What Do You Think of the Sidekick 4G?

It’s out, a lot of you got one. What do you think? Did T-Mobile do the Sidekick name justice?

We’d love to hear your opinions, any tips you have for people, and what you think this means for the future of the Sidekick.

If you haven’t gotten a Sidekick 4G yet, what are you waiting for? They’re available on T-Mobile right now for only $99!

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91 Responses to “What Do You Think of the Sidekick 4G?”

  1. aiden Says:

    I’m absolutely in love with it. Commenting from it now. :)

  2. sknws Says:

    So far so good but I am a bit concerned about very short battery time I am seeing so far. Other than that the extra buttons and optical mouse makes Android a lot more “acceptable” for me at least.

  3. Eunice Says:

    I really wanted to stay with new sidekick. But after losing a quater of my contacts, and then losing my data plan I had to move on. So now I’m with the Galaxy S and I’m loving it. There was no reason to stay with the sidekick.

  4. fugitiveALiEN Says:

    The new sidekick *IS* and Android phone just like the Galaxy S, but this one has a 5 row keyboard. Best keys around! To get the most out of your battery there are many background services that hog things up but try the Battery Doctor app. Use it to monitor your charges. Best method is full charge, full drain, repeat. https://market.android.com/details?id=net.lepeng.batterydoctor&feature=search_result

  5. J. Ross Says:

    Seriously, buy it. It’s everything we wanted. Only complaint is weak camera. But who needs it. Keyboard skeets on ANY OTHER keyboard ANY phone has. It’s the absolute best. I’m infatuated with mine.

  6. vote die bitch Says:

    Played with the Kick 4G for 2 days, then took that **** back, that’s not a sidekick. The G1 was better.

  7. M. Giron Says:

    I played around with it at the T-Mobile store and I have to say I LOVE it! I’m definitley getting it! I was very skeptical of Samsung manufacturing one iconic device but they did their homework and it truly does live up to the sidekick name, now for the 2nd generation it’ll have to continue the legacy!

  8. M. Giron Says:

    By the way Hiptop3 when are you finally gonna give the website a refresh witht he sidekick 4G? the site design is getting long in the tooth…

  9. Choco Cookies Says:

    Does it have “Silent” and the 3 Notifcation Lights like the previous?

  10. ncmacasl Says:

    @Choco Cookies – It has LED notifications on screen (near Jump key when screen is closed) that can be assigned in 4 different colors for 4 different functions.

  11. kick Says:

    the sidekick 4g is just incredible….a must buy for sidekick fans

  12. DJ McNutty Says:

    A week into using the phone, like someone previously said, it’s everything previous sidekick users were asking for. Android with apps, nearly the same keyboard with jump shortcuts!!!, touch screen and wifi, hspa21+ etc. My biggest complaint is the missing alt key on the right side means it takes longer to write an exclamation point! I’m sure as the community grows and gripes, this will be a simple fix in functionality (the shift keys).

    From the looks of it, Samsung / T-Mobile may have intentionally left out things like better camera, flash, dual processor to make way for a sidekick lineup like in previous years (SK LX, SK LX 09, Gekko) better specs, cheaper prices, longer contracts and partial upgrades = more money. There’s no need to wait, this Sidekick is more than enough for previous sk users.

    Last but not least, hiptop3 needs to get some accessories for these things!!! Pronto

  13. pboy Says:

    Honestly, its a decent device. Samsung and T-Mobile did an excellent job with it. I’ve had the sk2,sk3,sklx and the sk08, and the sk4g makes them seem like toys. With that said, I’m prolly gonna sell mines soon. I have a nexus s as well and idk why, but I just prefer it over my sk4g. Maybe it’s the nexus s thinner profile and bigger screen, and that it is less laggy, idk. But regardless of my situation ….the sk4g is an excellent device and is a steal at $100( or even are $370(full retail)

  14. Jay T Says:

    First off it is not $99. It is $150 for new customers w/2-year contract. And $50 mail in rebate. The battery sucks and takes 5 hours or more to charge with the USB, the wall charger takes at least 3 hrs. or more. I had the Sidekick since the the second one & T-Mobile showed me no love! Where the hell is the loyality? They want me to spend over $300. I could do without the touch screen. Love the speech to text. It reads text out loud. Only time will tell but I have 2 more years to find out since I had to open a new line to get mine for $150.

  15. pboy Says:

    I’ve had excellent battery life but yea its $100 after the mail in rebate

  16. man Says:

    Getting mine tomorrow morning. Ill let yall know wassup asap.

  17. itsNobi Says:

    sknws on April 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm said:

    So far so good but I am a bit concerned about very short battery time I am seeing so far. Other than that the extra buttons and optical mouse makes Android a lot more “acceptable” for me at least.

    Really? I have FANTASTIC battery life. I can get 8 hours with ease, and when the break in period ends, I s’pose a 6 hour battery is good, too. Do you have the screen bright as opposed to auto? Are you using apps with no push notifications?

    Eunice on April 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

    I really wanted to stay with new sidekick. But after losing a quater of my contacts, and then losing my data plan I had to move on. So now I’m with the Galaxy S and I’m loving it. There was no reason to stay with the sidekick.

    Essentially you have the sidekick….without the keyboard and skin. The internals are, give or take, identical. You played yourself, lol.

    DJ McNutty on April 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    A week into using the phone, like someone previously said, it’s everything previous sidekick users were asking for. Android with apps, nearly the same keyboard with jump shortcuts!!!, touch screen and wifi, hspa21+ etc. My biggest complaint is the missing alt key on the right side means it takes longer to write an exclamation point! I’m sure as the community grows and gripes, this will be a simple fix in functionality (the shift keys).

    From the looks of it, Samsung / T-Mobile may have intentionally left out things like better camera, flash, dual processor to make way for a sidekick lineup like in previous years (SK LX, SK LX 09, Gekko) better specs, cheaper prices, longer contracts and partial upgrades = more money. There’s no need to wait, this Sidekick is more than enough for previous sk users.

    Last but not least, hiptop3 needs to get some accessories for these things!!! Pronto

    I agree. But it was so miniscule I keep forgetting that this is the only thing I hate. That and the comma is on the left of the spacebar….and lastly, ONLY the MMS messenger can use the smiley key…smh…..

  18. itsNobi Says:

    minuscule*

  19. B Says:

    Anyone have issue with the SMS/MMS? When one sends me pictures, it is forever downloading.

  20. Spykedjadedragon Says:

    I’ve said it before (last post), but I’ll say it again: The Sidekick 4G is awesome! I love the fact that it’s android because you get awesome apps now, not that boring **** in the old Sidekick app store, you get a unique interesting UI (everything looks polished), and the keyboard is great!
    It seriously is 98% of what sidekickers were clamoring for!

    There are a few cons though: Battery life IS short, I charge mine at work AND at home. I really DO wish there was another Alt key on the right side, exclamation point! And I miss the hinge sounds :(

    But all in all, the phone is GREAT. My iPhone 4 is gathering dust now lol

  21. omie Says:

    dam….this the sidekick of my dreams….but sadly i’ve moved on to a BB torch =/ …..always love sidekicks forever though!

  22. sknws Says:

    M. Giron on April 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

    By the way Hiptop3 when are you finally gonna give the website a refresh witht he sidekick 4G? the site design is getting long in the tooth…

    You mean like this http://www.sknws.com ? ;)

  23. sknws Says:

    ncmacasl on April 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm said:

    @Choco Cookies – It has LED notifications on screen (near Jump key when screen is closed) that can be assigned in 4 different colors for 4 different functions.

    But for instance email one only works with default email app, also doesn’t keep on flashing like old SK did :( only ONCE A MINUTE, sorta pointless if you ask me…

    …screenshot:
    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/5658/sk4gledemail.png

  24. man Says:

    Get this SK if u ever had a Sidekick before. In 6 weeks u get $50 back so you only pay $79 for it lol. Im still checking it out brb. Dueces.

  25. TrollSeason Says:

    Sidekicks are for homosexuals.

  26. Nikki Says:

    I got mine but they made me go crazy for it. I was on the phone with customer service everyday for 5 days just to have the correct pricing, they tried to charge me nearly 400 dollars, they tried to give me some 40 dollar ulimited data/net/text plan, and after fighting with them, and haveing to return one phone, i finally got it in, and i feel like i have no idea what to do with it. I dont like how if i leave a website and come back it just refreshes itself or its on a new website because of something else i did on the phone, i cant seem to find out how to change the defult ring tone to something i dled, but can change individual ones, facebook on this phone doesnt stay at the site i choose it to, i dont like that i wasnt able to keep my tmail, when they could have easily given it, microsoft didnt own that. I hate how there is only one alt button, and no “cancel” key. The recent apps button feels pointless. why cant it be like the old sks,, where there is a set list so i know that everytime i click it i have my web, text, mail, notes etc.. right there, i dont like having to flick through pages back and forth … i do really love the apps, the screen is great, and so is the key board.. i just am so on the fence with it right now.

  27. B Says:

    B on April 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm said:

    Anyone have issue with the SMS/MMS? When one sends me pictures, it is forever downloading.

    Seems that the problem is resolved that I had to pull the SIM card out then back in. I guess they didn’t give me the 4G SIM card.

  28. sknws Says:

    TrollSeason on April 28, 2011 at 12:20 am said:

    Sidekicks are for homosexuals.

