Old favourite of social mobile users the T-Mobile Sidekick is set to resurface, 9 years after its first outing, with the mobile phone now to be accompanied by Android in hope of making a big comeback.
Now known as the Sidekick 4G, it appears T-Mobile intend the socially based device to be aimed at the teen and young adult market, and those who might use their mobiles for texting and primarily keeping up with mates.
Samsung will be providing the tech, as president Dale Schon states “Samsung redesigned the new Sidekick 4G with our best-in-class hardware, combined with T-Mobile’s 4G network speeds, the Android operating system, and unique messaging and entertainment features, to make this a perfect match for both loyal Sidekick fans and new Sidekick owners.”
The Sidekick 4G will be a “basic” spec mobile but will be affordable to suit the budget of the younger crowd, using a 3.5-inch touchscreen display and packing Froyo (Android 2.2) on a 1GHz processor. A generously sized QWERTY keyboard slides out beneath the screen, and it also packs a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front facing camera for video calling. Not forgetting a media app and Qik video calling to add alot of interaction to the social experience. The Sidekick 4G will also be available in a variety of funky colours.
Masses of appeal here for the socialising youngster on the move – Sidekick is kicking its way back!