Sidekick 4G at Radioshack on April 20th

No official word from T-Mobile, but Radioshack let it slip that they’ll be selling the Sidekick 4G on April 20th. That means current Sidekick users won’t have to use a temporary phone after the May 31st shut off of the existing Sidekick service. You’ll be able to jump directly to the new Sidekick!

via TmoNews

40 Responses to “Sidekick 4G at Radioshack on April 20th”

  1. Nikki Says:

    Well this is good news. Once again so long as the grand fathered plans are in effect im game to give it a try

  2. NOOBAMA2012 Says:

    Great, the hoodrats finally have a upgrade.

  3. Kara Says:

    Which is after the upgrade offer ends. Hello Sprint.

  4. ncmacasl Says:

    Nikki on April 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

    Well this is good news. Once again so long as the grand fathered plans are in effect im game to give it a try

    Call Tmobile’s Customer Loyalty department to get your current Danger/Sidekick plan rates locked in. keep in mind unlimited TXT is often MORE $$ on top of their unlimited plans (NOT included like it was on the Sidekick plans)

  5. Alessandra Says:

    This is fake, I heard from a friend that it will be released May 4th, that Radio Shack news was posted on April Fool’s day. But hey you never know, this can turn out to be true.

  6. jvf25 Says:

    Alessandra on April 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

    This is fake, I heard from a friend that it will be released May 4th, that Radio Shack news was posted on April Fool’s day. But hey you never know, this can turn out to be true.

    Umm I doubt it…im sure they would of said it was a joke by now lol

  7. Alessandra Says:

    jvf25 on April 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm said:

    Alessandra on April 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

    This is fake, I heard from a friend that it will be released May 4th, that Radio Shack news was posted on April Fool’s day. But hey you never know, this can turn out to be true.

    Umm I doubt it…im sure they would of said it was a joke by now lol

    This news wasn’t even confirmed by T-Mobile and just now my friend had a talk with a representative at the store they told him that it will be out by the summer so yeah that was posted on April 1st because I first saw this headline on Engadget’s website on that date.

  8. jvf25 Says:

    Alessandra on April 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm said:

    jvf25 on April 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm said:

    Alessandra on April 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

    This is fake, I heard from a friend that it will be released May 4th, that Radio Shack news was posted on April Fool’s day. But hey you never know, this can turn out to be true.

    Umm I doubt it…im sure they would of said it was a joke by now lol

    This news wasn’t even confirmed by T-Mobile and just now my friend had a talk with a representative at the store they told him that it will be out by the summer so yeah that was posted on April 1st because I first saw this headline on Engadget’s website on that date.

    Hmmm well jus have to wait and see….it would be a dum April fool’s joke cuz Radioshack announced they would be gettin the sidekick the day before April fool’s

  9. Alessandra Says:

    lol the “day before” April Fool’s it’s past that date, do they even have it? Nope, and I wouldn’t believe anything a store says unless it’s announced by the carrier itself. So we’ll just have to wait and see.

  10. B Says:

    ncmacasl on April 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

    Nikki on April 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

    Well this is good news. Once again so long as the grand fathered plans are in effect im game to give it a try

    Call Tmobile’s Customer Loyalty department to get your current Danger/Sidekick plan rates locked in. keep in mind unlimited TXT is often MORE $$ on top of their unlimited plans (NOT included like it was on the Sidekick plans)

    Wouldn’t it be better to wait until they announce the prices, etc?

  11. jvf25 Says:

    No i meant they posted that on twitter the day before April fool’s! Lol…yes we will!

  12. Alessandra Says:

    Oh lol and we’ll see.

  13. Nikki Says:

    ncmacasl on April 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

    Nikki on April 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

    Well this is good news. Once again so long as the grand fathered plans are in effect im game to give it a try

    Call Tmobile’s Customer Loyalty department to get your current Danger/Sidekick plan rates locked in. keep in mind unlimited TXT is often MORE $$ on top of their unlimited plans (NOT included like it was on the Sidekick plans)

    what exactly do i say? and shouldnt i wait till right before i purchase the phone?

