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T-Mobile Sidekick

T-Mobile Sidekick
2.6"
240 x 400 pixels
2 MP
RAM: 0.125 GB
BATTERY: 1030 mAh
Announced: Jul 30, 2008
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 30, 2008
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Thick body (0.70 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM memory (0.125 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (179 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • Lacks 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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard

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 %

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.

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

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1030 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Cellular

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

Phone features

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

Connectivity

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

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Jul 2008

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 May 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.81 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.68 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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