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T-Mobile rolling out Sidekick LX software updates this week

T-Mobile starts sending over-the-air updates to Sidekick LX owners that bring added functionality to the smartphone.

T-Mobile Sidekick LX Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

Attention Sidekick LX owners, starting this week T-Mobile will start rolling out over-the-air (OTA) updates that will bring some very welcome (and overdue) features to your device.

First announced alongside the Limited Edition Tony Hawk Sidekick LX, the update adds two major capabilities: video record, play, and share; and support for stereo Bluetooth headsets and file transfers. You'll also get some smaller but equally useful features, including an alarm clock, an integrated spell-checker, advanced instant-messaging functions, and more personalization options for the Web. The upgrade is free and it'll be a gradual rollout so if you don't get yours right away, don't freak out. You'll be notified on your device when it's ready to be downloaded. Finally, all T-Mobile Sidekick LX models that ship starting July 29 will come with the added functionality already preloaded on the handset.