Items tagged with Sidekick

T-Mobile and Samsung announced the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G by Samsung. This new Android-powered smartphone combines many of the features Sidekick users have come to love (including a hardware keyboard) with the faster speeds available on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network. The new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, making it one of T-Mobile’s fastest smartphones . Hardware specs include a 3.5-inch touch screen display with a “pop-tilt” hinge, a five-row QWERTY keyboard, a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, and a VGA front-facing... Read more...
Is the SideKick back? No, not by name, but it definitely is back in spirit. Sharp, which doesn't have a huge amount of phones available for sale in the U.S., is about to get back into the spotlight with the new FX. It's a simply named phone, and it's designed as a "quick messenging" device, but it's capable of much more. It's also the latest AT&T Mobile TV-capable device, complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an MP3 player, 2MP camera (with camcorder) and Bluetooth 2.1. There's also a Web browser, AT&T Navigation, and the ability to watch mobile TV while in a 3G area. The service is... Read more...
Text messaging teens who don't already own an iPhone are headed for tough times in the trendy smartphone market. First we find out that Microsoft's Kin phones aren't selling as well as the software juggernaut had hoped, leaving questions as to the future of the Kin One and Kin Two, and now we're learning that T-Mobile has kicked its Sidekick smartphone to the curb. "As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next generation of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales,... Read more...
At the beginning of this week, T-Mobile informed Sidekick users that their personal data and photos "almost certainly has been lost." Now, Microsoft is coming back with some good news to affected users, saying the company believes it has recovered most of the data after all. "We are pleased to report that we have recovered most customer data for those Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage," corporate vice president Roz Ho wrote in a letter."We plan to begin restoring users' personal data as soon as possible, starting with personal contacts, after we have validated the... Read more...
Still want the cloud to be your only repository of data despite the recent Sidekick fiasco? Well, on Monday Google made sharing of Google Docs easier with the introduction of (finally) Shared Folders. Shared Folders are just what it sounds like: rather than having to share individual files, you can set up a folder to share with a colleague and stick as many files into it as you please. This was probably the most requested feature for Google Docs. Additional features announced on Monday: Multiple file uploadRestored the "items not in folders" featureModified the UIAs Google continues to add more... Read more...
After a major server outage occurred with Microsoft's Danger servers last Friday, users across the country have reported lost address books, weird text messaging problems, and other forms of data loss. Now, T-Mobile is informing Sidekick users that their personal data and photos "almost certainly has been lost." While service outages have hit various online services including Google's Gmail, RIM's BlackBerrys, and Apple's MobileMe apps, this particular outage has hit users in the worst possible way since the company has lost nearly all of its users' data and has no alternative backup plan for recovering... Read more...
While the HTC-built G1 has undoubtedly become the face of T-Mobile, the long-standing Sidekick line is getting a new face of its own today. T-Mobile USA has just launched the Sidekick LX, which features a long-awaited 3G radio and the same iconic swivel design that has made the form factor so appealing over the years.Additionally, prospective buyers can look forward to GPS-enabled Live Search and improved video capabilities, and it is available for pre-order starting today in two new colors -- orchid and carbon. Denny Marie Post, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA, chimed in with a few very... Read more...
If a product is called the Slide, don't you think you really ought to test the heck out of the "slide" part?  Apparently T-Mobile didn't.T-Mobile confirmed Monday that it had temporarily suspended sales of the Sidekick Slide until it can discover why the phone is turning off when the device is opened and closed. The issue is localized to the Slide models, produced by Motorola. The Sharp-produced Sidekick LX and iD are not affected, T-Mobile said. The Slide first disappeared from the carrier's online store late on Friday.We shouldn't limit blame on testing to T-Mobile, of course, since Motorola... Read more...