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The Sidekick grows up

Here's how T-Mobile's popular handheld has changed since its 2002 launch.

T-Mobile Sidekick I (black and white)
T-Mobile Sidekick I (black and white)
Launched: October 2002
Price: $249*
The first Sidekick had a low-tech black and white screen and no built-in camera (though users could buy an attachable one). Still, its swiveling screen and full QWERTY keyboard managed to land it a spot in a music video by rapper Jay-Z. The device quickly gained cult status.

*With contract and rebates

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