Pros Large COLOR Screen, The Best QWERTY Keypad to date, Fun Form Factor, AOL Instant Mssenger, True HTML Web Experience, Decent Phone Sound, Nice Loud Ringer, Stong Keypad & Screen Backlight for Night
Cons No Speakerphone, Screen Bulges out Slightly, Little usage Of USB and IRda Connectivity.
Summary T-Mobile Sidekick Color is one of the best phones made to date and in my opinion, is better made than the Sidekick2.
It has everything a busy person or somebody with a massive amount of friends needs. I loved the AIM and Internet connection and use it daily.
The phone experience exceeded what I thought it would. With the volume up its pretty loud and clear for being on T-mobile service. Speakerphone would have made a nice addition but I have noticed in semi quite environments you can put the volume on full and hear some louder callers quite well without holding it to your face.
Overall, the Color sidekick is near perfect earning a solid 8 out of 10 from me
Pros More to pro then con.
Cons It's a little big and somethimes slow on the web.
Summary For what the phone offers it is a good phone. I have the sidekick II now, but loved having everything I needed at my fingertips. Email, Text, Instant Messaging, and a phone. Yes it's big, but worth it.
Pros instant access to email, instant messenger, web browsing, hiplog blog
Summary First of all, T-mobile has horrible reception. I have a lot of trouble in San Francisco and when I travel outside of major metro areas, I usually have no signal at all.
However, the sidekick is my lifeline. I can't live without it. I check my email, look up restaurant reviews, addresses when I get lost, and use the calendar. my boyfriend borrows it to play games. I download my gmail, my work email, my school email, and have my tmail. I organize it into folders etc.
make sure that you buy a screen protector bc the screen gets damaged quickly. Radioshack sells camcorder screen protectors that are perfect for the sidekick. you get several for $7.99. The other downside is that the sidekick doesn't fit into a normal cell phone case so if you don't fork out $ for the tmobile sidekick case, you will scratch up the screen while the thing bangs around in your pocket or purse.
i highly recommend the new sidekick ii. Although i had the first sidekick & sidekick color for more than three years, I just got ii for my boyfriend and now I'm jealous! the speaker phone is awesome.
FYI - plantronics headsets work great with this phone.
finally, your phone probably has a replacement policy and tmobile is good about sending out replacements. however, they are normally refurbished replacements. one time, i went through 6 refurbed replacements that each had something wrong with them (alphabet key not working, pixels corrupted on screen etc.) before they send me a good one (perhaps the last one was new?).
oh- i forgot- you get a free photo blog on www.hiplog.com included!!
Pros Larger Color Screen, HTML Browsing, AIM and POP3 mail
Cons Keyboard wears easily,scroll and screen break commonly with use, T-Mobile is a rather new service with sketchy signal.
Summary This is an excellant phone for anyone with a good social life who need to organize their life and still have a great time doing it. Awesome phone and they are very inexpensive now on eBay, can grab one for about 60.00
"Good Geek TOY"on by MTCC
Cons Bulky, short battery life
Summary This is a Geek Toy. It is not reliable for data and the phone is a pain to use.
Keypad is under the cover, so unless you like scroll dialing, you have to open the unit to call anyone.
The email server is slow.
The unit is quite bulky. The screen is connected flimsly with no give.
The scroll device is flimsy, two of my friends had theirs pushed in from regular use.
The characters on the keyboard fades off easily, so you better memorize the keys.
battery life is poor.
There's no camera, no use for the iR port, no syb=nch with Mac or PC, cannot dowload your personal data from the Danger back-up server.
No Bluetooth, but you won't be able to use it for anything other than an earpiece.
Ringers are loud, but you have to sileb=nce them separately for each application. There is no quik method.
Camera is horrible, expensive for what it is and is easliy misplaced because you attach it to the earpieice plug.
SIM card comes loose on its own, must be reinserted often.