T-Mobile Sidekick 4G returns carrying a $99 price tag on an unlimited data contract

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G returns carrying a $99 price tag on an unlimited data contract

Woohoo! CTIA goes full steam ahead rightfrom the start and T-Mobile's Sidekick 4G is just one of the newhandsets we saw. It's here and it's the successor to the iconicSidekick, but you already know that. What you might not know, though,is the pricing announced at $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate ona two-year unlimited data contract.

The tricky word here isunlimited, as if you opt to go with limited data, the price of theSidekick 4G grows to $149. The friendly handset has a nicely spacedkeyboard and a slide-out (not swivel) screen, but your biggestsurprise might turn out to be the extensive skinning on top ofAndroid 2.2 Froyo by LG and T-Mobile. It's not necessarily a badthing, 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.

source: T-Mobile

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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. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

"...extensive skinning on top of Android 2.2 Froyo by LG and T-Mobile." I think you meant Samsung. I'm not a fan of Samsung. Just their name being relevant to the software is enough for me to pass. If your planning on buying this phone, get used to 2.2 or learn how to root and apply a custom rom because you probably wont be seeing many updates.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

while that may or may not be true, if you buy a phone expecting an update, then ur an idiot. u buy a phone for the way it is out of the box, not for what updates might come down the road. thats just called icing on the cake.

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Of course people buy a phone for what it is out of the box, but most phones don't come with perfect software and require updates to fix certain bugs (especially phones with custom overlays like touch wiz). Thats where Samsung fails to do their job. That and the fact that gingerbread is already out which makes the phone out of date at its arrival. Pardon my idiocy for wanting to be sure my phone is upgradable and well maintained with reliable software fixes. We all can't be as clueless as you are...

4. Spear unregistered

I cant wait to see this interface ported out to the other devices. I can hear a Sidekick Custom Rom coming already.

5. lydia unregistered

whats wrong with 2.2? its actually really good and im actually really please with froyo i root all my phones but i havent had to route my droid pro which came with 2.2 and havent had one problem I have had all sidekicks and this is gotta be the best one that their coming out with juss sayin

6. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Most people feel that way after each update. There doesn't necessarily need to be a problem with the software but simple additions to the software is enough for someone to want the upgrade. I thought eclair was really good at its arrival and felt the same way about froyo and now I'm hooked on gingerbread and still looking forward... That's the beauty of android. It always gets better. Why would anyone want to be excluded from that?

7. rahul sharma unregistered

can u please tell me how much this phone costs now ??????????? i want to buy it ......

8. Bria unregistered

I already have a contract with 3 plans on it. Will I be able to pay the $99.99 price. And if not can I end a plan and get a new one with my same # and get the phone for the $99.99 price?

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