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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  • Unknownmax001

    its a g1 with that circle launcher thing..

    • donnyc

      you have to know thats not an actual picture…

  • Santi Sicko

    I’m About DEAD Right Now.!

  • Santi Sicko

    I’m About DEAD Right Now.!

  • Ihatedanger

    What u are looking at is a theme for the sidekick 2009 LX.

    It was cool back in 2007. Now the sidekick sux… I’m so happy I jumped ship many years ago

  • Ihatedanger

    What u are looking at is a theme for the sidekick 2009 LX.

    It was cool back in 2007. Now the sidekick sux… I’m so happy I jumped ship many years ago

  • magentamadness

    You can take it out of the rumor category, we were told about it today…Sidekick 4G w/Android OS to debut this spring.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I know, still…without a screen shot or something, I’m going to rework the verbiage!

      • magentamadness

        damn, I should of taken a pic of today’s slide, grrrrr

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Oh man, why didn’t you!!!!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Oh man, why didn’t you!!!!

        • al bundles

          Wasn’t danger bought out by Microsoft? I don’t see this happening… Danger keeps a tight lock on the phones that communicate with their servers… an Android sidekick would get hacked and rehacked… Again, I don’t see this happening.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          It was just confirmed, so try and see it happening! :-)

        • al bundles

          I was just thinking that, it seems that T-Mobile will use the sidekick name, but this won’t be a true hiptop device… any android phone can be slapped with a sidekick name, the G1 for example… just install all the instant messaging apps, magic.

          I had the fist three sidekicks and the best thing about it was the web interface… Will this one have that ability? If not, why even call it a sidekick.

        • al bundles

          I was just thinking that, it seems that T-Mobile will use the sidekick name, but this won’t be a true hiptop device… any android phone can be slapped with a sidekick name, the G1 for example… just install all the instant messaging apps, magic.

          I had the fist three sidekicks and the best thing about it was the web interface… Will this one have that ability? If not, why even call it a sidekick.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          It was just confirmed, so try and see it happening! :-)

        • pantlesspenguin

          Danger & MS would have NOTHING to do w/ this Sidekick. Danger doesn’t own the Sidekick name, T-Mobile does. If T-Mo wants to slap the Sidekick name on an Android powered device, they can.

      • magentamadness

        damn, I should of taken a pic of today’s slide, grrrrr

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I know, still…without a screen shot or something, I’m going to rework the verbiage!

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

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Me & my bff were just talking about this a while ago.

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

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Me & my bff were just talking about this a while ago.

  • geeba

    I just got wet :O

  • geeba

    I just got wet :O

  • J-Hop2o6

    haha at the photoshop.. but this should revive the Sidekick brand with Android 2.3 on it.. hopefully it’ll have some nice specs.. but of course this phone wont be for me regardless.

  • J-Hop2o6

    haha at the photoshop.. but this should revive the Sidekick brand with Android 2.3 on it.. hopefully it’ll have some nice specs.. but of course this phone wont be for me regardless.

  • http://twitter.com/cscprince Ansel Hicks

    Dang I don’t even like physical keyboards but the idea of a Sidekick with Android peaks my interest… *side eyes my myTouch 4g* So I’m guessing that this means that the Sidekick is gonna go back to being T-Mobile’s flagship device…you can already tell their phasing the myTouch 4g out of the flagship spot slowly with them focusing more on T-Mobile’s 4g network rather so much the myTouch 4g itself…looking forward to seeing pics/specs…

  • http://twitter.com/cscprince Ansel Hicks

    Dang I don’t even like physical keyboards but the idea of a Sidekick with Android peaks my interest… *side eyes my myTouch 4g* So I’m guessing that this means that the Sidekick is gonna go back to being T-Mobile’s flagship device…you can already tell their phasing the myTouch 4g out of the flagship spot slowly with them focusing more on T-Mobile’s 4g network rather so much the myTouch 4g itself…looking forward to seeing pics/specs…

  • BloopBlopp

    Haha ewww… lol Good thing this picture isn’t real.
    I don’t know if this would go over very well.

  • Anonymous

    if it has the sidekick keyboard.. im buying it the day it comes out..

    • it doesnt

    • it doesnt

  • Anonymous

    if it has the sidekick keyboard.. im buying it the day it comes out..

  • Anonymous

    if it has the sidekick keyboard.. im buying it the day it comes out..

  • Bkzkiller68

    there is a new sidekick coming out that will be running android. i was in a meeting today in NYC with the ceo of t-mobile. t-mobile is bringing a lot to the table in 2011

    • J-Hop2o6

      Who will manufacture it? HTC? or the previous Tmo SK makers, Sharp?

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s the million dollar question!

        • Bkzkiller68

          danger will

        • Bkzkiller68

          my co-worker has pictures of the road map.

        • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

          hope you’re telling the truth!!

