T-Mobile releases the Sidekick LX 3G [PinStack]

Can't wait to get some "hands on" time with this device.

via PinStack.com - Smartphone News by azstar on 4/20/09

According to a T-Mobile press release the Sidekick LX is now available for pre-order online for existing T-Mobile customers at www.sidekick.com. It is available in two colors, carbon and orchid. Here are some of the features on the new device:
T-Mobile Sidekick LX features include:
  • Integrated social networking application bundle includes Facebook, MySpace and Twitter
  • High-speed Web browsing with 3G support
  • Built-in GPS support with Live Search
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash
  • Ability to record, play and share videos
    • Share recorded videos via e-mail and upload videos to social networking sites
    • Watch videos on YouTube via the web browser or on MySpace
  • Carbon or orchid finish
  • Music player with streaming audio and streaming RTSP video
  • 3.2-inch F-WVGA screen with high-definition LCD technology with 854x480 resolution
  • Support for personal e-mail, SMS, MMS, instant messaging (IM)
    • Clients include AOL® Instant Messenger, Windows Live and Yahoo!® Messenger
  • Iconic swivel design and full QWERTY keyboard (manufactured by Sharp)
  • Intuitive user interface with Quick Find to search across all applications
  • Network Address Book
  • Included 1GB microSD™ memory card
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with A2DP supports stereo Bluetooth and Bluetooth file transfer to other Bluetooth devices including photo printers
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches; 5.7 ounces
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE worldphone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (AWS Band IV & Band I)
  • 1250 mAh Lithium Ion battery
  • Battery: 3G 3 hours talk time, 6 days standby; 2G 5.5 hours talk time, 8 days standby
  • Software and services provided by Danger, a Microsoft subsidiary.
  • Shortly following launch, T-Mobile plans to make available Exchange Active Sync support via the Sidekick Download Catalog so customers can stay virtually connected to work.
Read the entire press release here

Also watch for more details with the launch event scheduled for tomorrow in NYC. Gizmodo reported on this and was hoping it would be to announce a new Android or BlackBerry device, but now believe it is to launch this new Sidekick. More on that here.

by Ben Pike