T-Mobile Halts Sales of Sidekick Tomorrow

It’s been a good run Danger Sidekick, but T-Mobile says you’re done.

“As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next generation of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales and online.”

This doesn’t mean that the Sidekick service will be stopped on July 2nd. T-Mobile hasn’t said anything about the longevity of that. This just means you’ll have to buy a Sidekick elsewhere. But there are hints that the Sidekick line may carry on (at least in name). Everyone’s chattering about this Sidekick Twist, which may be what T-Mobile has up their sleeve.

Oh, and for those that haven’t been following the news elsewhere, the Kin is done for as well.

via cnet

231 Responses to “T-Mobile Halts Sales of Sidekick Tomorrow”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I think I’ll have the patience till then I guess hopin it’s a beast phone….

    Has anybody heard anything on a android sidekick yet tho?

  2. LoSo Says:

    this phone is supposed to have android on it..

  3. Cool Says:

    @acekannon my psn is Y0ungTune187; wats urz?

  4. AceKannon Says:

    Cool on August 28, 2010 at 11:22 am said:

    @acekannon my psn is Y0ungTune187; wats urz?

    Its AceKaNNoN-187…lol..we have the same rule:187 MURDAAAA!!! LMAO!

  5. Cool Says:

    @AceKannon lma0 werdd wat u b playin?

  6. Cool_drinks_semen Says:

    Cool…you’re a dumb beeyotch

  7. Cool Says:

    @Cool_drinks_semen u love bein on my **** ***

  8. Anthony Says:

    When I was in T-Mobile this afternoon upgrading from LX 2009 to Samsung Vibrant, I asked what happened to the Sidekick line. The sales associate said that ‘as of now, it’s gone, but there are rumors of an android-powered sidekick.’

    I waited all summer for news about this ‘android-powered sidekick’, and, suprisingly (not really), nothing new. So I finally went and got the Vibrant, aha. It is actually a pretty amazing phone, i recommend getting it if your contract is up soon.

    Sidekick is dead. The amazing generation of phones has come to an end.

  9. LoSo Says:

    umm to each his own anthony…but i’ll continue to wait..if you haven’t been checking up it has already been said that it got pushed back to sometime next year…

  10. ANON Says:

    so the sidekick twist was a bust?

  11. Meme Says:

    I had a tough tie transitioning to the iPhone but let me tell you all.. It is all worth it. Yeah the edge network isn’t fast but being able to fully access any website justifies it all. I’m on wifi the majority of the time anyways. Guys, let go of your sidekick and buy an iPhone. Well worth every penny.

  12. droid Says:

    ANON on September 13, 2010 at 12:12 am said:

    so the sidekick twist was a bust?

    yep its dead

  13. Jimx2 Says:

    Not to be a troll or anything.. But I got the iPhone 3G along with my CLIQ and LX09 now… and if you’re gonna leave the Sidekick.. Move to an android, cause the iphone will just disapoint you. Its the worst phone in the world, its a good multimedia device, but not a good phone. Its great for games.. But that’s what’s the iPods for.. If you want a real phone, go for android.

    Thinking of selling my iPhone tho anyone interested? x)

  14. AceKannon Says:

    Hey ppl, im not sure how to take this, because I wuznt able to actualy reach the page but this intrigued the LIVING **** OUTTA ME!!:

    A couple hours ago, I googled “Sidekick LX 2009” since im in love with that phones overall design, just to get a look. The first result on google came up as the Sidekick link on T-mobile’s home site. So I clicked it. Sadly it didn’t fully load the whole page, but at the bottom I seen a little bar that made me stop nd relook. It said (AND I QUOTE) , “WE ARE INNOVATING!…..changes are coming to Sidekick. Read the forums for more information”. At first this made me jump for joy since a lot of sites confirmed any sidekick projects were pushed back till next year.

    AGAIN, I was not able to pull up the tab, so anybody that is also very curious, please go snoop around nd tell us what u could possibly find.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    @ ace i got it open and it sends me 2 this page

    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Sidekick/ct-p/Sidekick

  16. derald Says:

    so are you guys still praying for a sidekick?

  17. derald Says:

    im glad to see some people on here finally coming to their senses about the sidekick.

