A lucky megnut reader writes in to share his experience, and warning, about the T-Mobile Sidekick,
Beyond the novelty of the "flip top" mechanism, it's a device with some useful (and fun) functionality…That said, I wanted to give you a heads up about the device's downside: the clarity of the voice option. The phone quality is bad, actually it's really bad. You are required to use a headset, which makes it sound like the other party is speaking to you from a tin can lined with thickly-applied insulation.
Apparently improvements are underway but whether they will make it into the first release remains to be seen. Drat!