Photos of the Samsung manufactured T-Mobile Sidekick 4G have been leaked
posted by John V. / Jan 27, 2011, 2:44 PM
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)
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.
posted on Jan 27, 2011, 3:11 PM 0
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
posted on Jan 27, 2011, 3:25 PM 0
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.
posted on Jan 28, 2011, 12:16 AM 0
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