  18. Magnus Says:

    hey everybody….

    remember Microsoft Kin 1 and Kin 2? it’s only sell for 6 weeks and then stop last summer… almost same day sidekick stop to product..

    here click below

    http://www.phonedog.com/2010/11/12/kin-one-and-kin-two-making-their-grand-return-to-verizon/

    it’s return by Verizon!!

    likely Sidekick will coming 2011!

  19. AceKannon Says:

    Hmmm…somethimg makes me believe that Danger and T-Mobile are stirrin’ up a lil trouble again, but in a good way.
    1st off,
    Q. Why in HELL would Danger bring back the Kin phones?
    A. To appeal to audiences that they didn’t reach before, the teens and adults who don’t wanna pay for data plans. THAT’S THE BIGGIE FOR VERIZON!

    2nd, Remember on the forum above, they said that the “Sidekick Project was pushed back to 2011”? This is another eye-opener. The Android platform came from the Sidekick OS at its base, so seeing Android on a high-end Sidekick device actually wouldn’t be wrong. Its almost 2011 anyway nd I believe that we should be hearing info on this device soon. If it resembles any of the HTC “Brick” phones such as the HD2 or Evo, I don’t want it. Sidekicks have 5 Row Keyboards and Swivel Screens. Even a slide would work! Just no full touch screen! AND, as long as they make the OS flexible and as fast as the Sidekick OS was.

    The sidekick will make a glorious return, and when it does I’ll be first in line to receive mine. But one thing is still on my mind: Are they sticking with the HTC Twist/Sidekick Twist name or is that a fanmade codename?

  20. jayjay Says:

    i just ordered a sidekick LX 07 MIDNIGHT BLUE!
    will i still be able to connect it with the sidekick data????
    with tmobile?????

  21. Magnus Says:

    jayjay on December 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm said:

    i just ordered a sidekick LX 07 MIDNIGHT BLUE!
    will i still be able to connect it with the sidekick data????
    with tmobile?????

    yes, it should work.. you need to call t mobile service to connect your sidekick 2007…

  22. Ric Flair Says:

    People that use Sidekicks are dumbasses.

  23. jayjay Says:

    Ric Flair on December 14, 2010 at 8:24 pm said:

    People that use Sidekicks are dumbasses.

    but u would be on a sidekick website looking at em hahah! what aa lame

  24. AceKannon Says:

    Has anyone seen the Nokia N8? Its really cool nd all…..nd i know this may seem a little Sidekick Fanboy-ish, but if you look at it, does it not look like the screen should swivel out to reveal a qwerty? Just google it nd click on the first or secomd link, then watch the video….it looks as if the guy is almost ready to slide up the screen 🙂 SIDEKICK MEMORIES!!! Hopefully T-Mo isnt f’in’ around with us. I may get an HTC HD7 this week for christmas, but i’m keeping my fingers,toes and pretzels crossed for this bad boy of a sidekick beast!

  25. Magnus Says:

    AceKannon on December 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm said:

    Has anyone seen the Nokia N8? Its really cool nd all…..nd i know this may seem a little Sidekick Fanboy-ish, but if you look at it, does it not look like the screen should swivel out to reveal a qwerty? Just google it nd click on the first or secomd link, then watch the video….it looks as if the guy is almost ready to slide up the screen 🙂 SIDEKICK MEMORIES!!! Hopefully T-Mo isnt f’in’ around with us. I may get an HTC HD7 this week for christmas, but i’m keeping my fingers,toes and pretzels crossed for this bad boy of a sidekick beast!

    yeah I agree w/ you about HD 7…. look almost same as sidekick but there is no Android… HD 7 come with Windows 7 which are suck…

    if HD 7 come w/ Android, I would buy it…

  26. Alessandra Says:

    @Magnus: Uh..no the HTC HD7 does NOT look ANYTHING like the Sidekick, you misunderstood the previous user he says “I may get an HTC HD7 this week for Christmas, BUT I’m keeping my fingers, toes and pretzels crossed for this bad boy of a Sidekick beast” where he says “Sidekick Beast” he’s referring to the hope of the rumored HTC Sidekick Twist. You need to read alittle more carefully before you post.

