The Sidekick 4G Will Be Manufactured By……………Samsung!

Update: Taylor over at Androidandme and I were just chatting and it sounds like we’ve both received the same intel, albeit from separate sources. Sounds like double confirmation!

So while we’ve got nothing else to report on the Sidekick 4G, we’ve been able to confirm that Samsung will be the manufacturer. I know what you are thinking, this is a Sharp product. Well, not anymore and seeing as how T-Mobile owns the “Sidekick” name they can pretty much allow anyone to use and make a product under that moniker. In this instance, Samsung seems to have won the ability to bring the iconic Sidekick brand into the Android age.

I know what you are all thinking right now as eyes roll and anger starts to boil as Samsung isn’t exactly the most popular kid on the block right now. Still, T-Mobile has made it clear that future Android updates are a top priority so now lets jump to any fanatical conclusions right now about what may or may not be regarding this device.

That’s all, more details as they arrive!

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  • Hacky_sack8989

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    • AceKannon

      I really woulda liked to see HTC make this, even Motorola. Well…they better make it as true to the sidekick as they can. If its a regular slider like the EVO shift or sum quick cash phone like the Kin, I’m out! Point. Blank. Period :P

    • AceKannon

      I really woulda liked to see HTC make this, even Motorola. Well…they better make it as true to the sidekick as they can. If its a regular slider like the EVO shift or sum quick cash phone like the Kin, I’m out! Point. Blank. Period :P

    • AceKannon

      I really woulda liked to see HTC make this, even Motorola. Well…they better make it as true to the sidekick as they can. If its a regular slider like the EVO shift or sum quick cash phone like the Kin, I’m out! Point. Blank. Period :P

    • AceKannon

      I really woulda liked to see HTC make this, even Motorola. Well…they better make it as true to the sidekick as they can. If its a regular slider like the EVO shift or sum quick cash phone like the Kin, I’m out! Point. Blank. Period :P

    • TMOFOSHO

      so? just first ,,,,no thought….ahh zombie sheep….

  • Acesauce

    Grr

  • Acesauce

    Grr

  • Chadastrophic

    I love my Samsung TV but there’s no way in hell I’d buy a Samsung phone.

  • Chadastrophic

    I love my Samsung TV but there’s no way in hell I’d buy a Samsung phone.

  • P34C3Sk8Rz34

    3rd

  • P34C3Sk8Rz34

    3rd

  • wow they fucked them selfs on that one. should of stayed sharp to see what they can do with android or htc

  • wow they fucked them selfs on that one. should of stayed sharp to see what they can do with android or htc

  • bkg.brett

    You complain about Samsung but sharp has not made a good android phone yet.

    • Had they even made an android yet? for america anyways?

    • Had they even made an android yet? for america anyways?

  • Tmoissoslow

    Second. Here is the deal. I am now in the deepest Magenta Area of my part of FLA. This is per T mobiles on line map AND the technical rep. I have discovered, (thank you my old EE professor) that their is no correlation to the H+ indication and whether you are on HSPDA+. In fact, the Rocket 2.0+ provides you a way to monitor the network handoffs. Not that I am surprised, but I am bouncing back and forth between UMTS and HSUPA. Thats it. 75% signal and -15dbm. I should be rocking. Nope. 4.5M. 4G has not been turned on here. It is a lie.

    Please, verify that you are in a true HSDPA+ zone before you invest in a 4G phone. Do not rely on the H+ icon. My guess is that it is based on an averaging algorithm any burst to HSUPA counts.

    David, you live in FLA. My guess is that this is happening in all second tier urban areas. Get on your Oreilly glasses and look into it!!

    • J-Hop2o6

      Do a speed test to determine if u have HSPA+ or not.. u can check their HSPA+ cities map also.. and the network icon switches back and forth depending on activity (note: H icon is in a few Tmo phones. Custom Roms always enable/add the H icon).. 3G = idle data — H/+ = active data

  • Henry

    I was happy that the sidekick line was coming back but now that samsung is making it I’m going to think long n hard about this…

    • P34C3Sk8Rz34

      gonna be a bust, IYAM

  • amc

    Really?!!! unbelieveable!!!!