  14. EX-sklx-09 user Says:

    yea, that tweet was posted on march 31st, so if it was a joke, it was terribly executed.

  15. Sidekick Love Says:

    It’s official. Check t-mobile’s twitter. April 20th.

  16. jvf25 Says:

    Alessandra on April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm said:

    Oh lol and we’ll see.

    Haha i was right! Told you =p lol

  17. Alessandra Says:

    jvf25 on April 7, 2011 at 10:20 am said:

    Alessandra on April 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm said:

    Oh lol and we’ll see.

    Haha i was right! Told you =p lol

    Cool

  18. Phlaymz Says:

    Cant lie, I just switched over to the G2. Had it for about a week now. Truth be told, this new SK ain’t nothing but an android, so I might as well had switched. It’s just not a sk without Danger.

  19. Muhxfugger Says:

    @Muhxfugger Suggested retail price (without new contract) for the Sidekick 4G is $379.99. More info: http://bit.ly/hcxk1C #SK4G ^CC
    8 minutes ago via CoTweet in reply to Muhxfugger………………….they also confirmed the 4/20 release date! woo..check their twitter

  20. johnfrye Says:

    Welcome to the end of the mediocrity that is Danger, Sidekick users!

    In my hands is one of the new Sidekick 4G handsets, and I’ll tell you now that it competes well against other Android handsets on the market for the price that you will be paying for it, with or without a contract. My only vice against the handset? The fact that it doesn’t have flash on the camera (which may be a deal breaker for some people, but not all.) Generally, I am against heavy customizations of Android OS, but Samsung really did their homework and found ways to bridge Samsung Touchwiz, former antiquated Hiptop and regular Google Experience preferences into one package.

    For those of you who loved the old hardware but yearned for more, I am willing to bet my black and pink chips that most of you will like the new change (and the death of Danger when it comes to Android Platform Sidekicks.)

    Welcome to “The New Age of Sidekick”. Leave your antiquated Danger devices in the firepit and welcome to the party!

  21. johnfrye Says:

    BTW @Phlaymz, as one of the original B/W Sidekick users, I can tell you that *YOU’RE WRONG!* This new device (even sans flash for camera) is everything that some Sidekick/Hiptop users wished Danger devices would be (from 2003 to it’s death), yet failed to be in many aspects. Your G2 is a Google Experience device intended to be a stock rom experience. Of course, if you are not happy with that, you have the ability to “cook” your rom (as many XDA-Developers already do, which is yet another advantage over the Danger (lack of) experience that drew them closer and closer to obsolescence. Even the G2 has a few tricks up it’s sleeve if you do the research and make the upgrades. ;-)

    The new Sidekick reboot excels in many aspects, from the rare notice that the customizations are actually smooth and better on this device than most other Androids for the price offered and many amenities that aren’t locked down (unlike the Danger Devices, which are arcane at best.)

  22. Elle Says:

    i have the grand fathered sk plan, i’ve had a sk since 2008 and still own one now. i just talked to a rep and was told i would have to pay 20 more dollars a month for what i have now, which doesn’t seem fair at all considering i’ve been a costumer for years now and i’m having to invest in a new phone. is there anyway around this or is tmobile just not giving a **** that sidekick users have to dish out more money for something that isn’t our fault.

  23. johnfrye Says:

    Elle on April 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

    i have the grand fathered sk plan, i’ve had a sk since 2008 and still own one now. i just talked to a rep and was told i would have to pay 20 more dollars a month for what i have now, which doesn’t seem fair at all considering i’ve been a costumer for years now and i’m having to invest in a new phone. is there anyway around this or is tmobile just not giving a **** that sidekick users have to dish out more money for something that isn’t our fault.

    While it doesn’t hurt to try, the reason why you are paying an increase is because you are no longer using the Danger Servers (which, when compared to other, more general servers, are quite antiquated.) The consequence of going to the Android environment is that you are going on a more robust network that is used with other devices that utilize the same abilities. On another note, with root capabilities, your ability to “tether” your SK-Android device is possible, whereas if you were to tether a Danger device, you’d end up with trivially adverse results.

