Sidekicks Gone from T-Mobile’s Site

Has the day finally come? T-Mobile appears to have pulled all of the Sidekick models from their site except for the Sidekick LX 2009 Carbon. And even the Sidekick LX 2009 Carbon is listed as “Temporarily Out of Stock”. Is this just a hiccup on T-Mobile’s site or does this mean the end of the Sidekick?

If you’re still dying for a Sidekick, there are other places to get them.

UPDATE: Confirmed via our sources that at least the Sidekick 2008 is discontinued.

UPDATE #2: The Sidekick LX 2009 Carbon has returned to T-Mobile’s site. More info on T-Mo’s forums.

UPDATE #3: It’s official, the 2008 and the LX 09 Orchid are gone according to an official post on the T-Mobile Forums

42 Responses to “Sidekicks Gone from T-Mobile’s Site”

  1. Jimx2 Says:

    RIP Sidekicks… Thanks a lot Microsoft T.T

  2. fugitiveALiEN Says:

    The sidekick is dead! Long live Android!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_os#History

  3. Rhidia Says:

    Well they took them down because they don’t ******* work anymore.

    I had FOUR replacement devices sent to me and it still didn’t work. Now I have this crappy Blackberry… Ugh.

  4. Craig Says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish! :)

  5. phrique Says:

    when you log in and upgrade I believe they’re still there. just not for “new customers.” inevitability is sad sometimes. =/

  6. DisKO Says:

    It IS sad to see them go when they were such a vital part of my life for so long but mine has been dead since Microsoft killed it in October… and I’m looooving android so itz all good. Anyone wanna buy my sidekicks? I think they’re feeling sad and lonely… ;-)

  7. Daniel Zavala Says:

    I am personally one of the biggest Sidekick die hard fans,and I am HORRIBLY disapointed that there will no longer be a new lineof Sidekicks, I’ve had a sidekick ever since the Sidekick 1 Color edition. And I feel inlove with them. There probaly one of the most simplest phone to use once you figure everything out on how to properly operate the device. & the always on the go applications and how they arlet you so rapidly and you can see a preview of the message I find is really convinient and useful. I can’t imagine using any other phone but the Sidekick.
    R.I.P SIDEKICK

  8. sabercrombiedude Says:

    Daniel Zavala on February 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm said:

    I am personally one of the biggest Sidekick die hard fans,and I am HORRIBLY disapointed that there will no longer be a new lineof Sidekicks, I’ve had a sidekick ever since the Sidekick 1 Color edition. And I feel inlove with them. There probaly one of the most simplest phone to use once you figure everything out on how to properly operate the device. & the always on the go applications and how they arlet you so rapidly and you can see a preview of the message I find is really convinient and useful. I can’t imagine using any other phone but the Sidekick.
    R.I.P SIDEKICK

    I’m So With You On That. This Sucks. =/

  9. Jimx2 Says:

    Jimx2 on February 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm said:

    RIP Sidekicks… Thanks a lot Microsoft T.T

    Well at least LX09 users are getting an update…
    http://www.tmonews.com/2010/02/sidekick-lx-2009-ota-on-the-horizon/

  10. sB all da wayy Says:

    DisKO on February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

    It IS sad to see them go when they were such a vital part of my life for so long but mine has been dead since Microsoft killed it in October… and I’m looooving android so itz all good. Anyone wanna buy my sidekicks? I think they’re feeling sad and lonely… ;-)

    yesss i wunt one please lols idk i have money left over so might as well give you some

  11. Some Guy Says:

    From http://forums.t-mobile.com/tmbl/?category.id=Sidekick

    Forums are: Sidekick™ LX 2009 and Previous Sidekick™ Models, the later which is described as “Get help with previous Sidekick™ models such as the Sidekick™ 2008, Sidekick™ II, Sidekick™ 3, Sidekick™ Slide, etc. here!”

    My guess is them retiring the sidekick 2008 and someone maybe making a glitch on the phones page (unless they are going with just one modle, the carbon). This kind of makes sense given how much the price has dropped on the sidekick and given rumors of the new “pink” phones. If they sold out of stock the last couple months with the prices way down (SK 2008 was $30 on TMo’s site last time I had checked), why stock up again on a model which is likely going to be discontinued soon, anyways?