  • This had already been said (not confirmed, but said) *knew it was coming*, but thanks for Officially confirming. I’m still getting it, I don’t care. I LOVE my Sidekick!

  • Aston

    why is everyone mad? samsung makes great hardware. ‘-‘

    • Gothdroid

      because its Samsung, and we all know how crappy they are at Android, cases in point, behold 2, moment, and now the galaxy s line. All of them are basically not supported by Samsung anymore it seems. Not only that but for some unknown reason Samsung likes messing with Android’s filesystem, thus making it laggy and an overall bad expierence for the end user. That is why Samsung = fail at Android

    • Gothdroid

      because its Samsung, and we all know how crappy they are at Android, cases in point, behold 2, moment, and now the galaxy s line. All of them are basically not supported by Samsung anymore it seems. Not only that but for some unknown reason Samsung likes messing with Android’s filesystem, thus making it laggy and an overall bad expierence for the end user. That is why Samsung = fail at Android

      • The real question is why the hell does updates matter if you bought your device because you loved its features? Samsung did a absolutely great job with the Nexus S

      • The real question is why the hell does updates matter if you bought your device because you loved its features? Samsung did a absolutely great job with the Nexus S

  • well, there goes my dream of it being by HTC

  • swehes

    Samsung will not get another penny from me either until they can prove themselves that they are able to push out a new update within two months of launch. I’m tired of them dragging their feet and get the update out. And T-mobile admitted their fault in the whole mess as well so the two together is not a combination. Maybe if they dropped all the bloatware and used the Android Market like they should.

    • Matt

      99% of users dont want or care about updates. Take it into your own hands and do it yourself, and stop complaining.

  • Illegalmachine

    Sounds plastic-y, un-updated, poorly UI’d and without a working GPS.

    • Matt

      Yes, because all of those things were mentioned in the article. Troll much?

      • bryan

        All he did was describe every smartphone made by Samsung in the last year.

        The Nexus S fixes some of those complaints (GPS hardware, on Touch Wiz, and software updates) because of Google’s involvement but retains others (plastic construction, oleo-phobic screen coating coming off, variation in quality from one screen to the next).

        • C’mon dude that gps issue is so old and done with….not a fan of touchwiz but its ok, and the updates have a commitment time frame now…as per mr…broadman. but the plastic construction?? how much metal do you want them to use?? screen peeloff…..whats that?? samsung makes a decent phone….and i think the new sidekick will hold up to its name……I’m not a big samsung fan myself, my preference is htc, but give credit where its due the vibrant is a baaaaaaad phone, i know i own almost all of em…..

        • Illegalmachine

          My wife’s Vibrant is on 2.2 and her GPS still isn’t working.

        • Illegalmachine

          My wife’s Vibrant is on 2.2 and her GPS still isn’t working.

        • Mine works fine……and so does two of my boys…..

        • Mine works fine……and so does two of my boys…..

        • Illegalmachine

          Ok? Tons of people’s still don’t.

        • Maybe they should exchange them then o.0 just a thought.

        • Illegalmachine

          No, because each Vibrant *I* got was worse than the last. Lagging, home button not working, force closes, rattling buttons, etc.

          No GPS paled into comparison to the problms I was having. Her G1 didn’t work any longer, so she couldn’t jsut go back to it like I did. We figured it would get fixed with an update. We were wrong.

        • Illegalmachine

          No, because each Vibrant *I* got was worse than the last. Lagging, home button not working, force closes, rattling buttons, etc.

          No GPS paled into comparison to the problms I was having. Her G1 didn’t work any longer, so she couldn’t jsut go back to it like I did. We figured it would get fixed with an update. We were wrong.

        • Thats because its not a software issue you ignorant troll, GPS is a hardware defect because they didn’t use a good GPS antenna.

