New Android-based Sharp phone leaked, coming to AT&T?

We’ve just received a photo of an unannounced and previously unseen Sharp Android smartphone, and we have reasons to believe this may be a new Sidekick handset for T-Mobile USA. Yes, an Android-based Sidekick, just like the Sidekick 4G (which, of course, isn’t made by Sharp, but by Samsung).

According to our source, the new smartphone features a 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, GSM / WCDMA connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a photo camera on the back. There’s a full QWERTY keyboard, too – this can’t be forsaken when we’re talking about a Sidekick, right?

Update: this is certainly not a future Sidekick, not only because it’s missing some standard Sidekick features, but also because it turns out it has 850 / 1900 UMTS connectivity, and, from what we’re hearing, it should be released by AT&T. If you remember, AT&T launched a somewhat similar handset in 2010: the Sharp FX featurephone. And now they’re going the Android way. Good for them.

We’ve been assured that this is a real device, and is headed to North America. We have no other details on it for now, but we’ll report back as soon as new info is unveiled.

Author: Florin

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  • Anonymous

    The only thing Sidekick-like is the well-spaced keyboard, but it is only 4-row not 5, and no corner keys.

  • Gee Loc Biotch

    no way this is a sidekick it’s missing all the things that make a sidekick a sidekick 4 row keyboard that looks nothing like past one, and missing jump key and other hardware buttons if this is a sidekick t mobile and sharp are moving in the wrong direction with this phone

  • Florin

    After further investigation we’ve found out that it won’t be a Sidekick indeed. But AT&T is likely going to launch this phone.