The Sidekick 4G Rumors Heat Back Up, Coming “Spring”

I’ll be the first to admit swearing off the “Sidekick Twist” rumors we originated way back last year when we thought it was the fabled Project Emerald. I’ve admittedly turned away from this project when, boom, it falls right back into my lap today.  We’re putting this firmly in the “so many ninjas saying it’s happening category, that we firmly believe it category”.  It’s come in from enough sources who attended a town hall meeting today that we’re super confident it’s real.

So what do we know?  Apparent name is “Sidekick 4G,” though it’s possible that’s just a working title.  However, that gives the obvious impression it’ll be HSPA+ compatible and we’re hearing that is a definite.  That manufacturer is unknown, however we  know it’ll be typical Sidekick fashion with the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. You’ll find a swivel screen running Android 2.3 along with a touchscreen that will likely double as a keyboard as well.

That’s all we know for now, but you can rest assured we’re already working our sources to find out more! Sidekick fans rejoice!

P.S. I found that image off Google Images, that is NOT what it will look like!

P.P.S. If anyone managed to snap a shot of this device during the slideshow, send it our way! david@tmonews.com!

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  • http://twitter.com/ncmacasl Mike Chapman

    Gee, I hate to sound like a bratty kid, but: TOLD-YA-SO!!!!!! :D

  • ajbk4life1

    IF IT HAS DUAL CORE THEN ILL GLADLY BUY IT

    • Theassis

      lol and dual core will do what for you?

    • Theassis

      lol and dual core will do what for you?

  • ajbk4life1

    any specs like screen size and processor

  • Anonymous

    ill be good with these specs:
    - 3.8-4 in. screen
    - good keyboard
    - maybe ffc
    - stock gingerbread would be nice
    - good battery(something like the motorola atrix would be lovely)
    - good aim and all that
    - good proccessor 1ghz or higher
    - 1 gig ram
    - 8 gig storage
    - good display
    - touchscreen
    i can’t think bout anything else right now, though feel free to add-on

    • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

      sweet specs. But I would be happy if the processor was only 800+mhz. 1ghz+ would be sweet though. and I am pretty sure they may offer 4GB or 8GB models. Dunno why I think this. Seems to be the “in” thing right now.

    • julia tew

      - SWYPE
      - LED screen
      - Gorilla Glass (LOL-I’m a dropper)
      - 5 mp camera
      - 3rd generation Snapdragon dual core processor
      - keys closer together on slideout keyboard (than SK LS 09)
      - word processing software

  • Anonymous

    ill be good with these specs:
    - 3.8-4 in. screen
    - good keyboard
    - maybe ffc
    - stock gingerbread would be nice
    - good battery(something like the motorola atrix would be lovely)
    - good aim and all that
    - good proccessor 1ghz or higher
    - 1 gig ram
    - 8 gig storage
    - good display
    - touchscreen
    i can’t think bout anything else right now, though feel free to add-on

  • Yezz2007

    I am actually looking forward to hearing more about this device. :-)

  • Yezz2007

    I am actually looking forward to hearing more about this device. :-)

  • Yezz2007

    I am actually looking forward to hearing more about this device. :-)

  • Yezz2007

    I am actually looking forward to hearing more about this device. :-)

  • Yezz2007

    I am actually looking forward to hearing more about this device. :-)

  • TAYLO355

    THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE!! i was so sad when my sidekick 08 broke and i got the MT3G (fell in love wit it now after a year) but if it DO truns out to be a sidekick wit touch screen and keyboard with kick! WITH android, i will so buy this phone. that IS my dream phone. Thank you TmoNews you made my day.

  • TAYLO355

    THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE!! i was so sad when my sidekick 08 broke and i got the MT3G (fell in love wit it now after a year) but if it DO truns out to be a sidekick wit touch screen and keyboard with kick! WITH android, i will so buy this phone. that IS my dream phone. Thank you TmoNews you made my day.

  • TAYLO355

    THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE!! i was so sad when my sidekick 08 broke and i got the MT3G (fell in love wit it now after a year) but if it DO truns out to be a sidekick wit touch screen and keyboard with kick! WITH android, i will so buy this phone. that IS my dream phone. Thank you TmoNews you made my day.

  • Anonymous

    You know I’m really digging this device, especially if it has the same specs as the G2, but with a better processor. Android would be perfect, but windows wouldn’t be so bad? Ahhhh got you jk lol

  • ilovejew

    PLEASEE DONT MAKE IT LOOK UGLYY LIKE THE NEW CLIG WITH THE TURTLE SHELL
    JUSTTTTTT PLEASEEE DONT EFFF THIS PHONEE UPPPP

  • http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com Tristan Thomas

    I want to say this wont happen because i expected it long ago but then i have to say to my self “this is how the verizon iPhone came about; just keep writing and eventually they will make it because we say so”

  • http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com Tristan Thomas

    I want to say this wont happen because i expected it long ago but then i have to say to my self “this is how the verizon iPhone came about; just keep writing and eventually they will make it because we say so”

  • Albertov12

    I will never buy a sidekick, I’ll kick your face if you do..lol the phone had some much problem, why would tmobile put customer threw it again, how many people lose important phone number.

