T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

T-Mobile retires Sidekick 4G, brand to continue

T-Mobile retires Sidekick 4G, brand to continue

T-Mobile has confirmed that it will be discontinuing its Sidekick 4G Android smartphone. Perhaps one of the best mid-range handsets, the Sidekick 4G is popular among the value-minded who also appreciate an excellent QWERTY keyboard. It's not clear if T-Mobile is planning another device to replace it, but the carrier has emphasized that the Sidekick brand will continue.

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LG Flip II Android Dual Screen Slider Smartphone for T-Mobile Revealed

LG Flip II Android Dual Screen Slider Smartphone for T-Mobile Revealed

While this isn't the first time we've heard of such a device, this is the most detail we've had in photos. What we've got here is a dual-screen slider smartphone device made by LG, utilizing some form of Android, and carried by T-Mobile. This device will most than likely use its lower smaller touchscreen to hold a drawer of apps along with whatever else developers find themselves developing into the platform. According to a leaked T-Mobile roadmap discovered back in May, this device will be released on the pink carrier by September 14th, 2011.

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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Android Revamp First Look Video

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Android Revamp First Look Video

Since Microsoft announced it was dropping the Danger servers for Sidekick devices, T-Mobile signed up Samsung to help them develop a revamped version to run on Android. They recently confirmed the device as the Sidekick 4G scheduled to arrive later this Spring. And to spice things up a bit, they unleashed today the very first video showing the device in action.

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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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