Sidekick Will Return to T-Mobile Accompanied by Galaxy S 4G

Written By Sam on 26 January 2011

The Sidekick resurrection took some time and in its new mutation it will have a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, a swivel display and Android 2.3 running behind its touchscreen-cum-keyboard. This will be offered by T-Mobile, in its 4G HSPA+ form. The original device was from Microsoft but T-Mobile may now source it from some other maker, accounting for its Android OS platform. This will be the latest in a line of popular Sidekicks: T-Mobile Sidekick LX, T-Mobile Sidekick, T-Mobile Sidekick Slide and T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009. Microsoft acquired Danger, the company behind Sidekick. The Sidekick was discontinued in the middle of 2010 by T-Mobile and will now make a comeback.

Accompanying the release will be another device: the Samsung Galaxy S 4G that will be exclusive to T-Mobile. Both are slated for issue in a few weeks from now. An announcement to this effect was made by Philip Humm, CEO of T-Mobile.

There are also possibilities of T-Mobile offering an iPhone on its networks, with AT&T losing its exclusivity. Along with AT&T, T-Mobile uses GSM technology so it should not be too difficult for Apple to tailor an iPhone for T-Mobile, given that it involves much less effort than the CDMA-based iPhone offered on Verizon networks.

So, for now, await the Sidekick and the exclusive Samsung Galaxy S 4G from T-Mobile.

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