Sidekick 4G In The Wild! Pics!

The moment so many loyal Sidekick fans have been waiting for… meet the Sidekick 4G!

It’s not the sexiest phone I’ve seen, but the physical layout of the 5 row keyboard gives me great hope for this new device. It’s very similar to the layout of the Sidekick LX 2009 keyboard, however most of the alt keys have been moved around which I’m sure will annoy some long time users to death. The Sidekick keyboard has remained virtually identical since the Sidekick II, why mess with it? Also the side buttons appear to be rearranged too, with the Menu button on the upper right and the Jump Menu button on the top left now re-branded as “Home” since it will be running Android.

Other things we can glean from these photos: we’re getting a camera (no big surprise), the trackball still exists, there’s a new Sidekick logo icon on the top right of the screen, we’ve lost the Call/End buttons, there’s a headphone port on the bottom left, much like the SK LX 09, we’ve lost the directional pad (another staple since the beginning), etc.

But the big thing that I know is going to upset people: it slides, not swivels.

Pics via TmoNews

UPDATE: Another pic showing that the Sidekick 4G is running Android 2.2.1

80 Responses to “Sidekick 4G In The Wild! Pics!”

  1. Meme Says:

    Cool!!

  2. Luke Says:

    I’m happy with it. Front facing camera, android 2.2, the keyboard. My dream sidekick.

  3. Disko Says:

    LOVE the 5 row keyboard but without the swivel screen… Itz just not worth dropping my G2 and running back home… yet

  4. Mikhael Says:

    I’m utterly disappointed, the keyboard looks horrible, it’s made by SAMSUNG so the build quality looks cheap and the back of the phone is ugly, the screen doesn’t swivel so therefore this isn’t a sidekick! If this is just a prototype then they need to go back to the drawing board and make this phone correctly!

  5. TyRetr0 Says:

    iiT lookZ nice…. BUT. I hope it swivels!! Not slide!! Sidekicks SWIVEL!!

  6. TyRetr0 Says:

    SamSucks!!!!

  7. jc Says:

    the trackball is supposed to light up for notifications!!!! why is this one black?? also where is the SWIVEL screen????

  8. EX-sklx-09 user Says:

    can’t say i like that hinge they have there at all, the more exposed moving parts the more likely it will break faster.

    on the SK slide the mechanism was completely internal and worked like a charm, on the main SK it was just the one rotating spot underneath everything.

    but i figured there wouldn’t be the awesome swivel screen since Danger owned the patent, so now microsoft has it, and god forbid microsoft let someone else license it and NOT have anything other then windows on it. and nobody would buy that phone.

  9. ncmacasl Says:

    They probably had to move keys around to avoid Danger/Microsoft copyright infringement. same with the corner keys.

  10. AceKannon Says:

    I’m impressed, but not entirely. One thing i’ll add:

    No swivel, not a true sidekick.
    It looks great and the little “SK” logo in the corner is definitely a PLUS!

    But, notice the phone doesnt have a final name. SIDEKICK “WHAT?”

  11. ncmacasl Says:

    jc on January 27, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

    the trackball is supposed to light up for notifications!!!! why is this one black?? also where is the SWIVEL screen????

    hopefully it is a trackPAD not a trackBALL. Perhaps it has some other message light (led ring around trackpad??) for message notifications. (Yes, that was a nice feature on the Sidekicks!)

  12. EX-sklx-09 user Says:

    i just had a thought, normally there were always at least 2 sidekicks “live” at a time over the last few years of the Danger Era, once there were even 3 and thats not counting the special editions.
    one was a cheaper mid-range version and the other the high end version.

    maybe (LOOOONNNGG SHOT MAYBE) this is only one version, if i remember right the low/mid end sidkicks never had a flash.

    wasn’t HTC was supposedly making a sidekick “twist” for the longest time, now suddenly we see a samsung phone.

    samsung sidekick 4G,
    HTC sidekick Twist 4G?

    i can wish anyway cause i don’t like the sliding mechanism samsung has going there, the one on the old sidekick slide worked great, was sturdy and didn’t have exposed moving parts to break off.

  13. Wicked1 Says:

    Man, haven’t been on this site in a long time. I’m disappointed that Samsung is making it, and that it DOES NOT seem to Swivel, its a slider. Awww, kinda making me nostalgic. I was a sidekick user at the time of the fiasco and the whole time I was with T Mobile (sk2,sk3, sk LX 08), and I’m still bitter about the fact that I had to pay basically full price for a different phone, didn’t get a free one, no $100 discount or anything, and I was up for a full upgrade. Still had to pay $200 to pre-order the, wait for it, the Motorola Cliq *shakes head*. And now that the class action lawsuit has settled, we only get a $35 gift card or $17.50 check, haha, such a joke. I would have considered going back, it has Android, and I love the Sidekick form factor and keyboard, but I’m put off by Samsung making it, and I just got a G2 for free after Cliq problems, and had to renew my contract, and I don’t pay full retail price for any phone, hahaha. Plus, its not much of an upgrade from the G2, and I trust HTC way more when it comes to updates.

