Sidekick 4G gets retired while T-Mobile hints at another in the future

March 16, 2012
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Remember the T-Mobile Sidekick and all those cool people that had one? Well T-Mobile released another one last year called the Sidekick 4G that surely almost no one bought. While I still have a special love for the Sidekick, in this day and age of smartphones it's a dying breed. Sadly we have now learned the latest model, the Sidekick 4G has been retired by T-Mobile and is no more.

While I'm pretty sure most of the general population isn't too concerned about this news, I know a few die hard Sidekick or QWERTY keyboard lovers out there are a little depressed over the news. While making the announcement T-Mobile was quick to mention that while they are retiring the current 4G model, they aren't killing the brand -- leaving hope for a possible Sidekick HD in the future.

While the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is being retired, it doesn’t mean we are discontinuing the T-Mobile Sidekick line. T-Mobile continues to update and expand its 4G product portfolio and we’ll keep you posted when we have news to share on T-Mobile’s latest 4G devices.

Now if they could just convince Samsung to manufacture it with a new fold-able and bezel-free Super AMOLED display that would be epic, and I'd be willing to buy one. For now we'll just have to hope that maybe later down the road T-Mobile releases an HD model running Android 5.0 Jelly Bean and makes us all proud. In the meantime you can still snag one from T-Mobile's site for $329 contract free, or free with a new 2-year agreement. Who wants this phone?

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[via The Verge]


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