Review: Samsung Sidekick 4G
The Sidekick 4G, made by Samsung, looks to revitalize one of the brands that gave T-Mobile its street cred back in the early 2000s. Samsung has a lot of high heels to fill with this device. Does it?
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Samsung and T-Mobile are hoping to revitalize the Sidekick brand with the new Sidekick 4G. In a major departure, the Sidekick 4G skips the old Danger-made platform and switches to Android instead. Did Samsung stay true enough to the Sidekick's legacy, while still bringing improvements to the brand? Phone Scoop finds out.
We spent some time with the new Samsung Sidekick 4G for T-Mobile. It does have a Sidekick feel to it, and some interface changes that make it quite different than most Android phones.
Mar 14, 2011
T-Mobile and Samsung today announced the Sidekick 4G, a new generation of the Sidekick family that retains the Sidekick's defining characteristics while also breaking new ground. The Sidekick 4G keeps the familiar hardware design with pop-up 3.5-inch touch screen and five-row QWERTY keyboard, but it runs Android 2.2 Froyo with a number of customizations by Samsung and T-Mobile.
Jul 15, 2011
Qik today announced an update to its video chatting client for T-Mobile Android devices. The most significant change to the software is enhanced privacy controls.
Mar 16, 2011
Samsung has confirmed to Phone Scoop via email a few unannounced features of the Sidekick 4G. It supports both mobile hotspot and tethering for broadband data, as well as microSD cards (ships with 2GB card, has 1GB built-in).
Jun 15, 2020
Samsung's new mid-range 5G phone, the Galaxy A71 5G, will be available from T-Mobile and Sprint this Friday for $600. Samsung has also made it official that both Verizon and AT&T will offer the phone "later this summer", and that it will also be available unlocked.