Thursday, September 27, 2007

Next Big Thing With a Flip-Up Screen and a 2-Year Contract

Fans of the Sidekick series of cellphones are a rabid bunch. Blurry photos of the latest model from T-Mobile and Danger, the phones’ designer, have been popping up on the Web over the last few months, and phone nuts have studied them closely. Fans can now rest assured that the Sidekick LX will be available in late October for $299 with a two-year contract and does include some big changes.

This 6-ounce phone has the traditional Sidekick flip-up screen, but it is brighter and has higher resolution. The LX has a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash, as well as stereo Bluetooth for use with a pair of wireless headphones.

Like the older Sidekicks, the LX can connect to AOL, Windows and Yahoo instant messaging services and most major e-mail providers. It comes in blue and dark brown and runs on four cellular frequencies, meaning it can be used around the world. It is likely to be a favorite among Hollywood players — at least until photos of the next big thing leak onto the Web.

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