        • Illegalmachine

          Uhhhh, that’s not what Samsung said, hence the reason they’ve pushed two updates (one OTA one Kies) “fixing” the GPS issues.

          Claiming it’s a hardware defect is far more damning than anything I’ve typed on here.

        • C’mon dude that gps issue is so old and done with….not a fan of touchwiz but its ok, and the updates have a commitment time frame now…as per mr…broadman. but the plastic construction?? how much metal do you want them to use?? screen peeloff…..whats that?? samsung makes a decent phone….and i think the new sidekick will hold up to its name……I’m not a big samsung fan myself, my preference is htc, but give credit where its due the vibrant is a baaaaaaad phone, i know i own almost all of em…..

        • C’mon dude that gps issue is so old and done with….not a fan of touchwiz but its ok, and the updates have a commitment time frame now…as per mr…broadman. but the plastic construction?? how much metal do you want them to use?? screen peeloff…..whats that?? samsung makes a decent phone….and i think the new sidekick will hold up to its name……I’m not a big samsung fan myself, my preference is htc, but give credit where its due the vibrant is a baaaaaaad phone, i know i own almost all of em…..

        • C’mon dude that gps issue is so old and done with….not a fan of touchwiz but its ok, and the updates have a commitment time frame now…as per mr…broadman. but the plastic construction?? how much metal do you want them to use?? screen peeloff…..whats that?? samsung makes a decent phone….and i think the new sidekick will hold up to its name……I’m not a big samsung fan myself, my preference is htc, but give credit where its due the vibrant is a baaaaaaad phone, i know i own almost all of em…..

      • Illegalmachine

        Not trolling. Facts.

        I know. Had 4 Vibrants in 14 days before going back to my G1. Wife sill has her Vibrant. Wife still can’t use her GPS. Luckily, wife doesn’t need GPS to navigate around my kitchen and laundry room.

      • Illegalmachine

        Not trolling. Facts.

        I know. Had 4 Vibrants in 14 days before going back to my G1. Wife sill has her Vibrant. Wife still can’t use her GPS. Luckily, wife doesn’t need GPS to navigate around my kitchen and laundry room.

    • Matt

      Yes, because all of those things were mentioned in the article. Troll much?

    • Matt

      Yes, because all of those things were mentioned in the article. Troll much?

    • Matt

      Yes, because all of those things were mentioned in the article. Troll much?

    • Matt

      Yes, because all of those things were mentioned in the article. Troll much?

    • You mean the Galaxy or the Sidekick? Both have (almost) non working GPS and are un-updated! :)

  • Illegalmachine

    Sounds plastic-y, un-updated, poorly UI’d and without a working GPS.

  • Illegalmachine

    Sounds plastic-y, un-updated, poorly UI’d and without a working GPS.

  • Jurey24

    i have a nexus s and i love it. if the sidekick has dual processors and a 4 inch or bigger SUPER amoled screen ill buy it. just need to root it to get faster updates. no big deal

  • Jurey24

    i have a nexus s and i love it. if the sidekick has dual processors and a 4 inch or bigger SUPER amoled screen ill buy it. just need to root it to get faster updates. no big deal

  • Jurey24

    i have a nexus s and i love it. if the sidekick has dual processors and a 4 inch or bigger SUPER amoled screen ill buy it. just need to root it to get faster updates. no big deal

  • Jurey24

    i have a nexus s and i love it. if the sidekick has dual processors and a 4 inch or bigger SUPER amoled screen ill buy it. just need to root it to get faster updates. no big deal

  • Jurey24

    i have a nexus s and i love it. if the sidekick has dual processors and a 4 inch or bigger SUPER amoled screen ill buy it. just need to root it to get faster updates. no big deal

  • If it’s high-end, I’d probably buy it.

  • If it’s high-end, I’d probably buy it.

  • If it’s high-end, I’d probably buy it.

  • If it’s high-end, I’d probably buy it.

  • If it’s high-end, I’d probably buy it.

