4G Sidekick Coming Soon to T-Mobile, Only This Time It's Running Android

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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.


CEO Philipp Humm made the announcement at a T-Mobile briefing today, saying "we will launch as new the Samsung Galaxy S 4G...and coming soon, will also be a Sidekick 4G. Everybody knows the Sidekick, and we're going to relaunch the Sidekick and bring it as a 4G device, Android based, into the market."

Not since T-Mobile ditched the Sidekick last July have we thought about the original messenger phone. Before teenager girls' hopes and dreams were quashed with that brutal commercial decision, there was talk that T-Mobile would be relaunching the Sidekick brand with an HTC-made Android Sidekick. Supposedly this was all part of an intriguingly-named Project Emerald series of phones, which hasn't been spoken of in almost a year now.

That 4G Galaxy S is expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, but considering the trade show is very much a European affair we can't say with all certainty that the Sidekick will be joining it then. This is definitely one to get excited about, but will it be one of those American delights the rest of the world misses out on? Like Twinkies and Hulu? [PC Mag]



If they had a press briefing how come there aren't any pictures?

Also I think it's interesting that T-mobile own the Sidekick branding rather than Motorola who made the original. One other thing, isn't this the first hardware keyboard ever from Samsung?