    …and you’re on this Sidekick blog because..? :)

  29. sknws Says:

    itsNobi on April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

    sknws on April 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm said:

    So far so good but I am a bit concerned about very short battery time I am seeing so far. Other than that the extra buttons and optical mouse makes Android a lot more “acceptable” for me at least.

    Really? I have FANTASTIC battery life. I can get 8 hours with ease, and when the break in period ends, I s’pose a 6 hour battery is good, too. Do you have the screen bright as opposed to auto? Are you using apps with no push notifications?

    Eunice on April 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

    I really wanted to stay with new sidekick. But after losing a quater of my contacts, and then losing my data plan I had to move on. So now I’m with the Galaxy S and I’m loving it. There was no reason to stay with the sidekick.

    Essentially you have the sidekick….without the keyboard and skin. The internals are, give or take, identical. You played yourself, lol.

    DJ McNutty on April 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    A week into using the phone, like someone previously said, it’s everything previous sidekick users were asking for. Android with apps, nearly the same keyboard with jump shortcuts!!!, touch screen and wifi, hspa21+ etc. My biggest complaint is the missing alt key on the right side means it takes longer to write an exclamation point! I’m sure as the community grows and gripes, this will be a simple fix in functionality (the shift keys).

    From the looks of it, Samsung / T-Mobile may have intentionally left out things like better camera, flash, dual processor to make way for a sidekick lineup like in previous years (SK LX, SK LX 09, Gekko) better specs, cheaper prices, longer contracts and partial upgrades = more money. There’s no need to wait, this Sidekick is more than enough for previous sk users.

    Last but not least, hiptop3 needs to get some accessories for these things!!! Pronto

    I agree. But it was so miniscule I keep forgetting that this is the only thing I hate. That and the comma is on the left of the spacebar….and lastly, ONLY the MMS messenger can use the smiley key…smh…..

    First off the 0.7A charger it comes with is a joke. Should be around double that which is what similarly powered devices have.

    Yes I can get up to 8 hours too, if I use hardly nothing of the features I want/need the Sidekick for. For instance Skype (no I don’t call on it all day but keep it on and chat) and AIM and I do plenty of emails. Screen is on auto but I changed it to 2mins. I use K9 email and use IMAP so push email.

    I also use an iPhone4 (still my 2nd phone) but I am seriously looking to *maybe* return my SK. I love the KB and the jump settings and frankly it is the nicest Android experience I have had, but I have to say that the things I can do on Android (for instance Dolphin browser for full pages) makes me want a bigger screen. While I have advocated the SK keyboard for years now all over the web, I am starting to re-consider my choice. Part of this I must add is the $80+ I will end up paying for this one single line I still have on TMo. If I would have a family plan there still it could be different. So my choice is NOT only SK related but the whole setup with how operator operate in the US currently, with highway robbery (compared to the rest of the so called western hemisphere).

  30. sknws Says:

    Nikki on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 am said:

    I got mine but they made me go crazy for it. I was on the phone with customer service everyday for 5 days just to have the correct pricing, they tried to charge me nearly 400 dollars, they tried to give me some 40 dollar ulimited data/net/text plan, and after fighting with them, and haveing to return one phone, i finally got it in, and i feel like i have no idea what to do with it. I dont like how if i leave a website and come back it just refreshes itself or its on a new website because of something else i did on the phone, i cant seem to find out how to change the defult ring tone to something i dled, but can change individual ones, facebook on this phone doesnt stay at the site i choose it to, i dont like that i wasnt able to keep my tmail, when they could have easily given it, microsoft didnt own that. I hate how there is only one alt button, and no “cancel” key. The recent apps button feels pointless. why cant it be like the old sks,, where there is a set list so i know that everytime i click it i have my web, text, mail, notes etc.. right there, i dont like having to flick through pages back and forth … i do really love the apps, the screen is great, and so is the key board.. i just am so on the fence with it right now.

    Have you tried using other browsers? Check the MARKET (jump K) to look up DOLPHIN browser, I love that one because of it’s fullscreen and desktop settings and also tab. But it can be a little small on this 3.5″ screen. I frankly personally prefer to use FB on the browser vs the app, I also believe that the more of these FB/Twitter etc apps you keep running the worse your battery is of course..

  31. sknws Says:

    itsNobi on April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

    sknws on April 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm said:

    So far so good but I am a bit concerned about very short battery time I am seeing so far. Other than that the extra buttons and optical mouse makes Android a lot more “acceptable” for me at least.

    Really? I have FANTASTIC battery life. I can get 8 hours with ease, and when the break in period ends, I s’pose a 6 hour battery is good, too. Do you have the screen bright as opposed to auto? Are you using apps with no push notifications?

    Eunice on April 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

    I really wanted to stay with new sidekick. But after losing a quater of my contacts, and then losing my data plan I had to move on. So now I’m with the Galaxy S and I’m loving it. There was no reason to stay with the sidekick.

    Essentially you have the sidekick….without the keyboard and skin. The internals are, give or take, identical. You played yourself, lol.

    DJ McNutty on April 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    A week into using the phone, like someone previously said, it’s everything previous sidekick users were asking for. Android with apps, nearly the same keyboard with jump shortcuts!!!, touch screen and wifi, hspa21+ etc. My biggest complaint is the missing alt key on the right side means it takes longer to write an exclamation point! I’m sure as the community grows and gripes, this will be a simple fix in functionality (the shift keys).

    From the looks of it, Samsung / T-Mobile may have intentionally left out things like better camera, flash, dual processor to make way for a sidekick lineup like in previous years (SK LX, SK LX 09, Gekko) better specs, cheaper prices, longer contracts and partial upgrades = more money. There’s no need to wait, this Sidekick is more than enough for previous sk users.

    Last but not least, hiptop3 needs to get some accessories for these things!!! Pronto

    I agree. But it was so miniscule I keep forgetting that this is the only thing I hate. That and the comma is on the left of the spacebar….and lastly, ONLY the MMS messenger can use the smiley key…smh…..

    I just noticed that battery time is what seems to get the least positive reviews here:

    http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/Cell-Phone-Detail.aspx?cell-phone=T-Mobile-Sidekick-4G-Matte-Black&tab=reviews

    So I must not be that “off” with my impression :) yes I do believe rooting it and “cleaning out” a bunch of the bloatware might help, so it might not be a SK issue as such but a “what Samsung added on TMo’s behalf” issue!

  32. sknws Says:

    man on April 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm said:

    Get this SK if u ever had a Sidekick before. In 6 weeks u get $50 back so you only pay $79 for it lol. Im still checking it out brb. Dueces.

    The advertised price is $99 but it’s $150 (with a $50 MIR) now I am not sure how many states do this but here in California we end up paying sales tax off the FULL PRICE that is almost 10% off the $379 price so some $35 or so. So out the door for me with upgrade and all it was going to be close to $200 (with $50 back later yes!)

    But I was able to get a “$100 credit” that means the split up $100 over 3 months of bills, so I am thinking I should have the MIR by then since the 3 month split up doesn’t start before after the 30-day return policy is over.

    Having said that with all this I paid $100.12 the day I got the phone (in the store) April 20th.

  33. Goliath Says:

    I really want to like the Sidekick 4G.

    I absolutely LOVE the keyboard and the jump shortcuts for fast app switching, but I find the Android operating system to be kind of a mess. Both the Danger OS and iOS have the advantage of being designed for a specific hardware configuration, which allows for several big advantages: Standardization, integration, and optimization.

    Since Android is designed to be more generic, so it can work on multiple hardware configurations, the resulting user experience is less desirable. Some apps work in landscape mode, some don’t; Some apps recognize the physical keyboard as soon as you start typing, other require you to touch the screen first; The address book isn’t seamlessly integrated into the phone and text messaging apps; Auto-correct works in most apps but not all (and no spell check? Seriously?!); Sometimes switching between apps leaves you were you left off, other times it doesn’t; Keyboard menu shortcuts are not always present, are inconsistent from app to app, and I can’t seem to find any kind of help/about menu that would list them all (if any)

    Some of these may seem petty to some people here, but in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.

  34. sknws Says:

    Goliath on April 28, 2011 at 10:14 am said:

    I really want to like the Sidekick 4G.

    I absolutely LOVE the keyboard and the jump shortcuts for fast app switching, but I find the Android operating system to be kind of a mess. Both the Danger OS and iOS have the advantage of being designed for a specific hardware configuration, which allows for several big advantages: Standardization, integration, and optimization.

    Since Android is designed to be more generic, so it can work on multiple hardware configurations, the resulting user experience is less desirable. Some apps work in landscape mode, some don’t; Some apps recognize the physical keyboard as soon as you start typing, other require you to touch the screen first; The address book isn’t seamlessly integrated into the phone and text messaging apps; Auto-correct works in most apps but not all (and no spell check? Seriously?!); Sometimes switching between apps leaves you were you left off, other times it doesn’t; Keyboard menu shortcuts are not always present, are inconsistent from app to app, and I can’t seem to find any kind of help/about menu that would list them all (if any)

    Some of these may seem petty to some people here, but in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.

