T-Mobile Debuts Low-Cost Sidekick iD

Long a favorite of the rich and famous as well as hip teenagers, T-Mobile USA is aiming to take the Sidekick communications device to the masses with a new low-cost option. Available at a price of $99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate, the Sidekick iD is more in line with the average price of other cell phones offered by the company. It contains all of the standard features of the regular Sidekicks minus the camera.

The device would also give users the ability to exchange faceplates, a feature first made popular among late 90's cell users with Nokia handsets. A full HTML browser, AIM/Yahoo/Windows Live Messaging capabilities, myFaves compatibility, and a dedicated e-mail account would also be included. The phone will be available beginning April 25.

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