Samsung and T-Mobile have joined hands to unveil the next generation Sidekick handset the Sidekick 4G.
In its latest version, the Sidekick 4G features a 3.5-inch touch screen WVGA display, making it the first handset in the Sidekick history to sport a touch screen.
Unlike the previous Sidekick(s), there is no swivelling display in the Sidekick 4G. However, Samsung makes up for that with a pop-tiltmechanism. The handset also sports a comfortable five-row QWERTY keyboard.
The handset is powered by a 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor and packs 512MB of RAM. The back of the handset sports a 3MP camera at the back, with a VGA cam in the front.
The Sidekick 4G runs on Android 2.2 (FroYo), with a custom UI running on top of it. Samsung and T-Mobile have also loaded the handset with tons of bloat ware including Qik for video calling, Drive Smart, Samsung Media Hub, Slacker Radio and T-Mobile TV.
As the name suggests, the Sidekick 4G supports T-Mobile’s 4G’ network a.k.a HSDPA+ and is capable of providing download speeds of up to 21Mbps. The handset will be available sometime later this spring, for hopefully $199 with a two-year contract.