    I fully agree, Android is sorta a mess, or as I tend to call it “ready to bake” like that Pizza you bring home and finish yourself. Same applies with Android, in order to get it to be like you want it to be you HAVE TO add this & that, for instance simple things I had to add apps for SCREEN SHOT & BATTERY %. Whenever you decide to add an app you have to do research online since the Android market is full of worthless stuff too, and also fake prgs that are out to get your info :( (maybe better now but was bad for a while).

    Yes also many apps are designed to work in portrait mainly or even only (like for me Skype and speedtest app by Okla) while it works fine on the SK too since it rotates it is annoying and gives you that “half baked” impression. On skype let me note that the portrait only applies to when you look at a profile. But also the BUILT IN PHONE “APP” on the SK is PORTRAIT ONLY, that is a silly thing!

    Yep I also agree 100% on the recognizing of the physical KB, you have to learn what happens where and how, which I think was one of the strong sides of the original SKs that you KNEW what buttons did what EVERYWHERE!

    Oh the spell/autocorrect is one MAJOR thing that gets to me, since in Android (I learned) it’s totally different setup for OSK (on screen kb) and the physical one! VERY LIMITED options on the phys KB and well since that’s what one uses on the SK mainly…

    I totally second your last statement!!

    “in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.”

    Agreed 100%!! The KB is fantastic (well compared to any still current available devices, that excludes prev SKs) but am I willing to pay $80+ /month for a GREAT KEYBOARD on an OS I have to FORCE MYSELF TO LIKE?? NO!

    I am seriously looking to switch over my main (SK) nr to my 2nd line (w/ATT & iPhone4) and use my Tmo line with a Galaxy Tab. That will cost me HALF the amount a month, will give me at least triple the battery time, and will have a 7″ screen which is nicer I think, I will just loose the great KB!

  35. Goliath Says:

    sknws on April 28, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

    Goliath on April 28, 2011 at 10:14 am said:

    I really want to like the Sidekick 4G.

    I absolutely LOVE the keyboard and the jump shortcuts for fast app switching, but I find the Android operating system to be kind of a mess. Both the Danger OS and iOS have the advantage of being designed for a specific hardware configuration, which allows for several big advantages: Standardization, integration, and optimization.

    Since Android is designed to be more generic, so it can work on multiple hardware configurations, the resulting user experience is less desirable. Some apps work in landscape mode, some don’t; Some apps recognize the physical keyboard as soon as you start typing, other require you to touch the screen first; The address book isn’t seamlessly integrated into the phone and text messaging apps; Auto-correct works in most apps but not all (and no spell check? Seriously?!); Sometimes switching between apps leaves you were you left off, other times it doesn’t; Keyboard menu shortcuts are not always present, are inconsistent from app to app, and I can’t seem to find any kind of help/about menu that would list them all (if any)

    Some of these may seem petty to some people here, but in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.

    I fully agree, Android is sorta a mess, or as I tend to call it “ready to bake” like that Pizza you bring home and finish yourself. Same applies with Android, in order to get it to be like you want it to be you HAVE TO add this & that, for instance simple things I had to add apps for SCREEN SHOT & BATTERY %. Whenever you decide to add an app you have to do research online since the Android market is full of worthless stuff too, and also fake prgs that are out to get your info :( (maybe better now but was bad for a while).

    Yes also many apps are designed to work in portrait mainly or even only (like for me Skype and speedtest app by Okla) while it works fine on the SK too since it rotates it is annoying and gives you that “half baked” impression. On skype let me note that the portrait only applies to when you look at a profile. But also the BUILT IN PHONE “APP” on the SK is PORTRAIT ONLY, that is a silly thing!

    Yep I also agree 100% on the recognizing of the physical KB, you have to learn what happens where and how, which I think was one of the strong sides of the original SKs that you KNEW what buttons did what EVERYWHERE!

    Oh the spell/autocorrect is one MAJOR thing that gets to me, since in Android (I learned) it’s totally different setup for OSK (on screen kb) and the physical one! VERY LIMITED options on the phys KB and well since that’s what one uses on the SK mainly…

    I totally second your last statement!!

    “in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.”

    Agreed 100%!! The KB is fantastic (well compared to any still current available devices, that excludes prev SKs) but am I willing to pay $80+ /month for a GREAT KEYBOARD on an OS I have to FORCE MYSELF TO LIKE?? NO!

    I am seriously looking to switch over my main (SK) nr to my 2nd line (w/ATT & iPhone4) and use my Tmo line with a Galaxy Tab. That will cost me HALF the amount a month, will give me at least triple the battery time, and will have a 7″ screen which is nicer I think, I will just loose the great KB!

    I’m still not sure what to do. I know I have 30 days to return the Sidekick if I want, but I don’t know if I’m stuck with the new contract renewal (and would have to pay an ETF to get out of it). I’m kind of leaning towards the iPhone (I really love my iPod touch and everything else is Android which, as we both agree, is a mess) but even that comes with some heavy decisions…

    Do I pay $80/mo for unlimited everything on a device I have to force myself to like?
    Or do I pay $90+/mo for LIMITED everything on a device I’ll most likely love?

  36. no Says:

    itsNobi on April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

    sknws on April 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm said:

    So far so good but I am a bit concerned about very short battery time I am seeing so far. Other than that the extra buttons and optical mouse makes Android a lot more “acceptable” for me at least.

    Really? I have FANTASTIC battery life. I can get 8 hours with ease, and when the break in period ends, I s’pose a 6 hour battery is good, too. Do you have the screen bright as opposed to auto? Are you using apps with no push notifications?

    Eunice on April 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

    I really wanted to stay with new sidekick. But after losing a quater of my contacts, and then losing my data plan I had to move on. So now I’m with the Galaxy S and I’m loving it. There was no reason to stay with the sidekick.

    Essentially you have the sidekick….without the keyboard and skin. The internals are, give or take, identical. You played yourself, lol.

    DJ McNutty on April 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    A week into using the phone, like someone previously said, it’s everything previous sidekick users were asking for. Android with apps, nearly the same keyboard with jump shortcuts!!!, touch screen and wifi, hspa21+ etc. My biggest complaint is the missing alt key on the right side means it takes longer to write an exclamation point! I’m sure as the community grows and gripes, this will be a simple fix in functionality (the shift keys).

    From the looks of it, Samsung / T-Mobile may have intentionally left out things like better camera, flash, dual processor to make way for a sidekick lineup like in previous years (SK LX, SK LX 09, Gekko) better specs, cheaper prices, longer contracts and partial upgrades = more money. There’s no need to wait, this Sidekick is more than enough for previous sk users.

    Last but not least, hiptop3 needs to get some accessories for these things!!! Pronto

    I agree. But it was so miniscule I keep forgetting that this is the only thing I hate. That and the comma is on the left of the spacebar….and lastly, ONLY the MMS messenger can use the smiley key…smh…..

    This is wrong.. you meant essentially yu guys dont have sidekicks.. you have a samsung android phone that was made to mimmick the hardware of a hiptop with a custom ui on top of it to mimmick the danger software. so he has another android phone(galaxy s) with the touchwiz ui that mimmicks the iphone software and you have a samsung android with the name sidekick on it. :)

  37. NVONSHATS Says:

    I played with it to see if i wanted it or the g2x……I ended up with the g2x. this in no way other than the keyboard feel like a sidekick(i should know since i had owned and i count 21 sidekick with 3 still in workable condition). i am not a fan of a android mixed sidekick the screen shouldnt be touch and i dont like the reformat of the buttons or the lack of a track balll

  38. Nikki Says:

    sknws on April 28, 2011 at 9:10 am said:

    Nikki on April 28, 2011 at 6:15 am said:

    I got mine but they made me go crazy for it. I was on the phone with customer service everyday for 5 days just to have the correct pricing, they tried to charge me nearly 400 dollars, they tried to give me some 40 dollar ulimited data/net/text plan, and after fighting with them, and haveing to return one phone, i finally got it in, and i feel like i have no idea what to do with it. I dont like how if i leave a website and come back it just refreshes itself or its on a new website because of something else i did on the phone, i cant seem to find out how to change the defult ring tone to something i dled, but can change individual ones, facebook on this phone doesnt stay at the site i choose it to, i dont like that i wasnt able to keep my tmail, when they could have easily given it, microsoft didnt own that. I hate how there is only one alt button, and no “cancel” key. The recent apps button feels pointless. why cant it be like the old sks,, where there is a set list so i know that everytime i click it i have my web, text, mail, notes etc.. right there, i dont like having to flick through pages back and forth … i do really love the apps, the screen is great, and so is the key board.. i just am so on the fence with it right now.

    Have you tried using other browsers? Check the MARKET (jump K) to look up DOLPHIN browser, I love that one because of it’s fullscreen and desktop settings and also tab. But it can be a little small on this 3.5″ screen. I frankly personally prefer to use FB on the browser vs the app, I also believe that the more of these FB/Twitter etc apps you keep running the worse your battery is of course..

    i downloaded firefox and i am more pleased now.

  39. sknws Says:

    Goliath on April 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm said:

    sknws on April 28, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

    Goliath on April 28, 2011 at 10:14 am said:

    I really want to like the Sidekick 4G.

    I absolutely LOVE the keyboard and the jump shortcuts for fast app switching, but I find the Android operating system to be kind of a mess. Both the Danger OS and iOS have the advantage of being designed for a specific hardware configuration, which allows for several big advantages: Standardization, integration, and optimization.

