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]
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+.
manufactured by Samsung, TmoNews has caught the device in the wild. In addition to the Samsung logo etched on the back of the device, we see what looks to be a front-facing camera.
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"