Less than ten days ago was when we first got word that T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant might get a 4G-capable successor. And today its existence has been officially confirmed by Philipp Humm, T-Mobile USA’s CEO. What the phone will be called appears to be less clear, since Mr. Humm refers to it as the Samsung Galaxy S 4G.
Either way, a new Galaxy S phone is on its way to T-Mobile. There’s no new information about it at this point, but it’s safe to say that it will arrive in T-Mobile stores sooner, rather than later.
And, sometime in the future (probably later, rather than sooner), it will be joined in TMo’s portfolio by a new Sidekick-branded device. This will also be a 4G device, and it will run Android. It will be called (how else?) the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. What company will actually make it is unknown, but we’ll probably slowly start seeing leaks involving this handset soon.
What is clear is that it will have a side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile seem intent on still capitalizing on the Sidekick brand, and sure enough, it may still have some fans out there – even if the new device will have absolutely nothing in common with the original line of Sidekick phones, other than having a physical keyboard.
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