T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Release Rumor: RadioShack on April 20

One of the upcoming smartphones we heard more about at CTIA 2011 was the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, from Samsung. We’ve given you a look at the specs including the Pop-Tilt feature, a demonstration and also a hands-on look with video and price details. Now we have a rumor release for you about the Sidekick 4G, which says that Radio Shack has issued a release date for the phone of April 20.

A quick recap of the Sidekick 4G reminds us that it’s an Android 2.2 smartphone and of course has 4G capability. There’s also a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 1GHz processor and five-row QWERTY keyboard, which makes it a particularly good choice for messaging needs. We told how it was currently listed on the T-Mobile site as ‘coming soon’ but of course everybody wants to know an actual release date.

Now we hear from Richard Lai over on Engadget, about a Tweet from RadioShack, as it clearly sites a date of April 20. The Twitter announcement reads, “The new @TMobile Sidekick 4G comes to The Shack on April 20! Who’s your fav sidekick? Tweet us a pic!” T-Mobile had been keeping pretty quiet about a release date so we wonder if the company approves of RadioShack’s announcement. Nevertheless as the date has not been confirmed by T-Mobile we’ll refer to it as a rumor but we’re pretty sure Radio Shack wouldn’t be giving out false information.

There’s always the chance of course, that this could be an April Fool’s gag but they’re supposed to be funny, as in the Gmail Motion Google April Fool’s joke today. If you want to find out more about the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G then check out the official product page here at T-Mobile. Are you waiting for the release of the Sidekick? Let us know with your comments.