(Updated: New Pic!) Sidekick 4G In The Wild!

Update: A couple of things have been pointed out, one it absolutely looks like there is a front facing camera present. Secondly, you can clearly see the Samsung etched logo on the back of the device. Most important, it seemingly retains the same form factor as the original Sidekick, happy face! This device is running Android 2.2.1.

Just three-seconds after we posted word of the upcoming Sidekick 4G being manufactured by Samsung, in the wild images hit our inbox! Oh how we love in the wild images and we are hopeful that our ninjas can send in a few more images of the homescreen and give us a good look at any possible Sidekick-only Android skin. Until then, just enjoy the pics!

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  • http://twitter.com/upioneer J Henry

    what the hell is “in the wild”
    sounds stupid

  • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

    Some of you have to realize this is SIDEKICK. Were you expecting it not to look like a sidekick? If you are the sleek and slim type, you didn’t own a sidekick before, and you aren’t gonna get 1 now, haha, so this doesn’t really concern you. For the sidekick people, who still have 1 right now, and former users who have a upgrade coming up or something, they are gonna jump on this, haha. I mean, the G2 is pretty thick and heavy. It seems like an adequate 1st Android for people

  • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

    Some of you have to realize this is SIDEKICK. Were you expecting it not to look like a sidekick? If you are the sleek and slim type, you didn’t own a sidekick before, and you aren’t gonna get 1 now, haha, so this doesn’t really concern you. For the sidekick people, who still have 1 right now, and former users who have a upgrade coming up or something, they are gonna jump on this, haha. I mean, the G2 is pretty thick and heavy. It seems like an adequate 1st Android for people

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I guess I’ll be heading back to the Poweredbydanger community soon. Even though this is more so PoweredbySamsungandAndroid, lol

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I guess I’ll be heading back to the Poweredbydanger community soon. Even though this is more so PoweredbySamsungandAndroid, lol

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I guess I’ll be heading back to the Poweredbydanger community soon. Even though this is more so PoweredbySamsungandAndroid, lol

    • Anonymous

      and cuz it isn’t actually powered by Danger, they will ban ur posts!! no Sidekick 4G discussion alllowed there!!

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Well that’s stupid, it’s still a sidekick. Oh well *Shrugs* not too fond of their community anyway (seriously) & is there a need for the exclamation marks?

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        Well that’s stupid, it’s still a sidekick. Oh well *Shrugs* not too fond of their community anyway (seriously) & is there a need for the exclamation marks?

  • JustinD0707

    They could have at the very least made the microUSB cover a sliding one like the Vibrant, that was one of the one things I saw on my phone and thought, “hey, that was a good idea”

    P.S. Samsung director of R&D who is now reading this after leaking photos to gain preliminary customer insight, PLEASE MAKE THE SCREEN SWIVEL! THERES STILL TIME!!!! no seriously do it.

  • HTC_1

    It has a hinge, and it won’t have swivel this time.

  • Anonymous

    I really lost faith from Samsung, it’s gonna take them a year to prove themselves that they are reliable company in “phone department” I understand they sold 10 million phones in 6 months.. Look how many people they have frustrated because of their slow updates!!

  • Mcguinness89

    this can’t be powered by danger can it? since microsoft now owns them how are they going to let an android operating system in it.. lol. plus there servers sucked back when i had the sidekicks and everything came late

  • Mcguinness89

    this can’t be powered by danger can it? since microsoft now owns them how are they going to let an android operating system in it.. lol. plus there servers sucked back when i had the sidekicks and everything came late

    • Anonymous

      It’s not powered by Danger, therefore it can have Android.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not powered by Danger, therefore it can have Android.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not powered by Danger, therefore it can have Android.

    • http://www.twitter.com/Wicked_1 Wicked1

      T Mobile owns the name Sidekick, so they can release anything and call it a sidekick. And the servers that sucked were those of Danger, MS didn’t change the servers after that bought Danger

  • Lavendr

    Here is hoping that whoever leaked these is caught and terminated.

  • Lavendr

    Here is hoping that whoever leaked these is caught and terminated.

  • Lavendr

    Here is hoping that whoever leaked these is caught and terminated.

  • Erichernandez13

    WTF??? Samsung keeps leaving out camera flash yet on another phone… EPIC FAIL

  • Erichernandez13

    WTF??? Samsung keeps leaving out camera flash yet on another phone… EPIC FAIL

    • OmarWhitehead

      I dunno about the rest of you but any phone i have had that has a flash ends up making the pictures look crap. so having no flash suits me fine.

