T-Mobile – Samsung new Sidekick

T-Mobile is introducing the new Sidekick 4G based on Android Froyo 2.2. With this change of OS and hardware improvements, T-Mobile is hoping to regain its lost success to newer smartphones. The Sidekick, once a huge hit among users and celebrities needed this new facelift as its older Danger OS has become outdated.

The Sidekick 4G will run on T-Mobile’s 4G networks and will be the first Sidekick to feature a touchscreen. The usual Sidekick slide out keyboard will be available under this 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen. The core of the Sidekick is very similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S 4G, running the same 1-GHz Samsung A8 Hummingbird processor, with HSPA+ network 21 megabits per second high-speed Internet access. Dual camera will be available, with a 3-megapixel camera on the back and one in the front used for video chat with the Qik application.

The user interface was designed by T-Mobile and Samsung based on Samsung TouchWiz. It includes all the basic Android features such as Google Maps and Android Market, but also comes pre-loaded with T-Mobile Group Text and Cloud Text features. These features are cross platforms and let users talk to friends or groups of friends synchronizing messages automatically on phones and PCs. In addition, the Sidekick 4G will match all phonebook contacts, to Facebook and Twitter friends, letting users post directly from their contact list.

After being able to reach all your friends, the Sidekick can let you enjoy music or movies through T-Mobile TV or Slacker Radio.
One last interesting feature is the DriveSmart function to prevent distracted driving. Once activated, DriveSmart will handle all calls and text messages by sending back a customized note to callers and senders.

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