T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews from around the web.

PCAdvisor has reviewed the T-Mobile Sidekick II and writes: “Inserting the SIM card is a little fiddly and we found it prone to popping out – something that wasn’t terribly easy to sort out as the thick rubber cover was hard to remove. Otherwise, if you don’t need corporate email access and can get by with T-Mobile’s webmail, this is an admirably easy-to-use device.”

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews at Engadget

The T-Mobile Sidekick 2, well, it’s exactly like that guy. The first Sidekick was a bit awkward and gangly, but the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 has matured into a smooth operator that just happens to be a bit bigger than his classmates. It’s really not fair to just judge the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 as a phone, when it does and has so much more than your average phone. It’s really more of a laptop in your pocket. Because of this, we’re going to make a few exceptions on our ratings, but we will make them consistent across smartphones—promise.

The T-Mobile Sidekick 2 will be available exclusively through T-Mobile for a while. If you don’t score one in Santa Monica today, you should be to get one at your local T-Mobile store in the next day or two. Our man Jacks got us one a few weeks early so we could give you something to drool over while all the Paris Hilton wannabes are down in Santa Monica gettin’ their new T-Mobile Sidekick 2 blinged out.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews from around the web.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews at CNET

Boasting a slimmer screen and a built-in camera, the second version of the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 is more of a refinement than a revamp of its predecessor. This bulky but eye-pleasing smart phone is an e-mailer’s and messenger’s dream, and users of the older model will welcome the T-Mobile Sidekick 2’s thinner form factor and the addition of a speakerphone. But the new device is still without some higher-end features, and it won’t access corporate e-mail. Mobile professionals will be better off with a more business-minded smart phone, such as the Nokia 6600. At $299, the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 is fairly priced, but you’ll also need to purchase T-Mobile Sidekick 2 data plan ($29.99 per month) to use the e-mail, messaging, and Internet browser functions.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews at Mobile Mag

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 owners get their own email account and can set up as many as three external accounts to deliver email directly to their T-Mobile Sidekick 2 inbox. Yahoo! Messenger is now available for download to the T-Mobile Sidekick 2, in addition to the fully integrated version of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service, meaning users can IM their friends at the same time they’re surfing the Web to find that perfect place to hook up tonight.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews at Mobile Burn

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 At the time I am writing this story, there are probably few mobile devices in the USA that have a higher profile than the T-Mobile Sidekick 2. You can thank the notorious Ms. Paris Hilton for that. Not only does she star in T-Mobile Sidekick 2 television commercials (along with the likes of Wayne Newton and Snoop Dogg), but she was recently the victim of a very high-profile ’social engineering’ attack that enabled somebody to rest control of her T-Mobile account from her and to access Ms. Hilton’s T-Mobile Sidekick 2 information on T-Mobile’s servers.

Normally this type of thing wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, since with normal devices little interesting data from the phone is stored online – perhaps the call logs. But with a T-Mobile Sidekick 2, most everything is stored online and is readily available from T-Mobile’s website. This can include (naked) photos, and (dirty) email messages, as Paris Hilton found out.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews at PC Mag

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 has the potential to be a great gaming device—at least it would be, if there were better gaming support. You can download a handful of games from T-Mobile through the device for a few dollars each, but they’re basic (clones of Asteroids, Galaga, and Tetris). We hope to see more in the future.

Think of the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 as a Treo (or Blackberry) Junior. For the college kid, young adult, or young-at-heart who want to get personal e-mail anytime, anywhere, it’s a snazzy and fun choice.

T-Mobile Sidekick 2 Reviews at Laptop Mag

Like the BlackBerry 7100t, the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 uses a three-way scroll wheel to navigate the onscreen menus. To make a selection, with the T-Mobile Sidekick 2 you simply press down on the wheel. We like that we could access both the scroll wheel and directional pad without opening the screen, which comes in handy when returning phone calls or playing games.

The T-Mobile Sidekick 2 has several other obvious but nonetheless welcome design enhancements. These include external power, volume, Send and End keys, plus two programmable shoulder buttons.

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