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T-Mobile Shows Off The New Sidekick 4G (Video)

by Emily Price | March 18, 2011March 18, 2011 2:11 pm PST

T-Mobile has posted a video showing off the new Sidekick 4G. With the recent death of the cloud-based Danger service that powered previous Sidekicks (death slated for May 31 of this year), the Sidekick 4G will be the only version of the handset on the streets when it finally launches.

So, what do Sidekick lovers have to look forward to?
The Sidekick 4G will come running Android 2.2, have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, and a full QWERTY keyboard designed in traditional Sidekick-style. Some of the phone’s unique features listed on T-Mobile’s blog include:

Group Text – lets customers create, name, manage and participate in reply-all group text conversations, enabling them to lead their social network in planning and conversation.

Cloud Text – provides users the option to text with friends or groups from the comfort of their PC’s large screen and keyboard. All messages are synchronized between the Web App and their new Sidekick 4G.

Social Media – Facebook and Twitter applications are preloaded for easy interaction with social networks, with features such as status updates straight from the notification pane and browse feeds from the home screen. Users can also sync social network contacts to the phone’s address book, which lets them instantly post to their friends’ walls or comment on a status.

Jump Key – multitasking is easier than ever with the Jump Key, an easy to access physical button that enables customers to quickly switch between active applications or assign keyboard shortcuts to favorite functions or applications.

Sidekick UI – a custom-designed User Interface brings Sidekick style to life, including artist designed wallpapers, themes and ringtones and many custom SMS capabilities like Sticky Widget, Notification Pop-Up, Universal Composer and more.

The device is slated to be released “later this Spring.” Anyone a huge Sidekick fan? What do you think about the new Sidekick 4G.

Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...