[Cathy Lu of Digital World writes]: Speaking of flippy cell phone screens, the
new Sidekick 3
is available to the masses today. Some of the things that make it different from the Sidekick II–besides the use of Arabic instead of Roman-numeral designator–include Bluetooth, an MP3 player, memory-card slot, upgraded 1.3-megapixel camera, and a fun new trackball, which should be kinda fun for flipping through contacts and whatnot when you’re in desperate need of some entertainment during some tedious conference call.
The “Chicago Tribune” has
a review of the Sidekick 3, and the reviewer isn’t exactly blown away. He says despite the 20 percent reduction in size, the device doesn’t feature enough in the way of innovation to justify the upgrade for most current users, especially when compared to superslim smartphones like the Motorola Q. Still, if you’re looking to join the hip young messaging crowd, you can now pick one of these up for $299–with, of course, a two-year T-Mobile contract.