T-Mobile Sidekick LX - Sidekick Slide

T-Mobile Sidekick LX goes the more traditional route in terms of design with its swivel screen. The LX is made by Sharp, and fortunately the company also decided to improve the device's mug with a larger 3-inch, 65,000-color TFT display and 400x240 pixel resolution. It's trimmed down a bit in weight at 5.7 ounces but otherwise retains the same dimensions as the Sidekick 3 mentioned above. You'll have your choice of two colors--midnight blue or espresso brown--and you can program it to light up like a Christmas tree to alert you to text messages, e-mail, and so forth.

The Sidekick LX has all the same messaging features of the Slide and also works with MySpace Mobile. Final highlights of the quad-band phone include integrated Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera (again, no video recording), an MP3 and AAC music player, rated talk-time battery life of 6.8 hours, and a microSD expansion slot.

Sidekick LX Review
The Sidekick LX is fine for IM and basic e-mails, but its camera, media, and phone features aren't nearly as luxurious as its sprawling keyboard and big, high-res display. Easy to use. Big, well-spaced keyboard. Roomy screen. Huge to carry. Mediocre phone. No stereo Bluetooth or video support.

T-Mobile has finally launched the new Sidekick LX for new subscribers one week after making it available only to existing customers on October 17th. The LX will feature a 3" WQVGA screen, 128MB microSD card, and a camera with flash. You can get it right now for $299 with a 2-year contract. Sidekick Slide, the smaller version of the LX, which will start shipping on November 7th for $199 also with a 2-year contract.