Hmmm, looks like the Sidekick is not quite dead yet with AT&T announcing the availability of the Sharp FX quick messaging phone this coming July 25th. This will be the first quick messaging handset from Sharp on the AT&T network, while making it the latest AT&T Mobile TV-capable device that is lined up to rock and roll in the US market. What you get here would be a whole full touchscreen for your fingers to slide all over, not to mention a slide-out QWERTY keyboard which will definitely make life a whole lot easier if you are one who wants to send out text messages and emails in a flurry while not having gotten used to a virtual keyboard just yet. Of course, instant messaging and social networking also comes into the picture with the Sharp FX to make sure you will never be left behind at all times, while an MP3 player, a 2-megapixel digital camera with camcorder capability and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity rounds off the list of features.
Among the other features that can be found in the Sharp FX include :-
- AT&T Address Book, which syncs contacts to an online address book so customers can access and manage their mobile contacts from their handset – or their PC. Synchronization occurs automatically when any change is made, so contact information is always backed up.
- The att.net mobile browser that supports full HTML surfing and also makes it easy for customers to customize their home page, navigate quickly to popular content and find local information.
- AT&T Navigator, which provides turn-by-turn directions, traffic alerts with one-touch rerouting, 3D moving maps, integrated speech recognition and more.
- AT&T Social Net, which lets customers access multiple social networking sites from one application
The ability to send photos and videos captured on their mobile phone to an Online Locker where customers can easily store, manage and share all their media.
As for AT&T Mobile TV subscribers, they are able to enjoy around-the-clock access to full-length live and time-shifted programming ranging from FLO TV to content from ABC Mobile, Adult Swim Mobile, CBS Mobile, CNBC, CNN Mobile, COMEDY CENTRAL, Disney Channel, ESPN Mobile TV, FOX Mobile, msnbc, MTV, NBC 2Go, Nickelodeon and the movie channel Crackle. Of course, all of the mentioned isn’t free since you will need to fork out $9.99 monthly for the service, although new subscribers will receive the first seven days of their subscription for free.