      • g2

        wel you idiot u know u can take a picture without flash if u want u can use flash if u want n need for video camera ur an idiot . iswer

  • Coqui

    *Sniff…. Sniff* anyone else smell that?…….. i think it might be…… *Sniff Sniff*…… yup most definitely……. its TROLLS!!! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    I just think it should be called “Sidekick S”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.mingkee Matt Tsui

    I just think it should be called “Sidekick S”.

  • Anonymous

    I love it!!!!

  • Jonathan

    All I have to say is: Thank Goodness, it looks nothing like the phone image that was released last Thursday at the announcement of the Sidekick 4G.

  • http://twitter.com/charlieboy808 CharlieBoy808

    I’m already sad… I was hoping the post last night on twitter wasn’t true, but it looks like it is being made by Samsung. Here I was hoping I’d get to go back to a Sidekick, but alas it is by Samsung. No updates, crap support, and all the other issues. Hell I bet the GPS won’t work too. :’( I just want to go on as say that the keyboard (even though it actually has 5 full rows) isn’t setup right like the Sidekicks of before. In fact it looks like they went nuts and added a bunch of useless functions. Like what is that on the Q,W,E, and R? Is that a Smiley Face Button? You know what’s even more stupid? I’ll probably end up buying it anyways LOL

  • TWELVEZERO8

    ANDROID SO OVERRATED!

    • Vibrant Addict

      Ok let’s all go back to using Symbian…

  • Noway

    Does the phone swivel like the sidekick should? it looks like it slides and if so its not a true sidekick and its junk

    • Coqui

      no swivel, only slide/hinge

    • Coqui

      no swivel, only slide/hinge

    • KoffDrop VI

      Why do people act like there never was a Sidekick with the sliding function?

      • AceKannon

        because the slide was the most hated of them all. I for one wasnt too fond of it. It took getting used to, but this phone looks legit. I like it, so i’ll deal with it.

    • Youngt82

      Well from the look of the screen standing arched up,it looks swivel, because if it was a slide then the main screen would stright up but this one looks like its more forward at us just like the sidekick lx

  • Anonymous

    My finger is so big that I don’t think the mini keyboard is useful when you decide to use it with hands.

  • Coqui

    ANSWERS HERE! Updated!

    OK this is what I’ve found after some nerdy detective work 1) it is in fact a slider NOT swivel (unfortunately) if you look at the pics the white “SK” found on the top Right side of the screen remains on the top right side when its open, if it were swivel the logo would switch from top right side to bottom left side when opened. 2) it is in fact a FFC on the top left, the light sensor is located on the bottom left and 3) it is NOT stock android. it IS a Custom UI just look at the 5th pic on the right side where it says “phone/apps/contacts. also upon further investigation it seems as they plan to market this as a “social” phone or “messaging” phone you have W,E,and R with dedicated smileys (smile,wink,and heart) also there appears to be a dedicated smiley button (bottom right) and finally the apps, one is “Group text” and the other is “messaging” with custom icons indicating what i said earlier of custom UI. thank you and i hope this helps answer some of your questions.

    • Frigadroid

      Is it true no samoled? And 600mhz processor that’s what I been hearing. But don’t worry they will have another sidekick out by june with a led flash & hummingbird capable of hspa++ called sidekick f42 ;-)

  • Coqui

    ANSWERS HERE! Updated!

    OK this is what I’ve found after some nerdy detective work 1) it is in fact a slider NOT swivel (unfortunately) if you look at the pics the white “SK” found on the top Right side of the screen remains on the top right side when its open, if it were swivel the logo would switch from top right side to bottom left side when opened. 2) it is in fact a FFC on the top left, the light sensor is located on the bottom left and 3) it is NOT stock android. it IS a Custom UI just look at the 5th pic on the right side where it says “phone/apps/contacts. also upon further investigation it seems as they plan to market this as a “social” phone or “messaging” phone you have W,E,and R with dedicated smileys (smile,wink,and heart) also there appears to be a dedicated smiley button (bottom right) and finally the apps, one is “Group text” and the other is “messaging” with custom icons indicating what i said earlier of custom UI. thank you and i hope this helps answer some of your questions.

