The Teen First Look: Samsung Sidekick 4G

sidekick 4g hands on

CTIA’s been a pretty big week for T-Mobile, with their LG G-Slate and G2X and of course the Samsung Sidekick 4G. Today at CTIA we were able to get our hands on Samsung’s new take on the hit Sidekick line, the Sidekick 4G. So, what do we think? Read on for the full teen first take!

sidkeick 4g hinge

The design of the Sidekick 4G is to us much better than the Sidekick LX, the last of the official Sidekick line.  The screen on this Sidekick is sharp and clear– like you’d expect on any Samsung phone– and the flip design, while at times a little tough to open, is very sturdy (which explains why at times it took a little push to open it) and generally easy to use.

sidekick 4g hands on pic 2

We also love the keyboard of the Sidekick 4G. In fact, the keys were so good that we found it to be one of the best keyboards we’ve ever used.  Texting and updating your statuses on this should be no problem at all.

The Sidekick 4G also features dual cameras, one on the front for video chat with a second 3 megapixel one on the back. While we couldn’t video chat, pictures with the back camera came out pretty well.

The Sidekick 4G is also powered by Android 2.2 and features a 1 GHZ processor– 2 things that are also new for the Sidekick line. We found this to work great on the Sidekick 4G, with apps opening up quick and multitasking running smoothly in the background. The Sidekick also features some new Android apps like Drive Smart, Cloud Text and Group Text, though we unfortunately couldn’t test those out in our hands on.

The Sidekick 4G will launch later this Spring starting at $99.99 with a new 2 year contract and unlimited data plan, and from what we saw today, that looks to be a great deal for T-Mobile users.

Posted on March 23, 2011, in Cell Phones, CTIA 2011, First Look/Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. i have a new sidekick 4g and still have a few problems

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