Sidekick Slide is no more

Sidekick Slide, RIP

Looks like Motorola had one shot at making hardware for Danger and they blew it with the Sidekick Slide. A device plagued with a simple, but glaring power flaw is being laid to rest. Rumors are circulating that the Sidekick Slide is no longer being manufactured and that once it’s sold out at T-Mobile stores (looks like it’s already pulled from online), you’ll have to end up looking for people selling the Slide on eBay if you want this small device. Don’t get us wrong, there were some nice things about the Sidekick Slide, and many people out there love it, but in the end it looks like T-Mobile decided that it wasn’t selling as well as they hoped. We’ll agree that this is probably a good decisions, since it would be pretty hard to compete with the other Sidekicks lately as it won’t be getting a video update and only comes in two colors.

via EngadgetMobile

80 Responses to “Sidekick Slide is no more”

  1. slidehata Says:

    i had a slide (rest in piss) since march ugh worse discion eva
    i wanted a lx but im glad i didnt waste money gettin the lx. Now i can get a 08 (best sidekick) and sell my *** mother ****** slide ( Rest in Piss *****) SIDEKICK 08 ALL DAY *******

  2. el nino SD13 Says:

    Well all you haters! The sidecick slide is da best!!! Yall could grab the big *** brick!!!(LX) and shove it up your culos!!!

  3. CHHH@@@ZZZ Says:

    sk’s suck they cant even get free ringtones. thats what its all about. who wants a cell that only has edited wal-mart ringtones in there catalog haha

  4. david Says:

    The only reason it didn’t sell because T-Mobile wanted too much for it. I went through Walmart and paid $105.21. It’s T-Mobile’s lost.

  5. thebestchickoutthea Says:

    Iiqht its aboout to qo down, first of all iam qlad they finnally took out the sk slide **** is so little and fat. iqot an lx in brown and its **** so idk why ya sayinq it looks lyke **** when all ya sk slide users kant afford the lx so ya went to qet that bullshyt *** phone. & about the new sidekick 08 ithink its a cheaper version of the lx and it has bumpers which make the phone look crappy the LX is the best it looks classy and proffesional. Plus lx has a biqqer screen so shove that up ya *** sukers!

    LX alll daaa wayy

  6. tiff Says:

    if anyone wants to give me they’re slide cuz i’m holding an id and it’s an upgrade for me. I’d take it off ya hands. I’ll give u a hundred twenty dollars for it

  7. Ken Says:

    Oh well, now it will become more rare.
    That’s truly awesome.

    I’ll rock my slide for a while longer.
    The video and big screen of the LX didn’t sell me.

  8. k&k Says:

    The ppl who r tryin to put the slide users down by sayin it sucks or by sayin the lx is better im sure the lx has its bad side… the point is if u dont have the slide then just shut up the only ppl who should be given there opinion about the slide should be slide users…well i have a slide and i like it….it fits anywhere and ive been havin it for about 5 months and no problems yet so stop postin dumb comments!

  9. blinkiie Says:

    i love my slide..it’s like the girl version simply becuz it’s a small size and easier to handle..it sucks that it’s being discontinued but hey we all knew that was gonna happen eventually..it didn’t get as much marketing as it should’ve and motorola definitely should’ve tweeked it a little bit more before putting it out but oh well things happen

    i’ll be getting my 2008 within the next couple of months but for now it’s all bout me & my slide

    r.i.p.=(

  10. cassie Says:

    i would have to say its about time, the slide has been nothiing but a pain. I bought one back at the end of feb. and now I am on my third one, everyone I get keeps having the same issue. It just randomlly shuts off if I slide up the screen making it a usless pos.

  11. Moe Says:

    you need to get rid of all your SIDEKICKs seriously go pre-order the new TMOBILE G1 right now before they run out its a real nice phone

  12. Donald Says:

    Eh ehm.. ******* T-Mobile. That is all and sk’s suck balls.

  13. Donald Says:

    Eh ehm.. ******* T-Mobile. That is all.

  14. Shadow Says:

    Recently I got the lx. Its the bomb. But before I had the slide. It wasthe best phone I ever had. Loud *** speaker. O the screen on the lx may be bigger but the one on the slide is way brighter. Its faster than the lx. Slide was such a good phone. All you hater can go suck a ****. The lx and slide are the best sidekicks out. Rest in piece slide

  15. Anonymous Says:

    i HAVE THE SLiDE ALS0..AND WHEN i CALLED TM0BiLE T0 ASK THEM WHAT WiLL BE REPLACiNG MY PH0NE(i PAY iNSURANCE) THEY T0LD ME THAT ALTH0UGH THEY D0NT SELL SLiDES AND THE PR0DUCTi0N iS CEASING,THEY STiLL HAVE S0ME iN ST0CK.S0 iF MY PH0NE WAS T0 BREAK i W0ULD GET AN0THER SLiDE..N0T LX.AT LEAST N0T F0R A FEW M0NTHS!