        • J-Hop2o6

          Danger is software.. we’re talkin about the hardware/shell.. Sharp made all the Sidekicks (besides the Slide).

        • fangoria

          sharp didn’t make the first sidekick

        • J-Hop2o6

          Danger is software.. we’re talkin about the hardware/shell.. Sharp made all the Sidekicks (besides the Slide).

        • jimmy

          Samsung will manufacture it

        • jimmy

          Samsung will manufacture it

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s the million dollar question!

      • http://tmonews.com David

        That’s the million dollar question!

    • Neok182

      well you can already call BS on Bkzkiller. Danger never made the sidekick and is owned by Microsoft.

      If this is an android device, Danger will have NOTHING to do with it. assuming stock android. sharp/htc would be the most likely. if it’s going to be a custom UI, i could see motorola (motoblur), htc, lg, or even samsung (please god no)

    • Neok182

      well you can already call BS on Bkzkiller. Danger never made the sidekick and is owned by Microsoft.

      If this is an android device, Danger will have NOTHING to do with it. assuming stock android. sharp/htc would be the most likely. if it’s going to be a custom UI, i could see motorola (motoblur), htc, lg, or even samsung (please god no)

  • Bkzkiller68

    there is a new sidekick coming out that will be running android. i was in a meeting today in NYC with the ceo of t-mobile. t-mobile is bringing a lot to the table in 2011

  • Bkzkiller68

    there is a new sidekick coming out that will be running android. i was in a meeting today in NYC with the ceo of t-mobile. t-mobile is bringing a lot to the table in 2011

  • Anonymous

    i must say again… IT MUSTTTT HAVE THE SIDEKICK KEYBOARD.. NO ONE REALIZES TO THIS DAY RIGHT NOW.. THE SIDEKICK KEYBOARD STILL IS THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER MADE !!!

    • J-Hop2o6

      nope.. the TP2 is the KING of phone keyboards.. it STILL holds that throne.

      • Anonymous

        sorry not trying to sound like a dick here.. but your fucking high.. not even a comparison.. ask ANYONE who used both.. its not even close bud.. sorry

      • Anonymous

        sorry not trying to sound like a dick here.. but your fucking high.. not even a comparison.. ask ANYONE who used both.. its not even close bud.. sorry

      • Anonymous

        not to sound like an ahole but your high .. its not even close to comparable buddy.. ask around.. anyone who had them both

        • J-Hop2o6

          Yea, if your a girl/have tiny thumbs.. SK had tiny keys that sinks into your thumbs.. the TP2 had spaced, wide/big keys.. keys for REAL men.

          and maybe u should ask/read around.. TP2 is known as the phone with the BEST keyboard.

        • TAYLO355

          dont think so, SK has the BEST keyboard! i am a girl but i DO NOT have small hands and the keys dont stick at all, so maybe its u sir.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I said sink, not stick.. but TP2 keyboard is KING and shits all over SK’s keyboard.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I said sink, not stick.. but TP2 keyboard is KING and shits all over SK’s keyboard.

        • TAYLO355

          dont think so, SK has the BEST keyboard! i am a girl but i DO NOT have small hands and the keys dont stick at all, so maybe its u sir.

      • Anonymous

        not to sound like an ahole but your high .. its not even close to comparable buddy.. ask around.. anyone who had them both

      • Anonymous

        not to sound like an ahole but your high .. its not even close to comparable buddy.. ask around.. anyone who had them both

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

        the WING had a sick keyboard too. crappy OS, but good keyboard. dont think I ever had a typo on that

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

        the WING had a sick keyboard too. crappy OS, but good keyboard. dont think I ever had a typo on that

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

      agreed

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

      agreed

  • Anonymous

    i must say again… IT MUSTTTT HAVE THE SIDEKICK KEYBOARD.. NO ONE REALIZES TO THIS DAY RIGHT NOW.. THE SIDEKICK KEYBOARD STILL IS THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER MADE !!!

  • Anonymous

    i must say again… IT MUSTTTT HAVE THE SIDEKICK KEYBOARD.. NO ONE REALIZES TO THIS DAY RIGHT NOW.. THE SIDEKICK KEYBOARD STILL IS THE BEST KEYBOARD EVER MADE !!!

  • http://twitter.com/collinrupp Collin Rupp

    My week just got better.

  • http://twitter.com/collinrupp Collin Rupp

    My week just got better.

  • http://twitter.com/stevensteve steven

    $10 it will be made by Huawei

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

      booooooooooo. huawei is awful. case in point: tmobile comet. pure and utter junk.

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

      booooooooooo. huawei is awful. case in point: tmobile comet. pure and utter junk.

  • Dale Murphy

    screen size? otherwise i will stay with my nexus one or purchase the lg optimus 2x. would like a keyboard but gotta be at least 4″ screen.

