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T-mobile relaunching Sidekick line with Sidekick 4G running Android.

Posted on 2/08/2011 by A.A.I

I was a huge fan of T-mobile's Sidekick line of phones. The sidekick was for me like many others my very first venture into the land of smartphones. In fact I owned every version of the sidekick other than the original monochrome sidekick. If you're reading this I bet you know a few people who used to have Sidekicks.  When android launched back in '08 the G1 was the perfect device to lure me to android. Andy Rubin former co-founder and CEO of both Danger Inc. and Android had a lot to do with the design behind the G1 the first android device.

The Sidekick was officially discontinued as of last year but T-mobile still owns the trademarks to the Sidekick name.  Last week T-Mobile held an investor meeting and officially announced the T-mobile Sidekick 4G and that it would be running Android. Since then some 'in the wild' pics have surfaced (above) and even though not much is known about the device at this point we can see from the image that the device is apparently made by Samsung, has front facing camera, and is said to be running  2.2.1

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  1. I am so excited for this to come out! Android AND the Sidekick keyboard and screen and everything? Count me in! I wonder if it's gonna be touch screen though!

  2. The sidekicks were very similar in build to the G1 as I mentioned in the post which had a slide out keyboard and a trackball for navigation and it too was touch screen. I would assume/hope the Sidekick 4G is as well.

  3. That is so true! I can't wait for the new Sidekick to come out and just hold it in my hands and have the feel. Do you think that maybe there will be a portrait view on the phone or do you think it will all just be landscape?

  4. I'm sure it will have portrait and landscape view as is standard with most devices now.


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