T-Mobile Internal Memo on “Sidekick LX 2009″

We got the below memo from an anonymous T-Mobile employee:

Get Ready for the New Sidekick LX

T-Mobile is preparing to launch the thinnest Sidekick ever, with blazing fast 3G connectivity for customers to connect with friends quickly and easily. The new Sidekick LX will come equipped with GPS enabled Live Search, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and free bundled social networking applications including Facebook, My Space, and Twitter. Customers will also be able to watch and download You Tube videos directly from the device. The new Sidekick LX comes equipped with the features that customers love including a full QWERTY keyboard and an enhanced swivel screen that is larger and sharper than any other Sidekick.

Additional information regarding launch dates, pricing and availablility will be available on the Retail Communication Home Page on April 17.

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Check the Retail Communication Home Page on April 17 for additional information regarding the Sidekick LX launch

It basically says what we’ve been saying for months now about the new Sidekick LX 2009. It’s nice to see things confirmed though. It looks like T-Mobile is going to stick the new device under the Sidekick LX line though. So like the Sidekick 2008 is officially just the “Sidekick” then based on this memo the Sidekick LX 2009 will be the “Sidekick LX”. Hopefully we’ll hear more in the way of official news on Friday!

67 Responses to “T-Mobile Internal Memo on “Sidekick LX 2009″”

  1. Robert P Says:

    How can we be sure that the source is valid?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah that is so true !!!

  3. s Says:

    Im glad they didn’t name it sidekick 09, it would have detoured me as a customer seeing the 08 was a cheaper version of my LX, NOW IM BUYING IT!

  4. ezra Says:

    i thinks its going to be called LX 09

  5. Dominica Says:

    I’ve noticed that the removed sale of the Sidekick LX on tmobile.com but the Tony Hawk LE SK and the SK 2008 are still up there so this probably a reliable source or they probably would’ve deleted the SK 2008 in preparation for the Sidekick LX² or 2009

  6. Michael Says:

    Hopefully the anonymous employee will be able to provide the additional information tomorrow regarding launch dates, pricing and availability.

  7. YungDT Says:

    YEAH I HOPE THA PRICE ISN’T MORE THAN 300?

  8. Rob Says:

    Yes, kind stranger! Please provide launch date and pricing information (for customers that will have to extend their contracts as well…)

  9. alex Says:

    i hope that the price isn’t too much. i just cracked my lx screen though so i’ll be getting the new sidekick anyway

  10. Chanelle Says:

    Well, who knows if this is true? but if you go on tmobile.com, the brown and blue Lx are gone.. only the Tony Hawk Sidekick and the Gekko are still up.. hopefully they update it 2morro… it’ll probably say, comming soon.. anyway as soon as u see it, call a tmo rep and see if u can upgrade.. get it in the mail b4 anyone else.. thats what I did when the lx came out… can’t wait till 2morro!!

  11. ICON Says:

    So…what does everyone make of this line:

    “…and free bundled social networking applications including Facebook, My Space, and Twitter…”

    ‘Free’ as in included in the device? Or ‘free’ as in free to use…?

    Hmmmm…

  12. mikee Says:

    so the myspace and facebook apps is free? we wouldn’t have to pay monthly?

  13. ezra Says:

    they are probably free since they will be installed and not out of the catalog meaning no monthly payment

  14. Koloheboy Says:

    Yeeeehahhh babyeeeee bring it on… Cannot wait!

  15. gizmo Says:

    i dont even use twitter! twitter is not important to me. what i mam excited about is this new decigh and capablities!! lets see what happens

  16. Sidekick3 Says:

    Hey it says it will have Microsoft Exchange, does it mean I will be able to connect to Hotmail without going through the super tedious Windowslive website? That may offset the lack of Wi Fi…

  17. gizmo Says:

    i want to be abl eto free up my browser as much as possible. havint window apps may be useful. maybe they will free it up a bit and let me use it to get on myxer and download stuff. it said that i can down load youtube vids. lets see what else it will do.

  18. john nissan Says:

    Some one please tell me they upgraded the browser. If this memo is true, and it dosent mention any upgrade to the browser. That’s got me worried.

  19. gizmo Says:

    im sure there is something that we dont know. it looks like ther are serets. i will check out the reviews when it comes out. see whats shaking.

  20. Mike B Says:

    All we have to do is wait 12 to 24 hours on the details. We have waited a few weeks, waitin for the comfirmation on the SK LX 09, we can wait 1 more day to hear the full features, pricing and availablity on it.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    what exactly is the url for the Retail Communication Home Page ?

  22. Jr. Says:

    hmm is says “free bundled social networking applications including Facebook, My Space, and Twitter” I dont care about Facebook or Twitter but does this mean that maybe the Myspace app will be free to lx , 08, slide users? cus if its not thats ****** ***

  23. Jr. Says:

    YungDT on April 16, 2009 at 6:37 am said:

    YEAH I HOPE THA PRICE ISN’T MORE THAN 300?

    knowing tmobile it will probably be 349 or even 399.
    and everyone knows sidekicks are overpriced. we’ll see

  24. Mike B Says:

    No, it won’t be free to SK LX, 08, and slide cos cmon, if it should be free, it could’ve happened years ago. So, no it won’t happen to any of them except the SK LX 09. Sorry, but hey, I could be wrong cos nothing’s impossible.