    • geeba

      4inch swiveling screen ? Really , be logic.

    • geeba

      4inch swiveling screen ? Really , be logic.

      • Dale Murphy

        be logic-al. be better at grammar and word usage.

      • Anonymous

        why not ? the sidekick lx 09 was 3.2 inches with about a half an inch all the way around.. they could easily bang out a 4 inch if not bigger without a problem..be logicAL

    • geeba

      4inch swiveling screen ? Really , be logic.

  • Dale Murphy

    screen size? otherwise i will stay with my nexus one or purchase the lg optimus 2x. would like a keyboard but gotta be at least 4″ screen.

  • Dale Murphy

    screen size? otherwise i will stay with my nexus one or purchase the lg optimus 2x. would like a keyboard but gotta be at least 4″ screen.

  • Bubble Burster

    Microsoft owns danger. There is no way the sidekick is going to be anything close to android. Look for a WP7 or 8 Sidekick.

    • geeba

      You have a point :(

    • Anonymous

      another person who thinks they know alot and doesnt know anything.. sidekick is a name given by tmobile for the device.. tmobile owns the name sidekick and can make it whatever they want which will be android and nothing else.. microsoft owns danger ..theres a big difference.. learn before posting

      • J-Hop2o6

        ^^ this.. Sidekick is Tmo’s brand.. not Dangers/MS, nor Sharp or Motorola.. so yes, Android 2.3 WILL be on it (confirmed by ppl that went to the NYC meeting).

      • Bubble Burster

        The t-mobile sidekick was the danger hiptop. Sorry johnson, but t-mobile rebrands a lot of things in their name. IE the g1 (htc dream), mytouch (htc magic/espresso/emerald). I could go on. T-mobile doesn’t make the handsets. They CAN rebrand them but they don’t make it. Check your facts buddy. Every company buys their handsets from the manufacturer. Even if they did rebrand this device as an android, they’d have to pay danger/microsoft a boatload to buy out their end of that name. I know plenty. Don’t doubt that!

        • J-Hop2o6

          Tmo does NOT have to pay Danger/MS for the Sidekick name.. thats TMO’s brand for the phone line.

        • J-Hop2o6

          Tmo does NOT have to pay Danger/MS for the Sidekick name.. thats TMO’s brand for the phone line.

        • Josefequitan

          cmon dude. remember Motorola Sidekick slide? Does microsoft own motorola? umm NO! check yo self before u wreck yo self

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

          chikkity check. microphone check one…. shoulda checked b4 yo wrecked. lol

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

          chikkity check. microphone check one…. shoulda checked b4 yo wrecked. lol

        • Bubble Burster

          Still ran off danger.. Now didn’t it? DIDN’T IT! There were ZERO changes to the OS. Check YO self.

        • DREW J

          lol dude your so dumb..
          microsoft owns danger the OS.. thats ALL..
          not the name hiptop, not the name sidekick..not the device made by sharp..NOTHING .. they dont have to pay them anything.. the name sidekick is tmobiles name.. bottom line and they can do what they want with it .. learn facts.. your making yourself look dumb to everyone in here ..

      • Bubble Burster

        The t-mobile sidekick was the danger hiptop. Sorry johnson, but t-mobile rebrands a lot of things in their name. IE the g1 (htc dream), mytouch (htc magic/espresso/emerald). I could go on. T-mobile doesn’t make the handsets. They CAN rebrand them but they don’t make it. Check your facts buddy. Every company buys their handsets from the manufacturer. Even if they did rebrand this device as an android, they’d have to pay danger/microsoft a boatload to buy out their end of that name. I know plenty. Don’t doubt that!

      • Bubble Burster

        The t-mobile sidekick was the danger hiptop. Sorry johnson, but t-mobile rebrands a lot of things in their name. IE the g1 (htc dream), mytouch (htc magic/espresso/emerald). I could go on. T-mobile doesn’t make the handsets. They CAN rebrand them but they don’t make it. Check your facts buddy. Every company buys their handsets from the manufacturer. Even if they did rebrand this device as an android, they’d have to pay danger/microsoft a boatload to buy out their end of that name. I know plenty. Don’t doubt that!

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

        YOURE RIGHT!

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

        YOURE RIGHT!

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

      who said danger was involved? and NO ONE uses windows phone. maybe like 7 people in the world. would be dumb to put windows mobile on a flagship phone. theyve never done it, never will.

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

      who said danger was involved? and NO ONE uses windows phone. maybe like 7 people in the world. would be dumb to put windows mobile on a flagship phone. theyve never done it, never will.

  • Bubble Burster

    Microsoft owns danger. There is no way the sidekick is going to be anything close to android. Look for a WP7 or 8 Sidekick.

  • Bubble Burster

    Microsoft owns danger. There is no way the sidekick is going to be anything close to android. Look for a WP7 or 8 Sidekick.