  • Anonymous

    LOL I bet this burns so many of you Samsung Haters LOL

  • johndekamp

    moto made the sidekick slide so it wouldn’t be the first time sharp didnt make a sidekick. i hope its highend dual core front camera big 4 inch monster!

  • johndekamp

    moto made the sidekick slide so it wouldn’t be the first time sharp didnt make a sidekick. i hope its highend dual core front camera big 4 inch monster!

  • bryan

    Lets see, you take the worst “smartphone” (if you can even call the Sidekick a smartphone), and have it made by one of the worst smartphone manufacturers (horrible customer service, lousy laggy custom UI, lousy quality control, lack of software upgrades for compatible handsets), base it on Android but surely slap a crappy Sidekick branded UI on it to mess up the user experience and slow down updates, and what is T-Mobile expecting to gain from this.

    I work for T-Mobile and EVERY employee I have worked with in the last 3 years hated the Sidekick, it nothing but problems and offered no advantage over other smartphone platforms.

    Admittedly there is no information other than that there is a new; supposedly android based, Sidekick. Unless the hardware is significantly better than the other handsets available when this launches I just don’t see the point.

    • bryan

      I wish T-Mobile would just focus on getting high end competitive hardware and not worry about it being a T-Mobile branded experience or device.

      • Anonymous

        Aparently its NOT working as well as they would like.

      • Anonymous

        Aparently its NOT working as well as they would like.

      • Anonymous

        Aparently its NOT working as well as they would like.

    • Jay

      I had the SK3, back in its day (before Android and even the iPhone) it was a pretty cool and high tech device. The UI was simple to use and had some advanced features. Of course now that we have Android it seems pretty outdated, but if they can keep the simplicity of the UI with all of Androids features on a good looking phone with decent specs and one of the best keyboards in the industry then I would give the SK another look.

      • bryan

        Solid UI, Modern operating system, good looking, solid specs, and good keyboard, sure I would buy that. In fact I already did, its called the G2 and it is available now, not even considering whatever will be available by the time this new Sidekick is available.
        I have still not seen an advantage to selling a Sidekick branded handset with a re-skinned android OS instead of another solid android handset.

      • bryan

        Solid UI, Modern operating system, good looking, solid specs, and good keyboard, sure I would buy that. In fact I already did, its called the G2 and it is available now, not even considering whatever will be available by the time this new Sidekick is available.
        I have still not seen an advantage to selling a Sidekick branded handset with a re-skinned android OS instead of another solid android handset.

      • bryan

        Solid UI, Modern operating system, good looking, solid specs, and good keyboard, sure I would buy that. In fact I already did, its called the G2 and it is available now, not even considering whatever will be available by the time this new Sidekick is available.
        I have still not seen an advantage to selling a Sidekick branded handset with a re-skinned android OS instead of another solid android handset.

    • Jay

      I had the SK3, back in its day (before Android and even the iPhone) it was a pretty cool and high tech device. The UI was simple to use and had some advanced features. Of course now that we have Android it seems pretty outdated, but if they can keep the simplicity of the UI with all of Androids features on a good looking phone with decent specs and one of the best keyboards in the industry then I would give the SK another look.

    • Yo YO YO10

      i dont think the phone was intended for employees only….and smart phones werent even considered “smart phones” when the sidekick was being the sidekick.

    • Yo YO YO10

      i dont think the phone was intended for employees only….and smart phones werent even considered “smart phones” when the sidekick was being the sidekick.

    • Yo YO YO10

      i dont think the phone was intended for employees only….and smart phones werent even considered “smart phones” when the sidekick was being the sidekick.

      • bryan

        Myself and the other reps I know HATED the old sidekicks, because they were nothing but problems for customers and an almost guaranteed return if the customer was older than 12.

      • bryan

        Myself and the other reps I know HATED the old sidekicks, because they were nothing but problems for customers and an almost guaranteed return if the customer was older than 12.

