We have gone a long way from 2002’s Danger Hiptop handset, up until today’s T-Mobile Sidekick 4G made by Samsung. Danger was acquired by Microsoft back in the days, then in 2009 there was an outage that affected most Sidekick users and the device was finally discontinued last summer. Now it’s back, courtesy of Samsung.


The design is kept, in order to appeal to fans familiar with older Sidekick models, but the specs were upgraded. We get download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, a 3.5 inch touchscreen, a 5 row QWERTY keyboard and messaging features. T-Mobile provides features like Sidekick Group Text and Cloud Text for an improved messaging experience.

Cloud Text allows you to connect with people on other platforms, while Group Text supports group texting. Sidekick 4G runs Android 2.2 Froyo thanks to a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor and it also comes with a front VGA camera for video chat. Other feats include Sidekick Media Room, a collection of media players, plus the Samsung Media Hub and the DriveSmart app (used for incoming messages and calls).

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