Woohoo! CTIA goes full steam ahead right from the start and T-Mobile's Sidekick 4G is just one of the new handsets we saw. It's here and it's the successor to the iconic Sidekick, but you already know that. What you might not know, though, is the pricing announced at $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a two-year unlimited data contract.
The tricky word here is unlimited, as if you opt to go with limited data, the price of the Sidekick 4G grows to $149. The friendly handset has a nicely spaced keyboard and a slide-out (not swivel) screen, but your biggest surprise might turn out to be the extensive skinning on top of Android 2.2 Froyo by LG and T-Mobile. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but how will it perform? The handset is coming this spring, which is soon, but our hands-on is coming much sooner, so stay tuned.