      • bryan

        Myself and the other reps I know HATED the old sidekicks, because they were nothing but problems for customers and an almost guaranteed return if the customer was older than 12.

        • beastly

          Whatever. I work in tech support and rocked a Sidekick for a year. Loved it. No complaints until the outage happened. Since the Danger servers won’t be involved this time around, I can’t imagine this phone will have any more problems than any other Android phone.

  • Anonymous

    What is going to set this phone apart from all the other android sliders? Wasn’t the cool thing about the sidekick the unique form factor?

  • Anonymous

    What is going to set this phone apart from all the other android sliders? Wasn’t the cool thing about the sidekick the unique form factor?

    • beastly

      This is the real question. The two things I can point to are: (1) The keyboard, which looks like it will be every bit as good as the original Sidekick QWERTY, and (2) The four buttons in the corners, which were always nice and convenient. Apart from that, we’re going to have to wait and see.

  • Yo YO YO10

    got dammit…..anyone but fuckin samsung!!!! I was looking forward to this phone.

    • texter30

      i would have preferred if it were sharp, or LG

    • texter30

      i would have preferred if it were sharp, or LG

    • So it being a Samsung is gonna change that why??

  • Yo YO YO10

    got dammit…..anyone but fuckin samsung!!!! I was looking forward to this phone.

  • Carter Helm

    This makes me happy, as Samsung has more experience with Android than Sharp, but Samsung shouldn’t take over the name. Have they ever even done a swivel hinge before?

  • Carter Helm

    This makes me happy, as Samsung has more experience with Android than Sharp, but Samsung shouldn’t take over the name. Have they ever even done a swivel hinge before?

  • Carter Helm

    This makes me happy, as Samsung has more experience with Android than Sharp, but Samsung shouldn’t take over the name. Have they ever even done a swivel hinge before?

  • Carter Helm

    This makes me happy, as Samsung has more experience with Android than Sharp, but Samsung shouldn’t take over the name. Have they ever even done a swivel hinge before?

    • Tmobile owns the name not sharp, samsung or microsoft.

  • Derrickps3

    oh God, not samsung…………NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Derrickps3

    oh God, not samsung…………NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Whats so bad about Samsung?

      • ogopogo

        Where the hell have you been?

      • MissKenni

        Nothing. People are just mad that android 2.2 didn’t come out when Samsung said it was coming when the Samsung Galaxy phones first came out. The phones work great and Samsung makes a good phones. I’ve had two Samsung’s in my short life and I thought they were great. I’ll be buying the new Sidekick. Samsung doesn’t care if you buy this product or not they are a multi-million dollar company. They’ll get by

    • Whats so bad about Samsung?

  • Derrickps3

    oh God, not samsung…………NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Hotcakes. Get your hotcakes here…..new sidekick 4G hotcakes……get em while they’re hot….lol.

  • this is such a disappointment -__- orr maybe samsung will do a good job :D and have a comeback…

  • The Observer

    I thought motorola would be in the running giving their past experience with it, even though they failed

  • The Observer

    I thought motorola would be in the running giving their past experience with it, even though they failed

  • Cscorbin

    well that sucks and blows at the same time

  • Cscorbin

    well that sucks and blows at the same time

  • Din

    Already everybody want the new Android upgrade for the Sidekick…
    WHERE IS THE SIDEKICK UPGRADE???
    Android Troll…

    Everybody buy a phone just to wait the upgrade.

  • Break Cooks

    Well hell. First the “danger network” and now this? The poor sidekick is doomed from the start.

  • Break Cooks

    Well hell. First the “danger network” and now this? The poor sidekick is doomed from the start.

  • Break Cooks

    Well hell. First the “danger network” and now this? The poor sidekick is doomed from the start.

  • Break Cooks

    Well hell. First the “danger network” and now this? The poor sidekick is doomed from the start.

  • Break Cooks

    Well hell. First the “danger network” and now this? The poor sidekick is doomed from the start.

