Goodbye Sidekick, I Loved You

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Less than 24 hours after it was announced that Microsoft was scrapping KIN, Microsoft’s other carrier partner T-Mobile has stated that it will halt all sales of the Sidekick line starting tomorrow.

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.

My first “smartphone” was the Sidekick 2. To this day, I still believe that device had the best QWERTY keyboard ever produced.

Now that Microsoft has shut down its second Windows Phone device, it looks as though all resources will be put into Windows Phone 7, which is probably a good thing.

[via BGR]