Photos of the Samsung manufactured T-Mobile Sidekick 4G have been leaked

Photos of the Samsung manufactured T-Mobile Sidekick 4G have been leaked
There is no denying that there are going to be some people out there excited to see the youth oriented Sidekick line being raised from the ashes and brought back to life. However, instead of finding Sharp at the helm in manufacturing the latest T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, it seems that Big Magenta has commissioned South Korean maker Samsung to be the one to manufacture the upcoming device.

Soon after it was reported that Samsung would be taking control of the Sidekick line, leaked images of the Android powered smartphone clearly shows the Samsung branding etched into the rear of the handset. For the most part, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G retains all of the design styles and cues that former owners fell in love with, but we do see the faint outlines of what appears to be a front-facing camera – so video chat will more than complement this already multimedia centric device. Moreover, it's found that it's running Android 2.2.1.

So if you're a T-Mobile customer waiting for the day to see a decent Android device from Samsung's camp that features a physical keyboard, then this just might be your ticket to experiencing just that. As it stands right now, there are no additional pieces of information regarding a release date or pricing.

source: TmoNews (1 & 2)

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Sidekick 4G
  • Display 3.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.50h talk time)



1. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

looks good!

2. neveragain unregistered

Awesome! oh wait.. samsung phone NO THANK YOU

3. Willywill1982 unregistered

Prepare for legitimately fast T-Mobile HSPA+ 4G speeds, great T-Mobile customer service, and lots of accessories. Then, prepare for the fact that there's likely to a super overwhelmingly custom UI made by Samsung that'll never see any updates within a reasonable amount of time, if at all. Plus, when it debuts, 2.2.1? Really? I mean, friggin' 2.4 will be on it's way out or at least its SDK will be available, making 2.3 Gingerbread the de facto up-to-date version of the OS. Samsung refuses to get their act right by either making their custom Android UIs easier and more adaptable to updates as they promise, or sick to stock Android. I really think they've burned US smartphone users with the whole "update to Froyo" fiasco. I was affected by that with the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700. NEVER AGAIN. They ought to stick to laptops, TVs, and DVD/Blu Ray players.

4. jacky_luvsjrod

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2010

U kno what woul be so cool it had a super amoled screen .. Also I know this might sound like a stupid question but I don't know that's why I'm asking is t-mobile hspa+ faster than sprints wimax 4G? Also does t-mobile get better reception inside buildings than sprint? Or is it the other way around? Cuz I wanna get t-mobile but I heard t-mobile can get crappy reception inside buildings cuz it works on gsm 1900 which doesn't get good signal inside buildings . But then I heard sprint works on the CDMA 1900 band . So I'm confused does that also mean sprint wont get good reception inside buildings?? Please help me make a choice cuz I am tired of having att I wanna change to either sprint or t-mobile . Btw I live in La thanks

5. ATTCallCenter unregistered

GSM band 1900Mhz is being turned down for government use. ATT right now is actively contacting people with 1900Mhz band phones to replace with with newer quad band phones.

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

if they don't include TouchWiz this should be a win.

7. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

I'm already going to buy it. I've been waiting for the next sidekick to come out. Hopefully it comes out soon so when my contract gets around to expiring I can snag this.

8. xxA4Hxx unregistered

I think sidekick users should feel insulted by samsung getting the deal because samsung has screwed over so many USA customers even on t-mobile with behold and many other phones just to make you get their newer phone next year. I personally wont be buying any samsung phone until they get their act together.

9. psn1819

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

HTC should have been given the task or motorola(idk bout this one though lol, but they did make the sidekick slide)...tmobile once again fails

10. c.holla unregistered

im already in line

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