A Sidekick in search of superheroes

Pumped and preening like a peacock after conquering the US, the Sidekick II has finaly begun its annexation of the UK.Despite some glaring omissions -

Pumped and preening like a peacock after conquering the US, the Sidekick II has finaly begun its annexation of the UK.Despite some glaring omissions - there's no Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, MP3, 1MP+ cam or memory card slot - this is one attractive smartphone. The main draw is the bizarre lifting and swivelling screen that reveals a push email and text message-friendly QWERTY keypad. DelightfulThe other surprise in the Sidekick's fun house is the interface. It's a treat to use, especially thanks to such thoughtful (obvious?) features as a browser that optimises web pages for the screen and a great clickable scroller for whizzing through sites.For pure power, you're best looking elsewhere. For a phone that's more eccentric than Toad of Toad Hall piloting a flying submarine, they don't come much better or nuttier.It's available from free now on T-Mobile.Previous Gadgets of the DayPSP hard drive parachutes inElectronic BullseyeThe Napster Nano The gentleman's tuners The shades with songs