When I signed up for tmobile I got this phone it was okay I didnt like the keyboard so much picture quailty wasnt that great battery wise is just like a normal phone the slide part is okay the lx is better bc its flips up so I change it to the slide kick lx alot better !
I purchased this phone around a year and a half ago, and I can't wait to gather the money to get rid of this beast. There are themes you can download on the internet to customise your phone, but thats about as far as it goes. You cannot use mp3's as ringtones, so you either have to use the ones which come with the handset, or you can record them. Although you will get a million compliments for owning this handset, that is about as good as it gets. I never actually got to try the internet and emailing on this phone as I am on pay as you go with vodafone, I have heard that the t-mobile contract is rather expensive and that internet signal is weak. I have had the sidekick II before this phone, and I can safely say that Sidekick phones are only to look good, this is why the majority of people who own these phones are celebrities.
Love this phone. I first had a sidekick 2 years ago, I loved it that much when the sidekick slide came out in october I got it straight away. Its so stylish and everywhere I go people always ask me what make my phone is. Its so different from most phones out there and it doesn't go out of style quickly. I've had mine for just over a year and don't feel the need to get a new one. Its still working fine and it still looks stylish.
The keypad is so easy to use and find its so easy to type very quickly.
I do find though if I turn mine off when I do turn it back on my contacts have gone and it can take a couple of hours to come back on. I also find it can be quiet while speaking to someone compared to other phones.
Overall I love this phone and will definately be buying another sidekick next.
I love this! I got mine in October when it was newly released in London. I have had mine customised with swarovski crystals and it looks awesome! The phone can be a bit tricky to navigate, especially when you're used to Nokias and Samsungs. However, a read through of the manual suffices and you soon start to figure out how to access everything. I love the fact that there's a keyboard on the phone- for me this is a fabulous feature- maybe it's because I almost always text everyone? I don't know. Anyway. the best thing of all has to be the flip- up screen- I have had so many stares when using this phone outside and I love it! Not a lot of people here have it, so it's a fairly new design concept. I do however, hate that everytime you insert another sim you lose all your messages and contacts unless you have them saved on your sim. I also hate the camera quality on this phone- most times you can take good pictures in sunlight but anything else and everythings dull and blurry so not very functional there. Overall, a fabulous phone even though functionality is somewhat limited. Having said that though, it is aimed at the image conscious market so those that have it won't mind too much! Great for teens and girls in general, not so good if you want a reliable 'mature' phone with good features.
The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide mobilr phone is very slick and styleish a must have it's been designed for easy messageing and chating to mates.
the features on this phone range from 128Mb flash, with a microSD card slot.
A 1.3 megapixel camera.
The Quoted battery life on this phone is 5 hour talk timeand 3 days standby so plenty of chating to be had lol
It also has a 2.5in screen.
and the main menu screen is uncluttered and consists of big, friendly icons for each of the phone's main functions so even a firt time mobile user wouldnt get confused.
must admitt it is a very chunky item and is a little heavy so may be difficault to slim in your nice small bag but it has so many for pro's for u not to get it just cos of it's size. these phones are free con contract via the carphone warehouse.
would recomend this phone to friends and family.
I've never been a fan of QWERTY keyboard phones. The size, the bulk, and the overall appearance wasn't something I liked. However, I have become more and more involved on the internet, visiting forums, networking websites such as Bebo, MySpace, Facebook and a email addict.
Clearly one of the main advantages of the Sidekick Slide is the integrated email manager. I'm always using this, it's great. Depending on which country you live in you will have different firmware updates. One of the updates allows you to have tabbed email accounts, so you can easy alternate between different email accounts. I don't have that update yet, as I'm from the United Kingdom. At the moment you can use separate folders for each email address, which is just as affective. When you purchase a Sidekick Slide, you get a free T-Mobile Sidekick email, which is firstname.lastname@example.org. The mobile automatically fetches ('push' email) email from this address, without you needing to manually fetch it. As far as I know, the email protocols supported are POP3, IMAP, SMTP so you can use GMail, Yahoo! Mail, and probably any other email address. (Note: MSN/Hotmail doesn't work on the Sidekick Slide unless you have purchased the premium Hotmail package).
The built-in music player is pretty good. You can view your music by artists, albums, genres, composers and playlists which you have created. The music player allows you to shuffle, repeat, forward, view album art - basically everything a music player usually allows you to do! I use the music player probably everyday, and it's great. My only dislike is that the headphones which come as standard are very 'tinny' sounding. As the headset jack is 2.5mm, the choice is rather limited aswell.
The Sidekick Slide comes with a fully weekly updated download catalogue, which allows you to download applications, ringtones, themes, games, and all that jazz. I don't personally download themes through the catalogue as it's just as easy to add them through the computer! I have downloaded a few applications and games though. Some applications in the catalogue are free, such as the AOL Messenger and the calculator.
The camera is quite basic, and is best whispered as it is only 1.2 megapixels. It performs normally in good lighting, but very poorly at night. As it doesn't have a flash, there's nothing you can do! I didn't buy the Sidekick Slide for it's camera though - I bought it because I'm a internet, instant messaging and email addict. I own a stand alone digital camera aswell, so it doesn't bother me that much. But sure, when you haven't got the camera it can be a pain!
The navigation system on the Sidekick Slide is great. It consists of 12 circular icons placed in a ring which you turn. Pressing right on any 'submenu' allows you to enter it's contents. It's very easy to learn, as I basically could do every single command without even touching the manual - but thats just me! The icons are placed in this order: web browser, email application, instant messaging, phone, mms/sms text messaging, phonebook, organiser, camera, music player, games, applications and catalogue.
The organiser on the Sidekick is simply wonderful. It consits of a notes creator, which is great for writing down notes in lessons when you can't be bothered to pick up a pen (lazy I know!). There is also a calendar application and a task manager. I usually write all my homework into the task manager, so it's there to remind me.
I haven't personally tried instant messaging as I don't use Yahoo and AOL (they come with the Sidekick as standard). UK Sidekick users are soon to be getting MSN Messenger soon though! I do know a little bit about the instant messaging side of things though. I know that if your signal gets 'cut off', messages which are sent through by the receipt are 'archived', and then sent to you when you regain a signal.
The phone is also priced quite well, considering it has Walk 'n' Walk unlimited included with email. I pay £27 for 600 texts/minutes, with Web 'n' Walk and free Sidekick Slide.