T-Mobile has launched the Sidekick Slide. The high-end Sidekick is a first for Motorola; the device was designed and manufactured by Motorola using Danger’s Sidekick operating system.
The Sidekick Slide is aimed at the mid-range of the Sidekick market, offering a slide-up display that breaks for the traditional method of opening a Sidekick. The phone fits in-between the low-end Sidekick iD, and the high-end Sidekick LX. Most notably, the Sidekick features a display that is similar to prior Sidekicks, as opposed to the high-resolution, wider screen featured on the Sidekick LX.
The Slide and LX are otherwise strikingly similar, featuring the same email, web, and internet offerings, as well as 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth. The Slide features a more-compact keyboard and price, coming in at $199.99 after rebates with new two-year agreement (the Sidekick LX retails for $299.99 with the same agreement). All three Sidekicks are now available online and should be in-stores later today.