    It is unfortunate to some, however, from experience I ended up getting more for my buck with the upgrade in services that came along with paying the higher premium.

  24. vote die bitch Says:

    johnfrye on April 12, 2011 at 1:51 am said:

    Welcome to the end of the mediocrity that is Danger, Sidekick users!

    In my hands is one of the new Sidekick 4G handsets, and I’ll tell you now that it competes well against other Android handsets on the market for the price that you will be paying for it, with or without a contract. My only vice against the handset? The fact that it doesn’t have flash on the camera (which may be a deal breaker for some people, but not all.) Generally, I am against heavy customizations of Android OS, but Samsung really did their homework and found ways to bridge Samsung Touchwiz, former antiquated Hiptop and regular Google Experience preferences into one package.

    For those of you who loved the old hardware but yearned for more, I am willing to bet my black and pink chips that most of you will like the new change (and the death of Danger when it comes to Android Platform Sidekicks.)

    Welcome to “The New Age of Sidekick”. Leave your antiquated Danger devices in the firepit and welcome to the party!

    FUCKK YOU and your new aged SH*TKICK

  25. Ashley Says:

    FAIL!

    nice phone imm finna get dat hoe

  26. Nick Says:

    You all know the facts, and if you really are going to disregard a phone because the technology is better than your old phone you are truly an idiot.

    What is wrong about the new Sidekick really? The fact that the screen doesn’t swivel…cry me a river and get the Morotola Flipot.

    Honestly the only thing to complain about is lack of flash on the 3mp camera, which I’ve read in reviews is much better than expected. All other features are up to par with what is available on the market. The fact that it is 4G also makes it one of the best phones on the market by default. How many phones have the front-facing camera at this point…and the best QWERTY-keyboard hands down? Samsung Galaxy Epic may be the only contender.

    People are just pissed because they are poor and haven’t upgraded since 2008. Seriously, who even uses a Sidekick anymore? You need an upgrade, and this is more than you could ever imagine, if you know your facts. Get over it.

  27. NOOBAMA2012 Says:

    Nick on April 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm said:

    You all know the facts, and if you really are going to disregard a phone because the technology is better than your old phone you are truly an idiot.

    What is wrong about the new Sidekick really? The fact that the screen doesn’t swivel…cry me a river and get the Morotola Flipot.

    Honestly the only thing to complain about is lack of flash on the 3mp camera, which I’ve read in reviews is much better than expected. All other features are up to par with what is available on the market. The fact that it is 4G also makes it one of the best phones on the market by default. How many phones have the front-facing camera at this point…and the best QWERTY-keyboard hands down? Samsung Galaxy Epic may be the only contender.

    People are just pissed because they are poor and haven’t upgraded since 2008. Seriously, who even uses a Sidekick anymore? You need an upgrade, and this is more than you could ever imagine, if you know your facts. Get over it.

    Everybody doesn’t want 4G this, and Android that, you stupid c*cksucking motherf*cker.

  28. TrollSeason Says:

    NOOBAMA2012 on April 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:

    Nick on April 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm said:

    You all know the facts, and if you really are going to disregard a phone because the technology is better than your old phone you are truly an idiot.

    What is wrong about the new Sidekick really? The fact that the screen doesn’t swivel…cry me a river and get the Morotola Flipot.

    Honestly the only thing to complain about is lack of flash on the 3mp camera, which I’ve read in reviews is much better than expected. All other features are up to par with what is available on the market. The fact that it is 4G also makes it one of the best phones on the market by default. How many phones have the front-facing camera at this point…and the best QWERTY-keyboard hands down? Samsung Galaxy Epic may be the only contender.

    People are just pissed because they are poor and haven’t upgraded since 2008. Seriously, who even uses a Sidekick anymore? You need an upgrade, and this is more than you could ever imagine, if you know your facts. Get over it.

    Everybody doesn’t want 4G this, and Android that, you stupid c*cksucking motherf*cker.

