Just a few weeks after announcing that the Sidekick as we knew it was going the way of the dinosaurs, T-Mobile has announced that it has been reborn as the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G running Android 2.2 and manufactured by Samsung. The new Sidekick pays tribute to its heritage with its stylish good looks and a killer keyboard. The new Sidekick 4G is capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps (but don’t count on getting anywhere near those speeds). The 3.5-inch display marks the first Sidekick to feature a touch screen and its sturdy “pop-tilt” hinge reveals the previously acclaimed, five-row QWERTY that Sidekick fans have come to know and love.
The Sidekick 4G’s Group Text feature lets customers create, name, manage and participate in reply-all group text conversations, enabling them to lead their network in conversation and social planning. In addition, Cloud Text provides the option to text with friends or groups across platforms, whether from the comfort of their PC’s large screen and keyboard, or from their new Sidekick 4G. The new Sidekick 4G is equipped with a VGA front-facing camera and pre-installed T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a speedy 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, so consumers can keep up with their favorite blogs while on the move, search for the must-try dinner spots and map the way to their next destination — all at blazing fast speeds.
Offered exclusively to T‑Mobile customers, the new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is expected to be available later this spring in two stylish colors — matte black or pearl magenta. Customers can visit www.sidekick.t-mobile.com/ for more information. So all you diehard Sidekick fans out there, what do you think?