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T-Mobile expanded its selection of Sidekick-branded phones with the launch of the high-end big-screen Sidekick LX at $299 and its first Sidekick with slide-up display, retailing for $199.
Both models, designed for messaging and Web browsing, come with a QWERTY keyboard.
The Sidekick LX takes the top price position in the Sidekick lineup at $299 compared with the current Sidekick 3 at $199. A version of the Sidekick 3, designed by NBA all-star Dwayne Wade, cost $449 but has been sold out.
The Sharp-made LX features a bigger screen than other models at 3 inches and higher resolution at WQVGA quality, but it is slimmer then the Sidekick 3. It goes on sale Oct. 17 through T-Mobile's Web site.
The Sidekick Slide, made by Motorola, is the first Sidekick with screen that slides up, rather than swivels up, to reveal the keyboard. It's due Nov. 7.
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