    Since Android is designed to be more generic, so it can work on multiple hardware configurations, the resulting user experience is less desirable. Some apps work in landscape mode, some don’t; Some apps recognize the physical keyboard as soon as you start typing, other require you to touch the screen first; The address book isn’t seamlessly integrated into the phone and text messaging apps; Auto-correct works in most apps but not all (and no spell check? Seriously?!); Sometimes switching between apps leaves you were you left off, other times it doesn’t; Keyboard menu shortcuts are not always present, are inconsistent from app to app, and I can’t seem to find any kind of help/about menu that would list them all (if any)

    Some of these may seem petty to some people here, but in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.

    I fully agree, Android is sorta a mess, or as I tend to call it “ready to bake” like that Pizza you bring home and finish yourself. Same applies with Android, in order to get it to be like you want it to be you HAVE TO add this & that, for instance simple things I had to add apps for SCREEN SHOT & BATTERY %. Whenever you decide to add an app you have to do research online since the Android market is full of worthless stuff too, and also fake prgs that are out to get your info :( (maybe better now but was bad for a while).

    Yes also many apps are designed to work in portrait mainly or even only (like for me Skype and speedtest app by Okla) while it works fine on the SK too since it rotates it is annoying and gives you that “half baked” impression. On skype let me note that the portrait only applies to when you look at a profile. But also the BUILT IN PHONE “APP” on the SK is PORTRAIT ONLY, that is a silly thing!

    Yep I also agree 100% on the recognizing of the physical KB, you have to learn what happens where and how, which I think was one of the strong sides of the original SKs that you KNEW what buttons did what EVERYWHERE!

    Oh the spell/autocorrect is one MAJOR thing that gets to me, since in Android (I learned) it’s totally different setup for OSK (on screen kb) and the physical one! VERY LIMITED options on the phys KB and well since that’s what one uses on the SK mainly…

    I totally second your last statement!!

    “in my mind a lot of these things were what made a Sidekick a Sidekick. This is just an Android with a REALLY nice keyboard, but the magic is definitely gone.”

    Agreed 100%!! The KB is fantastic (well compared to any still current available devices, that excludes prev SKs) but am I willing to pay $80+ /month for a GREAT KEYBOARD on an OS I have to FORCE MYSELF TO LIKE?? NO!

    I am seriously looking to switch over my main (SK) nr to my 2nd line (w/ATT & iPhone4) and use my Tmo line with a Galaxy Tab. That will cost me HALF the amount a month, will give me at least triple the battery time, and will have a 7″ screen which is nicer I think, I will just loose the great KB!

    I’m still not sure what to do. I know I have 30 days to return the Sidekick if I want, but I don’t know if I’m stuck with the new contract renewal (and would have to pay an ETF to get out of it). I’m kind of leaning towards the iPhone (I really love my iPod touch and everything else is Android which, as we both agree, is a mess) but even that comes with some heavy decisions…

    Do I pay $80/mo for unlimited everything on a device I have to force myself to like?
    Or do I pay $90+/mo for LIMITED everything on a device I’ll most likely love?

    You don’t have to pay anything but $10 “restocking fee” within the 30days (I don’t think its 30days in all states?)

    I unfortunately will be returning mine, I just like you would WANT TO LOVE it but just can’t it’s not as you put it the same magic! I ordered my Galaxy tab yesterday and going to have it on the $39.99 2GB package…half the price etc etc…

  40. sknws Says:

    Goliath,

    NO ETF needed when you cancel before 30days (in my state but 2weeks in some states)

  41. sknws Says:

    NVONSHATS on April 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm said:

    I played with it to see if i wanted it or the g2x……I ended up with the g2x. this in no way other than the keyboard feel like a sidekick(i should know since i had owned and i count 21 sidekick with 3 still in workable condition). i am not a fan of a android mixed sidekick the screen shouldnt be touch and i dont like the reformat of the buttons or the lack of a track balll

    I fully agree!!

  42. eLNene Says:

    the sidekick android 4g is amazing. its a whole change from the whole danger system. i love the fact i can turn it into a hotspot and it has the camera in the front and back of the phone. love the shortcuts and the video chat. in all reality idk why they called it a sidekick when the only thing that is sidekick on the phone is the body of the phone cause everything else is like having a nexus meet g1 in a sidekick… this phone is like a evolution of all sidekicks lmao… its a must get even if your not a teen….

  43. NOOBAMA2012 Says:

    sknws on April 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm said:

    NVONSHATS on April 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm said:

    I played with it to see if i wanted it or the g2x……I ended up with the g2x. this in no way other than the keyboard feel like a sidekick(i should know since i had owned and i count 21 sidekick with 3 still in workable condition). i am not a fan of a android mixed sidekick the screen shouldnt be touch and i dont like the reformat of the buttons or the lack of a track balll

    I fully agree!!

    Thank You, finally someone else who’s not kissing this new sidekicks a*s

  44. sknws Says:

    eLNene on April 30, 2011 at 8:51 am said:

    the sidekick android 4g is amazing. its a whole change from the whole danger system. i love the fact i can turn it into a hotspot and it has the camera in the front and back of the phone. love the shortcuts and the video chat. in all reality idk why they called it a sidekick when the only thing that is sidekick on the phone is the body of the phone cause everything else is like having a nexus meet g1 in a sidekick… this phone is like a evolution of all sidekicks lmao… its a must get even if your not a teen….

    Well yeah “why call it a sidekick” when it’s only “the body of the phone”….well so what should *ALL* Android phones with different HW (hardware) be called? Google-Phone? :) I mean bottom line all Android phones differ (mainly) on HW. In actuality the SK4G does differ even on the OS more than most Android phones do, for good and/or bad(?).

  45. LoSo Says:

    i don’t really care what anyone says..it has it’s cons..but i always wanted a andriod phone with a keypad like the SK! im very happy with it..i wouldv’e loved if they had some kinda pure google exp. os rather than the one they have but it works! all this phone needed to make it a PERFECT phone in my eyes (for the moment) is a BETTER camera! 3mp is a good one but it doesn’t even have a flash…i hope they come out with one better and with a good camera in the future!

  46. itsNobi Says:

    no on April 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm said:

    itsNobi on April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

    sknws on April 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm said:

    So far so good but I am a bit concerned about very short battery time I am seeing so far. Other than that the extra buttons and optical mouse makes Android a lot more “acceptable” for me at least.

    Really? I have FANTASTIC battery life. I can get 8 hours with ease, and when the break in period ends, I s’pose a 6 hour battery is good, too. Do you have the screen bright as opposed to auto? Are you using apps with no push notifications?

    Eunice on April 25, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

    I really wanted to stay with new sidekick. But after losing a quater of my contacts, and then losing my data plan I had to move on. So now I’m with the Galaxy S and I’m loving it. There was no reason to stay with the sidekick.

    Essentially you have the sidekick….without the keyboard and skin. The internals are, give or take, identical. You played yourself, lol.

    DJ McNutty on April 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

    A week into using the phone, like someone previously said, it’s everything previous sidekick users were asking for. Android with apps, nearly the same keyboard with jump shortcuts!!!, touch screen and wifi, hspa21+ etc. My biggest complaint is the missing alt key on the right side means it takes longer to write an exclamation point! I’m sure as the community grows and gripes, this will be a simple fix in functionality (the shift keys).

    From the looks of it, Samsung / T-Mobile may have intentionally left out things like better camera, flash, dual processor to make way for a sidekick lineup like in previous years (SK LX, SK LX 09, Gekko) better specs, cheaper prices, longer contracts and partial upgrades = more money. There’s no need to wait, this Sidekick is more than enough for previous sk users.

    Last but not least, hiptop3 needs to get some accessories for these things!!! Pronto

    I agree. But it was so miniscule I keep forgetting that this is the only thing I hate. That and the comma is on the left of the spacebar….and lastly, ONLY the MMS messenger can use the smiley key…smh…..

    This is wrong.. you meant essentially yu guys dont have sidekicks.. you have a samsung android phone that was made to mimmick the hardware of a hiptop with a custom ui on top of it to mimmick the danger software. so he has another android phone(galaxy s) with the touchwiz ui that mimmicks the iphone software and you have a samsung android with the name sidekick on it. :)

    No I meant sidekick. You said yourself its made to mimick the hiptop. A sidekick and hiptop for all intensivee purposes are two completely devices. A fact made more concrete by this devices existence (albeit by namesake/formfactor) after Microsoft’s fuckery.

  47. itsNobi Says:

    I was surprised that r can’t be used as a jump shortcut, cause its perm set as a reset cue. I have a habit of pushing jump+whatever key I feel my app should have, and if its not set, then I set it. Looks like I need a new shortcut for whatever app I was setting it to….smh….love this phone, still

  48. ncmacasl Says:

    According to Phonescoop (http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=7980&p=3900) “Samsung has preloaded the Sidekick 4G with eight different themes….If you want to set your own wallpapers, you can do that, too.”

    So when is Eddie going to turn on the “Sidekick4GThemes.com” site??

    Can anyone figure out what the optimal pixel size for wallpaper is?? (obviously LARGER than the Sidekick’s screen since the wallpaper scrolls slightly from side-to-side as you move through screens)

    Several sites have done data-dumps of the sidekick android data, includeing the 8 default wallpaper screens. info is probably easily found there.

