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Samsung confirms that tethering & mobile hotspot will be a go with the Sidekick 4G

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Samsung confirms that tethering & mobile hotspot will be a go with the Sidekick 4G
As we continue to see more 4G enabled devices hitting the market, it’s only fitting to assume that contemporary features like mobile hotspot and tethering to be on board. However, it was unspecified whether or not it was coming to the messaging focused T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.

Finally seeing a major reboot to the series, Samsung has confirmed that the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G will support tethering and mobile hotpot from the start. Moreover, it will ship with a 2GB microSD card which supplements the built-in 1GB of internal storage. Being an HSPA+ enabled device, the inclusion of tethering and mobile hotspot functionality will undoubtedly be an appreciated thing for potential future owners.

Aside from that, there still isn’t a confirmed date on when the handset will launch. However, it should only be a matter of time before it’s known – even more, we might hopefully hear something about it during CTIA 2011.

source: Phonescoop

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posted on 16 Mar 2011, 19:17 2

1. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Tethering would be awesome if it's free. Otherwise, it's just another means of carriers making more money on something that users have already paid.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 19:53

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The only bad about this phone is it has 3 mp cam -___-" at least 5mp Please!!!!

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 20:51 1

3. lol (unregistered)


If you want a 5mp camera, go talk to canon. Why do you need a 5mp camera on a "non-smartphone". if you want a 5mp camera on a phone, grow up lol. Get out of the sidekick era...Are you going to be editing pictures? I don't understand why people need 15+ megapixel cameras on cellphones....

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 23:44

4. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


This phone runs Android 2.2 OS. Your telling me this is not a smart phone??? WOW! And I'm asking for 5mp cam. Its Common on MOST* 2010-2011 Smartphones (Most Androids,Iphone4,Blackberries,all Wp7,Hp Palm 2...ect). I'm not asking for no 8mp or 12 mp OK, just one that is good enough but not overboard.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 03:09

6. poo (unregistered)


Not you Luis the other Guy I meant

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 08:46

7. lol (unregistered)


Right, I'm a douche...Just because a phone is running android 2.2 does NOT mean its a smartphone. Its also whats under the hood....processor, ram, multi-tasking things of that nature...this COULD be a smartphone don't get me wrong. But I'm basing my previous comments on previous sidekick models...and from the specs presented here this looks like a quick messaging device. Sorry if stating facts makes me a douche, have a good day.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:18

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


who said anything about "whose a douche"? And "processor, ram, multi-tasking things of that nature...this COULD be a smartphone don't get me wrong" it does have all of that.

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