Sidekick

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Announced – Back to Life with Android! [Samsung at Helm]

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Announced – Back to Life with Android! [Samsung at Helm]

Oh you crafty bunch of re-animators you, Samsung, T-Mobile, and Google with your Android 2.2 Froyo, you've done it! You've given new life to the classic Sidekick and you've made it look… well… the same… but somehow fresh! And now it's got Android on it instead of its own very limited OS. Let's do it! This is the 4G way, with a design rolling around with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a "pop-tilt" hinge, a five-row QWERTY keyboard in the classic Sidekick nature, and an overall messager-aimed telephone feel. Will it be the new king of mid-range? Perhaps!

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T-Mobile Sidekick letter offers 50% off Samsung upgrades or waived ETFs

T-Mobile Sidekick letter offers 50% off Samsung upgrades or waived ETFs

T-Mobile USA said it would be easing the transition from a Sidekick to another device when the carrier announced data services would be shut down as of May 31; now the details of that transition have apparently leaked. According to a mailed out letter to one Sidekick owner, scanned for TmoNews, the carrier is offering 50-percent off "select" Samsung phones when bought with a new, two year agreement, or more flexibility in the early-termination fees (ETF).

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Danger Sidekick service shuttered on May 31: T-Mobile wants to sell you a new phone

Danger Sidekick service shuttered on May 31: T-Mobile wants to sell you a new phone

T-Mobile's promise to "work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise" is seemingly Sidekick in name only, with the news today that Microsoft is shutting down the Danger Service that powers traditional Sidekick devices. According to a statement from T-Mobile, after May 31 2011 the Microsoft-owned servers will be switched off, and users will in effect no longer be able to use their phones.

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The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

Begin your journey today in a Don Reisinger column that even I agree with: More Action And Fewer Cutscenes In Video Games, Please. Then behold, as it's the day of the NGP: 3G and WiFi-only, trailer revealed [Video], 82-strong NGP studio support list, Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming, and XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN! PLUS a bonus peek at the Play, and another battle between Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2! And a bonus tidbit of possible bad news along the lines of Notion Ink Customer Service - no stalls!

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Android Sidekick 4G rumored for T-Mobile HSPA+ [Update: Confirmed!]

Android Sidekick 4G rumored for T-Mobile HSPA+ [Update: Confirmed!]

T-Mobile's Sidekick range met its end back in July 2010, with the carrier promising it was would "work on the next chapter of our storied Sidekick franchise." According to TmoNews, that chapter will involve Android 2.3 Gingerbread; their source claims to have been briefed this week on a new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G running Google's open-source platform and packing both a physical QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen display.

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The Daily Slash: July 19th 2010

The Daily Slash: July 19th 2010

Is it Monday already? Wait, that can't be how that saying goes. Anyway, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash, we're glad to have you. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got Samsung pulling the Android 1.6 update from the Behold II, Netflix is heading North, and Sharp wants you to love the Sidekick. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a release date for Rock Band 3. So, sit tight, and get to reading, because there's no time like the present.

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide to be Android 2.1 based HD2 with QWERTY keyboard?

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide to be Android 2.1 based HD2 with QWERTY keyboard?

Sometimes a leaky rumor comes along that you desperately want to believe, and here's a good example.  Tmonews and PhoneDog reckon that T-Mobile are preparing to launch the Sidekick Twist, an Android-based handset made by HTC (but bearing the Sidekick brand) with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a whopping 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

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