    Alternatively, since it has been confirmed that Sharp is making the pink phones (or, at least, one of the models), it would make sense for them to switch over production at some point. In the past, we’ve seen this sort of behavior when new models were about to be announced (old models selling for cheap, going out of stock, etc). MS has all but said that the pink phones will be a “follow up” to the sidekick. So… It’s a foregone conclusion that the current devices are going to be going by the wayside. The only question that remains is what the new phones will be like (and before anyone worries too much about the rumors of it running windows CE 6, keep in mind that the Danger devices went from their own custom OS to the danger platform running on top of BSD- so we could see a device running who knows what but still be the “familiar” looking hiptop platform on top… Though with a touchscreen instead of the usual Jump/Menu/Cancel/Done buttons, it’ll be interesting to see how that platform evolves).

  12. kevin Says:

    how ironic i just plugged “tony” in to see if i can reactivate him and i pull this up. i guess all the kickers are gonna have to find a new way to open their phone. anyone wanna buy a sidekick?

  13. Wicked1 Says:

    Well, I’ve already moved on to Android, so this doesn’t effect me. It will be sad to not have the sidekick exist anymore, if this is the case, but time goes on and if the phones aren’t keeping up with the times and tech improvements then people are gonna move away from the phone. I had already decided to move away from the SK before the data disaster, but the fiasco just made me do it quicker. Ultimately for me, it came down to the lack of free apps, ringtones, and games. I got completely fed up with having to pay for wverything and the prices kept rising, and system was just too restricted, had to move on. I stuck with the sidekick for almost 5 years. The smartphone & mp3 market is about apps and games, and the sidekick is way behing in that and also in hardware specs. Apple is very closed and restricted, but they seem to bne able to misdirect that fact from the public. I’m with Android now and I like it, but this new Windows Phone 7 Series may have me with my first WinMo phone, with my next phone purchase in a year or 2

  14. Fresh // 323 Says:

    Microsoft’s phone will be a follow-up to the T-Mobile sidekick, says the Journal. Microsoft acquired Danger, the company that made the sidekick, two years ago.

    Sharp will be manufacturing the phone. It is going to be heavy on social networking apps, according to the Journal. It will be available on Verizon and Vodafone, says the Journal.

    ^^^^^

    The Sidekick Is Leaving T-Mobile,Its Not The End Of The Sidekick. Its Just Getting A New Home. I Guess That Loss Of Data That T-Mobile Did Made Sharp/Mircosoft Move The Phone To Another Carrier,Thats All. Sidekick Will Be Finding A New Home.

  15. Wtf? Says:

    Fresh // 323 on February 23, 2010 at 12:19 am said:

    Microsoft’s phone will be a follow-up to the T-Mobile sidekick, says the Journal. Microsoft acquired Danger, the company that made the sidekick, two years ago.

    Sharp will be manufacturing the phone. It is going to be heavy on social networking apps, according to the Journal. It will be available on Verizon and Vodafone, says the Journal.

    ^^^^^

    The Sidekick Is Leaving T-Mobile,Its Not The End Of The Sidekick. Its Just Getting A New Home. I Guess That Loss Of Data That T-Mobile Did Made Sharp/Mircosoft Move The Phone To Another Carrier,Thats All. Sidekick Will Be Finding A New Home.

    Okay, T-Mobile didn’t do that big outage, Microsoft did.
    Put it in your mind T-Mobile did not fail. Microsoft Fails.
    Where is this journal from anyways? From what I’ve read the phone that’s gonna be on verizon and vodaphone is not a sidekick, its the stupid little turle phone

  16. ncmacasl Says:

    Actually there are CDMA *AND* GSM versions of the Turtle/Pure phones. CDNA is Verizon/Sprint and GSM is AT&T/T-Mobile. these phones actually *could* end up with T-Mobile!!