    Wallpapers will also be a slight challenge since I do not think they rotate with the screen. Therefore, patterns will work best, or a Kaleidoscope.

  49. ncmacasl Says:

    Pixel dimensions: Width: 960 Height: 800

    Seems to prefer .PNG format but seems to also accept .JPG

    Site with Default Wallpapers:

    http://www.multiupload.com/NLGTGQDEGN

    (different options for downloading Zip File)

  50. ncmacasl Says:

    Google Search for images of that size & Search Terms “sidekick 4g themes|wallpaper”:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=sidekick+4g+themes%7Cwallpaper&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&biw=1069&bih=527&tbm=isch&source=lnt&tbs=isz:ex,iszw:960,iszh:800&sa=X&ei=JIzATeqqB8KcgQf63Yn8BQ&ved=0CA0QpwUoBQ&cad=h

    Google Search for images of that size & Search Terms “themes|wallpaper”:

    http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&biw=1069&bih=527&site=search&tbs=isz%3Aex%2Ciszw%3A960%2Ciszh%3A800&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=themes%7Cwallpaper&btnG=Search&aq=f&aqi=g3g-m7&aql=&oq=

  51. Ryan Says:

    I posted a while ago on here about the new sidekick being on android and touchscreen. No one believed me. ;] lol

  52. Tony Says:

    Love that the sidekick is finally back up to speed with the other phones out there on the market. Love the Apps, love how they kept it fairly similar to sidekicks in the past and since I have been a loyal t-mobile customer for so long, They changed my $30 a month unlimited data and text plan to $19.99 data and text plan. I don’t have minutes on the phone since I have AT&T as well but for 20 bucks a month with a powerful android phone, who can beat that!?!?! Love it!

  53. Tony Says:

    Oh yea, the battery life is my only complaint about the device. I have a blackberry torch and I think the interface for that phone is just a lil better but I now use my Sidekick 4g on T-Mobile as a hotspot for my Blackberry Torch on AT&T so I don’t have to use up data usage on AT&T’s expensive and limited plans!

  54. sknws Says:

    Tony on May 7, 2011 at 6:10 am said:

    Love that the sidekick is finally back up to speed with the other phones out there on the market. Love the Apps, love how they kept it fairly similar to sidekicks in the past and since I have been a loyal t-mobile customer for so long, They changed my $30 a month unlimited data and text plan to $19.99 data and text plan. I don’t have minutes on the phone since I have AT&T as well but for 20 bucks a month with a powerful android phone, who can beat that!?!?! Love it!

    You run a data only SK 4G for $19.99 a month?

  55. Tony Says:

    sknws on May 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm said:

    Tony on May 7, 2011 at 6:10 am said:

    Love that the sidekick is finally back up to speed with the other phones out there on the market. Love the Apps, love how they kept it fairly similar to sidekicks in the past and since I have been a loyal t-mobile customer for so long, They changed my $30 a month unlimited data and text plan to $19.99 data and text plan. I don’t have minutes on the phone since I have AT&T as well but for 20 bucks a month with a powerful android phone, who can beat that!?!?! Love it!

    You run a data only SK 4G for $19.99 a month?

    Yes, only after after I called to cancel my service because I was orignally paying 30 a month for the past 7 years… I have never made a late payment and have been a loyal customer since 2004. After telling me I could no longer carry that rate plan and I had to buy a new phone with a 2 year contract I was definitely upset and ready to leave. But the nice gentleman in customer service did what he could to keep me as a customer and I appreciate that.

  56. sknws Says:

    Tony on May 9, 2011 at 5:58 am said:

    sknws on May 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm said:

    Tony on May 7, 2011 at 6:10 am said:

    Love that the sidekick is finally back up to speed with the other phones out there on the market. Love the Apps, love how they kept it fairly similar to sidekicks in the past and since I have been a loyal t-mobile customer for so long, They changed my $30 a month unlimited data and text plan to $19.99 data and text plan. I don’t have minutes on the phone since I have AT&T as well but for 20 bucks a month with a powerful android phone, who can beat that!?!?! Love it!

    You run a data only SK 4G for $19.99 a month?

    Yes, only after after I called to cancel my service because I was orignally paying 30 a month for the past 7 years… I have never made a late payment and have been a loyal customer since 2004. After telling me I could no longer carry that rate plan and I had to buy a new phone with a 2 year contract I was definitely upset and ready to leave. But the nice gentleman in customer service did what he could to keep me as a customer and I appreciate that.

    So you’ve been on a data only package all along? Correct me if my memory serves me wrong but wasn’t that $39.99 back and he say? Was it $29.99..? See what those $x9.99 do to us ;) confuses us ;)

  57. sknws Says:

    Tony on May 9, 2011 at 5:58 am said:

    sknws on May 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm said:

    Tony on May 7, 2011 at 6:10 am said:

    Love that the sidekick is finally back up to speed with the other phones out there on the market. Love the Apps, love how they kept it fairly similar to sidekicks in the past and since I have been a loyal t-mobile customer for so long, They changed my $30 a month unlimited data and text plan to $19.99 data and text plan. I don’t have minutes on the phone since I have AT&T as well but for 20 bucks a month with a powerful android phone, who can beat that!?!?! Love it!

    You run a data only SK 4G for $19.99 a month?

    Yes, only after after I called to cancel my service because I was orignally paying 30 a month for the past 7 years… I have never made a late payment and have been a loyal customer since 2004. After telling me I could no longer carry that rate plan and I had to buy a new phone with a 2 year contract I was definitely upset and ready to leave. But the nice gentleman in customer service did what he could to keep me as a customer and I appreciate that.

    Wow I guess I already forgot and had it to have been $39.99/mo (but I guess it was $29.99) see what those $x9.99 prices do to us!? :)

    I am getting so tired of T-Mobile’s game playing of -20%, loyalty discount, HUGE differences in what REALLY is available/possible and what they will TELL you over the phone. I just feel they are doing anything and everything “behind the scenes” and milking each one of us for what we are willing to pay!

    I am GLAD FOR YOU that you were able to get the price you were, but also getting very tired of their DIRTY GAMES!

    To some they have said “we will grandfather” you on your $19.99 data package but then turned around and informed the consumer that oh but we need $30 for your unlimited texting (for two lines) and from what I can see NO FAMILY PLAN on their site (with data) excludes TEXT, so they are just playing what I call an “eBay seller game” you know one of those “$1 buy it now w/ $40 shipping for a tiny item”?

    I am so ready to dump them for their dirty dirty games!

    I will be calling CS and loyalty dept today and get some answers!

  58. Nikki Says:

    i got them to give me free shipping, wave the upgrade fee, and tax. i wound up paying about 75 dollars for my phone. i had to call everyday and complain though. i wasnt taking no for an answer.

  59. sknws Says:

    Nikki on May 12, 2011 at 10:26 am said:

    i got them to give me free shipping, wave the upgrade fee, and tax. i wound up paying about 75 dollars for my phone. i had to call everyday and complain though. i wasnt taking no for an answer.

    ..about right (no upgrade fee and free shipping) and they are applying the $50 MIR as instant rebate now, they did that for me even IN STORE. I bet they are doing everything to keep / get new customers right now after they lost half a million Q1 this year…

  60. terph Says:

    Yeah, I am fine with the phone price but having trouble with the rate plan. No grandfathered deals when I tried calling today. The best they’d do was the $79 unlimited everything, which is what they have on the website already. Really was hoping to get more of a discount. I’m no longer in a contract and I’ve been a customer since 2002, so I was hoping for better.

  61. sidekickdosmilocho Says:

    i was a loyal viewer of this site, went from a sidekick 2 (mr.cartoon), to a sidekick 3 to a sidekick LX but the sidekick ERA ended there this is not doing the sidekick any justice. i tested this phone out and the sidekick is officially dead, DEAD.

    i own an iphone4 now and i will never downgrade to a sidekick ever again and everyone here should do the same UPGRADE TEAM IPHONE

  62. Cameron Dimez Says:

    I get mine on Monday or Tuesday. I can’t wait. I’ve seriously never wished it would be Tuesday.

  63. Anonymous Says:

    Hi there, would the internet work in australia on this device if it were unlocked?

  64. OGSIDEKICKER Says:

    HOW DO YOU UPLOAD PERSONAL RINGTONES?

  65. man Says:

    It can’t send videos???

  66. B Says:

    man on May 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:

    It can’t send videos???

    The new Sidekick allows you to send video out via MMS/E-mail.

  67. man Says:

    @B how? I been trying to figure it out for days now.

  68. MUGENMORT Says:

    I have a question and i hope some of you can help me i just got my sidekick 4g this past week like it so far is fun and a very good phone, however i have one question and i have tried i believe everything and i can’t make it happen, how can i send video’s i took to my friends i can’t do it i don’t know where to go to make it work thanks for your help.

  69. Nikki Says:

    i want to know where i can find some sidekick 4g themes i am not having too much luck on google.

  70. sknws Says:

    Anonymous on May 17, 2011 at 4:22 am said:

    Hi there, would the internet work in australia on this device if it were unlocked?

    Only in EDGE speeds due to the (almost unique) freq used by TMoUSA for 3G (which they insist on calling “4G”)

  71. sknws Says:

    terph on May 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm said:

    Yeah, I am fine with the phone price but having trouble with the rate plan. No grandfathered deals when I tried calling today. The best they’d do was the $79 unlimited everything, which is what they have on the website already. Really was hoping to get more of a discount. I’m no longer in a contract and I’ve been a customer since 2002, so I was hoping for better.

