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[Full Sidekick 4G Review] Announced at CTIA 2011 the Sidekick 4G by Samsung is the rebirth of T-Mobile's Sidekick series of phones. The Sidekick 4G is the first Sidekick phone to run Google Android operating system. The Sidekick 4G features a 3.5-inch display with a 480x800 WVGA resolution, a front facing camera for video chat and a physical QWERTY keyboard. Powering it is a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor with 512MB of RAM. The Sidekick 4G smartphone is also able to use T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network. Read on for the latest Sidekick 4G news, reviews and videos:

  • by | March 23, 2011 9:42 AM

    While we're seeing a lot of interest in follow-ups to popular phones, with new models like the Galaxy S 2 and Wildfire 2 on the way, devices with long lineages to them seem to be the exception, not the rule. While the iPhone line may seem positively ancient, stretching back to 2007, it can't touch the T-Mobile Sidekick, which has been around in one form or another since 2002. Now the classic messaging phone is coming back as a 4G Android smartphone, and T-Mobile has just started taking names of people who are interested in learning more about the upcoming handset. Thankfully, the Sidekick ...

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  • by | March 23, 2011 9:42 AM

    It looks like T-Mobile's Sidekick brand is growing up. The once-popular-with-teens slider phone is showing up as a more robust 4G device, made by Samsung now instead of Sharp, running on Android. These leaked shots show the device with the same iconic design, complete with the sliding screen and keyboard. This move makes sense as after Microsoft's acquisition of Danger, maker of the Sidekick, T-Mobile maintained the right to use the Sidekick brand, which was especially popular with teens. Those teens are now more grown up and have more money to spend, so they're likely to take note to this ...

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  • by | March 23, 2011 9:41 AM

    T-Mobile unveiled the Samsung-made Sidekick 4G smartphone, the follow-up to the old and successful Sidekick, on March 15, and we really hope to get our hands on with this baby in Florida at the CTIA next week. T-Mobile makes a brief presentation of the smartphone and its feature in the video below, emphasizing on the unique features as the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the sliding action as well as the social integration. As a reminder, the Sidekick 4G sports a 3.5-inch display -- same as the iPhone 4, five-row QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, front facing webcam and ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 3:44 PM

    In this segment we take a look at the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, resurgence of the Sidekick line with a new operating system (Android) and a new manufacturer (Samsung). The device felt pretty solid all around, with a good sliding mechanism and tried-and-true Sidekick keyboard. Since this is a 4G device, internet speeds were typically impressive, although some of that is probably due to enhanced coverage here at CTIA. We found the skinned interface to be fairly basic but probably perfect for the Sidekick crowd, as this will likely be a starter Android handset for many. Also, we certainly ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 10:58 AM

    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 ...

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  • by | March 16, 2011 3:56 PM

    The T-Mobile Sidekick has been stuck playing second-fiddle to smartphones in its various incarnations over the years. While an innovative piece of hardware when it first arrived, it's since been eclipsed by the power and flexibility of proper smartphones and fell into a bit of a niche as a messaging phone for teenagers. As this phoenix rises from its ashes and is reborn as an Android device, it will finally have the capabilities it needs to be taken a little more seriously. While T-Mobile provided some details in yesterday's press release, today some additional phone specifications have ...

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  • by | March 15, 2011 2:47 AM

    The once very popular Sidekick is back as T-Mobile together with Samsung have unveiled the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, an Android powered slide-out QWERTY smartphone capable of peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps -- at least on paper. Pretty much like the beginning of 2011 leaks implied, the device sports a 3.5-inch display a la iPhone 4, five-row QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, front facing webcam and it's powered by Google Android 2.2 Froyo. It comes preinstalled with Facebook and Twitter apps for your social networking needs, Media Room for music, videos, movies, ...

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