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T-Mobile relaunching Sidekick line with 'Sidekick 4G'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2011 12:51 User comments (2)

T-Mobile relaunching Sidekick line with 'Sidekick 4G' T-Mobile will re-launch the Sidekick mobile phone lineup, releasing the Sidekick 4G later this year, running on Android.
The device will be able to connect to T-Mobile's fast HSPA+ pseudo-4G network.

T-Mobile confirmed the move at a media breakfast this morning in NYC.

The original Sidekick devices were created by Danger, which was purchased by Microsoft in 2008 for $500 million. Danger founder Andy Rubin now leads Android.

As was standard with former devices, the smartphone will have a swivel screen and a full slide-out QWERTY keypad. It will also run on an Android 2.3 variant.

To date, Microsoft has hardly used Danger, only using the company to build the ill-fated Kin smartphones, which were easily the biggest flops of 2010.

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2 user comments

120.1.2011 12:54

I know a lot of people will be happy with this.



220.1.2011 12:58
lissenup2
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The gayest, most ghetto piece of crap phone anywhere. Meant for teenie boppers and trash that have "grillz" for teeth.

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