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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of T-Mobile Sidekick Slide. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The durability and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the size, and there are some critical reviews about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide mobile phone - Pocket-lint


With only a 1.3 megapixel camera, Quad-band connectivity, no Wi-Fi and a large design its going to struggle to compete against other offers out there from

Qwerty keyboard, large screen, instant messaging support

Only 1.3 megapixel camera, quad-band, no Wi-Fi

The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide looks to be a good messaging phone for the "kids". The robust redesign, QWERTY keyboard, large screen and instant messaging features will certainly appeal.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide review


Motorola-made Sidekick goes for the youth market

Automatic back up of data ; Qwerty keyboard ; Easy messaging features ; Memory card supplied

Large and heavy ; Low quality camera with no video ; Limited Bluetooth ; Lack of 3G limits multimedia facilities

The Sidekick remains an attractive break from the norm, but it lacks too much by way of features to represent a truly appealing proposition

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide


The Sidekick loses its swivel and gains a slide, but will it still cut it?

However, Motorola has retained many of the other features that made the Sidekick unique. It still has a sideways on orientation, which makes it feel more like a games console than a mobile, and means you have to hold it in both hands to use the mini...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide


There are plenty of messaging smartphones around, from BlackBerries to Windows Mobile smartphones, but, with the exception of Palm's Treo 500v (page 44), most are aimed at business users and can be tricky to use. The Sidekick Slide has a proper...

Mobile messaging sorted with a snick. Love or hate the look, it's a neat solution to mobile messaging.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (

T-MobileSidekick Slide


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Improved streamlined design. Highly thummable QWERTY. Email set up is a cinch. Incredibly user-friendly. Free data back-up service.

Slowish GPRS download speeds. Average camera. No video capabilities. Limited Bluetooth abilities.

Oct, 2007

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Stuff magazine


The Sidekick remains the BlackBerry messaging device for the cooler mySpace brigade. But can the new Slide model still keep it real with the young'uns?

The social networking generation are on easy messaging street with the new stylish Slide. Even a half-baked feature set can't detract from this Sidekick being a superb mobile email device for the young at heart.

Oct, 2007

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T-Mobile - Sidekick Slide


The Sidekick Slide is a funny old thing. Exclusive to T-Mobile in the UK, it looks like no other mobile phone we've seen - apart from other members of the Sidekick family. And while it does ...

Distinctive, though chunky, the Sidekick Slide is definitely one for a certain type of in-crowd. Just make sure you have a large pocket to carry it in.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide


It's been an ultra-trendy gadget of choice for US hipsters to keep up with their emailing and messaging. But the Sidekick has yet to really make its fashion mark in the UK. But T-Mobile is hoping this slimmer, smarter version will change that

Automatic back up of data, Qwerty keyboard, Easy messaging features, Memory card supplied

Large and heavy, Low quality camera with no video, Limited Bluetooth, Lack of 3G limits multimedia facilities

The Sidekick remains an attractive break from the norm, but it lacks too much by way of features to represent a truly appealing proposition

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Test Report


Offsetting the compact, convenient design are a cramped keyboard and smaller screen (in comparison with the Sidekick LX).

Compact for a Sidekick ; One-handed slide design

Cramped keyboard

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Jul, 2008

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide


Even with a slightly new form factor and features, T-Mobile's new Sidekick Slide will have a hard time keeping up with other sliders.

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA) / Not Applicable


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client:No / Yes


A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
USB:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Danger OS / Proprietary / Unknown
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET / Danger OS
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email:No / Yes


Processor Brand:Not Applicable / Unknown
Processor Number:Not Applicable / Unknown