  • Reynosaf

    microsoft does own danger but they don’t own the sidekick branding tmobile does,so they can choose the company that’s gonna make the phone and the OS that’s going in their,android would be kwl on a sidekick especially if it ran on a fast processor

    • Anonymous

      i just said all that .. lol

    • Anonymous

      i just said all that .. lol

  • Reynosaf

    microsoft does own danger but they don’t own the sidekick branding tmobile does,so they can choose the company that’s gonna make the phone and the OS that’s going in their,android would be kwl on a sidekick especially if it ran on a fast processor

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    YAY! do you best david….find out the truth.

    • 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…..

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    YAY! do you best david….find out the truth.

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    YAY! do you best david….find out the truth.

  • Ex LX 09 User

    II just gave mine up cause they let me keep my $20 data plan and the lx 09 had been working terribly. Got the mytouch 4G. It’s great but I do miss the awesome keyboard. Once this phone dies, if a sidekick is around I’m definitely going there first

  • Ex LX 09 User

    II just gave mine up cause they let me keep my $20 data plan and the lx 09 had been working terribly. Got the mytouch 4G. It’s great but I do miss the awesome keyboard. Once this phone dies, if a sidekick is around I’m definitely going there first

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abel-Martinez/1035477698 Abel Martinez

    nooo more sidekicks plz

    • J-Hop2o6

      why? it’ll have Android 2.3 on it.

    • Koffdrop Vi

      You shut your face! Bring on the Sidekick…Daddy needs him a new qwerty device with 4g speeds and Android!

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

        agreed. I;ve been telling my friends if the sidekick came back with android, I would def buy it. I dont care if it looks like a teenager phone, that sick qwerty paired with gingerbread would be a dream come true for alot of fat fingered people like me and my brethren

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

        agreed. I;ve been telling my friends if the sidekick came back with android, I would def buy it. I dont care if it looks like a teenager phone, that sick qwerty paired with gingerbread would be a dream come true for alot of fat fingered people like me and my brethren

    • Koffdrop Vi

      You shut your face! Bring on the Sidekick…Daddy needs him a new qwerty device with 4g speeds and Android!

    • Koffdrop Vi

      You shut your face! Bring on the Sidekick…Daddy needs him a new qwerty device with 4g speeds and Android!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abel-Martinez/1035477698 Abel Martinez

    nooo more sidekicks plz

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    wait so the sidekick…is already confirmed? Can your sources that were at this slideshow presentation at least describe to you what it looks like?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

    If T-Mobile makes HTC make this “Sidekick Twist” that is on the air for quite some time now, I’m pretty sure It will be a solid build. I just hope they don’t make it quite as plastic-like like the MT4G.

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

      agreed. The sidekick 4g should be more solid like the g2. i like the aluminum look of that beast phone.

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

      agreed. The sidekick 4g should be more solid like the g2. i like the aluminum look of that beast phone.

    • Chuckprintz

      Plastic like?? Have you even seen a MT4G in person?? Only plastic is on the screen, unless you have the white one.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

        That’s true, but compared to at&t, verizon, and even sprint: how many HTC phones do they have that looks plastic like the HTC phones we’ve been getting? Other than the Windows-HTC phones T-mo has, the majority of the android phones including the MyTouch line is pretty much… Plastic like.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

        That’s true, but compared to at&t, verizon, and even sprint: how many HTC phones do they have that looks plastic like the HTC phones we’ve been getting? Other than the Windows-HTC phones T-mo has, the majority of the android phones including the MyTouch line is pretty much… Plastic like.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

        That’s true, but compared to at&t, verizon, and even sprint: how many HTC phones do they have that looks plastic like the HTC phones we’ve been getting? Other than the Windows-HTC phones T-mo has, the majority of the android phones including the MyTouch line is pretty much… Plastic like.

    • Chuckprintz

      Plastic like?? Have you even seen a MT4G in person?? Only plastic is on the screen, unless you have the white one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

    If T-Mobile makes HTC make this “Sidekick Twist” that is on the air for quite some time now, I’m pretty sure It will be a solid build. I just hope they don’t make it quite as plastic-like like the MT4G.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVYBM3M5N4KOCHH3RVVA3ZLI7Q Mark

    If T-Mobile makes HTC make this “Sidekick Twist” that is on the air for quite some time now, I’m pretty sure It will be a solid build. I just hope they don’t make it quite as plastic-like like the MT4G.

  • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

    huh interesting! I was a huge sidekick fan but then switched to the CLIQ.

  • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

    maybe I will hold off on buying the CLIQ2!

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

      PLEASE hold off on buying the cliq 2. that goes for everyone, in fact. We need motorola to go away,. and soon

  • http://twitter.com/gatodelrio limonysal

    maybe I will hold off on buying the CLIQ2!

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

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