Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sidekick returns on Android

T-Mobile shut down the Sidekick service not too long ago, but not to worry, the carrier is bringing back Sidekick devices, all running on Android. The first in this new line is the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, manufactured by Samsung. It features Android 2.2 Froyo, a 1GHz processor, a 3.5 inch touch display, a 3 megapixel camera, and of course, a full QWERTY keyboard. Staying in line with most previous Sidekick basics, the Android version remains focused on the younger, message-happy crowd.
Matthew Miller of ZDNet offers a full review(shown below) of Samsung’s new device, noting that its all-plastic construction doesn’t take away from the quality of the phone. Hardware is important for Sidekicks in particular -- a strong hinge mechanism is necessary to withstand the constant sliding an average user will do, even when they’re not getting ready to send a text message. Miller notes the software on the Sidekick as well, which includes Group Texting and Cloud Text, both befitting of this new device.
I'm actually pretty excited for this new phone's release.


Alpha said...

Definitely looks aimed towards a younger crowd.

YourArgumentIsCurrentlyInvalid said...

nice post!

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