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Spotted: A T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

T-Mobile has already confirmed the Sidekick 4G. Still, until now, we’ve had no idea what the device will look like. Will it stay true to the old design, or will we see something completely new?

Here’s your answer:



Rumor has it, it’ll run on Android, and that the display is actually a touchscreen. We assume this means there will be the choice to use an on-screen keyboard or the physical keypad for when you’re feeling a little wordier. Aesthetically, it looks a bit dated. The old Sidekick was manufactured by Sharp, but this one is supposedly being made by Samsung. We get the feeling that the company wanted to play homage to the Sidekicks of years gone by, perhaps to appeal to fans of the device, but we’re not exactly digging the result. Surprising, considering Samsung has some beautiful Android handsets out there at the moment.

No word on price or release date just yet.

  • Camikazi
    So it's an Android smartphone that flips open like a SideKick?
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  • nebun
    ugly and very bulky
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  • web11
    So it's an Android smartphone that flips open like a SideKick?

    Yes but it has already been invented by motorola. Its called the Droid.
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  • tburns1
    Didn't, like, all the sidekick servers crash at one point? Didn't something like 30 million people lose thier data? I joined T-Mobile last year, and thought about buying a sidekick, but was discouraged by the rep. He said that they aren't selling new ones, they aren't supporting the old ones, and that they never really recovered from what happened. Some kind of inherent flaw in the design. Hopefully Samsung will do better.
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  • eddieroolz
    So instead of using a high-quality maker Sharp they now move to Samsung. I don't appreciate that.
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  • mayankleoboy1
    very very fugly. wont be caught dead holding it.
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  • damiano13mg
    why cant blackberry make this?? :(
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  • web11
    why cant blackberry make this?? :(

    If RIM was smart they would start developing android phones before they go out of business...
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  • g00fysmiley
    you guys realise RIM isn't going anywhere in the forseeable future, many buinesses provide only RIM phoens ot thier employees, in my town all real estate agents have to use a RIM as that is what the people have learned to use and nto everybody is tech savy and can figure out how to use a phone that they haven't had their hand held on every step... android for individualy RIM for companies seems to be the way of things for now and forseeable future... with us WebOS users left out in the cold sadly... i'll hgave to get a droid soon ... this sidekick looks nice... but as its on team mobile and after losing all thier data a whiel back i also say pass
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