T-Mobile to Revive Sidekick Brand with Android

Now that T-Mobile has retired the Sidekick devices, which was powered by Danger’s proprietary OS (Danger has since been acquired by Microsoft), rumors are once again circulating that the U.S.-based carrier may revive the Sidekick moniker and may release a device by the name of the Sidekick 4G.

Rumors about a Sidekick revival had been circulating last year when news of T-Mobile’s codenamed Project Emerald emerged, but that device was released instead as the myTouch 4G.


According to sources to TmoNews, the Sidekick 4G will remain true to the brand’s prior design by employing a swiveling screen over a full QWERTY keyboard. The new Sidekick 4G will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and may see an announcement in March at the Spring CTIA conference.