Snapshot by Ricky Cadden on Wednesday July 30, 2008.
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T-Mobile's new Sidekick for 2008 has officially launched today, available in select retail stores. Pricing is set at $149.99 with a 2-year commitment, and users will also be able to create their own changeable shells for $9.99 each, or $14.99 for a pair.
The Sidekick 2008, manufactured by Sharp, offers the familiar 2.6" WQVGA swivel screen hiding a QWERTY keyboard. A 2 megapixel camera is on board with video capture, and the built-in microSD card slot offers plenty of room for expansion.
The Bluetooth connections on the Sidekick 2008 have been improved over previous models, with A2DP support for stereo headsets and file transfer for connecting to other Bluetooth-enabled devices and printers being added to the mix. T-Mobile's MyFaves service is supported, as well.
|Specifications for the T-Mobile Sidekick 2008|
|Size||119mm x 58.4mm x 18mm (4.7" x 2.3" x 0.7")|
|Battery Life||Unknown standby time|
|Estimated 5 hours talk time|
|Main Display||2.6" WQVGA TFT, 400x240 pixel resolution|
|Bluetooth||2.0 with A2DP|
|Memory||microSD card slot|
|Other||Speakerphone, QWERTY keyboard|
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