Jan 19 AT 8:52 PM Taylor Wimberly 34 Comments

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G rumors resurface

Last summer rumors began to fly that T-Mobile was going to revive their Sidekick brand with a new Android phone from HTC. We started referring to the phone as Project Emerald, but it turned out that Emerald was just a codename for the myTouch 4G and we never got a Sidekick device.

Then in December, T-Mobile stoked the rumors again when they tweeted their customers and asked, “What would you like to see happen with the Sidekick brand?”

Now it appears the device is actually going to happen as David from TmoNews reports that multiple sources told him a “Sidekick 4G” was talked about in T-Mobile’s annual employee meeting. No hard details have been confirmed, but apparently the device will stay true to the Sidekick brand with a twist out QWERTY keyboard. It is also said to support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network and should launch with Android 2.3.

The new Sidekick is rumored to launch in the spring, so look for an official announcement to come in March at CTIA in Orlando. Apparently there were some slides that accompanied the presentation, so hopefully those will leak out soon and we can see what the device looks like.

What hardware features do you hope T-Mobile incorporates in their next Sidekick phone?

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