  • Coqui

    ANSWERS HERE! Updated!

    OK this is what I’ve found after some nerdy detective work 1) it is in fact a slider NOT swivel (unfortunately) if you look at the pics the white “SK” found on the top Right side of the screen remains on the top right side when its open, if it were swivel the logo would switch from top right side to bottom left side when opened. 2) it is in fact a FFC on the top left, the light sensor is located on the bottom left and 3) it is NOT stock android. it IS a Custom UI just look at the 5th pic on the right side where it says “phone/apps/contacts. also upon further investigation it seems as they plan to market this as a “social” phone or “messaging” phone you have W,E,and R with dedicated smileys (smile,wink,and heart) also there appears to be a dedicated smiley button (bottom right) and finally the apps, one is “Group text” and the other is “messaging” with custom icons indicating what i said earlier of custom UI. thank you and i hope this helps answer some of your questions.

  • Ali123

    You know, I would get this phone only because its a change of style from your typical style phone, phones are starting to look to much alike these days and this would be a nice change of pace.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V3A4YNL7QCQJW2TXWTGEDD7JFA alphonso

    Well good. It looks kiddish and samsung is good for making TOYS.( sorry behold,nexus s,and whatever)

    glad i got a G2

  • cliquser

    yeah maybe like that other guy said this is the low-end sidekick and then a couple months after they’ll have the regular one made by sharp that’s way hott.

    samsung probably couldn’t copy the sidekick hinge, and buttons for a legal reason.

  • cliquser

    yeah maybe like that other guy said this is the low-end sidekick and then a couple months after they’ll have the regular one made by sharp that’s way hott.

    samsung probably couldn’t copy the sidekick hinge, and buttons for a legal reason.

  • http://twitter.com/Jimx2 James Rumohr

    Not bad.. I still don’t like samsung, but I’d probably get this cos’ I’m still on a 20 dollar sidekick data plan even tho I’m using my cliq, which sucks cos the internet isn’t 100% always working :P

    • tashie

      hells yeah! i’m still on the grandfather plan too :D

    • tashie

      hells yeah! i’m still on the grandfather plan too :D

  • Nexus

    With all this 4G talk, will T-Mobile increase their 5 GB cap on their unlimited data plans?

    • Anonymous

      I have never been charged extra, or had my speeds throttled back and i use my data constantly. Is this question even worth asking?

      • Anonymous

        yes probably none of those shits responsible for the creation of caps people downloading movies and torrents over there phone connections going way over 5gb a months

        • Paul

          What’s wrong with streaming videos on your phone?

        • Guest

          Nothing. You’re sold a smart phone that can stream videos and music via apps and websites. It’s perfectly fine for you to do so. On the other hand, T-Mobile can make your experience crappy by forcing data caps. It used to be unlimited then went down to 10 GB and now it’s 5 GB.

        • Guest

          Nothing. You’re sold a smart phone that can stream videos and music via apps and websites. It’s perfectly fine for you to do so. On the other hand, T-Mobile can make your experience crappy by forcing data caps. It used to be unlimited then went down to 10 GB and now it’s 5 GB.

        • Guest

          Nothing. You’re sold a smart phone that can stream videos and music via apps and websites. It’s perfectly fine for you to do so. On the other hand, T-Mobile can make your experience crappy by forcing data caps. It used to be unlimited then went down to 10 GB and now it’s 5 GB.

        • Frigadroid

          Yup it suks that makes me angry too. Some of us don’t have a wifi connection around all the time. They need another option for more data as a matter of fact they lose money because I was wanting to do the tmobile tv and would have gladly payed more to get my sports fix.

        • Frigadroid

          Yup it suks that makes me angry too. Some of us don’t have a wifi connection around all the time. They need another option for more data as a matter of fact they lose money because I was wanting to do the tmobile tv and would have gladly payed more to get my sports fix.

        • Frigadroid

          Yup it suks that makes me angry too. Some of us don’t have a wifi connection around all the time. They need another option for more data as a matter of fact they lose money because I was wanting to do the tmobile tv and would have gladly payed more to get my sports fix.

        • Guest

          Nothing. You’re sold a smart phone that can stream videos and music via apps and websites. It’s perfectly fine for you to do so. On the other hand, T-Mobile can make your experience crappy by forcing data caps. It used to be unlimited then went down to 10 GB and now it’s 5 GB.

