Eager consumers stood in line for hours here early Tuesday morning to be one of the first to buy the T-Mobile(R) Sidekick II(TM) at a special pre-sale event in the number one city for Sidekick sales. The T-Mobile Sidekick II, successor to the original hit of Hollywood, the hip hop crowd, and action sports stars lands on T-Mobile shelves today and throughout the rest of the week at the company's more than 1,000 stores across the country. The T-Mobile Sidekick II can also be purchased at www.t-mobile.com or by calling 1-800-T-Mobile.
The T-Mobile Sidekick II, based on Danger, Inc.'s hiptop(R) Wireless Solution, went through a low-carb diet and is 25 percent slimmer than the popular original model - the T-Mobile Sidekick(tm). At the same time, it added muscle with a fully integrated camera, and flash, to capture those you-had-to-be there moments; enhanced phone sound quality and functionality such as a speakerphone; and enhanced battery life to give customers approximately 4.5 hours of talk time.
A style makeover for this lean, mean machine makes it easy for anyone to personalize and accessorize.
HiFi Ringers - Get ringtones based on the straight-up, full-on actual recorded songs from top artists. Everything from hip-hop and rock to classic soul.
Voice Ringers - Download voice messages from music artists and celebrities who announce incoming calls.
Cool New Games - Download the latest games for fun anytime, anywhere.
Contacts - Keep up to 2,000 of your personal contacts in your pocket, so your friends are always a phone call, email, or instant message away.
Color Bumpers -- Complement any look in a wardrobe with seven interchangeable color bumpers (purchased separately); perfect to properly accessorize for a night on the town or a day at the beach. Color bumpers will be available later this year.
The distinctive signature color screen swivels open to showcase a full QWERTY keyboard, the perfect complement for the T-Mobile Sidekick II's email and instant messaging capabilities. T- Mobile Sidekick II owners get their own email account and can set up as many as three external accounts to deliver email directly to their inbox. Yahoo!(R) Messenger is now available for download to the T-Mobile Sidekick II, in addition to the fully integrated version of AOL(R) Instant Messenger(TM) (AIM) service, meaning users can IM their friends at the same time they're surfing the Web to find that perfect place to hook up tonight.
Additionally, T-Mobile and Danger plan to introduce software, called Intellisync(R), that allows Sidekick customers to wirelessly synchronize their desktop PC contacts and calendar information with their T-Mobile Sidekick. This synchronization software is expected to be available for the T-Mobile Sidekick II and previous Sidekick generations for $9.99(b).