Cool Thing of the Month
T-Mobile Color Sidekick
It's an all-in-one communication device: cell phone, email
terminal, web browser – with a real, usable keyboard and a sharp
color screen. Super-easy to use and loaded with extra goodies,
like AOL instant messaging, a snap-in color camera, personal
information manager (address book, calendar, alarms, to-do list,
notepad), and games. The price? Glad you asked. That's the best
part of all. Just $300 out the door. Data service is reasonable
too. Just thirty bucks a month for "all you can eat" data
(always-on "push" email and web browsing) plus "pay as you go"
voice calls for twenty cents a minute (no minimum). Or you can
put any T-Mobile cellular voice plan on the Sidekick and add
unlimited data for $20 a month extra. Compared to AT&T, Cingular,
Verizon, and the rest, this is a bargain. Any negatives?
Yes, a few. T-Mobile reception can be iffy in some areas, the
current software version doesn't automatically synch with
Outlook, and the device is a bit chunky. It's also the world's
worst cell phone. Still, for Internet on the go at an affordable
price, nothing else I've seen comes close.