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.
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