  17. bulletinyochest Says:

    Sidekicks forever
    Fuckk Cliq
    Fuckk iphone
    Fuckk G1 and G2
    Fuckk Droid
    Fuckk Blackberrys
    Fuckk My touch
    And I hope that piece of shitt project *** pink FAILS

  18. glasses1o1 Says:

    yawnn……whers the news here???, i gave my lx 09 to my little girl, she doesnt like it, says the kids at skool have cooler phones den this, she threw on the floor, i laughed den i grounded here for being ungratful

  19. DisKO Says:

    glasses1o1 on February 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm said:

    yawnn……whers the news here???, i gave my lx 09 to my little girl, she doesnt like it, says the kids at skool have cooler phones den this, she threw on the floor, i laughed den i grounded here for being ungratful

    LMAO that was great!

    sB all da wayy on February 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm said:

    DisKO on February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

    It IS sad to see them go when they were such a vital part of my life for so long but mine has been dead since Microsoft killed it in October… and I’m looooving android so itz all good. Anyone wanna buy my sidekicks? I think they’re feeling sad and lonely… ;-)

    yesss i wunt one please lols idk i have money left over so might as well give you some

    Are you serious? If so, which one you want & how much? I have color, 2, 3 (way old so idk what condition) LX07 blue (used until 09 came out but still works) & LX09 (used about 5 months til October outage)

  20. Anonymous Says:

    ncmacasl on February 23, 2010 at 6:53 am said:

    Actually there are CDMA *AND* GSM versions of the Turtle/Pure phones. CDNA is Verizon/Sprint and GSM is AT&T/T-Mobile. these phones actually *could* end up with T-Mobile!!

    where you saw this?????

  21. ncmacasl Says:

    on this site! umts=gsm

    http://www.hiptop3.com/archives/new-details-on-the-turtle-pure-lion-and-pride-phones

    “The Turtle and Pride phones are going to be 320×240 pixel screens with UMTS and CDMA radios respectively. The Pure and the Lion will be higher resolution devices at 480×320 pixels and again UMTS and CDMA respectively.”

  22. ncmacasl Says:

    Carbon is back up for sale!!

    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Sidekick-LX-2009/Sidekicks-Gone-from-T-Mobile-s-Site/m-p/320632#M5046

    I confirmed it – it is there.

  23. ncmacasl Says:

    2008 AND Orchid are now OFFICIALLY no longer available…

    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Sidekick-LX-2009/Sidekicks-Gone-from-T-Mobile-s-Site/m-p/322146#M5053

    “The Sidekick LX 2009 (Orchid) and Sidekick 2008 are no longer available, but you can still order the Sidekick LX 2009 (Carbon) from our website.”

  24. Dominica Says:

    I gave up my SK LX 09 on Black Friday and got a Blackberry. T-Mobile and Microsoft let me down with the outage and lack of support or willingness to do anything. I went alittle over a month without any data and I was doing fine until my phone decided to infamously self-restart and I lost everything. I had owned a SK for damn near 7yrs and never experienced a thing like it. Who could’ve predicted that when Microsoft took over they would go to hell (that was rhetorical and for humor lmao). If T-Mo knows what’s good for them they’ll not pick up another Microsoft product because they’ve been epic fails. Stick with Android or RIM or maybe one day even Apple.

  25. domo(chaos) Says:

    some one should continues the sidekick name……..i really think the most important thing to everyone is the hardware. i think they should update the hardware and stick the android os in there

  26. meme Says:

    glasses1o1 on February 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm said:

    yawnn……whers the news here???, i gave my lx 09 to my little girl, she doesnt like it, says the kids at skool have cooler phones den this, she threw on the floor, i laughed den i grounded here for being ungratful

    LMAO!

  27. SIL Says:

    Rhidia on February 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm said:

    Well they took them down because they don’t ******* work anymore.

    I had FOUR replacement devices sent to me and it still didn’t work. Now I have this crappy Blackberry… Ugh.

    i have also had four replacement phones sent out and their still not working, its the network though, ive had new batteries and a new sim card as well as the 4 phones, its the network, i think t mobile is ******** with the sidekicks as a “secret” way of getting people to switch to something else, because they want to discontinue the line.

    which sucks because i love mine, i hear the LX’s are still working, i wish i could get my hands on one for a good price though :(

    and im not even sure i want to upgrade and stay with tmobile for another 2 years, its horrible now.

