Ok, another recent request for help in the form of a comment, this time about the Sidekick 3 Blackberry killer, so here goes:
Okay im very confused, i want a sidekick 3 however i was under the impression it wasn’t out in the UK…
Therefore where can i purchase one? I was brousing them on Ebay and people were claiming their US sidekick worked which i can’t see possible, also some people were saying that their sidekick is a UK version, but how is the buyer supposed to know that is realy is!?
Anyway what i am trying to say it, where on earth, no.. where in the UK can i buy one!!?!?!?!?!
I am afraid that T-Mobile UK has made a complete balls-up of the Sidekick 3 launch in Britain.
The Sidekick 3 was launched here just before Christmas, a few weeks after the Sidekick 2 was discontinued. This launch was done with no promotion and no presence on the T-Mobile UK web site. Suffice to say it bombed and the product was quietly discontinued three months ago.
Unfortunately, nobody bothered to tell T-Mobile’s UK PR company, which was still sending Sidekick 3 devices out to journalists such as me in good faith right up until a couple of weeks ago, when we discovered just in the nick of time that the product hadbeen dumped, saving us the embarassment of running a review in two magazines for a product that was no longer on sale.
As I have previously mentioned on this blog, a US Sidekick 3 WILL NOT accept a T-Mobile UK SIM card. Be careful what you buy on eBay.