T-Mobile Sidekick, plain and simple

After much speculation on what the latest Sidekick device from T-Mobile will be called, the carrier decided to just name it Sidekick, plain and simple. There won’t be any other code name attached to it, bringing us back to the basics. You will be able to choose to fit one out of two shells that come with each Sidekick purchase – black and metallic green. There will also be a wide range of pre-designed shell patterns and colors for you to pick up at T-Mobile retail stores or online, and I’m pretty sure we won’t have to wait for long until someone with an excess amount of Swarovski crystals and super glue decide to bling up their Sidekick. Granted, other luxury labels might also think of blinging this up with diamonds and precious jewels, but that’s another story for another day. For now, we will look at the features right after the jump.

  • Exterior shells that can be personalized
  • Capability to record, play and share videos: record videos using the camera; receive video attachments from e-mail, picture messaging, or side load videos to the microSD card; play video using the built-in media player; share videos via e-mail, Bluetooth or picture messaging
  • Horizontal swivel screen and full QWERTY keyboard (manufactured by Sharp)
  • WQVGA screen with high-definition LCD technology
  • Enhanced Web surfing: PC-like, full-size layout or standard Sidekick screen-size layout to scroll and read a page; use Mini Page to zoom out on an overview of an entire Web page; save images from Web pages to the microSD card
  • Customizable IM experience: create and join group chats, set custom status messages, search for friends in a buddy list and see who is logged into IM to immediately start a conversation
  • Easy download capability: install and use downloads without the need to restart the device; set a theme as the device’s default instantly
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP supports stereo Bluetooth and Bluetooth file transfer to other Bluetooth devices including Bluetooth photo printers
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Included 512MB microSD memory card
  • More storage: Up to 25 ringtones, add up to five slides to multimedia messages, and up to 60-second voice messages
  • Quick Find to search across all applications
  • T-Mobile myFaves® enabled
  • Dimensions: 4.7” x 2.3” x 0.7”, 5.3 oz.
  • 2.6-inch display, 400×240 pixels
  • Quad-band world phone 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; GSM,GPRS,EDGE
  • 1030mAh Lion battery

You can pick this up for $149.99, which is pretty reasonable although you’ll be tied down to a 2-year contract in the process. Image courtesy of Gizmodo, thanks guys.

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