  14. u a fag Says:

    Wicked1 on January 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm said:

    Man, haven’t been on this site in a long time. I’m disappointed that Samsung is making it, and that it DOES NOT seem to Swivel, its a slider. Awww, kinda making me nostalgic. I was a sidekick user at the time of the fiasco and the whole time I was with T Mobile (sk2,sk3, sk LX 08), and I’m still bitter about the fact that I had to pay basically full price for a different phone, didn’t get a free one, no $100 discount or anything, and I was up for a full upgrade. Still had to pay $200 to pre-order the, wait for it, the Motorola Cliq *shakes head*. And now that the class action lawsuit has settled, we only get a $35 gift card or $17.50 check, haha, such a joke. I would have considered going back, it has Android, and I love the Sidekick form factor and keyboard, but I’m put off by Samsung making it, and I just got a G2 for free after Cliq problems, and had to renew my contract, and I don’t pay full retail price for any phone, hahaha. Plus, its not much of an upgrade from the G2, and I trust HTC way more when it comes to updates.

    read my name… its wat you are!!!

  15. LoSo Says:

    overall im impressed!…but i do hope the screen pushes 4′ i think it’s probably a 3’7 incher….i can live without the swivel…

  16. snuzzle Says:

    I’m gonna be fair and withhold full and final judgment until I see it in action with the OS and everything, but for the moment I can say I am NOT impressed. It doesn’t look like the ‘kick we’ve known and loved for years, it looks like a bad imitator and that’s not very exciting.

    I know I’ll really miss the call/end buttons, and even though I don’t use the D-Pad much I’ll miss that too (my trackballs tend to get gummy after a while, I know I’m not alone on this).

    I’ll be REALLY disappointed if the trackball doesn’t light up, and even more if it’s a trackpad and not a trackball.

    And am I the only one who’ll miss the traditional three vertical rows of combination number/letter buttons? I really only used the pound/asterisk on those but it was hella convenient when on the phone.

    Also, the bumper buttons protrude a lot more than past models, I already accidentally bump the power button sometimes. I can only imagine how often I’ll accidentally bump it when it sticks out that much. Sigh.

  17. Aenar Says:

    A big, long …
    So what.
    Looks crunky, doesn’t swivel and Android looks grim on the screen.
    I mean are the old Danger folks so in love with a keyboard that they want to retread this puppy? its yesterdays formfactor with almost yesterdays OS.
    Its like remaking the Camaro again- make it look old.
    And is that a trackball???? No please so it ain’t so

  18. stormcity Says:

    Looks more like a PLASTIC new generation SK Slide to me…. NOT impressed!! I sure hope they come out with a LX version or some REAL high end version of the Sidekick that is NOT made by samsung. I HATE samsung…. they suck balls!! I’ve had a Samsung Instinct, Samsung Glide, and most recently that Samsung Vibrant (galaxy S) and they ALL gave me PROBLEMS and hardware issues.

    Sidekicks were NEVER really a good “voice/talk” phone, but a good “messaging/web device” for secondary use. Now I still have my Sidekick data plan ($1 a day… which I load up occasionally) for my Sidekick LX ’09 carbon and Tony Hawk LX ’08 for my other line… BUT… this bullsh*t above… Sidekick 4g??… by Samsung??… aint worth me putting my current SK’s on the craigslist/ebay market to break my neck and purchase. F*CK THAT!! I been having sidekicks since I was 15 when the first one came out. This SamSUCK **** is a major blow for my anticipation. Hahahahaa nice joke T-Mobile.

    Thats why my main line is a unlocked Blackberry Storm 2 (not a Android fan, but I was going to go back via the rumored Sidekick “Twist”). This “SK 4G” don’t even come close in the looks department compared to my Carbon LX ’09…. or even my Hawk LX. This **** looks more like the Slide meets the G1 and outdated. And TMOBILE STOP LYING about this 4G **** (G2, myTouch 4g)… those are not 4G phones… they are just compatible for 4g connection speeds (the EVO and iPhone4 are REAL 4g phones).

    UNLESS they come out with other editions and LX versions of these new lines of Sidekicks that swivel out with the LED lights indicators and made by either Sharp, HTC, Sony, and NOT SamSUCK or and Motorola…. then this will be one SK I will NOT be purchasing!!

  19. MUGENMORT Says:

    hey fanboy i’m back yeah i just came back from school and i was told that your quite the idiot with a touch of ignorance go work for HTC they might give you some credit and spoiled you. i hate this fanboys with a passion.

  20. Anonymous Says:

    That looks like trash! Samsung?? Really? Wow… Why even bother? Forget bringing that out if that’s what you’re going to try to sell to us.

  21. chinta dot com Says:

    wtf FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s blasphemous to even call this a Sidekick..

  22. AceKannon Says:

    Hey, why bash the device? Its BY NO MEANS the sexiest device, and yes, i’ve said it myself: it looks like a 2nd Gen Sidekick Slide to me. But for what its supposed do so, STOP BI*CHIN!! It has a Front Camera, it runs android and looks pretty damn good. Not better than the LX 09 but hey, better than nothing. I personally dislike the fact that there’s no d-pad nd no swivel screen, but hey, thats NO problem. If this phone runs smooth as i should, then I don’t care if Nokia made the damn thing!

