Maybe I needed closure on that hiptop3 that Fido never brought to market, or maybe I just had more money than sense; whatever the reason, when Mobilicity released the Sidekick LX 2009 — I mean, “Mobiflip” — I had to get one.
I mean, it was only a hundred bucks…
Earlier that year Microsoft had shut down Danger’s cloud sync service, reducing the Mobiflip to a standalone device, with no option to sync anything beyond photos and videos.
It did, at least, have a kick-ass mobile browser.
QVGA videos, anyone? Without Danger’s backend the Mobiflip was little more than a toy. After posting about it on my blog it went almost directly back into the box, until I found a suitable candidate for a hand-me-down.