(Updated: Not For T-Mobile) Rumor Alert: T-Mobile’s Next Android Sidekick To Be Produced By Sharp?

Update: As we suspected this device is actually not for T-Mobile as the folks over at Unwired View just updated the article to reflect it’s not a Sidekick and not coming to T-Mobile.

The folks over at Unwired View have received what they believe is a picture of the next Android powered Sidekick to hit T-Mobile sometime later this year. We aren’t quite sure what “reasoning” they are using to determine this other than form factor but we have no reason to doubt their source. Their source states this phone comes with a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen display, GSM/WCDMA compatibility, wifi, gps and a camera on the  back! Sounds like a phone from 2008. All kidding aside the form factor certainly looks Sidekick-ish but we’re going to chalk this one up firmly in the “take with a grain of salt” category until we know more.

Unwired View

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  • Anonymous

    4 row qwerty = FAIL

  • GPT

    Honestly, im a fan of sidekicks, but if your going to release another sidekick months after releasing the sidekick 4g why not make it more different, maybe a higher end version or use the swivel screen again. Plus lets face it, a sidekicks isn’t a sidekick without a 5 row keyboard

    • Anonymous

      Let’s face it…it’s a SIDEKICK. Enough said.

      • TypicalWhitePerson

        Yeah, it’s a Sidekick with a G2-like keyboard. Not!

      • None

        Nope.

  • Jarmon

    Cause Danger owns the patent/TM on the swivel screen?

    • None

      You can always lease on a patent or trademark if someone wanted to make a swivel.  Shoot, Apple now thinks they own the trademark on “rectangle” tablets and I believe even applied for one trademarking the placement of a logo on the rear-center of a mobile phone (apple on iPhone)

  • BigMixxx

    Swing….G2, Bam out of the Park, Swing…..Mytouch 4g, Bam out of the park. Swing….Sidekick 4g, Bam third base, but a good hit.  Sensation, KABOOM, Out of the park.  

    This thing……Foul…

  • None

    Do we really need another one of these things?

    • Anonymous

      No.

  • blaaaah!

    Danger doesnt own the swivel screen design. Sharp does because when Motorola came out with a sidekick they had to make it slide.

    • TypicalWhitePerson

      A rep at the T-Mobile store told me awhile back that T-Mobile owns the swivel screen trademark. Not sure how true that is though.

      • None

        Reps read the same blog that you do & sometimes take random posts as fact.

  • blaaaah!

    Danger doesnt own the swivel screen design. Sharp does because when Motorola came out with a sidekick they had to make it slide.

  • yyevo

    You mean sliding is ONLY for Samsung? What about the Droids that slide? How about my 2006 HTC Shadow? Dude, sliders aren’t new or exclusive.

    Also, I believe Sharp made several of the original Sidekicks.

  • yyevo

    You mean sliding is ONLY for Samsung? What about the Droids that slide? How about my 2006 HTC Shadow? Dude, sliders aren’t new or exclusive.

    Also, I believe Sharp made several of the original Sidekicks.

  • Anonymous

    This phone is PG-13.

  • TypicalWhitePerson

    I had the SK LX 09 which was made Sharp, and it was very sturdy and solid. Although Android isn’t my first choice, but if they correct this rumored Sidekick by Sharp with a 5-row keyboard, at least a 3.5inch screen, and a better camera on back and front with all the Sidekick 4G features… then I might get one.  

  • Saajorge

    I think they new to stick with that metallic piece around the keyboard, keep the screen size to 3.5 (nothing less), better cameras(all tho i could care less about the camera) and dual core the phone and they have winner:) and one thing i love about this new design is that all the buttons for back, home, settings and search are on just one side! didn’t like the button on each corner thing to much, even tho i still love it!! :D

  • http://pernecky.blogspot.com Mike

    I had the Sharp TM150 from a few years back, and I swear the picture quality on that thing was still better than any phone I’ve had to date.  This includes a couple other flip phones, the G1, and now the MT3G.  Sharp should make more phones, that TM150 took plenty of lickings and kept on ticking.

    • eYe

      This is so true!!!!!!!   Only 1mp camera yet pics were crisp and clear.  And it had SD card for storage (yes, and actual SD card, not mini or microSD) I loved that phone, except it’s battery life (which sucked due to it’s bright hi-res screen).  But fit&finish, build quality and materials were top notch and you could customize the crap out every single button, down to the lenght of you SMS notification.
      I still have it too.  It went through cycle of laundry, sat in my garage for a year (MN winter) and still works.  I wonder if I could get a new battery for it?  I’d sport if for a day or two again.

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

    If it was like 2011 technology level ready it would be a win. Idk why they keep making very little upgrades to the Sidekick. Make a low-end-mid-end like one for that market & a high-end one for the rest. Like they did the Sidekick iD, then the Slide’s & LX’s. Come on now……… Just my personal opinion. I would’ve loved to get the Sidekick 4G, but compared to what’s out especially the G2x, it just didn’t compare.

  • Kevinmd84

    Sounds good on wax, but unless it swivels, I don’t think it will do hacksungs sidekick numbers.

  • Not Your Cup Of Tea Dont Drink

    I so called this back when the rumored new side kick was coming….It was going to be garbage, and shortly after T-mobile was going to slap something else on it and re-release it…..Still garbage…..

    • None

      You called wrong, smarty pants.

  • Patmvaldez

    My first experience with a sidekick was when my daughter wanted one for her birthday and we bought a used one. Let’s just say it didn’t last very long.

  • Zifnab2k

    Sharp still makes products?

    • Anonymous

      Quite a lot actually. One of the primary makers of those fancy Japanese phones among Japan’s major carriers, among other electronics.

  • Anonymous

    They just updated the site. Phone is for AT&T, and seems to be an Android version of the Sharp FX.

  • J. Williams

    That looks very nice though.