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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Unboxing (Video)

Here it is: The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, the long-awaited successor to the texting phone that burned many a teenager’s fingers off and drove up cell phone bills all across the country. So how does this new version by Samsung, complete with touchscreen and Android 2.2, compare?

Some fast facts…

T-Mobile SideKick 4G Specs

  • It has two price points: $99.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate) with 2-yr contract and unlimited data plan, or $149.99 for contract plus lower end data plan.
  • Android 2.2
  • 3.5 inch screen
  • Sidekick-style tilting hardware QWERTY keyboard (though no swivel)
  • 1GHz Hummingbird processor
  • front-facing cam, and rear 3MP camera

For more, click the video as our very own Jon Rettinger unboxes the goods. And then tell us — are you tempted by this revamped Sidekick? Does a mid-tier Android phone still have a place in today’s advanced smartphone scene? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...