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T-Mobile launches first Sidekick with 3G, GPS

updated 07:20 am EDT, Fri April 17, 2009

T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009

T-Mobile this morning finally confirmed the existence of its 2009 update to the Sidekick LX. The new model is the first ever to support 3G and draws on HSPA to allow both faster web browsing as well as to enable video streaming directly through the browser as well as Internet radio and video uploading. GPS is also new and exploits Danger's connection to Microsoft to let users search for nearby locations (including fuel and movies) using Live Search.

A very high-resolution 854x480 screen is the sharpest of any Sidekick and is used to take advantage both of an upgraded 3.2-megapixel camera and an upgraded user interface that offers device-wide search as well as pre-made shortcuts to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Instant messsaging is still a staple, and T-Mobile plans to offer Exchange data support through a download shortly after the wider launch.

Existing subscribers can pre-order one today for $200 on a two-year plan and following a rebate. Others can pick up the new LX on May 13th at similar pricing. Initial models come in either carbon (black) or orchid (purple).





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