Sidekick 4G on T-Mobile To Sell for $100 – $150, Plan-Dependent

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With CTIA now officially in full swing, T-Mobile has revealed the pricing structure for Samsung’s Sidekick 4G, offering the phone for as little as $99.99 on a two-year contract.

In order to get that rate, you’ll need to subscribe your new Sidekick 4G to one of T-Mobile’s plans with unlimited data. While you can scale back your monthly bill and elect to go with a lesser plan, you’ll pay more upfront, with your Sidekick running around $150. Both prices are taking into account a fifty dollar mail-in-rebate.

What’s the word on how the reborn Sidekick lives up to the legacy of its non-smartphone brothers? Initial reports from those who have gotten their hands on the Android handset find it to be a suitable heir. The iconic Sidekick twist-open screen may have gone the way of the dodo, favoring a bit more professional-looking slider mechanism, and the keys may feel a bit stiffer, but there’s no denying that this is a proper Sidekick. It may not be as robust as other Android sliders, but this was never meant to be a high-end phone.

Samsung and T-Mobile have given the phone’s UI some tweaks to make the device more suitable for use in its normally-landscape orientation. These little improvements are peppered all across Android, like the ability to launch an app straight out of the unlock screen.

Look for T-Mobile to kick off Sidekick sales in the coming months.

Source: Engadget

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