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Well, it’s been a little over a month since we reported on the Tony Hawk Sidekick LX, but more details beyond just the release date (mid-July) have finally surfaced (yeah okay, so we’re a tad late to the party). Skaters rejoice, your Sidekick has arrived! This baby is rockin’ a skateboard-textured bottom cover (not pictured) with simulated screws and even retractable mini-wheels for those long, grueling days at school or work; why not give those idle hands a workout and try out some sweet new moves right there at your desk? You also get some videos of Tony Hawk doing what he does best, and some custom skate-themed sounds for when the screen is slid open or closed.
Looking forward to video recording and playback? What about HTML web browsing, stereo bluetooth support, a built-in MP3/AAC player, and more options for theme and background customization? You got it, all this and more comes standard with this new Sidekick. What’s even better, is that a free OTA (over-the-air) update incorporating the new functionality will be coming to all Sidekick LX’s after the Tony Hawk version gets released. So even if you don’t have the bones for this device, you hate the look of it, or just don’t feel like you have much of a skater in you, all the new functionality should be coming your way for free anyhow. Exciting!
Apparently, T-Mobile customers (that’s you!) can snag this piece early, July 9th, before it “skates” to the streets on July 16th. Yeah, the “street date” seems to be so that anybody can use them on any GSM network [without internet or MMS functionality outside of T-Mobile's walls], of course the only other US network it can be used on being AT&T, but using a special edition phone like this without internet and MMS? Is it even worth it? You’ll have to be the judge of that.
Want more pictures? Check ‘em out at sidekick.com (if you haven’t already)
EDITOR’S NOTE: For those that believed the part about the mini retractable wheels on the back of the phone, sorry but it’s completely and totally false. Though… was it really that believable?
Update: Just for clarification, because it wasn’t specifically mentioned above [but is mentioned at the source] there IS a new feature for watching videos AND recording them. The OTA update will also be including the video watching feature, alongside all the other fun goodies mentioned here.