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?
Check back for our more in-depth review of the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.