Late last week David at Tmonews received a tip that T-Mobile’s Samsung Sidekick 4G was hitting end of life. Today that story was followed up by theverge.com. T-Mobile responded to theverge with a statement that said while they are discontinuing this particular Sidekick model, the Sidekick program will continue.
While the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is being retired, it doesn’t mean we are discontinuing the T-Mobile Sidekick line. T-Mobile continues to update and expand its 4G product portfolio and we’ll keep you posted when we have news to share on T-Mobile’s latest 4G devices.
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There’s no word on when we will see a new Sidekick however T-Mobile Sidekick loyalists are waiting with baited breath. The original Sidekick, produced by Andy Rubin led Danger, is often credited as the predecessor to Android. It was the first phone with a qwerty keyboard that relied on cloud based servers for email, calendar, and instant messaging.
The Sidekick rushed to notoriety when rap start and celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were spotted around hollywood with the col device.
The latest iteration of the Sidekick 4G was overshadowed by other Android devices with quicker processors, better cameras and bigger displays.
There’s no word on what manufacturer will be commissioned by T-Mobile for the next iteration of the Sidekick. T-Mobile recently changed manufacturers for their popular MyTouch family of phones, twice. The original MyTouch phones were HTC devices. That was followed by a version pushed out by LG late last year. The newest report is that Huawei will be the OEM behind the next MyTouch phones.