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Existing T-Mobile Sidekicks to Become Paperweights on May 31st

If you're still lugging around a T-Mobile Sidekick -- and we know there has to be at least a few of you -- we've got some bad news. On May 31st, T-Mobile will officially be turning off access to Danger's servers. The company hasn't released a new Sidekick since 2009, and in mid-2010 stopped selling the devices altogether. The brand isn't completely dead, but T-Mobile is gearing up for a launch of ...

R.I.P.: T-Mobile Officially Discontinues Sidekick Sales

Only a few days ago, we reported that Microsoft killed off its Kin cell phone line. Now, the death knell has rung for yet another mobile device favored by teens. According to Phone Scoop, T-Mobile announced that it will no longer sell versions of the Sidekick as of July 2nd. The company will provide support for customers who bought a Sidekick during its six-year run, but you won't find the flip ph...

T-Mobile and Microsoft Deal With Sidekick Data Loss Disaster

The Sidekick data outage has passed the one-week mark and is quickly closing in on two. What was supposed to be a day or two of inconvenience for customers has turned into an epic public relations disaster for T-Mobile, Microsoft, Danger, and the very concept of cloud computing. Since the outage began last Friday, many users are still without access to personal data stored on Danger and Micros...

T-Mobile Sidekick Tops Phone Thefts

Phones are small, earn a good amount of money on the black market, and are easily transferred from user to user. This makes them an alluring proposition for thieves. Surprisingly, though, it's not the iPhone or a BlackBerry that's seeing the most thefts -- it's T-Mobile's Sidekick. According to Boston police, last year more than 300 Sidekicks were stolen -- that's 14-percent of all robberies in ...

Sidekick 2009 Caught in the Wild

We still don't know whether to call it the Sidekick 2009 or the Sidekick Blade, but either way, T-Mobile's upcoming hiptop has finally been caught on camera, looking just as it did in a survey from last month and later via render. Unfortunately, we can't glean any specs from the image, but the aforementioned questionnaire listed 3G, a 3.2-inch WVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, microSD card slo...

New, Smaller T-Mobile Sidekick -- Now With Custom Faceplates!

After all the buffoonery over what exactly T-Mobile intended to call its newest entry-level Danger handheld device, the carrier has ultimately decided to just go back to basics, drop the acronyms, and christen its new phone simply "Sidekick." Make no mistake, though -- this little puppy, which launches today, is a far cry from your daddy's Hiptop launched way back in 2002, thanks to a 400 x 240...

Limited Edition Tony Hawk Sidekick LX On the Way?

We'd recommend taking this one with a healthy dose of salt, but word on the street has it that Tony Hawk -- being the unashamed Sidekick lover that he is -- is gearing up to receive his very own limited edition LX. Oh, and his adoring fans can snap one up too if they're quick. Details about the unit itself are scant, but it will obviously be Tony Hawk-branded and able to do a 900 on command. We ...

New T-Mobile Sidekick LX and Sidekick Slide

The barrage of new iPhone killers continues on a pace with updated versions of the popular and user-friendly T-Mobile Sidekicks. Though specs and rumors have been floating around the blogosphere for the past couple of months, the new Sidekick LX and Sidekick Slide are at last official and should be available from T-Mobile's Web site and retail stores in a couple of weeks. True to their iPhone-k...

MySpace Coming to T-Mobile Sidekick

If it wasn't annoying enough that your Sidekick-lugging friend never signed off AIM and spent his/her entire time instant messaging other people while you were supposedly hanging out in real life, now he can stay on MySpace the entire time. Oh, joy. Starting this week, T-Mobile will roll out an upgrade to all Sidekick 3's and Sidekick ID's with a custom MySpace app. The app will let you do all t...

Text-Messaging Turns 15

Ah text messaging, what would us phone shy individuals do with out you. This month marks the 15th-anniversary of the debut of the life changing service. Text messaging is part of the new wave of communication that is quickly destroying more traditional methods, like e-mail, and phone calls... and of course snail mail (a.k.a. the kind that come from the U.S. Post Office), which exists only to send ...

The Switched Questionnaire: Jamie Kennedy

Though his sketch show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is long over, actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy is keeping busy with a new movie, Kickin' It Old Skool, about an early '90s rapper who falls asleep and wakes up in 2007, Rip-Van-Winkle-style. Though he plays a throwback in his latest film, Kennedy is no stranger to cutting-edge gadgets -- in fact, he's a fixture at many a Hollywood PlayStation or S...

Celebrity BlackBerry Addicts

If there's one thing celebrities love more than their L. Ron Hubbard, it's their BlackBerrys, Sidekicks and other text-tacular smartphones. These days, being photographed thumbing away on your mobile is as trendy as buying children from foreign continents. From Andre to Usher and Beckham to Spears, Switched has assembled a slideshow of phone-strapped stars, which begins on the next page. Next...

Celebrity BlackBerry Addicts

If there's one thing celebrities love more than their L. Ron Hubbard, it's their BlackBerrys, Sidekicks and other text-tacular smartphones. These days, being photographed thumbing away on your mobile is as trendy as buying children from foreign continents. From Andre to Usher and Beckham to Spears, Switched has assembled a slideshow of phone-strapped stars, which begins on the next page. Next...

Sidekick 'Lite' Officially Launched

While Sony kills its stripped-down version of the PS3, T-Mobile is taking the opposite tact with the official launch of the low-end Sidekick iD. Available beginning April 25th, the $99 iD features the standard Sidekick accoutrements: 2.4-inch color screen, a full keyboard, and integrated chat support for AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. It also boasts a rubber exterior, which c...

Text-Crazed Lindsay Lohan Gallery

Yesterday, we linked to GQ's Lindsay Lohan interview, conducted entirely by BlackBerry, which got us thinking--where else and what else does Lindsay type on her little portable messaging device? And, to whom does she send these many texts, for that matter? (She got a lot of flack for texting condolences to the late director Robert Altman's family last November.) These days, the notorious party-c...