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ALL ABOUT SIDEKICK
Welcome to the ultimate source for NEWS, INFO and HELP for the T-Mobile Sidekick. This wiki community is sponsored by T-Mobile*, but built and run by fans of the T-Mobile Sidekick.
| A NOTE TO OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS|
Since its launch in 2002, the T-Mobile Sidekick™Sidekick® has been one of our most popular and successful family of devices in T-Mobile history. This success is largely due to its loyal base of Sidekick fans for which we will continue to innovate and deliver an exceptional experience.
For example, as Sidekick evolves, we are planning for moves toward new hardware and software platforms, which we expect will provide customers with a fresh, exciting user experience while maintaining the important features that contribute to a great messaging device.
While we are working toward the next iteration of the experience, we will continue to support our legacy devices and provide great service for our loyal Sidekick customers. We encourage you to stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead.
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LATEST SIDEKICK NEWS FROM T-MOBILE
Twitter and Facebook Applications Available on the T-Mobile Sidekick '08, T-Mobile Sidekick LX '07, and the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide.
Twitter and Facebook applications are available now via the Dowload Catalog on the T-Mobile Sidekick '08, T-Mobile Sidekick LX '07 (including the Tony Hawk LE), and the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide. The Facebook application is free and the Twitter application is available for a reoccurring monthly charge of $1.99.
Personalize Your Sidekick LX '09
Deck your T-Mobile Sidekick '09 or Sidekick '08 out in tokidoki! Unique tokidoki shells are available now exclusively for the latest T-Mobile Sidekicks. Please visit http://www.sidekick.com/gallery/artists.aspx to check out the tokidoki designs - four options for the Sidekick LX '09 and three for the Sidekick '08. The colorful shells cost $14.99 or $19.99 each and are available at www.sidekick.com or select T-Mobile retail stores.
Also now available is the option to personalize your own Sidekick LX '09 shell, similair to the Sidekick '08, with your favorite design or photo.
New T-Mobile Sidekick Commercial
Check out the new T-Mobile Sidekick commericial where dancers show off "Sidekick moves." World famous chereographer, Troy Kirby, who has worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliot and also choreographed half of the dance scenes in the movie "Step Up II" developed never-seen-before dance moves, bringing the phone functionality to life in ways one would have never envisioned. And be sure to test your moves in the interactive Dance-Off challenge at www.sidekick.com.
Sidekick Sync Available on the T-Mobile Sidekick LX '09
This afternoon, Sidekick Sync will be available on the T-Mobile Sidekick LX'09 via the Download Catalog. A first for Sidekick,Sidekick Sync on the LX'09will support real time push email, attachment viewing, full sync capabilities, full read and respond functionality and configurable sync schedules. In addition to email,the applicationwill sync with contacts from acorporate directory, along with full sync capabilities with an Exchange calendar and meeting/event reminders.
Sidekick Sync is available for $4.99/month. A Sidekick data plan is required to download the application.
Be sure to check your Download Catalog this afternoon!
T-Mobile Annouces New 3G-Enabled Sidekick LX
Today, T-Mobile annouced the new 3G-enabled Sidekick LX! The newest LX is the ultimate device for virtual socialites with built-in support for the top social networking applications including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, as well as GPS-enabled Live Search. The Sidekick LX also offers an improved multimedia experience with a 3.2 megapixel cameraand enhanced video capabilities that make it easy for users to record and share pictures and videos on popular social networking sites.
In addition, the Sidekick LX boasts its iconic swivel design in two new colors - orchid and carbon - and features the sharpest screen and thinnest profile ever delivered on a Sidekick. The LX is available for purchase to existing T-Mobile customers beginning April 17, through a Web-only pre-sale and will be availble nationally on May 13. Check out www.sidekick.com!!
Sidekick and T-Mobile Can Get You Past the Velvet Rope on the GRAMMY Celebration Concert Tour 2009
There's still time to enter the ROLL LIKE A VIP sweepstakes! One lucky winner per city (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, New York) will win a pair of VIP tickets to the main event. The sweepstakes will last until roughly one week prior to each show. For more details or to enter, please visit http://www.sidekick.com/grammy_home.aspx.
T-Mobile Announces Exclusive Performances for the Grammy Celebration Concert Tour Presented by T-Mobiles Sidekick
Today, T-Mobile and The Recording Academy announced an exciting array of GRAMMY-winning and nominated artists who will be part of the 2009 GRAMMY Celebration Concert Tour presented by T-Mobile Sidekick. The five-city concert tour will kick off in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium on April 9 with a performance by GRAMMY nominee Leona Lewis.
Other stops on the tour will include:
- San Francisco at The Warfield on April 14
- Boston at the House of Blues Boston on April 28
- Miami at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on May 13
- New York City at the Terminal 5 on May 28.
There will be a limited amount of tickets for each performance available through in-store giveaways at select T-Mobile retail locations in the five concert cities. To keep up with the GRAMMY Celebration Concert Tour and a chance to enter to win a VIP concert package, please visit www.sidekick.com. Click here for more details!
| Chance to Win a New T-Mobile Sidekick and $500 Gift Card from T-Mobile!|
Check out this cool competition by KevJumba...he is giving people a chance to win a new T-Mobile Sidekick as well as a $500 AmEx gift card from T-Mobile!
Enter the Party with a Friend at the GRAMMY®S Sweepstakes!
T-Mobile and the GRAMMYS have kicked off the Party with a Friend at the GRAMMYs sweepstakes! Five winners will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip for two to attend the 51st GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009. T-Mobile Sidekick customers will receive a sweepstakes SMS, allowing them to enter either via their Sidekick or by visiting www.sidekick.com. The sweepstakes began Monday, December 15, 2008 and will last until 8:59 AM PST on January 16, 2009. For more information or to enter, please visit www.sidekick.com.
