T-Mobile announced today the new Sidekick texting mobile phone. The updated Sidekick 2008 is providing customers with the opportunity to create shells for their Sidekick with the images, colors or designs they choose.
The new Sidekick will ship with two shells: black and metallic green. A variety of pre-designed shell patterns and colors also are readily available for customers to purchase at T-Mobile retail stores or online.
For true individualization, customers can design a completely unique shell unlike any other using a dedicated online Sidekick site.
In addition to enhanced personalization, the new 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.
The new Sidekick also features an integrated Spanish user interface–the first for a Sidekick device. Other features include first-rate messaging with IM, text and e-mail, as well as stereo Bluetooth for easy photo and file transfers and a 2.0 megapixel camera. The Sidekick also is equipped with customizable Web surfing and more internal memory for storage of ringtones and multimedia messages.
Sidekick 2008 features:
- Exterior shells that can be personalized
- Capability to record, play and share videos: record videos using the camera; receive video attachments from e-mail, picture messaging, or side load videos to the microSD card; play video using the built-in media player; share videos via e-mail, Bluetooth or picture messaging
- Horizontal swivel screen and full QWERTY keyboard (manufactured by Sharp)
- WQVGA screen with high-definition LCD technology
- Enhanced Web surfing: PC-like, full-size layout or standard Sidekick screen-size layout to scroll and read a page; use Mini Page to zoom out on an overview of an entire Web page; save images from Web pages to the microSD card
- Customizable IM experience: create and join group chats, set custom status messages, search for friends in a buddy list and see who is logged into IM to immediately start a conversation
- Easy download capability: install and use downloads without the need to restart the device; set a theme as the device’s default instantly
- Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP supports stereo Bluetooth and Bluetooth file transfer to other Bluetooth devices including Bluetooth photo printers
- 2.0 megapixel camera
- Included 512MB microSD memory card
- More storage: Up to 25 ringtones, add up to five slides to multimedia messages, and up to 60-second voice messages
- Quick Find to search across all applications
- T-Mobile myFaves® enabled
- Dimensions: 4.7” x 2.3” x 0.7”, 5.3 oz.
- 2.6-inch display, 400x240 pixels
- Quad-band world phone 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; GSM,GPRS,EDGE
- 1030mAh Lion battery
See also this Sidekick 2008 Review.