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Fml.

    Oh well, I sense a lawsuit in the future. This pink shii isn’t going to sell. Tmo is going to sue Microsoft for not creating another money-making phone which I’m sure Microsoft agreed to when getting rid of Tmos best selling phone line.

  29. eduardo Says:

    The sidekicks are back on T-Mobile website for sale

  30. Blah.Android-- Says:

    I’ve been wanting to upgrade to a new phone for a while.
    The Nexus One.
    HTC HD2.
    I actually had the Cliq for a day.
    Took it back and got the LX09.
    I couldn’t help it.
    It felt like I abandoned a part of my life.
    I’ve been with the Sidekick fam since the SK3.
    Never had another phone.
    I don’t know what to do. I want a new phone, I really do…
    It’s just hard to let go. One day I guess…. =[

  31. Nikki Says:

    I spoke to costumer service and tmobile store sales people and they said the sidekick has been completely discontinued and will not be getting the phones, accessories, or shells in. Its over. I ordered my phone on the 23rd and tmobile told me i wont get it to the 17th of march. Because everything is on back order. The orders going out are the last ones.

  32. Nikki Says:

    I spoke to costumer service and tmobile store sales people and they said the sidekick has been completely discontinued and will not be getting the phones, accessories, or shells in. Its over. I ordered my phone on the 23rd and tmobile told me i wont get it to the 17th of march. Because everything is on back order. The orders going out are the last ones.

    edit.. they suggested ebay, and another webiste to me to get my shells and accessories and parts if the phone breaks. its so sad.

  33. bulletinyochest Says:

    Same here, the sidekick will be my last phone, cause there’s no other phone I like or want.

  34. Blah.Android-- Says:

    bulletinyochest on March 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm said:

    Same here, the sidekick will be my last phone, cause there’s no other phone I like or want.

    That’s sad…
    I don’t know any other phone I want. Honestly.
    I’m looking into the HD2 or the Nuron.
    It’s just gonna take a long time for me, or any of us other faithful SK users to apply ourselves to a different phone.
    I don’t know what were gonna do guys…
    I think its time we look into a new phone….

  35. glasses1o1 Says:

    hmmm…is everybody crazy??? sidekicks wher ultimate texting phones thas it, last one i had was lx09, its collecting dust as we speak, when i took it to work, other nurses n doctors was like chris y do u have that out of date phone, so basically i couldnt eat lunch wit dem, my work phone i carryed wit me was hotter den the lx09, dam shame to, i switch between 9700 bb, n the nexus one, dez sidekicks been dead ever since sidekic 3, only teenyboppers like em now.

  36. Blah.Android-- Says:

    glasses1o1 on March 7, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

    hmmm…is everybody crazy??? sidekicks wher ultimate texting phones thas it, last one i had was lx09, its collecting dust as we speak, when i took it to work, other nurses n doctors was like chris y do u have that out of date phone, so basically i couldnt eat lunch wit dem, my work phone i carryed wit me was hotter den the lx09, dam shame to, i switch between 9700 bb, n the nexus one, dez sidekicks been dead ever since sidekic 3, only teenyboppers like em now.

    ….

  37. sidekickdosmilnueve Says:

    fxck sidekicks been a loyal costumer to then for four years and they gave me too many problems. Had a sidekick 2, 3, and lx o7 all gave me problems. finally got my blackberry 9700 phone has been the best investment I’ve ever done.

  38. Skillety2j Says:

    Woohoo!, the sidekick is finally dead! That piece of monkey ****!

  39. Haze Says:

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  40. puppywhiskin Says:

    You heard it here first!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sidekick is comming out with new sidekick that is 3G and has android, first dibbs goes to loyal sidekick users!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Emy33 Says:

    Sooo sad they’re dead -.- but anyways does anyone know a website that buys sks? for money?

  42. nathan Says:

    kevin on February 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm said:

    how ironic i just plugged “tony” in to see if i can reactivate him and i pull this up. i guess all the kickers are gonna have to find a new way to open their phone. anyone wanna buy a sidekick?

    yes i do 30 dollars



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