T-Mobile Sidekick Back On Sale After Outage Controversy

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By: Vibe / November 18, 2009

After users expressed outrage over outages and data loss with their Sidekick smartphones in October, T-Mobile halted sales of the phone. This week, the Sidekick is back on sale.

With two-year contracts, the 2008 Sidekick will now sell for as low as $49, while the 2009 Sidekick LX will be priced at $149, representing a slight price drop from previous retail price-tags.

“T-Mobile is pleased to announce that Sidekick sales have resumed,” the carrier said in a statement.

Although the device is back on sale, the company is still dealing with customers angry over the loss of their data, which was caused by a server meltdown. Customers lost numbers, pictures and other personal info.

However, Microsoft–who runs the Sidekick servers–was able to recover most of the data, according to reports. To make up for it, they offered $100 gift cards to affected customers.