  • Break Cooks

    Well hell. First the “danger network” and now this? The poor sidekick is doomed from the start.

  • Anonymous

    They better not try to re-create the old Sidekick UI on this thing…. I’ll make sure never to sell one.

  • Anonymous

    They better not try to re-create the old Sidekick UI on this thing…. I’ll make sure never to sell one.

  • Anonymous

    They better not try to re-create the old Sidekick UI on this thing…. I’ll make sure never to sell one.

  • Anonymous

    They better not try to re-create the old Sidekick UI on this thing…. I’ll make sure never to sell one.

  • Anonymous

    They better not try to re-create the old Sidekick UI on this thing…. I’ll make sure never to sell one.

  • this is going to be as bad as when Motorola made the sidekick slide

  • this is going to be as bad as when Motorola made the sidekick slide

  • timmyjoe42

    Samsung? Pass.
    HTC and Moto have better hardware quality.

    • LOL haha maybe motorola can compete with Samsungs but better? hardware quality? ahahaha thats a laugh especially when you put HTC in there as well just go look at the many articles regarding issues with that device.

  • mahi64558

    No!!! If its made by samsung its gonna be plasticy

    • TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Nothing plasticky about my Nexus S

      • justin345

        well maybe not the nexus s because its google branded. but have you seen the vibrant??? its a piece of crap. the only thing good is the screen thats it

        • Anonymous

          Got a friend of mine that rides hard for Samsung…he’s not one of the “Where’s My Update” crowd as he does the ish himself via rooting but he’ll deter anyone from buying any other phone if one of the options on the table is a Vibrant

        • Anonymous

          Got a friend of mine that rides hard for Samsung…he’s not one of the “Where’s My Update” crowd as he does the ish himself via rooting but he’ll deter anyone from buying any other phone if one of the options on the table is a Vibrant

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Just broke the deal for me. Samsung = No Buy for me. Won’t be getting this one. I was excited about this until this heartbreaking news. Anybody that thinks that Samsung will change their ways with this device, are setting themselves up to be one of the “Where’s My Update” fanboys that Samsung seems to have sooo many of. Back to the Drawing board, again. Tmo US just can’t seem to give me a 4.3 smartphone that’s not Windows based. :(

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Just broke the deal for me. Samsung = No Buy for me. Won’t be getting this one. I was excited about this until this heartbreaking news. Anybody that thinks that Samsung will change their ways with this device, are setting themselves up to be one of the “Where’s My Update” fanboys that Samsung seems to have sooo many of. Back to the Drawing board, again. Tmo US just can’t seem to give me a 4.3 smartphone that’s not Windows based. :(

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Just broke the deal for me. Samsung = No Buy for me. Won’t be getting this one. I was excited about this until this heartbreaking news. Anybody that thinks that Samsung will change their ways with this device, are setting themselves up to be one of the “Where’s My Update” fanboys that Samsung seems to have sooo many of. Back to the Drawing board, again. Tmo US just can’t seem to give me a 4.3 smartphone that’s not Windows based. :(

  • Robert_abc

    Should’ve stayed with HTC.

  • Robert_abc

    Should’ve stayed with HTC.

  • So far not impressed that it was going to be Samsung either. Plus from the pics etc. (in related articles) no flash for the rear camera.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a double confirmation, all the way! What does it mean! OH! It’s beginning to look like a triple confirmation!

  • Grv

    I will not support samsung. They must show they deserve attention.

    • Nexus S does just fine in that regard and what truly was wrong with Samsungs products beside maybe a faulty gps that EVERYONE had the chance to exchange under warranty by tmobile AND Samsung. Complaining about no updates is just childish, you buy a phone as it is. Cell phones are and always will be AS IS sales.

  • Grv

    I will not support samsung. They must show they deserve attention.

  • Lmaobook

    S amoled screen anyone? fk samsung but i must admit, other then the lack of updates my vibrant is the best phone i’ve ever owned. So this side kick may hand with the big dogs.

