Talk of a T-Mobile Sidekick running Android pretty much faded midway through 2010, but the rumors have resurfaced with a 4G twist.
According to Tmo News‘ 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.
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Another aspect taken from the old Sidekicks are the four navigation controls that occupy each corner of the handset.
Gone are the dedicated Talk and End buttons, but you still get the home, menu, back, and jump keys.
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. 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 …
(though he refers to it as a "Galaxy S 4G"), T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm mentioned at an event this morning that the company is preparing an HSPA Sidekick -- yes, a Sidekick -- albeit with Android slotted in place of the defunct Danger Hiptop operating system.
The cell phone was still more corporate than it was cool.The Sidekick 4G has a plastic construction and feels relatively lightweight but solid.We miss the soft-touch finish found on the previous Sidekick, but you do get a textured surface on back along the left and right side, making it easier to grip the device when you're using the keyboard.The Sidekick didn’t always have its signature swivel screen, and it didn’t always radiate coolness, especially at its inception.In fact, the first iteration of what became Danger’s first device was nicknamed “Peanut.” In 2000, Danger Inc.