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T-Mobile Sidekick

Announced
Jul 30, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Jul 30, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (179 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.70 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

T-Mobile Sidekick has the typical for the series design language but comes with smaller dimensions and respectively screen (2.6” instead of 3”) which nevertheless, is still with WQVGA resolution. Other features include Stereo Bluetooth support, 2-megapixel camera with video recording capability and a microSD slot. The most interesting one though, is the option to use colorful shells, to change the way the device looks.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Danger (4.7)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.70 x 2.30 x 0.70 inches (119 x 58 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.50 oz (128 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 179 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 27.59 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 220x176

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1030 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • HTML Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Jul 2008

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