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T-Mobile Sidekick

T-Mobile Sidekick
alaScore 77

63 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of T-Mobile Sidekick. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability, but many are negative about the reception and design.


design, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile Sidekick is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for T-Mobile Sidekick


alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of T-Mobile Sidekick from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on There are some critical comments about the reception.


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: T-mobile Samsung Sidekick 4gT-mobile Samsung Sidekick 4g

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Techworld (

T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 review


We're not saying that the Sidekick 2008 is a bad phone - not at all. In fact, we wrote this entire review on its perfect little keyboard (in the body of an email message, of course, since the phone doesn't support Word documents). It's just...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jonathan Roubini (

T-Mobile Sidekick


Much like the BlackBerry, the T-Mobile Sidekick ($249) is a dedicated mobile e-mail device.

The Sidekick can open Word and PDF attachments (though you can view their content only as plain text), play sound file attachments, and display images embedded in or attached to messages.

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

T-Mobile Sidekick Review


There's nothing particularly wrong with the T-Mobile Sidekick, but it feels outdated compared with phones like the identically priced LG Voyager, which offers nearly all of the same features but also a 3G data connection, touchscreen, GPS, TV, and an...

Good e-mail interface with POP/IMAP support, Great typing experience, Customizable shells, 3.5mm headphone jack

Poor video recording, Sluggish upload speeds, No Wi-Fi or 3G data, Limited applications

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

T-Mobile Sidekick Review


While the Sidekick lineup has had its successes, the market now is more competitive than ever with phones from other manufacturers providing the same features. So, does the T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 have what it takes to follow in the line of its...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (

T-Mobile Sidekick - '2008 Edition'


Unfortunately, it doesn't fulfill our entire Sidekick wish list. Still missing are Wi-Fi and 3G support. Those are long overdue, so we hope they'll be added for the next version. And GPS should really be here, too, since the users are going to want to...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Preview: T-Mobile Sidekick


T-Mobile has introduced its newest Sidekick. It offers some nice upgrades, and bests previous versions in size. While size matters, so does performance. Does it live up to the Sidekick name? Check out our video preview.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

B+...A Good phone, not terrific


Buy this phone if you are addicted to text-based communication! (SMS/Text Messaging, Email, Instant Messaging.) It allows you to set up multiple email accounts like Gmail and POP3 access. The full QWERTY keyboard and awesome screen and d-pad/trackball...

Full QWERTY keyboard, brilliant screen, versatility, customization. The Sidekick 2008 is a pretty good phone overall. It is a terrific phone for text messaging, email and the occasional web browsing. (Weather, sports scores, myspace, etc.) I though for...

No Wi-Fi. This for me is a deal breaker. I really regret getting a phone without SOME kind of Wi-Fi, even if it is just 802.11a/b. It also is surprisingly bad at media support. It plays MP3s and WMAs, but only from the SD card (or measly internal...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

T-Mobile Sidekick


Close collaboration with Tony Hawk, T-Mobile is providing Sidekick enthusiasts with a limited-edition version of the popular T-Mobile Sidekick LX this summer. Tony puts his personal design on the iconic device by giving it a true skateboard look. The...


Too big to carry

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

In the best


Applications in the background: Applications in the background are controlled with a tray of notifications in the upper left corner. When we receive an instant message while using another application, the sender's name blinked and we could pull it and...



Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

T-Mobile Sidekick


Do not have desktop software, T-Mobile also provided by radio can automatically synchronize Sidekick's address book, calendar, trip planning, e-mail (through T-Mobile to provide the account number and / or up to three additional POP / IMAP from...


No, no

Mar, 2009
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