T-Mobile Sidekick 4G rumors resurface with HSPA+ twist [Update: Confirmed!]

January 20, 2011
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Talk of a T-Mobile Sidekick running Android pretty much faded midway through 2010, but the rumors have resurfaced with a 4G twist. According to TmoNews' source, who claims to have been briefed this week on the upcoming handset, T-Mobile is preparing the Sidekick 4G with a full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen.

OS is believed to be Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and the Sidekick 4G name - which may only be a development title - certainly suggests it will have HSPA+ support for the US carrier. No word on potential launch dates, however.

Update: PCMag reports that T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm confirmed the upcoming Sidekick 4G at a briefing earlier today:

"We will launch as new the Samsung Galaxy S 4G ... and coming soon, will also be a Sidekick 4G. Everybody knows the Sidekick, and we're going to relaunch the Sidekick and bring it as a 4G device, Android based, into the market"


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  • David M. Tuckey

    A T-Mobile classic returns? and, with
    Android!.. I HOPE so!!

  • JC

    This would be the phone for me, i dont usually like keyboards, but ive always like sidekick keyboards. And Running Android? Dream phone.

  • angel

    So can’t wait for this. I knew it’d happen eventually.

  • Elixander Couture

    The sidekick should keeo the swivel screen thats what makes it popular its so unique but needs an upgrade .. to compete with g2 and simliar models.. designers should also custom make there own sidekicks . i miss the juicy couture and diane vonf. sidekicks and the LRG too..

  • asia pettigrew

    hey i need get new sk 4g

  • asia pettigrew

    hey i need get new sk 4g