    2nd Gen Sidekick Slide….I have a feeling its gonna be called that :(
    But still, give it some time. If it gets some AWESOME commmercials like the old Sidekicks did, it’ll be a PERFECT HIT! I’m getting this no matter what.

  23. LoSo Says:

    yea bro! honestly i plan on getting it no matter what..im loving that it has a 5 row..i hope the screen is 4 in. but i don’t think so.. and im kinda annoyed it doesn’t have a flash for the camera…i hope it does hd recording…and im happy it has a front facing cam

    let me just do it this way..

    pros=FFC,5 row pad,trackPAD,it being a new sk altogether!,android..
    cons=no d pad,no flash,not running 2.3..and possibly not a 4 inch display..

    all in all i hope it does WELL so there can be other iterations of it in the future..!regardless im glad one is finally coming!

  24. AceKannon Says:

    LoSo on January 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm said:

    yea bro! honestly i plan on getting it no matter what..im loving that it has a 5 row..i hope the screen is 4 in. but i don’t think so.. and im kinda annoyed it doesn’t have a flash for the camera…i hope it does hd recording…and im happy it has a front facing cam

    let me just do it this way..

    pros=FFC,5 row pad,trackPAD,it being a new sk altogether!,android..
    cons=no d pad,no flash,not running 2.3..and possibly not a 4 inch display..

    all in all i hope it does WELL so there can be other iterations of it in the future..!regardless im glad one is finally coming!

    This is what i’m saying! Samsung did pretty well making it look classic. But with some features missing, lets hope they make an LX model later on this year :)

  25. klotz Says:

    The emoticons are scarey. I remember how Tmo ground the Sidekick down into dust with their gamez-and-ringtonez drone. But if you can type all the regular keys that are missing on the G2, I’ll be happier. Let’s hope the kbd feels OK. And that cyanogen or xda helps us get rid of whatever happy-face software they layer on it, if they do.

  26. B Says:

    I think this one looks a lot better than most Samsung devices. I suspect this is not the final design.

    Where are deaf people that used to frequent on here? They have been very quiet.

  27. B Says:

    Just noticed the white-out in the last photo–wonder what is under there? led-type upside/downside arrow? Perhaps it does swivel?

  28. B Says:

    B on January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    Just noticed the white-out in the last photo–wonder what is under there? led-type upside/downside arrow? Perhaps it does swivel?

    What is the matter with me? I should have said, “curve arrow” instead of “upside/downside arrow”. My apologies.

  29. jordan Says:

    Make the screen a swivel
    and have some sort of notification light and its a winner for
    myself and vast majority of all other sidekick fans

    I hope this is just a prototype so they are able to make those changes and it will be a big hit!

  30. stormcity Says:

    Stop b*tchin?? F*CK YOU ASSH*LE!! Its been nearly 2 yrs since we true loyal anticipators got a new Sidekick… and this the best they come up with?? I would’ve been happy if they just kept the LX ’09 design and added all the new features like FaceTime camera, android, touchscreen and so forth. This SK 4g SUCKS and u know it. C’MON SON!!! NO swivel, NO D-pad (ok since its touchscreen… I may be able to do without the d-pad… maybe), its NOT really a sidekick. Just some ignorant andoid device that slides up made by one of the WORST manufacturers in the world.

    Do NOT buy this phone when it launches. Make a statement ppl, and also see what else they may come with.

  31. AceKannon Says:

    B on January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    Just noticed the white-out in the last photo–wonder what is under there? led-type upside/downside arrow? Perhaps it does swivel?

    Nope. If u look at the back shot, it shows the slide hinges. Its gonna slide like the G2. bu yea, I hope this is a prototype. They really could do alot with it if they make the screen swing out and swivel instead of slide…bad enuff that people already disliked the SK Slide from ’07. If this isnt as good, its just about over for the sidekick period.

    …nd just a question: WHATS WRONG WITH SAMSUNG? Can someone please answer? Because i am very confused at where the hate is coming from o_O

  32. u a fag Says:

    stormcity on January 28, 2011 at 6:36 am said:

    Stop b*tchin?? F*CK YOU ASSH*LE!! Its been nearly 2 yrs since we true loyal anticipators got a new Sidekick… and this the best they come up with?? I would’ve been happy if they just kept the LX ’09 design and added all the new features like FaceTime camera, android, touchscreen and so forth. This SK 4g SUCKS and u know it. C’MON SON!!! NO swivel, NO D-pad (ok since its touchscreen… I may be able to do without the d-pad… maybe), its NOT really a sidekick. Just some ignorant andoid device that slides up made by one of the WORST manufacturers in the world.

    Do NOT buy this phone when it launches. Make a statement ppl, and also see what else they may come with.

    so dont buy it ***** its nit the only phone out quit whining it aint changing anything

  33. u a fag Says:

    AceKannon on January 28, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

    B on January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    Just noticed the white-out in the last photo–wonder what is under there? led-type upside/downside arrow? Perhaps it does swivel?

    Nope. If u look at the back shot, it shows the slide hinges. Its gonna slide like the G2. bu yea, I hope this is a prototype. They really could do alot with it if they make the screen swing out and swivel instead of slide…bad enuff that people already disliked the SK Slide from ’07. If this isnt as good, its just about over for the sidekick period.

