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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]



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