T-Mobile Sidekick Slide discontinued

T-Mobile confirms that it will stop selling the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide.

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide
So long T-Mobile Sidekick Slide. Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

If you own a T-Mobile Sidekick Slide, you might want to hang onto it as a collector's item, since the messaging handheld is no more.

After hearing rumors of the Slide's discontinuation late last week, we talked to a T-Mobile rep Monday morning who officially confirmed that the carrier will no longer sell the Sidekick Slide.

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 longer being manufactured. T-Mobile will continue to support the product from a customer service perspective."

We pressed for a little more information as to why this decision was made, but were essentially given a "no comment" response. If you'll remember, the Sidekick Slide was the first model to be manufactured by Motorola instead of Danger/Sharp and had problems from the get-go.

Just a few weeks after its official release, the Slide was temporarily pulled after users reported that some devices were powering off after opening and closing the phone. Though that problem was resolved, it looks like it's lights out for good now. So long, Sidekick Slide, we hardly knew ye.

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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