    …nd just a question: WHATS WRONG WITH SAMSUNG? Can someone please answer? Because i am very confused at where the hate is coming from o_O

    stupid people complaining for their lack of upgrade… its not like phones are meant to be upgraded everyday…and besides the vibrant was the first to get froyo than any other galaxy s phones, they jus stupid dont pay them no attention…

  34. u a fag Says:

    AceKannon on January 28, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

    B on January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    Just noticed the white-out in the last photo–wonder what is under there? led-type upside/downside arrow? Perhaps it does swivel?

    Nope. If u look at the back shot, it shows the slide hinges. Its gonna slide like the G2. bu yea, I hope this is a prototype. They really could do alot with it if they make the screen swing out and swivel instead of slide…bad enuff that people already disliked the SK Slide from ’07. If this isnt as good, its just about over for the sidekick period.

    …nd just a question: WHATS WRONG WITH SAMSUNG? Can someone please answer? Because i am very confused at where the hate is coming from o_O

    stupid people complaining for samsung’s lack of upgrade… its not like phones are meant to be upgraded everyday…and besides the vibrant was the first to get froyo than any other galaxy s phones, they jus stupid dont pay them no attention…

  35. Joe F'n Beeezy Says:

    Looks good, but they gotta throw the swivel on it. They just gotta.

  36. man Says:

    Not what I expected but any 4g touchscreen sk with this 5 row keyboard is better than this lx 09. Everything else should be considered a plus.

  37. AceKannon Says:

    Joe F’n Beeezy on January 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm said:

    Looks good, but they gotta throw the swivel on it. They just gotta.

    Theres no swivel bro, look at the back shot. Its a slider hinge :(

  38. AceKannon Says:

    u a *** on January 28, 2011 at 10:14 am said:

    AceKannon on January 28, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

    B on January 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm said:

    Just noticed the white-out in the last photo–wonder what is under there? led-type upside/downside arrow? Perhaps it does swivel?

    Nope. If u look at the back shot, it shows the slide hinges. Its gonna slide like the G2. bu yea, I hope this is a prototype. They really could do alot with it if they make the screen swing out and swivel instead of slide…bad enuff that people already disliked the SK Slide from ’07. If this isnt as good, its just about over for the sidekick period.

    …nd just a question: WHATS WRONG WITH SAMSUNG? Can someone please answer? Because i am very confused at where the hate is coming from o_O

    stupid people complaining for samsung’s lack of upgrade… its not like phones are meant to be upgraded everyday…and besides the vibrant was the first to get froyo than any other galaxy s phones, they jus stupid dont pay them no attention…

    Well thats acceptable, but people hafta learn that things happen gradually, not over nite. I’ll suck it up that this phone doesnt swing out swivel style and be a human by believing that this is just the start for this phone. It looks pretty good I.M.O. nd Android is open source. SO, what Samsung won’t do, I CAN!

    Besides, i believe if this is the 2nd Gen Slide, best believe theres gonna be a 3rd Gen LX :)

  39. Phlaymz Says:

    So how is this gonna work with transferring all your sidekick data over (i.e. notes, emails, address book, etc.)? Will it still have the whole OTA thing?

  40. meme Says:

    You’re all retards! This is an android device now! Forget everything you ever knew about your Sidekick LX 09 operating system. Android =/= danger’s platform for the phone. The Sidekick is and at the time of its popularity was way outdated. It would be completely retarded as well to have another danger OS when the two competitive OSs are Apple and Android.

  41. AceKannon Says:

    EVERYONE THAT KEEPS ASKING! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION:

    Danger created this device long ago by the name of the Danger Hiptop. Soon after, T-Mobile picked up the rights to it and tagged it with the label “Sidekick” SO, Sidekick is just a label that was made famous by this design. Microsoft own Danger now, which is now a defunct company due to the Kin fiasco. I don’t believe that the swivel screen was a patent. Maybe the way it was built, but other phones have these.

    All in all, T-Mobile can slap the Sidekick name on whatever they want, even a Tablet or laptop. So, NO it will not have the Sidekick servers because thats owned by Microsoft/Danger.

    AND, Microsoft will NEVER get in bed with an Android device, hence the reason they have Windows Phone 7. UGLY! I loved windows mobile 6.5 on the HD2 by the way, but the HD7…naahhh :(

  42. hiptop4life Says:

    It will never be as popular as the old school sidekicks

  43. Anonymous Says:

    Finally! a new Sidekick.

    Does anyone have any speculation if i buy this device and try and get the internet to work in Australia, will it work?

    Because past sidekicks havnt worked of course because of them being locked??

  44. AceKannon Says:

    hiptop4life on January 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm said:

    It will never be as popular as the old school sidekicks

    Sadly, I do believe this. Although, if T-Mobile can do those AWESOME commercials it did for the Sidekicks in the past (youtube it if youre curious), then I believe that it could become sumwhat bigger than its been the past couple of years

  45. what? Says:

    I do NOT LIKE IT

  46. Setnakt Says:

    @stormcity Says:

    January 27th, 2011 at 5:30 pm [ Quote ]

    “…..[snip]…. And TMOBILE STOP LYING about this 4G **** (G2, myTouch 4g)… those are not 4G phones… they are just compatible for 4g connection speeds (the EVO and iPhone4 are REAL 4g phones)….”

