Android-Powered Vibrant 4G, Sidekick 4G Coming this Year

Despite problems with losing contacts, data, and who knows what else, T-Mobile’s “Sidekick” was an insanely popular device. When it was discontinued (and not replaced) it left a hole in T-Mobile’s product offering.

Not one to let a good brand die, T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm and Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann say the Sidekick line will be making a comeback, this time in 4G, and likely in the first half of 2011.

The name will likely be the Sidekick 4G, which makes sense, since T-Mobile is advertising their 4G offerings all over the place. What’s exciting is that T-Mobile will likely switch from the proprietary OS on previous Sidekicks, to Android (probably Android 2.3 Gingerbread) on the Sidekick 4G.

Also formally announced was a “4G-capable Galaxy S” which some have referred to as the “Vibrant 2” but could just as likely be the “Vibrant 4G”. We’ve talked about this device in the past, and have speculated that it may be the reason the current Vibrant hasn’t seen an update from Android 2.1 yet. It’s also expected to be available in the first-half of 2011.


Via: TMoNews

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