not sure about the other companies who use the hiptop, but Telstra is going to stop hiptop(sidekick) connections on 30 september 2009
this could either be because there is no next g capable hiptop coming out or a result of Micro$oft buying out Danger. Not too sure. will do some more digging
of all the sidekicks currently available, this sidekick is the best as a PHONE. the call quality and speaker are great and the best quality compared to the other sidekicks. motorola did that part right, but messed up by making the keys on the kyboard small, slippery plastic! it's kind of hard to type because they are small, cramped, and dont provide good feedback! but i got used to it and can live with it. if the keyboard is your highest priority because messaging is that important to you, you should pick up the lx or 2008. but if you want a good phone to make calls with that comes with sidekick features, the slide is great. i personally think the design is nice. i love the way the phone looks, feels, and performs.
this phone looks really cool and i wud buy one but c'mon it needs more features gosh man
ellie, 06 Mar 2009how do you download the calculator and alarm clock???In oder to download the calculator you have to look for it in the catalog but you will not be charged for it.
The sidekick slide is a great phone with some decent features. I would not recommend this phone if your looking for games or applications. But as for texting the phone can hold up to 100 messages. Which isn't a lot but its easy to delete them. As for reliability, the phone is strong. I accidently threw my SK Slide. Then shortly after relizing what just happened I looked at it and it suffered almost no damaged what so ever. The phone comes with a speaker that plays music louder than an iPhone which I like. Nothing is slow on it, it has a very fast response to what ever you type in. And the screen slide smoothly.
Now for the bad news: DO NOT get this phone if your going to get it with out the Sidekick Plan. The phone will limit you to very little. If someone send you a picture message from another service provider the phone will not load the picture and do a hard reset. Which will delete your contacts and anything saved to the phone. I also do not like where they put the power button. Sometimes you will push it while texting depending on how you hold the phone.
Other than that I've had my SK slide for over a year now and would recommend it to anyone who texts a lot.
vf1, 12 Feb 2009This is by far the worst phone ive ever had.
It constantly re sets itself, and whenever you ... moreYour contacts are stored on a server, so when you log back in they'll auto download to your handset. As far as call rates they're about the same as telstra business rates, but hiptop is designed for text, internet and email (they're all free and unlimited)
if you're going to use it to make phone calls, get something else on a different plan.
I just bought the slide and it does kinda suck. I wish I had got the iphone. You can learn how to use the phone in 3 mins tops.
This is by far the worst phone ive ever had.
It constantly re sets itself, and whenever you take you battery out, you lose all of your contacts, and sms.
Really bad call rates,
Im glad i made the descision to move to a black berry storm, Much better.
Jeezus people. Anyone with civility?
First off, if Motorolla decided they wanted a super cool hiptop style phone, they would have made it.
It's not meant for anything BUT:
- A cool looking phone.
- A text/IM machine
So get over yourselves. If thats not enough, you have serious problems lol.
Magos, 05 Jan 2009Finally, someone with a real oppinion!! In fact, the real cool thing about this phone is t... moreI think at that price people DO expect something more other than just texting and calling tbh.
kimmmmmiii, 11 Jan 2009its an okaay design. several problems; bluetooth dont work and crappy camera.the bluetooth works, it was designed as audio/headset ONLY, do some research before you start mouthing off.. as for the camera.. omg has this discussion not been done to death, it's a messaging device, not a camera, if the camera feature is so important to you, go buy a dslr and stop whinging about cameras in phones..
its so stupid and i shouldo of never bought it and the games are lame and a little drop of water on it .it will freze its horilble and i hate it soooooooooooooooooooooooo vaerey vaerey somuch.so if you want my opinon there you have it