T-Mobile Sidekick gets launched as expected, priced at $149.99
All design peculiarities and naming confusion aside, the new T-Mobile Sidekick offers probably the most bang for your buck when it comes to awesome side-sliding QWERTY smartphones. Recently, its availability has been announced by T-Mobile simply as the “Sidekick” without the additional fuss of a snazzy nickname.
As for pricing, it has been placed at the $149.99 mark with a 2-year contract under T-Mobile, and should prove a great come-on for anyone who’s interested in snagging this one up.
So what exactly does the new T-Mobile Sidekick bring to the table again? Well, Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP is a good start, and it also comes with a 2.6-inch 400 x 240 WQVGA display that slides up or to the side (depending on orientation) to reveal a QWERTY thumbpad and other keypad shortcuts.
The new Sidekick also offers a microSD card slot for easy multimedia consumption, which as you may already know comes standard with almost all phones that are coming out these days. The outer casing is also easily user-replaceable, with all the shells you need provided by sidekickshells.com. They come at only $14.99 a piece too so there’s no question why more users would be willing to try that.
Fresh, live pictures of the T-Mobile Sidekick are available in on of the links below, as well as the sidekickshells.com Home page.