Don't you just HATE it when you buy the newest phone a service releases just to find out a week after buying it that a newer version of the phone you just bought is on its way?
That's how I felt when I first bought my Sidekick LX in midnight blue, only to realize that T-Mobile rolled out a Tony Hawk Limited Edition Sidekick LX on July 9th to existing T-Mobile customers and will be offering it to new customers on July 16th.
The new Sidekick LX will be equipped with video playback and recording, A2DP Bluetooth (don't ask me what that is, I have no idea), and enhanced Internet browsing. Never fear, fellow Sidekick LX users who were pissed that the new Tony Hawk LX has all these goodies and we don't...T-Mobile is rolling out an OTA (Over The Air) Update over the next few weeks so that we can enjoy these services too.
Honestly, this new LX looks cool and all but for those who already own an LX, there's no point in upgrading to the Tony Hawk LX. Once you receive the update, it won't be any different.
The Sidekick Gecco, Gekko...One of those things
Word on the street is that T-Mobile is launching an even NEWER Sidekick that has been referred to in cellular circles as the "Gecco" but may be known as the Sidekick 2008.
The Sidekick Gecco/Gekko/Gecko/2008 (!!) seems to be a step up from the LX in customization options with it's myriad interchangeable skins. It will also have video recording and enhanced Bluetooth. No word yet on mp3 ringtone capability, which I'm sure phone geeks everywhere are STILL trying to hack for the LX. I'll be waiting for that new development.
The SK2008 (as I'll refer to it from now on) has a price tag of $299, which is cheaper than $399 for the LX.
I'll be following the progress of this highly anticipated Sidekick and will update as events warrant.
Special thanks to hiptop3.com and BreathTMobile for the article and pictures used to write most of this post.