New T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 Release Date & Pictures

It is now official the new Sidekick we have all been hearing rumors of is here, and its called the T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009. If you are an existing T-Mobile customer you can preorder yours now for $199 with a 2 year contract. For everyone else you will have to wait until the release date May 13. In the mean time here are the new phones specs and some pictures.

3G-Enabled Social Networking Apps:
You can network and interact with friends on-the-go with a suite of social networking applications such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Photobucket. These applications have mobile-friendly navigation with push notifications for updates and messages. You’re always on, always connected. Click to see 3G coverage map.
GPS: Live Search and Geotagging
Search for local businesses or map them using the Live Search application. It provides you with an optimized and integrated local search and mapping experience with Assisted Directions. Geotagging includes exact mapping coordinates in your photos.
Largest, sharpest Sidekick screen ever
Amazing 3.2″ 65K TFT color display, high-resolution 854×480 pixel screen.
Thinnest Sidekick ever.
3.2 MP camera with auto focus and flash
Battery life:
Talk time of 5.5 hours and standby time of 8 days.
5.20 x 2.40 x 0.64 inches
5.82 ounces
External Display:
3.2″ F-WVGA 854 x 480 pixels
Frequency Bands:
850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE
1700/2100/85/2100 UMTS
M3 rated for hearing aids

T-Mobile Sidekick Coming To RadioShack

T-Mobile and RadioShack have just announced an agreement that will put T-Mobile products and services in more than 4,000 RadioShack stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico beginning later this summer.  You can read all of the details after the jump.


RadioShack and T-Mobile USA Announce Retail Agreement

RadioShack to Offer T-Mobile Products and Services in Stores Beginning This Summer

FORT WORTH, Texas and BELLEVUE, Wash. — July 23, 2009 — RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a retail agreement to offer T-Mobile® products and services in more than 4,000 RadioShack stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico beginning later this summer.

The relationship expands RadioShack’s postpaid wireless offerings, and enables RadioShack to offer its customers a selection of T-Mobile’s most innovative, in-demand handsets – including the highly anticipated T-Mobile® myTouch™ 3G with Google™. For T-Mobile, the agreement nearly doubles the number of national retail partner stores offering its postpaid products and services nationwide, and makes RadioShack T-Mobile’s largest national retail partner. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“RadioShack is focused on growing our mobility category and is committed to providing our customers with a broad selection of the best wireless products and services in the industry,” said Peter Whitsett, executive vice president and general merchandising manager at RadioShack. “The ability to offer a full line of T-Mobile devices, including the hottest exclusive T-Mobile handsets, reinforces RadioShack’s leadership in wireless.”

Doug Chartier, senior vice president of sales at T-Mobile USA, said, “Through our milestone partnership with RadioShack, T-Mobile’s presence in national retail stores expands nearly twofold, giving millions more people the opportunity to readily access our products and take advantage of the tremendous value T-Mobile provides its customers. By combining T-Mobile’s innovative devices and great value with RadioShack’s knowledgeable sales representatives, we expect customers to have an excellent in-store experience.”

With 4,450 company-operated locations, RadioShack offers one of the largest selections of wireless phones. RadioShack’s knowledgeable sales associates are committed to helping customers choose the best technology solution to meet their needs and the company was named one of the top customer service retailers in the nation in the fourth annual National Retail Federation Foundation/American Express Customer Service Survey.

T-Mobile is dedicated to providing the best experience in wireless, and has achieved the “Highest Ranked Wireless Customer Service Performance” in J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Wireless Customer Care Performance StudySM – Volume 1,* which ranked T-Mobile higher than all of its competitors for overall customer care performance. T-Mobile continues to expand its retail footprint, bringing this award-winning customer experience and the company’s wide array of innovative products, such as the iconic T-Mobile Sidekick® and groundbreaking Android™-powered devices, to more people nationwide. T-Mobile currently has more than 1,900 company-owned retail locations and distribution agreements with a number of large national retailers.