T-Mobile Samsung 4G Sidekick: Pop Tilt & More Specs

Are you in the market for a new mobile handset, but are too spoilt for choice? Want a device that is packed full of features with a realistic price to match, then worry no more, as news has come through of a new phone from Samsung carried by network T-Mobile.

The new Sidekick running on Android 2.2 Froyo with fast download speeds up to 21 Mbps thanks to 4G, is based on T-Mobile’s original handset. The first Sidekick version has been brought to life again with a new refreshed feel which is hoped to bring new and existing customers forward.

In terms of specifications you will benefit from a 3.5-inch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, single front-facing VGA webcam, plenty of apps including DriveSmart the first of its kind, which will allow safer driving telling callers and senders of text that you are busy behind the wheel, social networking sites allowing you to rent or buy movies, music and so on from Samsung’s Media Hub. Multi-tasking has now been made easier with the 4G’s “jump key” allowing customers to press a button to skip between apps. But the one feature that stands out and is hoped to entice customers is the inclusion of its “Pop-Tilt” hinge.

The simple messaging service which the original Sidekick was renowned for, is now featuring Sidekick Group TextTM which will enable customers to partake in group text discussions by creating, naming and managing all messages, therefore broadening your social friendships. As Slashgear reported via the official press release, Cloud TextTM will give users accessibility to text via a full range of platforms be it your Sidekick handset or a larger PC.

In a statement from T-Mobile USA’s Senior Vice President “Andrew Sherrard” he said, “Backed by the faster speeds on T-Mobile’s 4G network, the new Sidekick 4G offers customers both speed and style. We’ve reinvented the messaging experience that made the Sidekick such an iconic device, and supercharged it with communication and entertainment experiences that take full advantage of our 4G network.”

As Engadget stated, the stylish, revamped Sidekick 4G at this stage has no official price or release date but indications are showing that it will be later this spring. We do know that the device will come in 2 colors, one a standard black color and the other pearl magenta. For more information click here.

What are your thoughts on the new Sidekick? If you are tempted, what price do you consider reasonable?