      • Anonymous

        yes probably none of those shits responsible for the creation of caps people downloading movies and torrents over there phone connections going way over 5gb a months

      • Anonymous

        yes probably none of those shits responsible for the creation of caps people downloading movies and torrents over there phone connections going way over 5gb a months

    • Anonymous

      I have never been charged extra, or had my speeds throttled back and i use my data constantly. Is this question even worth asking?

    • Gmo

      No, Verizon and Sprint are the only carriers that actually offer unlimited data on their phones.

    • Rocket 2.0

      I’d like T-Mobile to increase the limits for their webConnect plans. With an upcoming 42 Mbps modem, that 5 GB is going to just fly by. I’ve been looking at Verizon’s 4G mobile broadband plans. Since I constantly go over 5 GB on my webConnect plan, Verizon’s 4G plans seem to be a better choice. I’d rather have the option to pay for more data and Verizon’s overage fees aren’t too bad.

    • Rocket 2.0

      I’d like T-Mobile to increase the limits for their webConnect plans. With an upcoming 42 Mbps modem, that 5 GB is going to just fly by. I’ve been looking at Verizon’s 4G mobile broadband plans. Since I constantly go over 5 GB on my webConnect plan, Verizon’s 4G plans seem to be a better choice. I’d rather have the option to pay for more data and Verizon’s overage fees aren’t too bad.

      • webconnect guy

        i have a rocket modem too. i’m getting tired of being throttled to 0.05 Mbps. it used to be 0.1 Mbps but I guess t-mobile wanted to be more of an ass and reduced it. i’m looking at clear’s unlimited 4G plan. from what i’ve read, it truly is unlimited. no sudden cut off cap. no throttle point. i’ll be switching in my next billing cycle.

  • Torrey Morgan

    funny mr nexus but we dont have any data caps.

  • Torrey Morgan

    funny mr nexus but we dont have any data caps.

    • tuy

      Yes you do. It’s 5 GB. After that you get throttled down to max speeds of 0.05 Mbps (ie. dial up speeds). While it’s better than AT&T’s 2 GB cap plus overage fees. Verizon and Spring still offer unlimited data.

  • Torrey Morgan

    funny mr nexus but we dont have any data caps.

  • Seriously!!!

    First for the people that don’t know this is a Sidekick this is what a sidekick looks like and what its always looked like so i don’t get why everyone is so surprised by the design if you don’t like it then don’t buy it that simple.. Second stop complaining about Samsung already we know you didnt get your precious update if you weren’t truly happy with the hardware the way it was when you bought then what makes you think it was going to be better five months later. Did you expect one morning you would wake up and all of a sudden your Vibrant would have a Front facing camera, Flash and the latest and greatest version of android, come on people you have no one to blame but yourselves and your impulse purchases .. Third stop asking why T-MOBILE doesn’t get the best devices if you have forgotten they are Fourth in the competition why on earth would the Manufacturers give them the best devices that’s like saying the person that finishes fourth in the race gets the best looking trophy come on lets be real you pay for cheap service so in turn you get cheaper devices if you don’t like it go somewhere else …

    • Frigadroid

      Why is it the defenders of scamscum never mention the gps our lag issues that were supposed to be fixed with the patches and update. If you want to be credible cover all the issues, otherwise you just look like a sapdung employee trying to cover up the facts. I give credit to the samoled screen and tv out but I need more from my phone than a media player like a android market and gps that work proper.
      Last I checked here in America you have a right to bitch with out fear of bullies or the government unlike the republic of samsung. So if you don’t like it don’t read about samsdung products because someone is going to complain you can count on it.

    • Frigadroid

      Why is it the defenders of scamscum never mention the gps our lag issues that were supposed to be fixed with the patches and update. If you want to be credible cover all the issues, otherwise you just look like a sapdung employee trying to cover up the facts. I give credit to the samoled screen and tv out but I need more from my phone than a media player like a android market and gps that work proper.
      Last I checked here in America you have a right to bitch with out fear of bullies or the government unlike the republic of samsung. So if you don’t like it don’t read about samsdung products because someone is going to complain you can count on it.

      • matteo

        so glad my Galaxy had no issues…i’d be crying like you then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mwarmstrong1389 Marcus Armstrong

    This is thowed!!!

  • tmobeast

    NO LED FLASH!