    Correct they are really in reality grandfathering NOTHING, but they will try to trick you into believing they are!

  72. sknws Says:

    sidekickdosmilocho on May 14, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

    i was a loyal viewer of this site, went from a sidekick 2 (mr.cartoon), to a sidekick 3 to a sidekick LX but the sidekick ERA ended there this is not doing the sidekick any justice. i tested this phone out and the sidekick is officially dead, DEAD.

    i own an iphone4 now and i will never downgrade to a sidekick ever again and everyone here should do the same UPGRADE TEAM IPHONE

    I have agree and I am in the same boat! SK1-SK4G but now dwn to an iP4 only, miss the KEYBOARD a lot but that’s it…

  73. sknws Says:

    man on May 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:

    It can’t send videos???

    Through email or?

  74. sknws Says:

    man on May 20, 2011 at 8:33 am said:

    @B how? I been trying to figure it out for days now.

    Just like ANY OTHER Android phone, plenty of forums out there…

  75. sknws Says:

    MUGENMORT on May 21, 2011 at 10:18 am said:

    I have a question and i hope some of you can help me i just got my sidekick 4g this past week like it so far is fun and a very good phone, however i have one question and i have tried i believe everything and i can’t make it happen, how can i send video’s i took to my friends i can’t do it i don’t know where to go to make it work thanks for your help.

    http://support.t-mobile.com/main.html?selectedDeviceId=9071&manufacturer=T-Mobile&navtypeid=6&prevPageIndex=2#hashsearchModule/video

  76. MUGENMORT Says:

    thank you SKNWS I APPRECIATE IT

  77. MUGENMORT Says:

    because sknws my problem is that i want to send video’s to my friends like i use to on my s.k. lx 2009 you know like 20 senconds long the other night i tested it by recording a video for 10 seconds and it worked, but that sucks 10 seocnds come on right you can’t do much in 1o seconds. the other problem i have encountered is that i can up load my videos or photos to my pc like i use to on my s.k. lx 2009. i tell you i miss it because it was so simple hook it up to your computer pick the photos and videos you wanted to transfer to your computer and click go i can’t do that yet.

  78. terph Says:

    Ok, got mine today. Not super happy with it, I’m sad to say. I really want to like this phone, but I have a bunch of issues with it:

    1. Miss the old keyboard set up. Comma and alt keys really need to be on the right side! Getting used to it but still keep hitting the emoticon button by mistake, or worse, the search key.

    2. Mixing up the touch screen and buttons and keyboard isn’t very intuitive. The touch screen isn’t responding to me as well as I’d like, and the keys are sometimes a little slow. I miss my super fast all-hardware inputs. Would also help if pressing enter would work when a link is highlighted, but it doesn’t.

    3. Trackball, I miss you very much. Even more so, I miss the page up and page down keys.

    4. It’s hard to answer the phone. Touch screen only, and you have to drag and then press.

    5. Had some weird problems with Gtalk and other apps. Things seem to be a little laggy, even when I shut down everything to free up memory.

    I dunno, I think what it boils down to is I’m dissatisfied with Android and I’m not happy with the button set-up. It’s close but not close enough to a Sidekick format. And Android is just kind of messy and laggy. It’s not nearly as optimized and zippy as I was hoping for. I feel like I’m using a wussy Linux GUI. I think I’m going to return my phone, cancel my new contract, and just use my old SK as a phone/text only device while I go research other phones. Maybe a Blackberry would work better for me. Maybe I’ll just get a nice tablet for web/email on the go.

  79. ncmacasl Says:

    Well, after 3 weeks of use, my wife & I are both “happy” with the Sidekick 4G, but there are things we definitely miss.

    Keyboard is near-perfect for size and ease of typing (though it is lacking in some areas, I mention those below). Most reviews say it is the BEST keyboard on the market.

    the Tons of Free Apps is very nice. Love the ability to order apps from the web and have them appear on the device.

    Contact manager needs a “Merge Contacts” feature (like Google Contacts has) in addition to their “Join Contacts”. Also there is no ability to select which of the Joined contacts gets to show the Picture Icon (it seems random and inconsistent – my wife’s is still her twitter account pic – which is an Egg – instead of her facebook profile pic)

    The Sidekick convert process was very buggy with contacts – most of the data ends up in the NOTES field and has to be manually moved to the appropriate fields. have not found an app (or PC-based freeware) that will speed up this process.

    Sad that several built-in apps (Phone, Theme Changer) are NOT compatible with Landscape mode.

    The Phone App requires a Slide-Motion to accept or reject a call (presumably to avoid butt-calls & butt-answers) but this is very awkward. Also there seems to be no easy way to call people from the phone app. (older sidekicks had a recent button, a redial button and an easy access to the call log — you could even start typing a name from the screen and a drop-down list of names would appear). I ended up adding Speed Dial to a Jump Button to call my wife & a 2nd button for my daughter. If you have to make several calls in a hurry, it become VERY frustrating. Full-screen callerID (like the iPhone) would be nice (and I have seen a paid app for that),

    System does lag a bit and i have crashed it a few times. Currently both of us have a texting error that keeps sending us the same texts over and over again.

    I have replaced Email with Gmail app, SMS with GeekSMS, added Opera Mini as a 2nd browser. Added WeatherBug as a replacement for WeatherUnderground, Added IMO Beta for AIM/YIM, etc. (But it still doesn’t give a constant “on” status like older sidekicks did) YouVersion Bible is WONDERFUL, Apps Organizer is great for sub-folders on the Home Screens.

    I added RingDroid to customize Ringtones.

    Many apps seem to like the white text on black background theme which may be fine if you are 20-something but it makes readability a big problem when I already have to take my glasses on & off to help me see.

    On a scale of 1-10, I will give it about a 7. If i get 3G/4G in my area, then an 8. If i get Streaming Netflix after that, then an 8.5. (though I am pleasantly surprised that SideReel works pretty well!)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Things I miss from the old sidekicks:

    Autotext (there seems to be a few PAID apps that may come close but I have found nothing free – I had TONS of saved Autotexts over the years.),

    hinge sounds,

    Loud enough speaker so the alarms actually wake you up!

    customizable themes (you are given only 8 choices and can “override” the background with custom wallpaper or live wallpaper, but the color theme choices must be 1 of the 8)

    ability to select multiple items from a list,

    customizable sound profiles that are assigned to the volume button ( I Used to have things like “Night Ring”, “All Silent” “Maximum with no Vibe”, etc. — I can still do these but only through special utility apps {ex.: “Quick Settings”} and they are NOT assigned to the volume button)

    nearly unlimited symbols available via the hard keyboard (very few are available now — You could access all the unicode symbols throgh and ALT+#### keyboard combo as well as the huge selection on the SYM menu; current Sidekick has a VERY limited SYM selection (only 12, with 6 that are already on the hard keyboard: “{“, }”, “[“, “]”, “\”, “|” ) with a few extra symbols assigned to most letters, numbers & symbols — with a hard-press on the letter/number/symbol to pop-up a customized Symbol menu),

    A dedicated tilde key (we now have to use the soft keyboard to get a Tilde),

    Alt key on both sides of keyboard, (Makes it awkward to type a “!”)

    Jump+R (no idea why all the letters *AND* the numbers are assignable EXCEPT “R” – also NOT “@”, “.”, & “,”),

    hidden Snowbored game,

    ability to TRULY Multi-task (example, if I jump out of the browser into another app and jump back to the browser, it kicks me back to the home page and I have to go thru History to find the page I was on).

  80. ExSKuser Says:

    After being on SK since 2005, I am done with SK & TMO. First, I couldn’t find any TMO store near me with a working SK4G, only dummy phones. How do they expect anyone to continue with them if it can’t be properly tested out. Then I call the ‘Loyalty’ dept for any deal to keep me on as a customer (since legacy SK dies 5/31) and offered me ****!

    So went to Sprint and signed up for their Android ‘Sidekick’ aka Epic 4G and LOVE it. Got it for FREE for switching + 25% (Corp Disc) off monthly bill (more than I got on TMO).

    Will miss the Legacy SK. Hope all who have gotten the SK4G will be happy with it. Hopefully better SK versions will come out before the Death Star aka ATT take over.

    Take Care

  81. Nikki Says:

    ncmacasl on May 28, 2011 at 5:27 am said:

    Well, after 3 weeks of use, my wife & I are both “happy” with the Sidekick 4G, but there are things we definitely miss.

    Keyboard is near-perfect for size and ease of typing (though it is lacking in some areas, I mention those below). Most reviews say it is the BEST keyboard on the market.

    the Tons of Free Apps is very nice. Love the ability to order apps from the web and have them appear on the device.

    Contact manager needs a “Merge Contacts” feature (like Google Contacts has) in addition to their “Join Contacts”. Also there is no ability to select which of the Joined contacts gets to show the Picture Icon (it seems random and inconsistent – my wife’s is still her twitter account pic – which is an Egg – instead of her facebook profile pic)

    The Sidekick convert process was very buggy with contacts – most of the data ends up in the NOTES field and has to be manually moved to the appropriate fields. have not found an app (or PC-based freeware) that will speed up this process.

