T-Mobile Dropkicks The Sidekick

Less than 24 hours after Microsoft killed Kin dead, T-Mobile has abandoned the granddaddy of messaging phones. Sidekick sales will cease tomorrow, July 2nd, and honestly? No one will care.


There’s no bug, defect or data loss SNAFU to blame; just the cold realization that there’s no room for such a product in a smartphone obsessed nation. Here’s how T-Mobile is spinning it:

As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next iteration 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.


Two Microsoft feature phones killed off in two days? As I said in my previous post, this is not looking good for Microsoft. I hope Window Phone 7 can live up to the hype.


Will Sidekick come back ever? It may, but my gut tells me no. It reminds to many people of the past in mobile technology. It's still a strong brand even if the products are obsolete and If it does return, it'll have a real OS behind it.

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