    • GEEKYNERD2011

      Have you seen any of the Galaxy S phones? The ones with led flash do just as good if not better then the ones with led flash. Needless to say the camera on this thing will probably be really good, which is odd considering all of the previous sidekicks camera sucked.

  • tmobeast

    NO LED FLASH!

  • tmobeast

    NO LED FLASH!

  • Anonymous

    5-row keyboard is great. I can do without the happy-face emoticons though.

  • Anonymous

    5-row keyboard is great. I can do without the happy-face emoticons though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMQFZMV2ZJ34XKEJP3ZQCNIWMU Jay Alford

      Lol, Their’s like 3 of them bro lol. 2 of them are actual smiley’s, then you have the emoticon button itself…I’m looking at my LX09 trying to see what buttons do we not have lol.

  • Anonymous

    5-row keyboard is great. I can do without the happy-face emoticons though.

  • TMOFOSHO

    I dont think the screen slides—exactly …look at the hinge and the groove spacing on the back; it may not be HTC Z hinge but its some similar, it looks like it will slide then “pop”..

    • Deff

      check out the FFC position on the photos, unless it does a full 360, I doubt it’ll be a slider.

      • Deff

        Swivel*

      • Deff

        Swivel*

    • Deff

      check out the FFC position on the photos, unless it does a full 360, I doubt it’ll be a slider.

  • TMOFOSHO

    I dont think the screen slides—exactly …look at the hinge and the groove spacing on the back; it may not be HTC Z hinge but its some similar, it looks like it will slide then “pop”..

  • http://twitter.com/DwickawickaJ Darrell D Edwards Jr

    As a current user of the Sidekick LX 09 this is exactly what i’ve wanted…a sidekick with android…i dont need much to please:

    a smooth running phone
    operating system with downloadable apps (wanna try angry birds hehe)
    touch screen
    sidekick steez
    the sidekick keyboard

    as i look at these pics i get exactly what i need
    my first phone ever was the sidekick 3 and since then ive gotten the sk lx and the lx 09 and frankly im kinda upset that everyone is bashing on this phone cuz i really like it…the ffc is a great addition and if no one else likes well good for me then i dont have to wait in line as long! =)

  • http://twitter.com/DwickawickaJ Darrell D Edwards Jr

    As a current user of the Sidekick LX 09 this is exactly what i’ve wanted…a sidekick with android…i dont need much to please:

    a smooth running phone
    operating system with downloadable apps (wanna try angry birds hehe)
    touch screen
    sidekick steez
    the sidekick keyboard

    as i look at these pics i get exactly what i need
    my first phone ever was the sidekick 3 and since then ive gotten the sk lx and the lx 09 and frankly im kinda upset that everyone is bashing on this phone cuz i really like it…the ffc is a great addition and if no one else likes well good for me then i dont have to wait in line as long! =)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMQFZMV2ZJ34XKEJP3ZQCNIWMU Jay Alford

      IM SO WITH YOU BRO!!! My first full keyboard phone was the Sidekick 2. Every phone I’ve had since then has been a Sidekick. I didn’t care what else came out, just give me a Sidekick. I told myself that if they EVER come out with another Sidekick, I’m jumping right back on it. Therefore, I WILL be leaving the MyTouch Slide and getting my baby back in my hands. IM SUPER EXCITED!!!

      • http://twitter.com/DwickawickaJ Darrell D Edwards Jr

        im definitely gonna miss the kick tho…sliding wont be too bad, still…

        SIDEKICK or DIE !

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZMQFZMV2ZJ34XKEJP3ZQCNIWMU Jay Alford

          I couldn’t agree more. The swivel screen really defined that “sidekick” name, it kinda sounded like a kick when you opened the screen lol, maybe it’s just me that ever noticed that. It’s one of those distinctive features in a phone that really sets itself apart from others. I’m a little bummed that it won’t swivel, but whose to say this is the final product, right? In the end of it all, we just may have that swivel screen. Prototypes aren’t always the final product, now are they? ; ] We just have to wait and see……just sit back and wait….IMPATIENTLY!!!

      • http://twitter.com/DwickawickaJ Darrell D Edwards Jr

        im definitely gonna miss the kick tho…sliding wont be too bad, still…

        SIDEKICK or DIE !

    • Anonymous

      Its because your a real SK fan. My hats off to you.

  • Anonymous

    AMAZE! I want this!