    Sad that several built-in apps (Phone, Theme Changer) are NOT compatible with Landscape mode.

    The Phone App requires a Slide-Motion to accept or reject a call (presumably to avoid butt-calls & butt-answers) but this is very awkward. Also there seems to be no easy way to call people from the phone app. (older sidekicks had a recent button, a redial button and an easy access to the call log — you could even start typing a name from the screen and a drop-down list of names would appear). I ended up adding Speed Dial to a Jump Button to call my wife & a 2nd button for my daughter. If you have to make several calls in a hurry, it become VERY frustrating. Full-screen callerID (like the iPhone) would be nice (and I have seen a paid app for that),

    System does lag a bit and i have crashed it a few times. Currently both of us have a texting error that keeps sending us the same texts over and over again.

    I have replaced Email with Gmail app, SMS with GeekSMS, added Opera Mini as a 2nd browser. Added WeatherBug as a replacement for WeatherUnderground, Added IMO Beta for AIM/YIM, etc. (But it still doesn’t give a constant “on” status like older sidekicks did) YouVersion Bible is WONDERFUL, Apps Organizer is great for sub-folders on the Home Screens.

    I added RingDroid to customize Ringtones.

    Many apps seem to like the white text on black background theme which may be fine if you are 20-something but it makes readability a big problem when I already have to take my glasses on & off to help me see.

    On a scale of 1-10, I will give it about a 7. If i get 3G/4G in my area, then an 8. If i get Streaming Netflix after that, then an 8.5. (though I am pleasantly surprised that SideReel works pretty well!)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Things I miss from the old sidekicks:

    Autotext (there seems to be a few PAID apps that may come close but I have found nothing free – I had TONS of saved Autotexts over the years.),

    hinge sounds,

    Loud enough speaker so the alarms actually wake you up!

    customizable themes (you are given only 8 choices and can “override” the background with custom wallpaper or live wallpaper, but the color theme choices must be 1 of the 8)

    ability to select multiple items from a list,

    customizable sound profiles that are assigned to the volume button ( I Used to have things like “Night Ring”, “All Silent” “Maximum with no Vibe”, etc. — I can still do these but only through special utility apps {ex.: “Quick Settings”} and they are NOT assigned to the volume button)

    nearly unlimited symbols available via the hard keyboard (very few are available now — You could access all the unicode symbols throgh and ALT+#### keyboard combo as well as the huge selection on the SYM menu; current Sidekick has a VERY limited SYM selection (only 12, with 6 that are already on the hard keyboard: “{“, }”, “[“, “]”, “\”, “|” ) with a few extra symbols assigned to most letters, numbers & symbols — with a hard-press on the letter/number/symbol to pop-up a customized Symbol menu),

    A dedicated tilde key (we now have to use the soft keyboard to get a Tilde),

    Alt key on both sides of keyboard, (Makes it awkward to type a “!”)

    Jump+R (no idea why all the letters *AND* the numbers are assignable EXCEPT “R” – also NOT “@”, “.”, & “,”),

    hidden Snowbored game,

    ability to TRULY Multi-task (example, if I jump out of the browser into another app and jump back to the browser, it kicks me back to the home page and I have to go thru History to find the page I was on).

    After reading your complaints i have to admit i have almost all the same.. especially the browser.. i was shocked that it really isnt able to multitask i used to be able to jump out of aim, to web, back to aim, to email, to text, and the app store all in under a min getting everything i needed done, with this everything has to load and load again, and i have to wait to find the page i was on in the web application.. and its like nothing is right there and ready.. its terrible.. its hard to highlight text, take screen shots, and share everything super quick its almost like a step backward.. i completely share the feeling on what you wrote.

  82. Setnakt Says:

    Nikki on May 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm said:

    ncmacasl on May 28, 2011 at 5:27 am said:

    Well, after 3 weeks of use, my wife & I are both “happy” with the Sidekick 4G, but there are things we definitely miss.

    Keyboard is near-perfect for size and ease of typing (though it is lacking in some areas, I mention those below). Most reviews say it is the BEST keyboard on the market.

    the Tons of Free Apps is very nice. Love the ability to order apps from the web and have them appear on the device.

    Contact manager needs a “Merge Contacts” feature (like Google Contacts has) in addition to their “Join Contacts”. Also there is no ability to select which of the Joined contacts gets to show the Picture Icon (it seems random and inconsistent – my wife’s is still her twitter account pic – which is an Egg – instead of her facebook profile pic)

    The Sidekick convert process was very buggy with contacts – most of the data ends up in the NOTES field and has to be manually moved to the appropriate fields. have not found an app (or PC-based freeware) that will speed up this process.

    Sad that several built-in apps (Phone, Theme Changer) are NOT compatible with Landscape mode.

    The Phone App requires a Slide-Motion to accept or reject a call (presumably to avoid butt-calls & butt-answers) but this is very awkward. Also there seems to be no easy way to call people from the phone app. (older sidekicks had a recent button, a redial button and an easy access to the call log — you could even start typing a name from the screen and a drop-down list of names would appear). I ended up adding Speed Dial to a Jump Button to call my wife & a 2nd button for my daughter. If you have to make several calls in a hurry, it become VERY frustrating. Full-screen callerID (like the iPhone) would be nice (and I have seen a paid app for that),

    System does lag a bit and i have crashed it a few times. Currently both of us have a texting error that keeps sending us the same texts over and over again.

    I have replaced Email with Gmail app, SMS with GeekSMS, added Opera Mini as a 2nd browser. Added WeatherBug as a replacement for WeatherUnderground, Added IMO Beta for AIM/YIM, etc. (But it still doesn’t give a constant “on” status like older sidekicks did) YouVersion Bible is WONDERFUL, Apps Organizer is great for sub-folders on the Home Screens.

    I added RingDroid to customize Ringtones.

    Many apps seem to like the white text on black background theme which may be fine if you are 20-something but it makes readability a big problem when I already have to take my glasses on & off to help me see.

    On a scale of 1-10, I will give it about a 7. If i get 3G/4G in my area, then an 8. If i get Streaming Netflix after that, then an 8.5. (though I am pleasantly surprised that SideReel works pretty well!)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Things I miss from the old sidekicks:

    Autotext (there seems to be a few PAID apps that may come close but I have found nothing free – I had TONS of saved Autotexts over the years.),

    hinge sounds,

    Loud enough speaker so the alarms actually wake you up!

    customizable themes (you are given only 8 choices and can “override” the background with custom wallpaper or live wallpaper, but the color theme choices must be 1 of the 8)

    ability to select multiple items from a list,

    customizable sound profiles that are assigned to the volume button ( I Used to have things like “Night Ring”, “All Silent” “Maximum with no Vibe”, etc. — I can still do these but only through special utility apps {ex.: “Quick Settings”} and they are NOT assigned to the volume button)

    nearly unlimited symbols available via the hard keyboard (very few are available now — You could access all the unicode symbols throgh and ALT+#### keyboard combo as well as the huge selection on the SYM menu; current Sidekick has a VERY limited SYM selection (only 12, with 6 that are already on the hard keyboard: “{“, }”, “[“, “]”, “\”, “|” ) with a few extra symbols assigned to most letters, numbers & symbols — with a hard-press on the letter/number/symbol to pop-up a customized Symbol menu),

    A dedicated tilde key (we now have to use the soft keyboard to get a Tilde),

    Alt key on both sides of keyboard, (Makes it awkward to type a “!”)

    Jump+R (no idea why all the letters *AND* the numbers are assignable EXCEPT “R” – also NOT “@”, “.”, & “,”),

    hidden Snowbored game,

    ability to TRULY Multi-task (example, if I jump out of the browser into another app and jump back to the browser, it kicks me back to the home page and I have to go thru History to find the page I was on).

    After reading your complaints i have to admit i have almost all the same.. especially the browser.. i was shocked that it really isnt able to multitask i used to be able to jump out of aim, to web, back to aim, to email, to text, and the app store all in under a min getting everything i needed done, with this everything has to load and load again, and i have to wait to find the page i was on in the web application.. and its like nothing is right there and ready.. its terrible.. its hard to highlight text, take screen shots, and share everything super quick its almost like a step backward.. i completely share the feeling on what you wrote.

    I agree with you guys also. It drives me crazy that it erasses EVERYTHING everytime you leave an app, web browsers especially. No email is saved on the device, if I’m not in a network signal, forget it I get basically access to some games, that’s it! But just remember, this backwards way of doing stuff is how most seem to think. Weird. But I’m adjusting. The assbackward way cut/paste/copy “works” is madning. But I still give it an 8 on a 1-10 (I get wifi & 4G everywhere in Cincinnati where I live). I love android-sidekick, love the android market, WAY better than crappy iPhone – BY FAR so I’m happy. Had my SK4G since th da it was released April 20th, got it at a physical store no shipping or “upgrade” rip-off fee. Great app recomends Mike, I’ll add Tweetcaster if your a Twitter user its VASTLY suprior to the stock Twitter android app.

    Anyhow I’ll stick around unless AT&T actually does buy T-Mo. IF that happens I’m out, no question (for MANY reasons).

  83. man Says:

    Hey guys. To send videos u have to download the WHATSAPP thing its free. It sends videos fast. Only thing is when I tried to get it from the market it wouldn’t let me. I think I had my cookies off or something I don’t know. But I got it from the WHATSAPP site with no problem and its awesome.