  25. zman Says:

    on April 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm said:

    what exactly is the url for the Retail Communication Home Page ?

    Tmobile.com or sidekick.com???

  26. Mike B Says:

    I think this website got it covered. They will tell all of us what it’ll be and how it works the second they get all the verified information.

  27. john nissan Says:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for threaded text messaging. … I need a new phone bad. I’ve broke the top screen on my lx and the covers for the mood lights have all broke off. When ever I get a message it blinds the people around me….

  28. gizmo Says:

    i need a new kick too. my right bumper buttin doesnt work . that why i replaced this one in the first place. the one that i replaced this one with is in the fish tank. dont ask how i thappened. its in the fish tank.

  29. Mike B Says:

    Im curious. If I got the SK LX 09, can I pop out my memory card from the LE LX and pop it in the SK LX 09?

  30. itsNobi Says:

    ICON on April 16, 2009 at 10:22 am said:

    So…what does everyone make of this line:

    “…and free bundled social networking applications including Facebook, My Space, and Twitter…”

    ‘Free’ as in included in the device? Or ‘free’ as in free to use…?

    Hmmmm…

    they shouldnt be charging us for free ****, anyway.
    they should be following the App Store’s model more closely. IF we have to pay for the app, thats cool, cause someone worked hard to write that code. they should be compensated, but a monthly service charge? for what? every other phone (on t-mobile, mind you) has it free, so long as they are smart enough.

    wtf?

    if i get a dev key for the new sk, im opening the door for whomever else wants a more open os. lol…….maybe…….lol

  31. itsNobi Says:

    john nissan on April 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm said:

    Some one please tell me they upgraded the browser. If this memo is true, and it dosent mention any upgrade to the browser. That’s got me worried.

    dido…..can we get windows or tabs, please……..

  32. itsNobi Says:

    Mike B on April 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

    Im curious. If I got the SK LX 09, can I pop out my memory card from the LE LX and pop it in the SK LX 09?

    id assume so……they both take micro sd………

  33. itsNobi Says:

    john nissan on April 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm said:

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for threaded text messaging. … I need a new phone bad. I’ve broke the top screen on my lx and the covers for the mood lights have all broke off. When ever I get a message it blinds the people around me….

    dido

  34. Anonymous Says:

    meme you a girl or boy ????????/

  35. Crazyforwhat Says:

    Custom sounds/ringtones or bust

  36. Crazyforwhat Says:

    The page they are talking about us an internal employee page.

  37. Marcofromda510 Says:

    I agree with crazy, they won’t put it on a public site. They’re barley offically announcing it to their own employees. I bet the phone won’t be marketed publicly atleast till the begining of may. All speculation though, just throughing in my 2 cents…

  38. daevon Says:

    dis **** is nice. @ first I didnt wanna get it because its kinda ugly and it said it was gonna b kinda small, so i was thinkin bout gettin da HTC snap. But den I c dis n now I want it again. Big ups 2 da insider dat put dis out

  39. kelson Says:

    itsNobi on April 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm said:

    Mike B on April 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

    Im curious. If I got the SK LX 09, can I pop out my memory card from the LE LX and pop it in the SK LX 09?

    id assume so……they both take micro sd………

    yes dummie it takes micro sd cards

  40. wyatt Says:

    please can someone take a few seconds and tell me what the retail communication home page is so i know what to look for tomorrow. thanks!!:)

  41. Anonymous Says:

    People the Sidekick.com is currently undergoing schedule maintenance I am thinking that they are updating it to show us the BLADE boy I hope so

  42. Anonymous Says:

    on April 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm said:

    People the Sidekick.com is currently undergoing schedule maintenance I am thinking that they are updating it to show us the BLADE boy I hope so

    wen did you notice tht nd tell us wen it bak

  43. Divany Says:

    Umm i got some info but i think ya people already know, the sidekick blade will come in 2 different colors :), black and pink lol i found out on T-Mobile.com

    Size: 5.2 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches
    Weight: 5.8 ounces
    Included battery: 1250mAh Lion
    Talk time: up to 5.5 hours
    Standby time: up to 8 days
    Band (frequency): 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz
    Included Accessories
    Battery
    Charger
    Stereo Hands-Free Headset
    128MB micro SD Card
    Protective Case
    Mini-USB cable
    Top Phone Features

    Messaging
    Instant messaging: Yahoo!®, Windows Live®, AIM®*
    Text messaging*
    Fun
    Video capture/playback
    3.2 Megapizel camera with Video Capture
    Music player
    Communication
    3G Capable
    E-mail
    Information
    Real web browsing*

  44. Anonymous Says:

    go to sidekick.com

  45. Nicka Says:

    go to tmobile.com

  46. Doode7 Says:

    The new sidekicks are on tmobile.com

  47. Anonymous Says:

    if i get a plan 2day can i upgrade ???/

  48. Diego Says:

    i just saw dat it said that with an upgrade its 199.99
    so should be leveled in a good price :D

  49. Anonymous Says:

    on April 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm said:

    if i get a plan 2day can i upgrade ???/

    no u have to keep ur acc plan for a year

  50. Nicka Says:

    The new sidekick is $199.99 if you are a tmobile customer and get an upgrade otherwise it will be $449.99

  51. Anonymous Says:

    the puple one looks the best but most guys probably will get the black one

  52. Anonymous Says:

    on April 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm said:

    on April 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm said:

    if i get a plan 2day can i upgrade ???/

    no u have to keep ur acc plan for a year

    **** >:O iight thanks tho

  53. Anonymous Says:

    FINALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  54. nn Says:

    does it have wifi support???????????????????

