T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is officially announced combining classic style with Android
With that, the longtime carrier of the Sidekick line just officially announced the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G – an Android powered device that takes control of the classic Sidekick style. You knew this one was coming either way, especially when some images of the device was leaked and quickly followed up by a sign-up page on T-Mobile’s web site.
From the press release image of the device, it sticks to employing the classic Sidekick design that users have been accustomed to using for some time now. Specifically, it sports a 3.5” display that has a sturdy “pop-tilt” hinge that’s long been a staple amongst previous Sidekicks. Furthermore, once its display is opened, you’ll instantly recognize its hallmark 5-row QWERTY keyboard that truly delivers the immersive messaging experience that you’d come to expect from a Sidekick. And since we find “4G” in its moniker, it’s going to be capable of delivering theoretical download speeds of up to 21Mbps.
If that wasn’t, the Samsung made T-Mobile Sidekick 4G also features a speedy 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, front-facing VGA camera for video chatting via Qik, and Android 2.2 Froyo. Seeing that the Sidekick line is known for its heavy messaging aspects, it doesn’t skimp out in its offerings since it leverages its strength with Sidekick Group Text that simply allows you to better manage group messages to friends so that everyone is able to follow the conversation more easily. Additionally, it also features Cloud Text that even allows you to manage your messages from the comforts of your computer. And finally, both the official Twitter and Facebook apps are preloaded to sharpen itself in the social networking category.
Precisely something that will spur up interest with the young and hip crowd, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is one feature packed and modernized Sidekick that will undoubtedly attract old time users – while attracting new ones as well. So far, we’re in the dark in terms of pricing or an release date, but as usual, it shouldn’t be long before it’s unveiled. In the meantime, it's pegged with becoming available later this spring in either pearl magenta or matte black.
1. AJ (unregistered) posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:09 1 0
That is pretty sexy. I would really consider getting a Sidekick if I was T-mobile cuz that is probably one of the best keyboards in the market right now besides HTC Arrive aka HTC 7 Pro.
2. belovedson posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:26 0 0
man i loved the keys on my sidekick. texting and writing emails while talking to peeps was a breeze. wow i miss that phone
4. Rawrzellers posted on 14 Mar 2011, 23:34 0 0
Can't wait for this. Finally a phone that I'm interested in. Gave up my Sidekick LX 2009 because I wanted an android phone. Biggest mistake ever I miss that phone... kinda wish they would give this a swivel screen but we can't have everything I suppose.
11. Schmao posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:36 0 0
I think that swivel was patented. While it has a very nice cool factor, it was also pretty fragile.
5. jojo3681 posted on 15 Mar 2011, 00:14 0 0
ohh, my this phone is amazing, but someone help me which should i pick, android sidekick, g2, nexus s, or suppositly the htc pyramid/doubleshot? help please!!!!!!! thanks
6. scruffle2 (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 00:37 0 0
get the galaxy s2
9. remixfa posted on 15 Mar 2011, 09:39 0 0
galaxyS2 aor pyramid. Though the sidekick4g could substitute for the pyamid if you need full keyboard.
7. koreampuff (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 05:13 0 0
LOL. so i was debating between getting the g2 or waiting for the galaxy s2. the pros for the g2 was the physical keyboard and a watered down price, and the pros for the s2 was the high specs and front facing camera.
the g2 doesn't have a front facing camera, and the s2 doesnt have a physical keyboard and will probably have a hefty price tag.
i heard about the android sidekick in the rumor mill but dismissed the idea because i thought it would be a crappy phone.
i'm starting to reconsider. this just might do it. it's not THAT heavyweight specwise, but
it has a A8 hummingbird, 4g, front camera, and a physical keyboard. plus, the new maker is samsung so.. hopefully the camera will be better than what the old sidekicks used to have?
if it has a microSD memory slot, camera has high mp, and is a touch screen, i'm getting it! fsho. but it's an android so it has to be a touchscreen... right?
12. Schmao posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:37 0 0
Yes, it does have a touch screen. Android requires one.
8. markk (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 06:01 0 0
This is very nice alternative. Low price and many functions. OR not?
13. Boti95 posted on 15 Mar 2011, 15:44 0 0
Well goodbye swivel screen. Although, the device looks nice. Kudos for Samsung.
14. som posted on 15 Mar 2011, 17:04 0 0
Samsung all plastic phones looked too cheap like a toy.
15. GhostOs posted on 15 Mar 2011, 17:24 0 0
I was just about to leave T-Mobile but this may make me stay...My only question is will it also be a wifi hotspot? If so I will no doubt purchase it if not. I will be saying goodbye for Big Red
16. Alex949 (unregistered) posted on 15 Mar 2011, 20:36 0 0
Will be getting the LG Optimus 2X instead.