If you’ve been craving a new Sidekick but the Sidekick LX is just a bit too out of your league, July 30th will be your lucky day. T-Mobile’s new Sidekick, rumored to be the “Gekko,” has an official launch date and name: the Sidekick 2008. Yeah, 2008 hopefully they’ll discontinue it by 2009.
Jokes aside, the 2008 does look nice. Featuring quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, a 2 megapixel camera, 2.6″ WQVGA screen, video recording, stereo bluetooth (A2DP included), and “Standard Sidekick Features,” the Sidekick isn’t breaking from it’s heritage much at all. Also included is a new, “PC-like” browser to kinda-sorta compete with the iPhone, but we won’t go in that direction. Although the biggest news is the ability to create your own “shells” (faceplates) so you won’t have to buy a chintzy skin to customize it.
No price has been announced, but seeing as it’s a entry-level phone, we’re assuming anywhere from $99.99 to $149.99.