Hope for the Sidekick still? Rumors of a Sidekick Twist

There are rumors flying all around about a possible Sidekick successor. Both TmoNews and PhoneDog are reporting that there is a new HTC phone in the works codenamed Project Emerald that will be the next Sidekick. No really, like with the Sidekick name not just another phone meant to take the place of the Sidekick. There’s speculation that it will be called the Sidekick Twist, but of course that could change before launch, which people are guessing is “summer”. Of course this is all still rumors, but here’s what TmoNews is saying about the specs on this new device:

[…] we hear the device will boast Android OS 2.1, a 1 GHz Processor (Snapdragon?), with a front facing Camera and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display. This new device will also be flaunting 16GB of onboard storage with T-Mobile preloaded apps for active lifestyle oriented apps

As most of you know, the name “Sidekick” is owned by T-Mobile, not Danger/Microsoft. T-Mobile can use the name to market whatever phone they want. Previous Sidekicks were manufactured by Sharp or Motorola (the Slide), and this new phone is rumored to be made by HTC. With it running Android, that means no Danger OS and no back-end over the air syncing like in the past. With all of these changes, there’s a big question to be answered: Is it still a Sidekick?

368 Responses to “Hope for the Sidekick still? Rumors of a Sidekick Twist”

  1. Alessandra Says:

    Magnus: Yep that’s right I am happy to hear about it! Thank you for sharing this link, hopefully this will make some users happy here! 🙂

  2. AceKannon Says:

    Where exactly did it say the sidekicks were coming back? I didn’t see anything except an article posted that basically was describing how the “G1” was “locked to T-Mobile and will be marketed my Google and T-Mobile only”. And it said the device looked like a sidekick, not that there was a new sidekick coming….

    …if im wrong show me the right link. But if u read over it its talking about the G1, not a new sidekick.

  3. Alessandra Says:

    AceKannon: It doesn’t but hmm..just reading your post seems to me that they are talking about the G1 since the G1 was the closest thing to the Sidekick with the way the keys looked on the keyboard and that it has a trackball on the right side just like the Sidekick, the article basically just states that it’s going to arrive in Europe, honestly I thought Europe already had the G1.

  4. Magnus Says:

    I ll keep more search information and get photos… it’s should be out this week or so..

    stay tunes…..

  5. AceKannon Says:

    That’s what I was saying. Lol. I was like “huh? This is a G1 post!” I mean, I still have hope that Emerald is a Sidekick device, and I just pray that it is. 4.3 inches is not that big for a twist screen.

    Oh, and can I ask a question?
    Is the HTC Vanguard out yet? One of my friends buddies had a phone that looked EXACTLY like the one in the pictures.same color, keyboard, T-mobile branded and all. Only thing was that I didn’t get to hold the phone. I seen it from a 2-3 foot discance.

  6. Alessandra Says:

    AceKannon: I don’t think the HTC Vanguard is out yet, maybe users are able to get it and test it before it’s official release.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Magnus on June 13, 2010 at 2:47 am said:

    on June 13, 2010 at 1:28 am said:

    Confirmed that the new Sidekick is in the works and being backed by HTC. It’s going to run an Android OS and most likely be similar in style to the standard sidekick layout.

    This has been confirmed by a t-mobile rep for my store.

    Also it should be out as early as Q4 this year.

    wow… I hope, that’s come true.. maybe u can give us something more information, like proof? … ask store rep and give us hyperlink or photocopy? lol 🙂

    I would lose my job and he would lose his if it’s something that we weren’t supposed to know.

    I just asked if he knew what was happening with t-mobile and the sidekicks and that’s all that he knew.

    It is going to happen 100%

  8. derald Says:

    Evo is the shizzznit but I’m hopeful for an htc sidekick

  9. Dominique Says:

    I really hope they do come out with the sidkick twist!!!! Cus they really do need to come out with a new and better sidekick phone and the features will be amazing if that’s the features that will come on the phone!!

  10. Dee Says:

    Now tmobile gonna merge a sidekick and htc sidekick never be the same!!.

  11. john maser Says:

    Booty Evaluation?

  12. The Inkling Says:

    Frankly, at this point, I don’t care what it is, as long as it’s somewhat competative (Android app store should do it), works, and I can keep my same carrier plan. $20 unlimited data & texting, $30 for 300min & My Fav 5, both of which are not available anymore.

  13. AceKannon Says:

    Ok so I was just speaking to a Tmo helper cuz I had to get my sidekick replaced witha friends, and she told me that “Although I can’t confirm or deny anything as of now, word is that the 2011 sidekick project will have a touch screen”…that’s all she told me. Nd since mostly everyone has heard this at some point or another, I believe this.

    Although I dnt believe that it’ll be called the “Sidekick Twist”, I think HTC may do a custom job on it so that its accessable over the years like the G1 is/was (I STILL prefer the G1 design nd keyboard over a lot of HTC phones today but not all)
    Keep ur fingers crossed ppl. Our dream is getting that much closer 🙂

  14. MIG Says:

    Hey! What’s so long? I just need to know when HTC Sidekick Twist will be release?

  15. Magnus Says:

    Sidekick Twist LIVES!!!!!!!!!



  16. AceKannon Says:

    Now we’re talkin’! Looks like T-Mobile is finally giving us what we want….now if only HTC or sumbody leaks a pic of a device that’ll kick our brain’s asses 😀

    Oh, and for the ones who think a phone screen above 4 inches isn’t pretty, google “HTC HD2 qwerty”, the image is actually rather interesting 🙂

  17. derald Says:

    Hey wheres this sidekick twist at!?! I told yall sidekicks were done!!

  18. derald Says:

    now go get that EVO!

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