    LMFAO!!

  29. TrollSeason Says:

    I’m not getting this bulky phone. Im sure there will be a newer more ADVANCED Sidekick (perhaps an LX version) to ship out before the year is out. Until then, I got my eyes on that HTC Sensation. Now THATS a phone!!!

  30. EX-sklx-09 user Says:

    Elle on April 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

    i have the grand fathered sk plan, i’ve had a sk since 2008 and still own one now. i just talked to a rep and was told i would have to pay 20 more dollars a month for what i have now, which doesn’t seem fair at all considering i’ve been a costumer for years now and i’m having to invest in a new phone. is there anyway around this or is tmobile just not giving a **** that sidekick users have to dish out more money for something that isn’t our fault.

    I think now that you have little choice of what to do if you still have your sidekick is why they might not be offering the options that I and some other got when we decided to leave earlier.

    When i first tried to change my phone to the mytouch 4g they gave me the same stink, but then a little later on, i ended up talking to someone else cause my refund and contract still had not gone through from returning the phone and they let me keep the cheaper plan and got the new mytouch 4g again.

  31. Nikki Says:

    I just ordered my sidekick 4g XD

  32. Spykedjadedragon Says:

    So I just got a Sidekick 4G and I LOVE IT!!!
    The keyboard is nice and clicky
    The interface/UI is slick
    I haven’t experienced Any lag yet (and I’ve been using it all day)
    And the 4G is Fast!
    This is MUCH better than the Sidekick LX ’09 that I had for sure.
    The new sidekick haters should really try it before bashing it, for sure!

    -SpykedT

  33. Setnakt Says:

    Ok, I got one today at the promised by Loyalty Dept price of $100, kept my $20 unlimited data plan (its an extra $10 for unlimited text, big deal) LOVING the new phone! & I still got my 09 Kick if I need. A camera with flash! Quite impressed :)

  34. Soleheads Says:

    Setnakt on April 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm said:

    Ok, I got one today at the promised by Loyalty Dept price of $100, kept my $20 unlimited data plan (its an extra $10 for unlimited text, big deal) LOVING the new phone! & I still got my 09 Kick if I need. A camera with flash! Quite impressed :)

    they got yu lol, because ther unlimited android data/text plan is $30 so it seem like they actually upgraded you to the android plan.

  35. B Says:

    Just learned tonight that my data plan wasn’t unlimited and was over $700 in text tonight, so the girl on the phone took that off and put me back to my grandfathered plan – 29.99 – it is unlimited data. The girl at the local store said I would have to pay 49.99. I learned about it after I called about MMS not working, so I am glad I called!

  36. DCOTTES Says:

    so gonna get it :) my upgrade is for $117

  37. froot loop Says:

    man meat and man juice

  38. KickingIt Says:

    I went and got mines yesterday and I haven’t been able to put it down since. The messaging is still great. The cam doest have flash but photos still come out pretty good without it and dispite it only being 3mp. The screen isn’t overly large but it plays hd videos like a dream. The android os is something the sidekick needed a long time ago. We all know microsoft killed danger but this new kick is absolutely worth getting at any asking price. Multi tasking between text, facebook, twitter,web, ect is a breeze. And the front facing camera is just the icing on the cake. How long has a sidekick looked like it should do that? Well now it does and more. I’m very happy with this phone. Although 4G isn’t great where I live(my lx09 could never get 3g inside my house) the addition of wifi is purely awesome. I don’t feel the need to use my laptop as much just to freaking google! The keyboard takes some getting use to but its far better than those soft keys on the lx09. It has a sk3 type of feel to it. I can’t think of any more to say other than if you are a true fan of a the sk this phone won’t dissapoint or no longer make you feel weird saying I got a sidekick!

  39. TrollSeason Says:

    So are y’all still able to access the Tmail accounts your new Sidekick 4G?

  40. B Says:

    TrollSeason on April 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm said:

    So are y’all still able to access the Tmail accounts your new Sidekick 4G?

    Nope. :(

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