The Good Qwerty keyboard; automatic data back-up; great messaging features.
The Bad Weak camera; no 3G or Wi-Fi; bulky.
The Bottom Line The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide is wonderful for emailing or using instant messaging on the move, but the bulky dimensions and lack of 3G and Wi-Fi support are disappointing
T-Mobile Sidekick Slide
The Sidekick may have achieved infamy as Paris Hilton's hacked phone, but despite T-Mobile constantly telling us about how popular it is in the US, it's never really caught on over here. Now T-Mobile is trying again with the Sidekick Slide, which is slimmer and smarter than the previous device and now manufactured by Motorola instead of Sharp.
The phone is free on T-Mobile's Flext 30 and Web'n'walk tariff.
The Sidekick is a sort of BlackBerry for idle youth. It lets you send and receive email, use instant messaging, browse the Web, listen to music and play games. The software the device runs on is designed by a company called Danger and unlike a normal mobile, the contents of its memory is constantly synced with a central server over the mobile phone network. If you lose your device you won't lose all your contacts, pictures and other files.
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