Printed from http://www.electronista.com

T-Mobile myTouch Slide may kill Sidekick line

updated 05:05 pm EST, Mon January 25, 2010

myTouch Slide, Pink to spell demise of Sidekicks?

An unnamed source has indicated that T-Mobile is planning on phasing out its Sidekick handsets in favor of the upcoming myTouch Slide from HTC. The unconfirmed report says the Sidekick devices will be slowly phased out, but whether the line disappears altogether is unknown. Another possibility is that Sidekick will be replaced by a new range of phones developed by the same Danger team, now owned by Microsoft. Currently rumored to be under development, the handsets are collectively known as Project Pink.

In the fall of last year, T-Mobile suffered a failure that saw the content Sidekick owners stored online permanently erased. The carrier then offered those affected a month's credit and early exits from their contracts. Observers have suspected that the failure may have soured relations between T-Mobile and Microsoft, which could support notions of a shift to Android.

There are at least two Pink handsets due, the Turtle and the Pure, with both said to get fast processors and high-resolution touchscreens. [via BGR]



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News