By Shane McGlaun
When the Sidekick first launched long ago, I thought it looked really cool and wanted one. Then I found out that the T-Mobile network really sucked outside most large cities and decided to make do with the then cool Motorola Razr. Those of you who can actually access a T-Mobile network may be glad to hear there is a new Sidekick in town.
T-Mobile has unveiled the Sidekick LX calling it the first 3G Sidekick ever. The handset is aimed at the social network crowd and includes a software bundle for Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. The phone comes in two colors — orchid and carbon. Orchid looks more like maroon to me and the carbon is just a fancy name for plain black.
The handset has integrated GPS with Live Search, a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording capability, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, and an integrated music player. The camera can record video and upload it to social networking sites via email or file transfer. The swiveling QWERTY keyboard returns from previous models and a 1GB microSD card is included. The 3.2-inch screen has a resolution of 854 x 480. The phone will cost $199.99 when it goes on sale next month.
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