Just a friendly little reminder that the T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 is now available for purchase at T-Mobile stores nationwide and online. The new Sidekick is available in orchid or carbon and is priced at $249.99 with a two-year contract, though previous Sidekick owners get a $50 price cut. New features include a brilliant display, 3G, GPS, and Facebook and Twitter integration.
Kent is back from vacation and ready to face an avalanche of Palm Pre rumors. Now that we have another possible release date (June 7), we get word of two additional Palm devices featuring the Pre OS. Some BlackBerry news is also afoot and we have a couple of new Samsung phones for Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS. In reviews, Bonnie put the new 3G-enabled Sidekick LX through its paces and Nicole tests the LG Wine and the Sidekick CDM-8950. And of course, we take your questions.Listen now: Download today's podcast Rumor of the week Mini Palm Pre, Pre Centro in the works? … Read more
It's just the three of us today, but that's when we have the best shows. Before we get into stories, please be sure to check out the preshow some time at the404.cnet.com or watchbol.com. During the weekdays, around 11 a.m. EST, Jeff, Justin, and Wilson spend about 20 minutes goofing off, and it becomes a riot.
Today's show is jam packed with stories. First, Pizza Hut is trying to hire an intern, who's only job is to Twitter for the company. We think they should have advertised this yesterday on 4/20. So-called "beer googles" don't really exist, according to scientists. We never believed they did either. We just think that it makes most guys say, "Why not?" Last story for the first half is the release of the new T-Mobile Sidekick LX. It's no longer a brick. Justin is still intent, though, on keeping his iPhone since Hulu announced it would release an app.
Second half of the show, we've got Tuna Tuesday again! This time from Amsterdam! Also, the press seems to hate "Sit Down, Shut Up." Jeff and Wilson aren't big fans of the pilot, either, from "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz. Further along, we find out there's a Lego Rock Band game and a DJ Hero game! Finally, vote for CNET TV for the People's Choice Award at the 2009 Webby Awards. Our jobs depend on it... not really, but it would be nice to play dress up.
Follow us on the Twitter at @the404, and send us your comments. We listen. We promise.EPISODE 325 Download today's podcast | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe in RSS… Read more
During the past couple of weeks, we've seen pieces of the puzzle falling into place--leaked images and internal memos, FCC approval, a scheduled New York launch event. However, Thursday night, T-Mobile put all the speculation to rest and added the final and definitive piece to the puzzle. The end product? The new T-Mobile Sidekick LX.
Not to be confused with the original Sidekick LX, which it will eventually replace, the Sidekick LX 2009 offers a slimmed-down design and some great new features, including 3G, Flash video support, and Twitter integration.
Current Sidekick owners will get first dibs on the new device. Online presales start now for a price of $199 with a two-year contract. If ordered by April 30, customers will receive their Sidekicks on May 12; if ordered after April 30, the device will be delivered within 7 business days. For everyone else, the Sidekick LX will be available in stores nationwide and online on May 13, but final price had not yet been determined.
To come clean, we actually got a preview of the T-Mobile Sidekick LX at CTIA 2009, but we couldn't say anything because of nondisclosure agreements. However, now that the cat's out of the bag, we can talk about all the features and our first impressions. … Read more
We really don't know too much else about this, but Hiptop3.com have apparently spotted the latest Sidekick 2009, otherwise known as the Sidekick Blade, out in the wild. It looks pretty similar to the previous Sidekicks, but promises to be much thinner and lighter (Which, if you know Sidekicks at all, is a very welcome change), and it will apparently run Danger OS 5.0. It is also the first Sidekick since Microsoft bought over Danger. Like we said, there's very little else we know about the phone, but if the pictures are leaked already, it won'… Read more
As one of my colleagues put it the other day, Microsoft killed the rumors that it's building a Zune phone, but it didn't drive a silver stake through their heart and bury them at a crossroads at midnight. In other words, until Microsoft makes some kind of phone-related announcement, misinformed analysts and news outlets will continue to speculate that there's going to be a Microsoft-built Zune phone, and Microsoft spokespeople will continue going on the record with vehement denials.
Here's the official statement: "As with all of our products, they have a lifecycle. The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide has reached the end of its lifecycle. It is available in limited quantities at T-Mobile retail stores however the Slide is no … Read more
It's all the goods from the Crave blog. Brian Tong and Bonnie Cha give you a peek at the newest Sidekick; copy and paste on the iPhone is here...sort of; and listen to music with Brandon, Brenda, Dylan, and Kelly!
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It's so hard to keep a good secret these days. Just ask T-Mobile. Word of its new Sidekick model, code-named Gekko, got out months ago and was all but confirmed about a week ago when the ruthless blogosphere got hold of some internal T-Mobile documents about the upcoming model.
Well, today, the wraps were officially taken off the new model. Simply called the T-Mobile Sidekick (more on this new, puzzling naming scheme below), it's the first Sidekick to debut since device manufacturer Danger was acquired by Microsoft.
The Sidekick isn't a revolutionary, new product, but we think … Read more
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