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.

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Remember that phone that was originally made by a group called "Danger" by it's first name "Danger Hiptop."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."

Danger Service to be discontinued for T-Mobile’s Sidekick

An executive has leaked that T-Mobile's Danger service for the Sidekick will be discontinued for Sidekick devices effective May 31, 2011. The Service, created by Microsoft, is what the Sidekick relies on exclusively for it's data services. The move may be peremptory as word was recently leaked of a 4G Sidekick coming to T-Mobile soon. The new Sidekick will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, have a full QWERTY keyboard and support HSPA+.

Samsung to be Manufacturer of New SideKick? [Update: Confirmed]

When the Samsung Galaxy S 4G was announced out of the blue just a week ago, we were not given much details or even shots of the device or the Sidekick that was said to be "returning soon." However, the rumor mill is starting up and it seems the new T-Mobile Sidekick will not only be Android-based, but it will be made my Samsung.

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

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"

T-Mobile Sidekick to Reincarnate with Android?

You remember the Sidekicks that were offered by T-Mobile, right? It's been awhile since anyone's heard anything about Sidekick, considering it's been discontinued. Well, apparently not all good things stay dead, because rumors have it that the Sidekick line of devices may be reborn -- with Android under the hood.

Motorola Milestone XT720 Coming to T-Mobile?

Awhile back there was a rumor that T-Mobile will be getting a device similar to the Droid but without the keyboard and a better camera. Well, that rumor may come true soon, the Motorola Milestone XT720 could make its way into their stores. It has T-mobile compatible 3G bands.
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