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T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 Reviews

By on May 6, 2009

t-mobilesidekicklxThe T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 is the revamped version of the original T-Mobile Sidekick LX. The handset is available online for $199 with a two-year service contract and it will be available in stores from May 13 onwards for $249.99.

Measuring 5.1×2.4×0.6 inches (HWD), the handset is manufactured by Sharp and it weighs just 5.7 ounces. Tough the handset is very sleek but it is not flimsy by any means. The handset feels solid when you hold it. The Sidekick LX comes in tow color variants: carbon or orchid. Moreover, you have option of creating custom shells and laser etching if you don’t like the standard models.

The Sidekick LX sports a 3.2-inch WVGA display, which has native resolution of 840×480 pixels and it uses Sharp’s Aquos technology. The display is extremely bright and sharp with saturated and vibrant colors. The graphics and menus look very attractive on the large and high resolution display. The new Sidekick also features the swiveling screen and spacious QWERTY keyboard that were present on the previous model.

The screen is surrounded by the navigation controls, which include Menu key, Jump key along with a directional keypad.  The right side of the screen features Cancel, Talk and End buttons along with an OK button, and the trackball navigator. There are two keys located on the top of the screen. Both the keys function according to the tasks that you are performing. The bottom edge of the device houses standard 3.5mm headphone jack, mini-USB port, volume controls and power on/off key. The back side of the handset houses the camera lens, and microSD expansion slot, which is located below the battery cover.

The handset comes with a 1GB microSD memory card, protective pouch, AC adapter, a USB cable, a stereo headset, recycling bag, and reference material.

The new Sidekick offers many features that are not present on the older model. The features offered by the new Sidekick include 3G support, Flash video support, Bluetooth 2.0, quad-band world roaming, three-way calling, speed dial, and a speakerphone. The Sidekick also supports T-Mobile’s myFaves, which allows you to make unlimited calls to five contacts.

Other features include Mobile e-mail with support for T-mail, Yahoo, AOL, Windows Live, and POP3/IMAP4 email accounts, and integrated GPS. The handset comes with preinstalled IM clients such as AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live. The Sidekick also comes preloaded with social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

The T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 boasts of 3.2 megapixel camera that comes with flash and geotaggin capabilities. The music application supports popular file formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AMR, and MIDI audio files along with support for 3GP and MP4 video files.

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