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Motorola Sidekick Slide

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the sound. The reception and features get negative comments.

portability, screen, design, usability, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Sidekick Slide is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Motorola Sidekick Slide from The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

design, usability

responsiveness, screen

19% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: T-Mobile Tap Prepaid Phone, Midnight Blue (T-Mobile)

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T-Mobile Tap


Stylish and slim design ; Good feature set for the price

Small, low-res display ; Touch interface is slow

The eye-catching T-Mobile Tap offers a solid set of multimedia features, but is hindered by a slow touch interface.

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Test Report


Offsetting the compact, convenient design are a cramped keyboard and smaller screen (in comparison with the Sidekick LX).

Compact for a Sidekick ; One-handed slide design

Cramped keyboard

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide


Even with a slightly new form factor and features, T-Mobile's new Sidekick Slide will have a hard time keeping up with other sliders.

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide


Editors' note: After the initial release of the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide, T-Mobile and Motorola determined that some units had battery contact issues that caused the device to power off after opening and closing the phone. Motorola has since found a...

The T-Mobile Sidekick Slide features a slide-up screen and a more compact frame than previous models. The handheld continues to offer excellent messaging features as well as Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a music player. It also works with...

The Slide's QWERTY keyboard is a bit stiff, and the camera doesn't record video. You need a microSD card to play music, and the expansion slot is located inconveniently behind the battery. Also, call quality could have been better.

With its slide-up screen, the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide offers a nice design alternative to the other Sidekick models. It's fine for first-time users but diehard Sidekick fans may prefer the more robust T-Mobile Sidekick LX.

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T-Mobile SIdekick Slide


The differences are in this device's size and shape, and its screen. The Slide is considerably more compact than the LX or ID; at 4.5 by 2.44 by 0.69 inches, it's a good half-inch shorter. At 5.3 ounces, it's also lighter than its Sidekick siblings....

Smaller than other Sidekick models. Solidly built. Easy-to-use OS

Slippery, crammed keyboard. Subpar camera. Reception isn't great

The Slide is a stab at making the Sidekick smaller, but the device is doomed by a poor choice of keyboard buttons.

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Review: T-Mobile Tap mobile phone


The inexpensive T-Mobile Tap is a stylish touch phone.

The compact Tap measures 4.2 by 2.2 by 0.5 inches thick and weighs a feather-light 3.7 ounces. Although the face of the phone is plastic, its backing is rubberized, and it feels very comfortable in the hand. Two hardware buttons (Talk, End) and a...

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Scarlet released


Today T-Mobile released the new Sidekick Slide Scarlet, retailing at $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. This version retains the slide screen and QWERTY keyboard but manages to slim down the size of the design to 4.6 x 2.4 x .68 inches and...

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Review: Sidekick Slide - Best Sidekick Since Original


Given a new color scheme and a slightly reduced size, it feels fun again. If the developers could do something about its poor e-mail and lack of Wi-Fi support, we'd be ready to rave about it

The Sidekick LX may offer a little more, but we prefer the slender good looks of the Slide. This is the future of the Sidekick brand: slimmer models, same great performance

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Review: Sidekick Slide - Best Sidekick Since Original


The Slide's front offers a 2.5-inch, 320 x 240, 65,000 color screen, and is surrounded by the usual Sidekick controls. The left side offers a menu button and a button for returning to the main menu, with a directional pad between them; the right side...

The raised thumb-keyboard is easy to use for testing, but we were disappointed that the number keys aren't a different color, as with the LX. That makes dialing a little tedious

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Video Tour: Sidekick Slide


Motorola has joined the Sidekick team with a smaller Sidekick that packs just as big of a punch. Plus, we demo the new Sidekick mail client.

Product Specifications

The Sidekick is the ultimate communication device, featuring e-mail, messaging, Web browsing, camera, as well as full voice service.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):86hours
Talk Time (PB):354minutes
Technology:Lithium ion



CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / QWERTY keyboard


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Swivel
Service Provider:T-Mobile
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:T-Mobile Sidekick

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes