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T-Mobile ending Sidekick sales starting July 2nd

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T-Mobile ending Sidekick sales starting July 2nd
Starting tomorrow (July 2nd), the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will not be offered by T-Mobile through its stores, online or telesales. In an e-mail, the carrier said, " While we work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise, T-Mobile will continue to provide our loyal Sidekick customers with product service and support. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead, which we expect will provide customers with a new and fresh experience." The carrier has sold a version of the Sidekick for 6 years. The model was known for a display that had to swivel to open, and for having a physical QWERTY keyboard. The phones were designed by Danger and manufactured by Sharp. After the former was acquired by Microsoft, the pair combined to work on the KIN phones which, as we reported, will not be getting launched in Europe as originally planned and Microsift has folded what was left of the KIN team into its Windows Phone 7 team. There is some speculation that the Sidekick will return powered by the Android operating system.

source: T-Mobile via Phonescoop

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. hcbarclay (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

doesnt surprise me...anyone out there still using a Sidekick?! They used to be real popular in the deaf community but I think the tides are shifting from a once dominating messaging device to a lack luster under developed heavy piece of plastic.

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