Don Moore

RIP Sidekick

In Cell Phones on July 2, 2010 at 10:49 PM

The T-Mobile Sidekick, the iconic messaging hiptop phone, is officially dead. Posted on the T-Mobile.com forum yesterday:

As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next generation of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX and Sidekick 2008 will no longer be available through T-Mobile, including retail stores, care, telesales and online.

While we work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise, T-Mobile will continue to provide our loyal Sidekick customers with product service and support.

Stay tuned for exciting updates in the months ahead, which we expect will provide customers with a new and fresh experience.‬

The news marks the end of the era of dumb messaging phones, as Danger switches its focus to phones that can do messaging as well as everything else. High schoolers the nation over will no doubt mourn this loss (the Sidekick was also apparently a popular choice for the deaf). Sidekick, we will miss thee.

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