T-Mobile's Sidekick

T-Mobile's Sidekick
The very latest version of the Danger's wireless-PDA– come-smartphone is being launched exclusively in the UK by T-Mobile as the Sidekick 3.

As Phil Chapman, T-Mobile UK's marketing director, put it: 'The Sidekick brand has been hugely successful in the US and T-Mobile is delighted to be the first and only company to offer the Sidekick 3 in the UK.'

In terms of new facilities, perhaps the most important addition to this device is that the Sidekick 3 now offers a built-in MP3 player within the handset. Naturally this will lead to the Sidekick being touted as a viable alternative to the Apple iPod.

To store the music files, the Sidekick 3 comes with 64 M of internal memory and an external MiniSD card slot which should take it up to at least 2GB. The product will be shipped with just a 64MB card, however.

Another important addition is the inclusion of a built-in 1.3 mega-pixel digital camera. This will enable the Sidekick 3 to compete on equal terms with the majority of other smartphone offerings.

With its large swivel colour screen and full QWERTY keyboard, the Sidekick 3 makes an ideal choice to push T-Mobile's Web'n'Walk service which is intended to provide subscribers with a full Internet experience on their mobile phones.

Plus support for Instant Messaging (IM) and email will allows resellers to promote the Sidekick 3 as a viable alternative to the RIM Blackberry. It's popularity in the States will also give the Sidekick and edge over competing products such as O2's XDA range.

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


Please wait...

Please write code to prove you're human