T-Mobile's April Fools' day joke pays homage to an iconic smartphone
T-Mobile has revealed it's April Fools' Day joke in advance, and it's a great giggle.
After it almost had us last year with the T-Mobile ONEsie – the full-body costume that was supposed to enhance your tech life – the company is trying to catch us off-guard once again by launching it's April Fools' Joke two days prior. What is it this time, you may ask. Well, it's another wearable with smart capabilities called the T-Mobile Sidekicks – the successor of the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone. Best described as "smartshoephone", the Sidekicks are supposed to give the first ever on-foot (literally) smartphone experience. And a lot of laughs.
The T-Mobile Sidekicks are indeed magenta-colored shoes that will be sold for 65 bucks. However, they're unable to do any of the below-mentioned actions.
The T-Mobile website suggests the shoes would have smartphone features, like a display, network connectivity, a camera – you know, all the smartphone-y stuff. The display would be built on the sole of the shoe, conveniently named "stepscreen". There would also be a camera on the tip to allow for selfies, where your leg acts as the stick. The Sidekicks would also have a Tip-connectivity option to connect with strangers who are also rocking with the magenta shoes. The icing on the cake would be the "No BS" voice assistant, voiced by T-Mobile CEO John Legere himself.
The Sidekicks are a good April Fools' Day joke, we have to admit. You can pre-order them now for $65, but they won't come with any of the aforementioned features.