T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Unboxing (Video)


Since its release in 2002 (as the Danger Hiptop) the Sidekick has been on a rollercoaster ride. With integration of AIM and being the first cell phone capable of placing unassisted TTY via the browser, it even gained a sign in American Sign Language.

But in 2009, a major outage and data loss followed by stop on sales in 2010 was thought to be the final nail. But the name has been resurrected with a new core: Android.

Clocking in at only $99 (on contract), the T-Mobile Sidekick certainly seems monetarily appealing. But the unboxing demonstrates this price point leads has led to some cuts (3MP camera, no flash, and a 2Gb microSD). The Pearl Magenta kit will certainly catch the eye of the crowd, but are you man enough to flash a pink device?

First impressions

  • – Easier to open and close the screen with both hands
  • – D-Pad integration is very useful
  • – Button layout points to landscape design and use
  • – No backlight on buttons (save keyboard)
  • Check back for our more in-depth review of the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.

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