T-Mobile Sidekick 4G landing April 20th for $99.99

By on April 7, 2011 at 4:07 PM.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G landing April 20th for $99.99

T-Mobile USA has confirmed with BGR that the Sidekick 4G will be available to customers on April 20th for $99.99 with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. The Sidekick 4G — built by Samsung — runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) with a custom user interface that should appeal to Sidekick fans. It offers a throwback QWERTY keyboard with rounded keys and is powered 1GHz Cortex A8 Samsung Hummingbird processor — that’s more power than any Sidekick before it. As its name implies, it will also run on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. We really enjoyed using the Sidekick 4G during our hands-on at CTIA 2011 early last month, and we think Sidekick fans should be excited to get their paws the device that promises to revive the brand. More →

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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G images uncovered

By on January 28, 2011 at 6:01 AM.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G images uncovered

Following T-Mobile’s confirmation last week that it would soon launch an HSPA+ compatible Sidekick sequel, leaked images of the Sidekick 4G have been revealed. Enthusiast blog TmoNews published the images on Thursday along with some preliminary details. The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is manufactured by Samsung, and the device pictured is said to be running a customized version of Android 2.2.1. It is unclear if this is a final build for the phone or if it will launch with a newer version of the Android operating system. From the image above, it appears as though the display will feature a sliding mechanism that opens at a forward angle like the Nokia N97, or allows the display angle to be adjusted like the HTC Touch Pro2. There also appears to be a front-facing camera on the device for video chat. Hit the break for more shots of the upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. More →

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