Sidekick Slide Returns From the Dead

We were surprised by T-Mobile bringing back the Sidekick iD last month. Just in time for Christmas, they’ve brought back another old friend, the Sidekick Slide. T-Mobile is offering the Slide again for $99, $200 off the retail price. It’s the same price as the newer Sidekick 2008, so this is probably only interesting to people who like the form factor of the Sidekick Slide. So if you’re a fan of a smaller more compact Sidekick that doesn’t have the characteristic flip, now is your chance to grab one! With these recent “returns from the dead”, it makes us wonder when we’re going to see the Sidekick 3 available again!

39 Responses to “Sidekick Slide Returns From the Dead”

  1. saul Says:

    Good job T-Mobile, the Slide is a great device.

  2. Sidek!ckuser Says:

    the sidekick 3 was the best sidekick. The lx is good but I loved the three. If they had mms on the three i dont think i would have upgraded to the lx. The three in my eyes was the best sidekick. My lx often has problems. My three never did.

  3. Fernando Says:

    since the sidekick slide is coming back…….will it receive the previouse or any new OTA?

  4. Bearmon Says:

    Really? You have lx problems ? I have lx and never have a problem so far as I know. 😛

  5. Fernando Says:

    no I’m talkin about the sidekick slide getting an OTA,

  6. Jesse Says:

    i seriously hate my Slide, its really buggy and annoying

    this is my video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1-Po1beOtM

  7. Fernando Says:

    haha I think my slide is like best ever just that it doesn’t have the latest ova………..what’s up with your slide?

  8. ronny Says:

    saul on December 19, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

    Good job T-Mobile, the Slide is a great device.

    wow you must be like 13?

    the slide sucks period it was a waste of time, you think the slide could ever compete with the Quickfire? Behold? G1? Leica? I dont think so

    IMHO the slide is for kids, thats why its small and compact

    and also the slide will never receive the video ota because you will need a magnifying glass to watch video on the slides little 2″ screen

  9. Bearmon Says:

    No, I talk to Sidek!ckuser about that. 🙂

  10. Bearmon Says:

    Bearmon on December 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm said:

    No, I talk to Sidek!ckuser about that. 🙂

    Hes smart so talk to him about it.
    uhh im so ***.

  11. Bearmon Says:

    OH I didnt know it would edit that out. I meant to say im wicked g a y. I mean I love men. Im finally coming out guys! I love the slide though. =]

  12. daniel Says:

    Bearmon on December 22, 2008 at 8:00 pm said:

    OH I didnt know it would edit that out. I meant to say im wicked g a y. I mean I love men. Im finally coming out guys! I love the slide though. =]

    Okay then… why are you saying this here? Is it relevant?

  13. Bearmon Says:

    daniel on December 22, 2008 at 8:11 pm said:

    Bearmon on December 22, 2008 at 8:00 pm said:

    OH I didnt know it would edit that out. I meant to say im wicked g a y. I mean I love men. Im finally coming out guys! I love the slide though. =]

    Okay then… why are you saying this here? Is it relevant?

    ahahhaha it is because I love them

  14. dopekiddd Says:

    i had a slide…IT SUCKS A-S-S!!! id rather flip ;]
    and the slides freeeeze toooo much and restart!! grrrr

  15. rob Says:

    Worst sidekick ever!!! Motorola should have never touched the sidekick. sidekicks are dead IMO until they really update it and don’t have the OS so damn locked down until then the G1 will reign surpreme!! Yes I’m loving my g1 😉

  16. johnny Says:

    yeah, or even better…the 2 !
    whats with all you people, the 3 was okay but there definitely wasnt anything great about it lol

  17. john Says:

    lol @ bearmon, what a douche

  18. g1 user Says:

    I don’t like the slide I like more the sk3 androidg1.webs.com

  19. g1 user Says:

    I don’t like the slide I like more the sk3 androidg1.websdotcom

  20. Lanna Says:

    Well i had the LX & it qot damaqed then
    I qot a 3. It was a MAJOR down qrade,
    It was obviously biqqer/heavier, screen was smaller, my 3 freezes all the time & my LX never did. The internet was a lil slower & mah scroll ball qets stuck & doesnt wrk sometime. I reqret qettinq the 3, but im upqradinq to the 08 for Christmas =]

  21. Christiann Says:

    to ronny ; whats wrong with being 13

  22. Mike Says:

    LOLWTFZ.

  23. Brian Says:

    these comments are very interesting. Why did Bearmon say he was ***? wtf. and 13 year olds are immature. and everything on this is intresting.

