Straight out of T-Mobile CEO's mouth, we have confirmation of a 4G Sidekick: only this one's running Android. There's also a 4G Samsung Galaxy S on the way, which will infuriate those who bought the phone last year.
I come to bury Sidekick, not to praise him. Less than 24 hours after Microsoft killed Kin dead, T-Mobile has abandoned the granddaddy of messaging phones. Sidekick sales will cease tomorrow, July 2nd, and honestly? No one will care.
Last week it seemed the Danger/Microsoft team was on the verge of sorting out the fiasco that saw widespread data loss for Sidekick customers. Unfortunately, completing this process is taking longer than expected:
Good news: It looks like Sidekick data fiasco is finally coming to an end. Over on T-Mobile's Sidekick forums, an official Microsoft statement confirms "most, if not all, customer data" will return "as soon as possible", starting with personal contacts.
I wouldn't get too excited yet, but this could be promising news. A few users over at the T-Mobile forums have reported that their lost address book contacts have come back. Here's what they had to say:
T-Mobile sent out an update regarding the first great tragedy of the 21st century (involving Sidekicks): They're still holding out hope for data recovery, but if they can't, they'll show how sorry they are with a $100 credit.
T-Mobile's initial apologia to Sidekick users grieving their lost data was a joke. A month of free data service? To access what? Now they've manned up, giving affected customers something they might actually want: A way out of their contracts.
T-Mobile is refusing to track stolen cellphones despite having the permission of both Boston police AND the victim whose phone was stolen, citing "privacy restrictions."
Franklin's new Pocket Spelling Bee was unveiled at the NYC Toy Fair this week and despite its more than passing resemblance to the Sony Mylo, it appears to be a solid educational toy. The device allows kids to compete against one another or the computer in a spelling showdown for supremacy.
Last night, we told you T-Mobile was launching the Sidekick iD. This morning, the FedEx man delivered it unto us. Our unselfish first thought was to take a lot of pictures of it and post them for you to check out. But, before you click for the gallery, let's recap: