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T-Mobile Samsung Sidekick 4G Hands-On (video)



T-Mobile is rebooting the Sidekick franchise with an Android powered, 4G rocking device called the Samsung Sidekick 4G. It’ll be the first Sidekick device that runs Google’s operating system which means it will be the first Sidekick device with a touchscreen.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

It’ll also be the first Sidekick with 4G capabilities and the first one made by Samsung. The Sidekick 4G will be available later on this spring for $100 on a new two-year contract and will sport a 3.5 inch screen, that iconic Sidekick style keyboard and it will run Android 2.2 Froyo powered by a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor.

It will also come equipped with a rear 3 megapixel camera that unfortunately doesn’t have flash and it will also employ a front-facing camera for video chatting purposes with software like Qik.

The sliding mechanism and the hinge are extremely well done, the keyboard was as good as it ever was and the two cameras make it perfect for teens who love to chat with their friends and for parents that don’t want to spend a ton of money on a solid phone for their kids.



  1. Joel Villa

    04/13/2011 at 2:04 am

    There are a few things that are missing from this phone, but it still seems like it will be a good phone to get! I have been a Sidekick fan ever since it came out. Now that they have Android as the operating system, that is even better. I know when I get mine the first app that I will download will be the DISH Remote Access app. I am a DISH Network customer and employee, so I have had a lot of time to play around with the app and I think it is perfect for the 4G Sidekick. To be able to stream live TV and recordings using this app and my 922 SlingLoaded receiver is one of the best things ever! I can’t wait to get my Sidekick 4G!

  2. Oriana

    04/16/2011 at 10:33 am

    Io non sono un esperta, perchè in Italia non è arrivato ma sarei interessata a farmelo comprare in America. Però io vorrei sapere quale Siderick sia il migliore perchè non vorrei fare una scelta sbaglia.. mi potete consigliare ???

    • Oriana

      04/16/2011 at 10:37 am

      Traduzione da italiano verso inglese
      I am not an expert, why did not arrive in Italy but I’d be interested to let me buy in America. But I would like to know what Siderick is the best because I would not make a wrong choice .. Can you advise me??

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