    Get your “facts” straight genius. Yes the EVO is 4G, the craptastic iPhone”4″ is NOT, never was, never will be, and even with all the lies they spue advertising it Apple has never claimed it is a 4G device. Just because it has the number “4″ in the name doesn’t make it a 4G device anymore than the Sidekick 3 was a 3G device. STUPID! And I don’t know about the Verizon version, it’s not out yet, but on AT&T’s TERRIABLE network the iPhone4 doesn’t even run 4G connectivy speeds (that’s when you can even get a non-dropped connection). The iPhone4 was an unneeded, hardly-an-”upgrade”-from-the-iPhone3 rushed-to-the-buy-anything-iPhone-idiots rip-off device. Slashdot reports that 89% of their touchscreens break within 1 lousy year! And 4G? It was never designed to run 4G anymore than a Sidlekick LX was, that’s impossiable, so why don’t YOU stop lieing about 4G and the odious iPhone”4″!

  47. stormcity Says:

    Setnakt on January 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

    @stormcity Says:

    January 27th, 2011 at 5:30 pm [ Quote ]

    “…..[snip]…. And TMOBILE STOP LYING about this 4G **** (G2, myTouch 4g)… those are not 4G phones… they are just compatible for 4g connection speeds (the EVO and iPhone4 are REAL 4g phones)….”

    Get your “facts” straight genius. Yes the EVO is 4G, the craptastic iPhone”4″ is NOT, never was, never will be, and even with all the lies they spue advertising it Apple has never claimed it is a 4G device. Just because it has the number “4″ in the name doesn’t make it a 4G device anymore than the Sidekick 3 was a 3G device. STUPID! And I don’t know about the Verizon version, it’s not out yet, but on AT&T’s TERRIABLE network the iPhone4 doesn’t even run 4G connectivy speeds (that’s when you can even get a non-dropped connection). The iPhone4 was an unneeded, hardly-an-”upgrade”-from-the-iPhone3 rushed-to-the-buy-anything-iPhone-idiots rip-off device. Slashdot reports that 89% of their touchscreens break within 1 lousy year! And 4G? It was never designed to run 4G anymore than a Sidlekick LX was, that’s impossiable, so why don’t YOU stop lieing about 4G and the odious iPhone”4″!

    F*CK AT&T!!! I was referring to the iPhone4 on Verizon’s LTE 4G network. My mom has that phone and its FAST & 4g, B*TCH… trust me I know!!! T-Mobile promotes false advertisements saying they are “largest & fastest 4g network” which is all LIES!! That wack HSPA+ network they use is the foundation for their “4g” illusion. About a mile away from the city borderline and that wannabe “4g” connection becomes spotty…. anymore further… its a WRAP!!! I live in a top 3 major U.S. city…. ALL NETWORKS are fast here… no matter if its 2g/3g/4g/ or 50 f*ckin g!!! I have CLEAR’s WiMAX internet service with a clearspot MiFi router I keep with me for my all my wiFi devices… now thats REAL 4G/3g right there. My unlocked Blackberry Storm 2 becomes a “4G” device through WiFi…. INSTANTLY wherever I go. The functionality of those phones are already fast and will shut down any AT&T smartphone, myTouch 4g, vibrant, or G2… trust me I already compared and tested the connection speeds.

    T-mobile doesn’t have REAL 4G and AT&T should just go to hell. However, Verizon, Sprint (they use Clearwire’s 4G for their broadband and phones like the EVO or Epic) are the only tried and true 4G compatible and contended carriers.

    At the end of the day, F*CK T-Mobile!!! I just use them suckers for their cheap flexpay plans and the freedom to use any gsm device I own. Anytime Verizon comes out with a gsm compatible smartphone with WiFi… I cop it, unlock it, then BOOM… ready to go LOL. But I still love my Sidekicks LOL… Im keepin that data plan for life!!

    Oh yeah… F*CK SAMSUNG!!!

  48. stormcity Says:

    This slider Sidekick 4G **** is a HUGE JOKE!! But I just heard that T-Mobile will also debut other Sidekicks as well in the Fall and towards the 4th quarter. But I will have my hands on the device 2 weeks before its release date like I always do with new anticipated smartphones and I will test it out and even post my own unboxing and review on youtube. Stay tuned…. lol

  49. zay Says:

    Im a loyal I been waiting 2yrs for this very un happy trash it and try again.

  50. TyRetr0 Says:

    if it doesnt feel like its hella cheap i might give it a shot LOL i hate cheap feeling phones

  51. Mulan Says:

    This is just a prototype, you guys.

    And yes, the swivel screen is a patent. However, I do not know if it was T-Mobile or Danger who owns the patent.

  52. Anonymous Says:

    This phone is ugly and isnt a sidekick/hiptop Tmobile/Microsoft just slapped the name on a android phone and called it a day. I dont even have Tmobile anymore but I use to be a huge sidekick fan and I would not buy this.

  53. Setnakt Says:

    @stormcity Says:

    January 31st, 2011 at 8:04 pm [ Quote ]

    Setnakt on January 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

    @stormcity Says:

    January 27th, 2011 at 5:30 pm [ Quote ]

    “…..[snip]…. And TMOBILE STOP LYING about this 4G **** (G2, myTouch 4g)… those are not 4G phones… they are just compatible for 4g connection speeds (the EVO and iPhone4 are REAL 4g phones)….”

