/off)
  • Browser is overall the same as the last OTA on the LX. But you have a LOT more room:
    http://poweredbydanger.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1319&d=1239974010
  • Still 6MB limit on email/ 100+30 limit on SMS (both same as before)
  • No confirmation as to “Free Ringtone downloads” still basing it on info already published.
  • Themes can still be user-generated like before
  • Social apps (Twitter, Myspace, Photobucket, and Facebook) are all FREE – no monthly charges!!!!

170 Responses to “Sidekick LX09 – Update on Specs/Features”

  1. crazyforiphone Says:

    on April 22, 2009 at 7:51 am said:

    I only posted that because a previous comment questioned who I was. I was simply trying to clarify.

    I’m just busting your chops.

  2. meme Says:

    ncmacasl on April 22, 2009 at 7:44 am said:

    By the way, I was the one who posted this article (I am a new contributor on Hiptop3, though I have been a long time supporter and have forwarded a lot of posts to the Head Admin in the past) And I have been a long time Sidekick blogger/post-er on multiple Sidekick forums.

    You’re real cool! You somehow found me on twitter!

  3. ncmacasl Says:

    Thanks, meme! What is ur Twitter name (or twitter it to me)

  4. meme Says:

    ncmacasl on April 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm said:

    Thanks, meme! What is ur Twitter name (or twitter it to me)

    I sent you a DM a couple of days ago. But my twitter username is ryoruns.

  5. itsonlyme Says:

    What is the big deal? I work for tmobile. I love the sidekick. I get discounts on all the phones and I choose the sidekick. For what it is, it is a great device. Yes iphones are nice, other smartphones are nice. The sidekick is not a smartphone. It is a messaging device that has extra features. Can the g1 or iphone be put on a prepaid plan. No they can’t. No phone is perfect, if it was you would never upgrade. As for the wallpapers on a sk, you can buy the app that allows you to edit your theme, THEME ARCHITECT, directly fromm your device. Its hella easy to use and completely customizable. Phone manufactures make what they feel to be good. Its not tmobiles fault for these changes, or lack there of. You are never forced to buy them. The sidekick is a great multitasking device and you can jump back and forth seamlessly. And as for people that complain about battery life, complain to BATTERY MANUFACTURES. Its not always the phone but the batteries. I have been with multiple phone compaies in the past before tmobile, and I promise you that other companies don’t treat you like tmobile does. You can upgrade your phone every month with some type of discount and they allow you to make payments on phones. All phones that are high end cost money point blank. I love technology and phones. The first mobile phones cost over 1000 and only made calls. Look at them now. So to wrap this up, this is a new sidekick. One more great SIDEKICK. If you don’t like sidekicks buy a pda. The more avid users, the better the device will evolve into.

  6. pLaTaNo p0w3r Says:

    I ordered both the orchid and carbon, because I have 2 lines under my name,both eligible for upgrade,im deciding still which 1 am I gonna use,while my friends uses the other 1 lol

  7. Bebe Says:

    LOL,he found me on Twitter too and thanks for finding me NC =)

  8. Mr. Lee Says:

    Sounds to me that you can go back and forth between the 2 phones. You can switch phones on different days if you wanted to.

    My question is…. and not to get into your business, but is the 2 lines under one account or 2 seperate accounts? Because I wanted to have another phone number under my account in order to be eligible for the discount price, however I am certain that it has to be 2 seperate accounts.

    I would like to know what is going to be the discount price for new customers when this phone officially comes out and how much would the phone be total at full price.

  9. SK Says:

    Via Embedded Flash: According to infosyncworld, New T-Mobile Sidekick apparently has Flash Lite 3 support (in the browser).

  10. Neemz Says:

    I am so lost, will they send me a Tracking Number or something that confirms that I ordered it? I ordered it about 4 or 5 days ago and still i didn’t get anything confirming it. Has anyone seen anything?

  11. Mike B Says:

    Did u get a text, saying thank u for ur order and the total price comes to $—.–? If not then call cc and see if they has processed ur order.

    And, on May 6th or 7th, go to ups.com and go to reference tracking, then type in ur phone nbr with the dashes like this, (800-555-1234).

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Mr. Lee on April 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm said:

    Interesting that you would ask me out of all people in this Forum.

    I ordered the Orchid One.

    And yourself?

    Or anyone else??

    If they had a White one, I would have definitely chose that one. The White G1 looks hella sweet, so does the whie replacement kit for the LX @ http://www.GyverGear.com

    i ordered both orchid and carbon, since i have 2 lines, both eligible for the upgrade, once i receive them,i will decide in person which 1 will i take, because the other line is my bestfriend’s which is under my name

  13. mjsk89 Says:

    i contacted my tmobile threw chat and they have told me that my expected delivery is may 1 and i ask then twice with different representative has anyone else has the same expected date may 1

  14. pLaTaNo p0w3r Says:

    Mr. Lee on April 23, 2009 at 1:03 am said:

    Sounds to me that you can go back and forth between the 2 phones. You can switch phones on different days if you wanted to.

    My question is…. and not to get into your business, but is the 2 lines under one account or 2 seperate accounts? Because I wanted to have another phone number under my account in order to be eligible for the discount price, however I am certain that it has to be 2 seperate accounts.

    I would like to know what is going to be the discount price for new customers when this phone officially comes out and how much would the phone be total at full price.

    i have both lines under my name, both with the same 29.99 data plan, no family plan,. the 3rd line i have is under my mom’s friend name which is a family plan i just pay $15 for that to use mobile to mobile,free nights,weekends, 1000 shared minutes, thats my sony ericsson tm506,. then the sidekicks its only internet,text,etc, i had the 1yr contract, whoever had it,also received a 13% discount on bills, so for my sk and cellphone,i pay $47 total,and my friend pays for the other sk line which is $30. i dont know if i answered your question though.

  15. Mike B Says:

    mjsk89 on April 24, 2009 at 7:16 pm said:

    i contacted my tmobile threw chat and they have told me that my expected delivery is may 1 and i ask then twice with different representative has anyone else has the same expected date may 1

    T-Mo Reps sometimes aren’t as accurate as we think. The expected date for the Sk LX 09s to be start delivering is May 6th, n I’m sure we all paid $5.99 for 5 days ground shipping so it’ll go right to ur doorstep by May 12, no later.

  16. shannon Says:

    Quickly reading the comments, but I can’t see why American users can’t roam on AT&T’s 3G network which is 1900Mhz AND 850Mhz – I know this because Telstra users can use AT&T phones on their network and get 3G (and vice versa with AT&T).

    Unless they only allow roaming on 1900Mhz, but being Australian I wouldn’t know

  17. big gemini Says:

    may 13th it cumz out….ima be tha 1st one there 2 buy it!!!!!!! 3G..i can watch youtube on my sidekick!! itz bout time

  18. w/e Says:

    oh hell yea dats qood if its free 4 myspace, facebook & ****… lols the last 1 yuh had to pay $1.99 for myspace.. & i ain’t payinq extra 4 myspace & **** after buyinq it 4 $419… lols so its qood =]

  19. 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.

  20. Imnotsure Says:

    Will it have picture messaging? I have a beat up SK3 and everytime I get a pic msg I have to log on to my computer to checc it. Has this been upgraded with the previous LX models?



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