Samsung Sidekick 4G

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G gets fresh batch of high-res shots

Opinion of the new Sidekick 4G may still be split - is it a true Sidekick or just an Android pretender borrowing the much-loved brand? - but until T-Mobile pushes the handset out we'll have to sate our interest with a fresh batch of photos. Hiptop3 grabbed the new photoset, showing the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G from all angles. Not a huge amount to learn from the new shots, bar that the Sidekick 4G doesn't look to be the slimmest of handsets. We're also still not sure about T-Mobile and Samsung's choice of keyboard layout: emoticon shortcuts but no messaging shortcut seems a little short-sighted. Still, if you've wanted to print out a life-size Sidekick 4G and practice your papercraft, here's your chance. No word on when exactly the HSPA+ smartphone will arrive. [gallery]

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Shown Off by Product Manager Joe Fernandez

What a cool guy, that Joe Fernandez, he's the product manager for the fabulous new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G made by Samsung. He's got not one, but two of the devices sitting right there on the desk inside T-Mobile's gigantic towers in Bellvue, Washington. He and his pals have made this lovely video to show off the message-centric device to the world in-hand. He notes first the 5-row QWERTY keyboard and how they've "brought back" some unique messaging features -- from the original line of Sidekicks, the ones without Android, of course.

Sidekick 4G will have Mobile Hotspot and Tethering

In an note that certainly gave us a burst of confidence in the future of the device, Samsung has confirmed with us firsthand (then secondhand as well) that the brand spanking new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G will feature not only Mobile Hotspot, but Tethering as well! This is fabulous news from a phone that essentially ushered in the new era of texting which then ushered in the new era of… everything else!

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G by Samsung Announced with Android [And There Was Much Rejoicing]

Remember that phone that was originally made by a group called "Danger" by it's first name "Danger Hiptop." That was way back in 2002 (ancient history!) Danger was picked up by Microsoft, and long story short, in 2009, Microsoft suffered an outage that screwed up basically ever Sidekick user across the USA as well as parts of the UK. There was a long period of no Sidekicks during 2009, then on July 2nd, 2010, a date that will live in infamy, the Sidekick was discontinued. Until NOW when this epic phone that's gone through several iterations since birth when Samsung and T-Mobile team up again with a brand NEW partner, ANDROID, all of them here to bring you the 2011 T-Mobile Sidekick 4G!

Samsung Sidekick 4G Passes Through FCC for T-Mobile

According to our good pals over at TMOnews, what you're seeing here is an FCC label on a phone that's very likely going to become the Samsung Sidekick 4G, aka codename "Nightwing!" This is super exciting on many fronts - we love it when weirdo phones of such awesomeness come through the ranks. A few indicators that this phone will be carried on T-Mobile: the FCC level shows that the name starts with a "T" and ends with a "9."
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