  27. AceKannon Says:

    Alessandra on December 21, 2010 at 4:18 am said:

    @Magnus: Uh..no the HTC HD7 does NOT look ANYTHING like the Sidekick, you misunderstood the previous user he says “I may get an HTC HD7 this week for Christmas, BUT I’m keeping my fingers, toes and pretzels crossed for this bad boy of a Sidekick beast” where he says “Sidekick Beast” he’s referring to the hope of the rumored HTC Sidekick Twist. You need to read alittle more carefully before you post.

    Lol Yea, it was a lil odd how u misread that. BUT, like i said before, that Nokia N8 looks slightly reminiscent of a Sidekick 2008 if u look close enuff….thats beside the point. THE POINT BEING…..that this device will be top notch regardless of what many will think. I just want to know what it’ll look like 🙂

    P.S. – I may just get an HD2 and jailbreak it to run Android, cuz it is possible…ANYTHING is possible 😉

  28. Alessandra Says:

    Ace Kannon: Yeah I’ve seen the Nokia N8 which runs MeeGo I believe, the device itself does look like the ’08 but much slimmer and it has 4 rows instead of 5 on the keyboard, I’m a proud owner of an HTC HD2 and I run Android on it, the HD7 looks nice but it’s not hacked to run Android yet oh well lol but I love my HD2 I get the best of both worlds and if my Android friends have an issue getting somewhere I just boot into Android and try to help out the best I can, what’s stupid about the Stock Android (the ones with a Stock ROM which aren’t rooted) they can’t have programs for screenshots I saw the market place, all of them there say your Android must be rooted to use it, I feel that, that is very stupid because for WindowsMobile 6.5 on the HD2 you don’t need to hack it to allow screenshots jeez. But at the most I stay running on Windows Mobile using a custom ROM, Android is nice but if it freezes on you, you have to pull out your battery and put it back in, boot into Windows, and then Android lol

  29. AceKannon Says:

    Ok so i didnt get the HD2 for Christmas 🙁 or the HD7 but I WANT THE NEW SIDEKICK! Lol idoesnt matter how long it takes to manufacture the damn thing, just give us some info on it, like um…idk…the FORM AND SHAPE!

  30. Magnus Says:

    I have see leak info about dual core… Motorola, LG, HTC, etc… all of them going to CES 2011.. I don’t see ANY s.h.I.t T mobile have dual core???

    I hate when they keep very secret about dual core!!!

    now I know Motorola will have Dual Core very soon….. I m sick of waiting! if I don’t hear anything from T mobile, then I ll leaving t mobile and buy Motorola!! I tried to twitter.. they didn’t help!!!

    my phone sklx09 seem get worse problem… connection keep droped signal… and reboot itself often… I don’t know how long my phone can handle itself???

    come on T mobile!! just tell us what you will have for Sidekick Twist and what up with Dual Core!!?? come on!!

    everyone talk about new things in CES 2011!!!

    thank you, t mobile!!!!

    I m sorry, I m pissed for waiting!

  31. AceKannon Says:

    Magnus on December 27, 2010 at 11:14 am said:

    I have see leak info about dual core… Motorola, LG, HTC, etc… all of them going to CES 2011.. I don’t see ANY s.h.I.t T mobile have dual core???

    I hate when they keep very secret about dual core!!!

    now I know Motorola will have Dual Core very soon….. I m sick of waiting! if I don’t hear anything from T mobile, then I ll leaving t mobile and buy Motorola!! I tried to twitter.. they didn’t help!!!

    my phone sklx09 seem get worse problem… connection keep droped signal… and reboot itself often… I don’t know how long my phone can handle itself???

    come on T mobile!! just tell us what you will have for Sidekick Twist and what up with Dual Core!!?? come on!!

    everyone talk about new things in CES 2011!!!

    thank you, t mobile!!!!

    I m sorry, I m pissed for waiting!

    Yea, on twitter they gave me a bullshit response…”TMobile T-Mobile USA
    @ @AceBiggz Thank you for the feedback, we are always looking at expanding our product line-up, stay tuned right here for all the latest. ^CG”
    Sum bullshit…i want a STRAIGHTFORWARD RESPONSE!



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