Early this year rumors sprang up that T-Mobile was working on a new Sidekick phone that would be Android-powered. The “Sidekick Twist” was said to be made by HTC, feature a 4.3 inch display, and include a full QWERTY keyboard. We started calling the device Project Emerald, but it turned out that Emerald was just a codename for the myTouch 4G and we never got a Sidekick device.
Now T-Mobile is asking their customers on Twitter, “What would you like to see happen with Sidekick? Give us your wish list.” I guarantee you that all the big companies read these blogs, so leave a comment and maybe your wish will come true one day.
The original report that Android was coming to a Sidekick device generated tons of buzz and T-Mobile still owns the brand, so it sounds they are considering it. I’m also really curious to hear what Andy Rubin, the godfather of Android, has to say about a possible new Sidekick device. He was the Co-Founder of Danger Inc. which produced the Danger Hiptop, later re-branded as the T-Mobile Sidekick.
We have yet to see an Android phone with a super-sized display and physical keyboard, so I think there is room in the market for a possible “Sidekick Twist” to succeed. What is your wish list for an Andriod-powered Sidekick device?