    • LMaobook.com

      hang*

  • Anonymous

    Samsung have the courage to produce colored and weight phone that let me think it’s a hardware creator, not a giant in mobile industry like apple.

  • htc4life

    Samsung is crap. Pass.

  • htc4life

    Samsung is crap. Pass.

  • Deceptivesmiles

    SMH, was really hopin it was HTC manufacturin the phone. All I know is this Android better not be in the same category as the other Android devices for update purposes. With this bein a custom UI, it’ll take forever to get an update just like the Androids w/ skins

  • the only phone i’ll buy from Samsung is the Nexus S cause it doesn’t belongs to them….it belongs to Google, so Google is in charge of everything specially the UPDATES!!!!

  • Samsung = FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Samsung = FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Samsung = FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • This is bullsh$$, i hate samsung. they cant keep a promise to save there lives. well i wont be buying this.

  • EADizzle

    Sharp, Samsung, what does it matter? Going as far back as the Slide, weren’t those Motorola? Seems like they’ll let anyone have a crack at the Sidekick line, probably just the lowest bidder. As long as it’s not a cloud device…

    ***One in a million.***So you’re saying there’s a chance!!***

  • Tyrone M Jackson

    Every Samsung phone I’ve tried has had to be returned because their Bluetooth implementation was not standard enough to function with my cars. When you go to phone-car compatibility sites like Edmonds, the Samsung phones are notable by how many cars they are incompatible with.

  • Wilco

    It’s a juvenile format, anyway. But Samsung is almost really good. If the Vibrant just had a little less lag, if the GPS worked, and if they pushed an OTA update within 3 months of a software release, they would be heros.

  • Future Sprint Customer

    All its going to be is a android for with a screen that covers the keyboard…. nothing special or “side kick” about it…..

  • Future Sprint Customer

    All its going to be is a android for with a screen that covers the keyboard…. nothing special or “side kick” about it…..

  • Future Sprint Customer

    All its going to be is a android for with a screen that covers the keyboard…. nothing special or “side kick” about it…..

  • Flocka

    Looks different from that image with the galaxy s 4g from a few weeks ago. That phone looked like an htc device.

  • Anonymous

    Great, that means the deaf / mute crowd are going to come up to me drawing HUGE LETTERS spewing out WHUR MAH UPDAYTEEEEE. Greeeeeat.

    • I hope they come in everyday and irritate you for saying such an insolent immature comment.

    • I hope they come in everyday and irritate you for saying such an insolent immature comment.

    • vg

      dude! we are both going to hell! you for writing this comment and me for lmao!

    • vg

      dude! we are both going to hell! you for writing this comment and me for lmao!

  • Anonymous

    Learned my lesson Samsung does not care about supporting there devices. keep clear.

  • Sevron415

    as a current and continued user of the sidekick lx-09 (yeah im the only person who wasen’t bitten by the infamous sk-crashing of 09 for some reason, never lost contacts only got them doubled on my device, lost data for a wile but i worked for apple in a call center during it so i didn’t get much time to use my data during the day anyway. i’m absolutely EXCITED for an android sidekick i don’t care who makes it as long as its as durable as my lx09 (ill post pics to imgur if anyone wants to see how beat-up my phone is but still works) 5-row keyboard~ for teh win! on screen keyboards suck. launch date tmo please launch it soon~!!!

  • Nclax15

    What’s up with Tmobiles all out commitment with Samsung all of the sudden. I bought the Vibrant because it was literally my only alternative to a device that will keep up with the others until my contract is up… Let me guess, they are also going to provide the only 4.3+inch phones to Tmobile, before they rename t-mobile s-mobile

  • Nclax15

    What’s up with Tmobiles all out commitment with Samsung all of the sudden. I bought the Vibrant because it was literally my only alternative to a device that will keep up with the others until my contract is up… Let me guess, they are also going to provide the only 4.3+inch phones to Tmobile, before they rename t-mobile s-mobile

  • Tutti_cutti_fruitty

    Will it be available in Australia