    Get your “facts” straight genius. Yes the EVO is 4G, the craptastic iPhone”4″ is NOT, never was, never will be, and even with all the lies they spue advertising it Apple has never claimed it is a 4G device. Just because it has the number “4″ in the name doesn’t make it a 4G device anymore than the Sidekick 3 was a 3G device. STUPID! And I don’t know about the Verizon version, it’s not out yet, but on AT&T’s TERRIABLE network the iPhone4 doesn’t even run 4G connectivy speeds (that’s when you can even get a non-dropped connection). The iPhone4 was an unneeded, hardly-an-”upgrade”-from-the-iPhone3 rushed-to-the-buy-anything-iPhone-idiots rip-off device. Slashdot reports that 89% of their touchscreens break within 1 lousy year! And 4G? It was never designed to run 4G anymore than a Sidlekick LX was, that’s impossiable, so why don’t YOU stop lieing about 4G and the odious iPhone”4″!

    [& StormLIAR last said...]

    F*CK AT&T!!! I was referring to the iPhone4 on Verizon’s LTE 4G network. My mom has that phone and its FAST & 4g, B*TCH… trust me I know!!!

    [Setnakt now]
    I don’t trust you LIAR. You are a LIEING LIAR B*TCH, so’s your mom. Last time I was over ******** her she didn’t have any Verizon iPhone4 NO ONE DOES LIAR! it doesn’t even come out tell February 10th, this is February 2nd genius, and there are NO early releases on the Verizon iPhone 4, so that’s how we all can know you are LIEING. Show us some credable article that proves the impossiable, that that iPhone4 on Verizon is 4G LIAR! Don’t hold your breath everyone. He CAN’T. But I CAN prove it’s not!

    http://www.engadget.com/apple/verizon-iphone/

    “… Just to clarify and put any wild rumors to bed, the phone is Verizon 3G (EV-DO) only, no 4G data or GSM roaming. It’s not a world phone or an AT&T + Verizon phone, it’s just a Verizon phone. Outside of Verizon connectivity, the phone is basically unchanged, although Verizon’s CDMA network doesn’t support simultaneous voice and data as with the GSM version…”

    There, are we done now boy?!? No one who isn’t a total moron will believe your LIES now LIAR. You are DONE!

  54. Anthony Says:

    The iPhone 4 is not even released yet, so stop lying. I would know, because my mother tried to pre-order, and they told her that she wouldn’t be able to pre-order until February 3rd.

    Also: THE IPHONE 4 IS NOT 4G. It doesn’t have LTE. Engadget posted an article about how Apple have a job listing for someone who specializes in LTE, which could be the iPhone 4GS or iPhone 5 will have LTE speeds.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/31/apple-job-posting-calls-for-another-lte-expert/

    StormCity, you fail for lying, aha.

    Also: Why would you even want an iPhone 4? Video chatting over wifi, with a CRAPPY as hell front facing camera, which is just something you could do with a laptop that has a much better camera? Pointlesssss.

  55. Anthony Says:

    Ooops, that message was supposed to say *not even released on Verizon yet.

  56. johnno Says:

    That sidekick looks dumb and I hate that samsung is making it. Not worth me giving up my G2 for and go back. Sorry. Besides, what are they going to do about the tmail email service that was issued to sidekick users? And also not defending anyone here on the thread but I had my G2 weeks before it was released at retail and I know a few folks who work at the apple store and they already have the VZW Iphone. So it is possible to have it before it is released if u have the connection

  57. stormcity Says:

    BWAAHAHAHAHAAA!!!! GOTTA LOVE HATERS!!

    Check out my LIVE review of the iPhone 4 from VERIZON!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ByDpFL2VsM

    Enjoy =)

  58. EX-sklx-09 user Says:

    The iPhone 4 still isn’t 4G though.
    i like how you mentioned the little changes they made to the Verizon iPhone but the iPhone you have doesn’t look like it has any of those changes on it.

  59. Setnakt Says:

    Wow, where to begin? Well I guess at the bottom of the barrel….

    @Stormcity, tried your YouTube link and got the following: “This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.” Curious to say the least! But I guess not really as I’m betting it wasn’t an actual VERIZON iPhone4 but rather a AT&T iPhone4 you were trying to pass of as being a Verizon one, RIGHT?! That’s based on what EX-sklx-09 said, so I’m guessing you pulled the video before it was viewed and debunked by more people (like myself). And as EX-sklx-09 said (and everyone else in the business), it’s still not a 4G phone. So ROTFLMFAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA at you LIAR!! Typical little coward can’t even admit you lied when your caught. You have no honor or credablity~and yes who the hell with a brain wouldn’t hate that and with good reason (DUH)! No I don’t hate LAIRS who try to trick/play me~NOT! Most of us don’t have GIMP as a last name, so a big FAIL for you! Grow a pair and get a better game, loser.

    @EX-sklx-09 Did he even show an unboxing of that iPhone4 that would show it branded as a Verizon iPhone? I’m betting StormLIAR’s now pulled video didn’t!

