T-mobile Sidekick 3 : Special Features

By: Subha Shankar

The latest incarnation of the Sidekick is some 20 percent smaller than the Sidekick II. A new trackball provides one-handed navigation, and Bluetooth functionality has been added to the device. Moreover, >the Sidekick 3 has been turned into an MP3 player with a Mini-SD card slot for additional memory.
Additionally, for the first time the device would be able to connect to all three major IM networks including MSN, and would be EDGE-capable. The Sidekick 3 is built around an ARM processor to speed data access, and features a longer-lasting and replaceable battery.
The most important new features include:
* Trackball and new user-interface for easy navigation
* Media player for MP3 files and stereo headset
* 1.3 Megapixel digital camera with LED flash
* Supports up to a 2GB mini-SD card (for expanded music and photo storage)
* Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headsets and vCard transfer
* EDGE for faster Web surfing
* OMAP processing architecture for high-performance
Some of the new features and improvements include:
myFaves: Now T-Mobile Sidekick 3 users can have the myFaves experience by choosing from a range of myFaves plans to get unlimited calling to those five designated people - to any number in the U.S. - even landlines (excluding toll-free and 900 numbers). The myFaves interface, which features icons or photos on the home screen for five 'Faves,' also enables the user to access a straightforward communications menu for calling, texting and multimedia messaging. To turn on the myFaves interface, customers will need to accept the OTA update and call T-Mobile customer care or go online to choose among the myFaves rate plans.

- Active Address Book: Call, text, email, or IM a friend directly from the address book with the press of the trackball. Users can even map their address.

- Text message character counter: So customers know when they've said as much as they can say in a single text message.

- Ability to save photo attachments from emails to a photo album on the Sidekick.
T-Mobile Sidekick 3 with its different colours and models can be seen online at

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