Happy fathers day with a sidekick OTA update!


Boygenius was awesome enough to post what is the long talked about sidekick lx OTA update hitting…..JUNE 25th!!!!! Most of you already know some of the hightlights and according to bgr its going to take about 4 weeks to spread out the updates for all you sidekick owners drooling over this awesome update. Here is the rundown of what to expect:

  • Capture videos using the new video mode
  • Playback from the SD card or email attachments using the media player
  • Share videos via email, Picture messaging, and Bluetooth
  • Listen to songs or videos using a stereo Bluetooth device
  • Send and receive photos, videos, or music via Bluetooth
  • 3 IM clients & enhancements to AIM® and Yahoo!® Messenger
  • Create and join group chats
  • See who is logged into IM from the address book or email and instantly start a conversation
  • Set a custom status message then keep chatting
  • Search for friends in a buddy list
  • Got more buddies than you can keep track of? See who’s online right from the address book or email, and search for friends in your buddy lists
  • Select how Web pages are displayed based on preference
  • PC-like, full-size layout to pan & scan while reading o Standard Sidekick screen-size layout to simply scroll down the page to read · Mini Page to zoom out on an overview of an entire Web page
  • Save images from Web pages to the SD card Personalize the way you want to surf
  • Device does not restart after a download. Just install an item, and it’s ready to use
  • Capture videos and share them directly from the Camera app
  • Video integration for playback, send, and save to gallery
  • QuickFind: search for keywords across applications to find messages or information
  • Spell Checker

Read the entire article at boygenius… and then go out and celebrate fathers day. Me, I got my dad the entire series of Walker, Texas Ranger available on dvd. Just what a man wants.

  • LeLe

    What if i buy a new sidekick lx (because i dont have one) will it have it on it (OTA)

  • TAYLO355

    so if, no WHEN i get the sidekick lx it will have that on it or will i have to download it?

  • didnt i have this up on my blog since the 8th? anyway, im really excited about this! Stereo BT and Video is what im waiting for!!!! :) I love the LX!!!

  • Mystictrust

    ??? As far as I can tell, just about every blog/news site that had a blurb about the Tony Hawk Sidekick, also mentioned the OTA update and a few of the features it would have, including TmoNews [June 8th], Mobiledia [June 7th], Engadget [June 5th], and BGR [June 4th].

    Also, the only site that can claim credit to this full listing, AFAIK, is BGR… NOBODY has had this entire, detailed list.

  • wasnt looking for any problems…. it was just a comment… guess i should have posted the entire detailed list :)

  • Mystictrust

    LeLe and TAYLO, I imagine that if it weren’t already preloaded on the LX when you buy it, the update will still automatically update for free when you turn it on.

  • mak

    What about the people that have the sidekick slide?

  • upgrade

    When you get your Sidekick LX say after the OTA is done rolling out and everyone has it your LX will receive the OTA and you will be able to download it. Same goes if you bought the LX say the first day it came out, you will get it.

  • Ryan

    the sk slide is actualy a differnt os then the sk lx so it may get it at a later time

  • Jack

    where are you guys?
    you are missing tmobile news everyday!

  • Mystictrust

    Feel free to let us know what you’ve seen that we haven’t by using the Submit News link at top of the blog. There’s an explanation for news being slower than it used to be and when we’re ready to share that it’ll be going up on the front page.

  • Jessylee

    I am sooooooooo happy this is happening. Whoever thought of this is smart!


  • TJ

    This iz good info…. I cant wait till I receive tha update….

  • Damon

    um, its july 23rd, thats almost a full month since june 25th and no ota. w.t.f?

  • Maurice Sylvers

    wdf! i just called Tmobile they said there isn’t no update coming! i just bought my sidekick lx three days ago! dang!