    @Anthony Agreed on all! We both got info from engadget proving StormIdiot is full of it, I’m sure a lot of us can find lots more (I only looked 2-3 minutes via Google), and in just days the REAL Verizon iPhone4 will be out, and no amount of lies will hide the truth then…

    Give up StormJackass, you are exposed as a fake & fraud. Go home & play on your PSP in your momma’s basement you FAKE!

  60. EX-sklx-09 Says:

    no unboxing, just him showing off an iphone 4, it said verizon 3g at the antenna and in the system info and he called verizon customer service, then plugged some pyramid scheme website to win free ****.
    there apparently were other videos on the account about jailbreaking iphones/ipods.

    but like i said, there were none of the changes to the iPhone that every other verizon iphone has had since release and it isn’t hard to make pretty much any smartphone’s info screen say anything you want it to, or save a number under a contact named *611.

  61. Chadifer Says:

    Okay…well this is not a sidekick! What made the sidekick a sidekick is the amazing form factor i.e. mainly the swivel screen. The Danger OS wasn’t to bad;the OS did make jumping from app to app a smooth breeze. I throughly enjoyed that astranged looks I got from other people when I swiveled the screen to operate the device….they were probably thinking “how the hell did he open it?” However the last few Sidekicks (08′, 09′, etc.), in my opinion, were not worth the upgrade so I purchased a G1 and now am using the moto cliq xt…(random FYI dont but the XT its lame) I rather do enjoy the Android OS and was very optimistic about a Sidekick running on it. However, without the swivel sreen its not a true sidekick! HOPEFULLY this is just a prototype or some lame a** joke that someone is pulling to see if he/she can make a huge uproar. If it is just a prototype, I’m hoping that the makers of the future Sidekick phone will see this site and realize how important the swivel screen is to the devout sidekick consumer! I will remain hopefull until I actually see a solid device in the T-Mobile store.

  62. TruGent Says:

    Ive beeen waiting for this to happen for the longest, True Sidekick Fan!!! Its obviosly just a prototype and was leaked to get the word SIDEKICK in evryones mouths from the dead. from waht i can tell that noone in the comments really touched is that the buttons changed and there is no call endeding and stuff like that, sooo we got touch screen CHECK, Camera facing front so we will have Facetime talking CHECK, obviously android so there will be free apps and a Market place CHECK, it may just be me but how can you tell from the pics weather it swivels or not???? im mean its only in the open position or the closed so dont get your panties in abunch guys. Like someone said before there is usually a betterr on to come out anyway so be patient guys this is the begining of the new era, just dont be so quick to by this cause guaranteed, a month after this comes out, we will be here talking about the next sidekick……………

  63. ex-lx09 user Says:

    You can tell it doesn’t swivel because you can see the hinge and when the screen is opened, you can see that the icons and camera/sensors on the sides of the screen are in the same positons.

    And there was mention of the changed buttons, there’s not much to discuss any further about them, they are clearly different.

  64. Ruben Says:

    It doesnt look that bad, but does it have wi-fi? is it touch screen? I’ll miss the old OS but Android rocks! When is it coming out?

  65. Setnakt Says:

    @EX-sklx-09 Thanks for the feedback on what was pretty clearly a fake Verizon iPhone4 scam. I figured as much. Now maybe we can get the thread back on track.

    As for that track and this new Sidekick, as many have said here I’m hoping this is a prototype not the final product. The shown phone is clearly a slider not swivel screen. I had heard that Danger (now owned by Microsoft) had that trademarked, so that’s likely gone for good. I’m not really married to the swivel screen IF the slide isn’t prone to brakeage (or worse). Android is good, I don’t care if it has a touchscreen as long as it has a full keyboard. If I wanted a touchscreen there are plenty of phones like that, I don’t know why so many people are addicted to that “feature”. Kinda concerned about the lack of a directional pad. The trackball on my SK LX 2007 basicly died just from normal use (a LOT of people reported this issue). And that was just after 3 months! No problems so far with the trackball on my year-old SK LZ 2009, but I learnt from the previous device to rely mostly on the directional pad so as to not “wear-out” the trackball. That won’t be possible if there is no directional pad, obviously. Not good, unless they made it work and to last this time (and especially not good if T-Mo refuses to recognize it as a “Known Issue” as they have in the past). I don’t care if it supports Wi-Fi, if it runs anywhere close to 4G why would anyone even want Wi-Fi when you have a dedicated network? That one I don’t get. I certainly hope it doesn’t rely on Wi-Fi for any critical opperations, that would cripple the device and be a real deal killer with me. I guess we will see where this goes…

  66. bulletinyochest Says:

    This **** gone be just like the kin…..FAIL

  67. DJ Everything (916) Says:

    Aye I Dont Care I FUXXXX with sidekick im glad its coming out F all the haters

  68. YeaiSaidIt Says:

    I REALLY hope the keyboard doesn’t lag. I have had 3 Samsung phones so far and all the keyboards lagged a bit :/

  69. toine Says:

    It looks ok i got the motorola charm and im very happy with it. Love the key board i finally found a phone that ima keep for a very long time. But this sidekick has potential but i really don’t like the look of it or the key board.