Important News for SunCom Hiptop Customers with T-Mobile!
T-Mobile has a special offer for former SunCom customers who have come over to T-Mobile during the September 8th merger. SunCom's Hiptop services will be discontinued on November 8th, 2008, and all current Hiptop users will have the chance to trade in their Hiptop for a free Sidekick 2008. Click here for more details!
New T-Mobile Sidekick Now Available!
A picture from high school graduation, a favorite sports team logo or a vibrant splash of the hottest fall color – whatever you want to express, you can design it on the new T-Mobile® Sidekick®. Available today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. has added the latest edition to the Sidekick family providing customers with the opportunity to create shells for their Sidekick with the images, colors or designs they choose.
In addition to enhanced personalization, the T-Mobile Sidekick is sporting a slightly smaller, thinner and lighter design than previous Sidekicks. It also comes fully loaded with the latest Sidekick features including video capture and playback ability, so customers can record and watch spontaneous and memorable moments, whether at a football game or a music concert. Read more about the new T-Mobile Sidekick!
Enter Contest To Meet Tony Hawk From Your Sidekick
Sign up for the contest to meet Tony Hawk from your Sidekick at http://www.sidekick.com/meettony. This isn't some small-time win-a-free-t-shirt contest - this is your chance to kick back with Tony at Tony Hawk Inc.! What's in it for you?
- a trip for two to L.A. (airfare, hotel, transportation)
- a T-Mobile Sidekick LX Tony Hawk Edition
- a hot-off-the-line 2-door 2009 Jeep Wrangler
- two tickets to Stand Up for Skateparks
- a $500 gift card
"Tony's World" on Sidekick.com
Sidekick.com been updated with several new sections, including the launch of “Tony’s World” on the homepage. Tony’s World has some cool in-depth interactive features to it, while the new “All Sidekicks” page provides fun information on both current and legacy Sidekicks. Check it out and go explore Tony’s World for a bit!
T-Mobile Announces Partnership with Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk T-Mobile USA, Inc., has aligned with one of the world’s greatest action sports stars, Tony Hawk, for a multiplatform partnership that includes the creation of a limited edition T-Mobile® Sidekick LX™ device, presenting sponsorship support and programming for Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam 2008 North American Tour, and events benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation. Read more about the partnership and the features of the T-Mobile Sidekick LX Tony Hawk Edition!
T-Mobile launches the Sidekick Slide ScarletEnd the speculation because it is official! Today T-Mobile has started to offer the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Scarlet! The Sidekick Slide Scarlet features MySpace Mobile, e-mail, Web browsing and various messaging applications like instant, text and picture messaging. The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Scarlet will be available for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. Key features of the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Scarlet include:
- T-Mobile myFaves enabled
- Smaller design with slide screen and QWERTY keyboard
- Available in a black finish with deep purple accents
- QVGA screen
- Customized MySpace Mobile application available through the Download Catalog
- Personal e-mail access and integrated t-mail account; supports POP3, IMAP FETCH e-mail protocols
- MMS, SMS and IM supported
- Built-in IM clients: AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger
- 1.3-megapixel camera
- Built-in music player that supports MP3 and AAC (requires memory card)
- microSD expandable memory slot; support for up to 4 GB of memory (sold separately)
- Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.4 x 0.68 inches, 5.3 ounces
- 2 x 1.5-inch display, 320 x 240 pixels, 65k TFT display
- Battery life: Up to 5.9 hours of talk time and 3.6 days of standby
- Quad-band world phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
T-Mobile announces the 50th GRAMMY® Celebration Concert Tour presented by T-Mobile Sidekick!!
The tour will provide music and Sidekick fans exclusive access to a concert tour featuring a broad lineup of GRAMMY-nominated and GRAMMY-winning artists. The five-city tour will kick-off on April 3 in Chicago with a performance by five-time GRAMMY winner John Legend and will continue onto New York then Miami. The tour will make its final stops in Dallas and Los Angeles. Details on scheduled performers and the confirmed performance dates will continue to be revealed via Sidekick.com and Grammy.com.
Are you feeling lucky? Visit the select T-Mobile retail stores in the concert cities to spin the wheel and see if you are a winner of the limited portion of tickets. Also online you can enter to win a VIP concert package (no purchase necessary to enter or win the VIP concert package). For information on the contest, participating T-Mobile retail locations and how to obtain tickets, please visit Sidekick.com.
T-Mobile Community Forums are LIVE!
On March 31st, T-Mobile opened the doors to their first official forums site: T-Mobile Community Forums! The Forums are currently available EXCLUSIVELY to Sidekick users. Come join the community and show T-Mobile that Sidekick users Stick Together! To access the forums, simply log on to T-Mobile.com. A link to the new forums site is located on the MyT-Mobile Homepage.
MYSPACE MOBILE FOR T-MOBILE SIDEKICK
Are you a big fan of MySpace? If so, download the new and improved MySpace Mobile from the Sidekick Catalog and connect with friends through MySpace wherever you are in real-time! Already have MySpace Mobile? The new version improves overall speed and performance. Check the catalog for the MySpace Mobile upgrade and get the latest and greatest.
EMAILING ON THE SIDEKICK IS BETTER THAN EVER
T-Mobile Sidekick LX and customers will soon have access to AOL and Yahoo! push email on their Sidekick. A new Consumer Email upgrade rolling out now to Sidekick LX customers provides an overall easier email experience with one-click access to your AOL and Yahoo! email accounts from the home screen and a new tabbed navigation layout (similar to the Sidekick MySpace experience). The new email upgrade will be widely available to all Sidekick LX customers by the end of November.
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