On an official word, AT&T has acquired T-Mobile for a hefty $39 Billion but this won’t stop the company from unveiling some great new products. T-Mobile Sidekick 4G made its first public appearance at the on-going CTIA 2011. Last week, T-Mobile announced on the smartphone’s features and now, with the official preview, the carrier gave a look on the pricing.
The all new Sidekick would cost $99.99 via the carrier with a two-year contract with unlimited data and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Moreover, the handset can be purchased for $149.99 with a two-year service agreement and lower data plan.
Developers at Samsung have done a great job as we preview, the revamped T-Mobile Sidekick. The smartphone is light in weight and gives a different look compared to previous Sidekick models. The handset sports a 3.5-inch WVGA touch display which makes interacting with the phone easier. Even though the handset integrates the touch feature, the phone does possess navigation buttons along each corner of the phone to make multi-tasking easier.
Furthermore, the Sidekick 4G has a slider design with a spring-loaded hinge. When slided, the screen angle reveals Sidekick’s keyboard. The excellent keyboard design delivers a five-row keyboard with dedicated number keys and accurate spacing between each other.
The Sidekick 4G comes powered with Google’s Android 2.2 Operating System with Samsung TouchWiz user interface. The company has made a few changes on the UI including changes to the lock screen, menu shortcuts and wallpaper.