  70. AceKannon Says:

    Any new news on this phone? I havent heard much lately, but my birthday is in march and I’m hoping that its released by then so I can show it off. I actually have grown pretty fond of it, the look anyway :D

  71. LoSo Says:

    Nothing new as of yet…maybe at the MWC there will be something out..

  72. Guest Says:

    LoSo on February 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm said:

    Nothing new as of yet…maybe at the MWC there will be something out..

    Correct, there will be.

  73. ttetgw4tgwt4g Says:

    The UGLIEST phone ever. I dropped my sk09 (because the internet just stopped working for it and tmo wouldn’t help..saying all sk were having the same problem) so I went to the bb 9700. I really wish they would just make it like other sks, then i’d switch back. I dropped my $20 data plan which blows so much =/
    This isn’t a sidekick. it’s a stupid, cheap looking P.O.S

  74. Mr. cock Says:

    so.. a sidekick 4g is announced and will sometime be released for Tmobile. honestly i think T-mobile’s best bet is to leave the Sidekick deceased. Honestly how will this phone compete with the smart phones that are already out and those who will be coming later on this year? spec wise, the phone is already outdated compared to phones that are launching this year with duo core CPUs. Tmobile has pushed their Mytouch branded phones so much and now they are willing to try and recapture the audience that once praised the sidekick? This is a bad move on so many levels. perhaps the biggest reason is that the sidekick brand died in 2009, its been two years since their last device. along with the data outage caused by microsoft, it caused alot of people to leave the brand and find satisfaction in other branded phones. not only that but its built by Samsung which means no updates!!. The phone is also running android, which means its not a sidekick, its a knock off android phone being called the sidekick in an attempt to recapture the audience the brand once held for tmobile. Its not about wheither the screen slides or not, it was the OS that made the sidekick a SIDEKICk. Honestly i am interested in seeing how badly this will flop as soon as it launches..

  75. EX-sklx-09 Says:

    we don’t even know what the final specs and details this will have yet, besides “4G” connectivity.

  76. actual sidekick fan Says:

    Mr. **** on February 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm said:

    so.. a sidekick 4g is announced and will sometime be released for Tmobile. honestly i think T-mobile’s best bet is to leave the Sidekick deceased. Honestly how will this phone compete with the smart phones that are already out and those who will be coming later on this year? spec wise, the phone is already outdated compared to phones that are launching this year with duo core CPUs. Tmobile has pushed their Mytouch branded phones so much and now they are willing to try and recapture the audience that once praised the sidekick? This is a bad move on so many levels. perhaps the biggest reason is that the sidekick brand died in 2009, its been two years since their last device. along with the data outage caused by microsoft, it caused alot of people to leave the brand and find satisfaction in other branded phones. not only that but its built by Samsung which means no updates!!. The phone is also running android, which means its not a sidekick, its a knock off android phone being called the sidekick in an attempt to recapture the audience the brand once held for tmobile. Its not about wheither the screen slides or not, it was the OS that made the sidekick a SIDEKICk. Honestly i am interested in seeing how badly this will flop as soon as it launches..

    Wrong, it was the swivel screen. Sure the OS was a different contribution, but the screen was the main thing.

  77. AceKannon Says:

    Mr. **** on February 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm said:

    so.. a sidekick 4g is announced and will sometime be released for Tmobile. honestly i think T-mobile’s best bet is to leave the Sidekick deceased. Honestly how will this phone compete with the smart phones that are already out and those who will be coming later on this year? spec wise, the phone is already outdated compared to phones that are launching this year with duo core CPUs. Tmobile has pushed their Mytouch branded phones so much and now they are willing to try and recapture the audience that once praised the sidekick? This is a bad move on so many levels. perhaps the biggest reason is that the sidekick brand died in 2009, its been two years since their last device. along with the data outage caused by microsoft, it caused alot of people to leave the brand and find satisfaction in other branded phones. not only that but its built by Samsung which means no updates!!. The phone is also running android, which means its not a sidekick, its a knock off android phone being called the sidekick in an attempt to recapture the audience the brand once held for tmobile. Its not about wheither the screen slides or not, it was the OS that made the sidekick a SIDEKICk. Honestly i am interested in seeing how badly this will flop as soon as it launches..

    Ur a hater on so many levels dude. In all seriousness, why are you here?

  78. B Says:

    T-Mobile Posts Sidekick 4G Sign Up Page – http://www.tmonews.com/2011/02/t-mobile-posts-sidekick-4g-sign-up-page/

    http://sidekick.t-mobile.com/

  79. martin Says:

    WTF WHY DOESN’T IT HAVE A FLASH FOR THE CAMERA!!!? WTF!!!

  80. stephanie Says:

    honestly, i haven’t been on this website for soooooooo long since i got my blackberry but i decided to check up on it because i always loved my sidekick (i still get it from my drawer and just swivel the screen continuously.) then i saw this new sidekick, i got excited for a second thinking i might just leave my blackberry for this because they finally have a sidekick with a touchscreen and keyboard. but once i read that it slides instead of swiveling they crushed my fantasy once again. why do they always have to dissapoint me.
    ALL I WANT IS AN UPDATED SIDEKICK LX WITH A TOUCHSCREEN! thats it. and what i mean by updated is for it to have new features that keep it up to date with the competition.
    this one was almost perfect, but they’re not there yet.

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