    • pantlesspenguin

      The problems that plagued Sidekick users had to do w/ the Danger backend server. Danger was acquired by Microsoft like 3 years ago & they were intent on running Danger into the ground & starting over (the Kin devices, which were a major fail). This “Sidekick 4G” will be a Sidekick in name only & will not have any of the problems that past Sidekicks had. The Danger server is no more.

    • Gelo

      Actually that only happened on the LX& to people who didn’t do a mobile back up they were screwed. Or people who didn’t save it on the Sim, for the new LX 09 that problem didn’t happen, i knw cause i have one. The SideKick has the best keyboard out there, its not small so it feels real& nt fake. Has alot of finger space& alot characters for the letters, i always said if it was 4G, touch& keyboard, trackpad & on Andriod with its unique swivel screen it would hands down be the best selling phone out there, especially with the fanatics tht it has, customization& loyal customers, all those Sidekick freaks are gonna love it. It should have a front facing camera too, that would be a nice addtion to it.

  • Bred429

    It looks fake. T mobile has discontinued tge my faves widget/icon abd replaced it with faves stream

    • Anonymous

      “P.S. I found that image off Google Images, that is NOT what it will look like!”

  • DaygosTommyT

    i loved my sidekick lx (currently using rooted mytouch 3g), i text a lot and replying was quick and easy because of the keyboard, i’ve considered the mytouch slide, but w/ 4G devices i dont think i wanna waste my upgrade on that, maybe a g2? not a big fan of the z hinge, looks too unstable…if they have a touchscreen sidekick 4g w/ android (maybe a little sense ui?), i’ll be in heaven

    • http://twitter.com/Cautionchris05 christian johnson

      the G2 is fine ha it since it came out.

    • http://twitter.com/Cautionchris05 christian johnson

      the G2 is fine ha it since it came out.

    • http://twitter.com/Cautionchris05 christian johnson

      the G2 is fine ha it since it came out.

    • http://twitter.com/Cautionchris05 christian johnson

      the G2 is fine ha it since it came out.

  • DaygosTommyT

    i loved my sidekick lx (currently using rooted mytouch 3g), i text a lot and replying was quick and easy because of the keyboard, i’ve considered the mytouch slide, but w/ 4G devices i dont think i wanna waste my upgrade on that, maybe a g2? not a big fan of the z hinge, looks too unstable…if they have a touchscreen sidekick 4g w/ android (maybe a little sense ui?), i’ll be in heaven

  • http://twitter.com/Syk0Matik420 Beefy McBigDick

    i always enjoyed the hardware of the sidekick. the keyboard was better than BlackBerry. In fact, it was probably the best keyboard in the history of qwerty keyboards. However, I always felt sidekicks were just awful when it came to UI and OS. IF they were to relaunch the sidekicks with similar hardware but now running android. I would have to get one. And I am willing to bet HTC or Motorola(yech) will be making the hardware this time around. I will keep my eye on this one.

  • forever.L

    it would be awesomeee if it has front facing camera!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • forever.L

    it would be awesomeee if it has front facing camera!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • forever.L

    it would be awesomeee if it has front facing camera!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jaime

    Video Chat available on next generation Sidekick 4G?

  • Jaime

    Video Chat available on next generation Sidekick 4G?

  • Cocoshefine

    yes a new sk4g with android, touch screen, and a front camera…..im in heaven gotts to have 1 <3

    • breee

      NO YU guys dont ge iT!. it sucks i have it and it keeps backing up and it keeps on turning off,and after 42 days of use it wont let you recive or sent txt msg.

  • Swagga05

    Samsung is the maker of the NEW and improved SK4G… this is so AWESOME I was about to get a divorce from my lx2009…

  • Swagga05

    Samsung is the maker of the NEW and improved SK4G… this is so AWESOME I was about to get a divorce from my lx2009…

  • Swagga05

    Samsung is the maker of the NEW and improved SK4G… this is so AWESOME I was about to get a divorce from my lx2009…

  • Swagga05

    Samsung is the maker of the NEW and improved SK4G… this is so AWESOME I was about to get a divorce from my lx2009…

  • Noseyrocks

    i just got a letter in the mail, about the new sidekick, the sidekick danger network is shutting down may 31st so bye bye internet browsing email and aim yim, your only going to be able to call or txt lameeeeeeeeeee, and then u get no disconnection fee if u decide to say buh bye to tmobile. or you get 50% off samsung phones and from what ive heard the new sidekick 4g is powered by samsung…..