Kickflip your old Sidekick away, and get the Tony Hawk LX Sidekick instead


As suspected yesterday, Sidekick has formally introduced the Tony Hawk LX to all the Vans shoes-bedeckled Lagwagon fans hungry for a video-tastic semi-smartphone.

By way of T-Mobile, we now know that the LX will have a ‘grip tape-like’ texture on the back, plus eight screws, resembling a skateboard. It will ship with exclusive videos of Hawk skateboarding, plus various wallpapers and sounds. As with all Sidekicks, the full QWERTY keypad will enable easy IM and emailing, and the music player will support MP3 and AAC files, however the LX will be the first…

A few years too late, Sidekick collaborates with Tony Hawk for skater-friendly LX mobile


Boy Genius Report has got the scoop on Sidekick’s collaboration with skating legend Tony Hawk for the LX handset, which is supposedly going to be confirmed tomorrow by the company, to the glee of all baggy-trousered men.

Whilst it may not make our shores for a good few more months, BGR claims it will go on sale in the US in mid-July, following an intensive advertising campaign. Decorated in urban blue designs, it will be video-heavy with the ability to capture footage plus ‘play and share’, no doubt via Bluetooth,…