"Its a great phone"on by famousx27
Pros Its a great phone, Very Strong
Cons It has no camera
Summary I just got my Sidekick iD April 29th 4 days after it came out.. I LOVE IT!!! People ask me why I didnt just pay 100 more dollars and get the sidekick 3 so I could have a camera and MP3 Player.. I dont need either I have a digital camer and an iPod so I could care less I wanted the phone for internet and text messaging. It does suck if you dont have your camera on you and want to take a picture of something but its ok because the phone still has a photo album and you can receive pictures via email and save them on your phone. In the end... ITS A GREAT PHONE!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
Pros unlimited internet, aim, text messages, and MyFaves
Cons no mp3, photo, bluetooth or usb
Summary The phone I had previously had a decent camera (that I never used) and bluetooth (that I never used).
I did however text a TON so it was starting to cost me a lot of money in texting overages. And my thumb was getting a cramp from the lack of qwerty.
I started looking at phones and first I needed to pick between the SK3 and enV. enV had all the bells and whistes but verizon charges minutes for internet (+ their internet at texting are seperate). the SK3s unlimited internet, aim, and text was winning out. Then the SKiD came out and it was perfect for me.
I have an iPod so I don't need the mp3. the camera on the sk3 isn't even that good. I've never used bluetooth and don't really need it. The not having a usb kinda bummed me out... but you can just email photos to your phone to use as contact entries.
I like the feel of the SKiD better than the sk3. The Sk3 is sleeker and more awkward to hold. I also noticed chipps on the corners of some of my friends sk3s. Yay for rubber bumpers!
The big plus was the myfaves. This month I've used less than 10% of my anytime minutes. Without the myfaves I would have been WELL over a strict minutes plan of the same cost. The myfaves aren't permanent either.
This phone isn't for everyone but it's perfect for me.
Pros Flip screen, macros, keyboard, sturdy
Cons small text, No MMS messaging, bad speaker
Summary I got the Sidekick on an impulse and like it and dislike it at the same time. I have never texted so fast in my life. (though it is my first phone with a keyboard.) There are some little things I would like to add about this phone that are not considered when buying a phone.
Pros are as follows: You can easily see the screen in the bright daylight. (which I could not do with my Motorola E 815, holly with amp'd)It has some very functional macros programmed into it, such as when you want to send a message push 'menu M'. That saves me an unthought about amount of time. You can talk to someone on speaker phone and just flip the screen out and operate the side kick as if you are not talking to anyone. Such as sending a message or check your email.
Some cons: No MMS messaging! Which bugs me. I knew it didnt have a camera so that is not a con, but what phone won't let you receive a picture message? It took about ten seconds in my jeans for the rubber gaurds to change colors. (that dissappeared though)The case is huge for it and makes it look like i have a labtop hooked to my side. Which I only have my case for my truck visor to hang my phone in while driving anyways. The speaker phone seems to fluctuate, sometimes I can hear really well, and sometimes it stinks. Welp this review is long enough, I hope it sends someone over the edge to get one or deters someone who is suspect to it. BTW I had amp'd and they went under, got the sidekick, but cancelled my contrace while I was in the 14 days and went and got an enV from verizon.Updated
You can't call numbers by words such as 1(800)mobiles. I seen that advertisement and had to get another phone to look its keypad.
Pros Affordable Price, good features, fun faceplates(bumpers), durable, kid-friendly
Cons Lacks camera, mp3, bluetooth, and no extendable memory
Summary I got this phone about a week ago and realized it was pretty good. I had a razr and a chocolate, this phone totally beats them. It's very easy to use, almost like a mini version of a sidekick 3. It's keyboard is awesome, very spacious. The feel of it is unlike any other. If you don't mind missing the camera or mp3, get this phone! Otherwise, spend another 100bucks, heh. This phone is great for preteens/teens, or ppl that use texting alot. One bad thing about this phone is that sometimes it can get frustrating because it takes a little bit longer to do everything, with the opening and the confusing scrolling of the trac-ball. Overall, this phone owns, badly.
Pros The price is only $100 and has changable face plates so you can personalize it however you want
Cons It lacks a camera, music player, bluetooth, and expansion slot
Summary The phone is okay for people who don't want a lot of features. $99 isn't a very good price for something with no features at all. The price is okay compared to the $299 Sidekick 3. The only thing that you can do with this phone is text. Using the phone is pretty complicated. To type in the number, you have to slide it open. After you type in the number you have to slide it back in. Sliding it back and forth gets realy anoying. Remember that this will only be for T-Mibile and the $99 price tag is with the two year contract. Without the contract, the price would be around $250. It's okay for kids to use but for adults, I suggest them buying the Sidekick 3.