  84. Nikki Says:

    Setnakt on June 1, 2011 at 9:07 pm said:

    Nikki on May 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm said:

    ncmacasl on May 28, 2011 at 5:27 am said:

    Well, after 3 weeks of use, my wife & I are both “happy” with the Sidekick 4G, but there are things we definitely miss.

    Keyboard is near-perfect for size and ease of typing (though it is lacking in some areas, I mention those below). Most reviews say it is the BEST keyboard on the market.

    the Tons of Free Apps is very nice. Love the ability to order apps from the web and have them appear on the device.

    Contact manager needs a “Merge Contacts” feature (like Google Contacts has) in addition to their “Join Contacts”. Also there is no ability to select which of the Joined contacts gets to show the Picture Icon (it seems random and inconsistent – my wife’s is still her twitter account pic – which is an Egg – instead of her facebook profile pic)

    The Sidekick convert process was very buggy with contacts – most of the data ends up in the NOTES field and has to be manually moved to the appropriate fields. have not found an app (or PC-based freeware) that will speed up this process.

    Sad that several built-in apps (Phone, Theme Changer) are NOT compatible with Landscape mode.

    The Phone App requires a Slide-Motion to accept or reject a call (presumably to avoid butt-calls & butt-answers) but this is very awkward. Also there seems to be no easy way to call people from the phone app. (older sidekicks had a recent button, a redial button and an easy access to the call log — you could even start typing a name from the screen and a drop-down list of names would appear). I ended up adding Speed Dial to a Jump Button to call my wife & a 2nd button for my daughter. If you have to make several calls in a hurry, it become VERY frustrating. Full-screen callerID (like the iPhone) would be nice (and I have seen a paid app for that),

    System does lag a bit and i have crashed it a few times. Currently both of us have a texting error that keeps sending us the same texts over and over again.

    I have replaced Email with Gmail app, SMS with GeekSMS, added Opera Mini as a 2nd browser. Added WeatherBug as a replacement for WeatherUnderground, Added IMO Beta for AIM/YIM, etc. (But it still doesn’t give a constant “on” status like older sidekicks did) YouVersion Bible is WONDERFUL, Apps Organizer is great for sub-folders on the Home Screens.

    I added RingDroid to customize Ringtones.

    Many apps seem to like the white text on black background theme which may be fine if you are 20-something but it makes readability a big problem when I already have to take my glasses on & off to help me see.

    On a scale of 1-10, I will give it about a 7. If i get 3G/4G in my area, then an 8. If i get Streaming Netflix after that, then an 8.5. (though I am pleasantly surprised that SideReel works pretty well!)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Things I miss from the old sidekicks:

    Autotext (there seems to be a few PAID apps that may come close but I have found nothing free – I had TONS of saved Autotexts over the years.),

    hinge sounds,

    Loud enough speaker so the alarms actually wake you up!

    customizable themes (you are given only 8 choices and can “override” the background with custom wallpaper or live wallpaper, but the color theme choices must be 1 of the 8)

    ability to select multiple items from a list,

    customizable sound profiles that are assigned to the volume button ( I Used to have things like “Night Ring”, “All Silent” “Maximum with no Vibe”, etc. — I can still do these but only through special utility apps {ex.: “Quick Settings”} and they are NOT assigned to the volume button)

    nearly unlimited symbols available via the hard keyboard (very few are available now — You could access all the unicode symbols throgh and ALT+#### keyboard combo as well as the huge selection on the SYM menu; current Sidekick has a VERY limited SYM selection (only 12, with 6 that are already on the hard keyboard: “{“, }”, “[“, “]”, “\”, “|” ) with a few extra symbols assigned to most letters, numbers & symbols — with a hard-press on the letter/number/symbol to pop-up a customized Symbol menu),

    A dedicated tilde key (we now have to use the soft keyboard to get a Tilde),

    Alt key on both sides of keyboard, (Makes it awkward to type a “!”)

    Jump+R (no idea why all the letters *AND* the numbers are assignable EXCEPT “R” – also NOT “@”, “.”, & “,”),

    hidden Snowbored game,

    ability to TRULY Multi-task (example, if I jump out of the browser into another app and jump back to the browser, it kicks me back to the home page and I have to go thru History to find the page I was on).

    After reading your complaints i have to admit i have almost all the same.. especially the browser.. i was shocked that it really isnt able to multitask i used to be able to jump out of aim, to web, back to aim, to email, to text, and the app store all in under a min getting everything i needed done, with this everything has to load and load again, and i have to wait to find the page i was on in the web application.. and its like nothing is right there and ready.. its terrible.. its hard to highlight text, take screen shots, and share everything super quick its almost like a step backward.. i completely share the feeling on what you wrote.

    I agree with you guys also. It drives me crazy that it erasses EVERYTHING everytime you leave an app, web browsers especially. No email is saved on the device, if I’m not in a network signal, forget it I get basically access to some games, that’s it! But just remember, this backwards way of doing stuff is how most seem to think. Weird. But I’m adjusting. The assbackward way cut/paste/copy “works” is madning. But I still give it an 8 on a 1-10 (I get wifi & 4G everywhere in Cincinnati where I live). I love android-sidekick, love the android market, WAY better than crappy iPhone – BY FAR so I’m happy. Had my SK4G since th da it was released April 20th, got it at a physical store no shipping or “upgrade” rip-off fee. Great app recomends Mike, I’ll add Tweetcaster if your a Twitter user its VASTLY suprior to the stock Twitter android app.

    Anyhow I’ll stick around unless AT&T actually does buy T-Mo. IF that happens I’m out, no question (for MANY reasons).

    i love how you put it “assbackward” i dont know how anyone thinks this is normal!! i miss being able to copy past and select text with ease and go through old email and go from window to window

  85. Odd... Says:

    Not that anyone is gonna check in here, but…

    I dunno if it’s something Samsung did, but all these complains about app switching and copy/paste seem odd to me, as my Original DROID from nearly 2 yrs ago doesn’t have any issues with anything you guys are talking about. I can leave the browser for like an hour and come back to the same page I left it on. Granted, if you do too much stuff, the Android system is designed to ‘dump’ older programs to free up memory for more recently used apps, but I haven’t had this issue many times.

    And copy/paste on my DROID is as simple as hold down shift, press the arrow key, and hit menu + c (or x for cut) in my texting app or notepad. Or you can hold down shift and drag your finger across the screen and either hit menu + c or hold down on the highlight and a pop up menu will give you the choice of copy/cut/etc.

  86. Nikki Says:

    Odd… on June 22, 2011 at 7:40 am said:

    Not that anyone is gonna check in here, but…

    I dunno if it’s something Samsung did, but all these complains about app switching and copy/paste seem odd to me, as my Original DROID from nearly 2 yrs ago doesn’t have any issues with anything you guys are talking about. I can leave the browser for like an hour and come back to the same page I left it on. Granted, if you do too much stuff, the Android system is designed to ‘dump’ older programs to free up memory for more recently used apps, but I haven’t had this issue many times.

    And copy/paste on my DROID is as simple as hold down shift, press the arrow key, and hit menu + c (or x for cut) in my texting app or notepad. Or you can hold down shift and drag your finger across the screen and either hit menu + c or hold down on the highlight and a pop up menu will give you the choice of copy/cut/etc.

    I will try the copy and paste thing you mentioned, as for the other thing you mentioned, i am able to go back to the same page i was on in the browser even if it has been a bit of time, that isnt the issue its the fact that the app has to load and anything that was written on that page dissapears. With the real sidekicks you can go in and out of “apps” without having a load time, and any text you type in those apps stays so you can return to them. That is what this droid aka sidekick lacks.

  87. andrew johnson Says:

    i think this phone fails as a sidekick, it doesnt have the authentic swivel screen, its jst a android wih the name sidekick on it.

  88. sknws Says:

    terph on May 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm said:

    Yeah, I am fine with the phone price but having trouble with the rate plan. No grandfathered deals when I tried calling today. The best they’d do was the $79 unlimited everything, which is what they have on the website already. Really was hoping to get more of a discount. I’m no longer in a contract and I’ve been a customer since 2002, so I was hoping for better.

    Like I’ve pointed out before their “grandfathered” offerings are all a hoax, they just joggle the numbers around to trick you, don’t fall for it! The SK4G (not really 4G!) is what it is but TMo are very sneaky at this point about their plans. Call them insist on getting the old plan, it has worked for plenty of users!

  89. sknws Says:

    andrew johnson on June 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm said:

    i think this phone fails as a sidekick, it doesnt have the authentic swivel screen, its jst a android wih the name sidekick on it.

    100% correct!

  90. Sidekick Says:

    But the problem for the sidekick is wen I go to open something on th internet it says”windos limit reached” soo I don’t know how to remove that any suggestions

  91. Jessica Says:

    I’m wanting to get the sidekick. I was an avid blackberry user but always wanted a sidekick, but I wasn’t on tmobile.

    I’ve recentlly switched to simplemobile and they run tmobile service so I’m looking to get an unlocked one and root it to gingerbread.

    Right now I have a Blu Products android phone dubbed Dash. I love the phone but I miss having a keyboard.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where to find an unlocked one that is in very good condition for the least price?



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