  24. Jay Says:

    My contract is up sometime in July of 09, I have a Sidekick 3 and don’t plan on getting another Sidekick until Microsoft/Danger does a major overhaul on the OS as well as the hardware. I like my SK, but they have definitely lost their edge. SK’s are known to be teenie-bopper phones now. Half the people that commented on this post are in that demographic. For about the same price there is no reason to get the LX over the G1 or Behold. As for me I’m hoping the G2 will be out by late summer of next year 🙂

  25. J-NASTy Says:

    HaHa The Sidk!ck Slide Sucked Fat A $ $ BallZ I don’t see y they invented it I had 1 4 about 2 weekz I went to go buy an lx but they were ouht so I got a slide till they finnaly had the lx now I got the tony hawk lx ihtz hella sick notta cheap peace of $hiit! Like the Slide! Ihts 4 fucken 12 year oldz who want iht 4 there birthday to show off aht skool er suhmthen.
    Hopefully tmobile dosent even try to bring the 3 back ihts even worse!

  26. hiptopboyy Says:

    I love all HIPTOPS im from australia, I really want them to bring likee alllll the sidekicks ova here and make them into hiptops, I have a slide…and I love it, but I really want the new 08…it looks sooooo kool, but by the time my contract runs out, therell be a new one out and I can get that one….and I wish they would just hurry up and bring the s!dek!cks ova to australia quickly cuz we only have the slide….they don’t sell the two or three anymore, just the slide so I had no other choice haha

  27. Wicked1 Says:

    Such a waste, why are they even bothering, the sidekick slide was a failure. No one wants that s*h*i*t especially with the Sidekick LX being the choice for most and now with the 08 out. They cost $99 and I bet they still aren’t selling.

  28. hiptopboyy Says:

    Really?? Why not they look pretty kool….

  29. hiptopboyy Says:

    Do they have like T-Mobile stores with like alllllll the sidekicks there to look at? (Like….demo ones??)

  30. hiptopboyy Says:

    Do they have like T-Mobile stores with like alllllll the sidekicks there to look at? (Like….demo ones??) over in america?

  31. J-NASTy Says:

    Yes at tmobile they have this little table with all the sidekicks there selling at the moment there’s the 08 tonyhawk,and the traditional blue and brown lx.

  32. hiptopboyy Says:

    That’s sooooo kool, im gonna go there next year and see it…..do why don’t they sell the II anymore….I thought it was the 16th most popular device in the USA…………….oh well, have any of u guys got any news on a new sidekick?

  33. Real Sidekicks Swivel Says:

    The slide is not a real sidekick they need to bury that peice of **** back where it came from I don’t see why they brought that bootlegged hiptop back smh -_-

  34. Anonymous Says:

    so motorola fixed the problem wit da slide. is da shuttin off thing gone too.

  35. owb94 Says:

    please tell me dat they fixed the problem wit da slide cuz i wanted one cuz i already have the lx and 08.

  36. hatemyslide89 Says:

    My backlight timer takes foreer and kills my battery so quickly. How do i get it to turn off instantly when i close my phone?!

  37. shamel Says:

    I have the sildekick silde andits wack..I can’t even send picture messages to people cause I don’t know what the hell is the apn…and aim when you put the away on you can’t still aim people wow you on away…..I just got a updata on this wack phone…. WHAT DO IT DO???….anyway the silde is wack…o yea the bluetooh don’t even work I can’t send or people can’t send me music on this crappy phone … get the lx or the sk3

  38. patrickB! Says:

    I have the sidekick slide. It is by far the crapiest phone I have ever put into my palms. I agree that its for litle kids. Im 14. Lol but anyways about this phone. Everytime people ask to see it right away they say “this is all it does? It doesn’t flip up or anything?” or “this is a fake sidekick!” lol and I agree with them. It feels like this phone is lacking the famous sidekick feel. It just feels like a phone. Nothing more. And its just garbage. It gives off false signal signs. It says G7 but I can’t even send a text. And no video. VERY BAD CAMERA. VERRY BAD! And no pic messeges. Small screen. The speaker looks to be very loud. But its not. Who ever is looking to buy this phone don’t do it. Be smart. Get the lx or 08

  39. Cocoa BEar(nicole) Says:

    umm am mature dats what all the adults say not immature your probably immature y your sayin dat and y did he jus say he was g-a-y dat was really stoopid of him to say dat on the computer were millions of ppl can see WTF!! ya’ll weird lol and interesting at dah same time look me up on myspace.. myspace.com/kokoa301

    Brian on December 28, 2008 at 7:45 pm said:

    these comments are very interesting. Why did Bearmon say he was ***? wtf. and 13 year olds are immature. and everything on this is intresting.



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