RumorDog: New Sidekick to launch April 1 at CTIA

Noah Kravitz
 from Oakland, CA
Published: February 24, 2009

Here's a lesson in how to be a tech blogger: First, pay attention. Second, learn to add.  Third, play a whole bunch of connect the dotsfor practice.  Huh?


Ijust got a press release from T-Mobile hyping up their 2009 GRAMMY®Celebration Concert Tour presented by T-Mobile® Sidekick®. The firstconcert is April 14 out here in San Francisco.  After I finishedhitting my T-Mo PR contact up for some tickets to the show, I realizedsomething pretty obvious:

SoI put two and two together, connected the dots, and came up with this: I'm officially starting a rumor that the new Sidekick will launch April1 in Vegas.  I have nothing more to go on than what I just told you:While it's possible that T-Mo would sponsor a fancy concert series withKaty Perry and LL Cool J to promote last year's Sidekick, I kind of don't think so. 

While it's not exactly going out on a limb here, I'm tellin' youthe new Sidekick ("Sidekick LX 2009"?) will drop on 4/1 in Vegas.  Mybest guesses as to specs and features also come by way of Hiptop3 andare best summarized by the little PowerPoint slide I've pasted in foryou below.  Get your hype suits on, kids, it's (once again) almosttrade show time.