  16. terrell Says:

    tiff on August 27, 2008 at 10:40 pm said:

    if anyone wants to give me they’re slide cuz i’m holding an id and it’s an upgrade for me. I’d take it off ya hands. I’ll give u a hundred twenty dollars for it

    anyone wanna buy my sidekick slide??

  17. rj Says:

    I live in aus and we don’t have t mobile or lx s here the lx concept doesnt go down real good over hear because everyone complained the hiptop 3 was to big the lide is well loved over hear and still available todays date being 9 th of december makes me think that its only died in america so if u want one check out ebay u will get a new one ours don’t shut off either

  18. goldfish0999 Says:

    ok, i have a slide and it is the shityest fone ever. it rings randomly in the middle of night and u get texts or emails from 2 days ago or something like that. mine has a problem with the speaker and it makes a buzzing and clicking sound. u cant add your own free recordings as ringtone and you cant choose your own backgrounds. i dont know about anyone else but i get no signal in most of my town. for AIM, u cant make your own status message, you can only make an away message. some of the pages on the internet are just blank or they take forever to come up. if your phone drops kinda hard, the battery is sure to come out and then the whole phone resets. you cant zoom in or out on the camera. the catalog with all the ringtones in it are only 15 seconds long with i think is a waste for 3 bucks. the highest priced games are 7 bucks. i was really disapointed when i couldnt find guitar hero. the battery last for a while so no complaints there (wel atleest mine does). when you put something in the calandar, its very complicated becus you hav to set alerts and all that ****. there are so much more things i could say about this phone/dead loser device, but i hav better things to do.
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  19. goldfish0999 Says:

    sorry about that bad word
    just showing my feelings

  20. admin Says:

    goldfsh0999: You can add your own backgrounds at sidekick-themes.com

  21. danielLe Says:

    haA! shii i got dah (08] got dah new and apporved stuff yah on dhat 07 shii loL;;

  22. never mind that Says:

    the slide is ok but the uuuuummmmm……. LX es better trust meh

  23. cha cha chia Says:

    wow at a lot of these replies that are jus bashing on the slide. i got a slide and i like it. i have no problems with it at all besides the little keyboard and its crappy buttons. but i can definitely live with it. i like that the screen simply slides up instead of swiveling out. i like that it is good at being a phone and that i can hear what the person on the other end is saying clearly and that is my main reason for buyin it over the lx. i like that this phone is sleeker than the lx and doesnt seem like a brick. i do love the screen on the lx though. and danielle is too cool bragging about having that 2008 shii that is basically the same as the lx. i hope you didnt buy that phone recently because youre going to feel really dumb when the 2009 shii that is right around the corner drops

  24. cha cha chia Says:

    wow at a lot of these replies that are jus bashing on the slide, grow up. i got a slide and i like it. i have no problems with it at all besides the little keyboard and its crappy buttons. but i can definitely live with it. i like that the screen simply slides up instead of swiveling out. i like that it is good at being a phone and that i can hear what the person on the other end is saying clearly and that is my main reason for buyin it over the lx. i like that this phone is sleeker than the lx and doesnt seem like a brick. i do love the screen on the lx though. and danielle is too cool bragging about having that 2008 shii that is basically the same as the lx. i hope you didnt buy that phone recently because youre going to feel really dumb when the 2009 shii that is right around the corner drops

  25. lyssa Says:

    i just got the sidekick slide yesterday! this is stuiped.

  26. vondelle Says:

    Ok b4 any of yuh *** cracks start trashing dha slide yuh need 2 check dha details… dha ? slide has a really great sound speaker louder den dat damn lx 4 all I can say…. well dah internet is faster so all ya’ll go dha hell wit dha ((rest in piss)) stfu already damn smh at ya’ll niggaz

  27. vondelle Says:

    Damn son I’m sorry ? slide but I jus got a o8 nd dat **** is dha bomb **** wat yuh heard bout dha slide if ? dnt hav a LX..08 or a 09 den ? jus a plan ****** bum dead *** like its 09 nd ? coppin a sidekick iD…a 1..2..3.or a damn slide wtf get ur gear ?

  28. LOL BOY Says:

    VONDELLE IS ? GeT YUH ****** GEAR UP

  29. skidrocks! Says:

    Please, motorola sucks! The sidekick slide is for someone who can’t afford the sidekick lx or lx09 but I can! The sidekick slide is ghetto wannabes! Posers! Now shut the **** up!!

  30. danny Says:

    Dominique on August 9, 2008 at 1:42 am said:

    The sidekick slide is still a wonderful device. I have had one for 4 monthes & I haven’t had any problems out of it. T-Mobile didn’t market the slide well at all so to be honest, im not surprised it stopped selling. And when the OTA update came out for the LX & when the sidekick 2008 came out, I knew it was pretty much over for the slide lol. Anyway, I love my slide without a video update & im glad I own one. And for people sayin I should’ve got an LX…no I should’ve gotten the device I wanted & that was the Slide. Anyway, this is unfortunate but im glad I got mine before they decided to stop selling it.

    you shoulve got the sidekick lx 2009 better than ever lol



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