  55. skO8 [: Says:

    WAIT , SO IS IT TRUE THAT TMOBILE DOESN’T HAVE ANY MORE SIDEKICK LX BLUE OR BROWN BECAUSE IM IN A (DESPERATE NEED] FOR A SIDEKICK BLUE , BUT ÍLL TAKE THE BROWN OR THE TONY HAWK . BUT TMO COSTUMER SERVICE KEEPS BSHYTTING MEE ABOUT ” NO WE DUNT HAVE ANY MORE BUT WE HAVE THE NEW SIDEKICK LX ORCHID OR CARBON ”

    IM LIKE NOOO BYTCH I DUNT WANT THAT , I WANT THE OLD MODELS .

    WHAT’S GOING ON EVERYONEE ? THE SIDEKICK LX BLUE HAS NOT DISCONTINUED YET RIGHT ?

  56. Mike B Says:

    Well, u can always buy the Blue LX on ebay or on craigslist that r in ur area. For me, I’m gonna try to sell my Tony Hawk LX so I can buy the SK LX 09.

  57. Mike B Says:

    But T-Mobile does still have the Tony Hawk LX in their inventory.

  58. Rachael Says:

    How much is it if you buy it April30th?

  59. kenneth Says:

    If I get it in pre paid how much will it cost mii??

  60. YungDT Says:

    kenneth on May 2, 2009 at 7:28 am said:

    If I get it in pre paid how much will it cost mii??

    4 PREPAID IT WILL BE 450

  61. Mariano Says:

    So, yeah I already upgrade my t-mobile contract and I’m so getting that new sidekick I’ve been wating for it, for long long time, so yeah people, if you want that sidekick order it already, cuz after its gonna be selling that like hot cakes, and its gonna be out of stock for sure…

  62. sexyy Says:

    so how much will it cost me to upgrade?

  63. Dbombiee Says:

    can i get a sidekick lx 2009 prepaid if so how much will it cost me if im not a tmobile costomer?

  64. scott Says:

    Hello sidekick still not working 38 days now prepaid is only geting 10 dollars that’s it.an if you lost all you data pic numbers an info you do not get the 100 dollars tmobile sucks.I’ve been in the news payper 2 times an called the head office 1877.290.6323.ext 3418022 call they will love to talk an tell you that ten dollars is all you get.that’s why I called fcc b b b on them an sidekicks are done they will not be geting sold any more head office told me.well go to craigslist 09 3 or 4 of them 100 to 129 can’t give them a way junk now.an for every one who lost info call you’re news payper put you’re story in there so all can know how much tmobile took care of us prepaid users put tmobile out there they will love it

  65. scott Says:

    Hello sidekick still not working 38 days now prepaid is only geting 10 dollars that’s it.an if you lost all you data pic numbers an info you do not get the 100 dollars tmobile sucks.I’ve been in the news payper 2 times an called the head office 1877.290.6323.ext 3418022 call they will love to talk an tell you that ten dollars is all you get.that’s why I called fcc b b b on them an sidekicks are done they will not be geting sold any more head office told me.well go to craigslist 09 3 or 4 of them 100 to 129 can’t give them a way junk now.an for every one who lost info call you’re news payper put you’re story in there so all can know how much tmobile took care of us prepaid users put tmobile out there they will love itt

  66. scott Says:

    Go look cnn tbo.com nbc news has a story from the exeitive office telling them that sidekick lx 08 an 09 tonyhawk is done not geting sold any more thank god so we don’t lose are info or pictures any more do to tmobile not care what goes on I hope they get shut down verizon buy them you bought out alltel buy tmobile out

  67. scottgato Says:

    Hello sidekick still not working 38 days now prepaid is only geting 10 dollars that’s it.an if you lost all you data pic numbers an info you do not get the 100 dollars tmobile sucks.I’ve been in the news payper 2 times an called the head office 1877.290.6323.ext 3418022 call they will love to talk an tell you that ten dollars is all you get.that’s why I called fcc b b b on them an sidekicks are done they will not be geting sold any more head office told me.well go to craigslist 09 3 or 4 of them 100 to 129 can’t give them a way junk now.an for every one who lost info call you’re news payper put you’re story in there so all can know how much tmobile took care of us prepaid users put tmobile out there they will love itt.tmobile yes its me ceo do I get my new mytouch now or do I must go on will be live on tv at a tmobile store tomarrow at the mall in tampa on fowler come all tmobile its for you its free

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