If you're an existing LX user, download the free software, but if you're in the market for a new device, get the new Sidekick 2008 or a Black Berry instead.
The summer 2008 software update for the Sidekick LX handheld fixes some of our top complaints about the device.But at the end of the day, the LX is still really bulky and doesn't have enough storage for text and e-mail messages.The Hiptop software was designed by the company Danger, Inc. The original Hiptop hardware was designed by Danger and manufactured by Flextronics.The Hiptop 2, 3, Sidekick i D, Sidekick 2008 and Sidekick LX (2009) are all manufactured by Sharp Corporation in Japan and designed, respectively, by Danger and then Danger in partnership with Sharp.Perhaps the Hiptop's legacy will continue with another T-Mobile product, maybe even a high-end phone this time.
It certainly feels like the market could use a few more physical QWERTY devices.
But many pages still display awkwardly, especially if they use Java Script or DHTML.
A neat new feature, Quick Find, lets you search all of the phone's databases for a name or date from the home screen.
Compare the T-Mobile Sidekick LX (2008 Update) with several other Cell Phones side by side.
When it arrived in April of last year, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G was more than a re-imagining of an aging brand: the Samsung SGH-T839 was perhaps the best mid-range Android handset we'd ever seen, with a fantastic physical QWERTY keyboard and loads of value for the money.
Here's what the carrier told us: While the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is being retired, it doesn’t mean we are discontinuing the T-Mobile Sidekick line.