A 4G flavor of the Galaxy S, a 7″ version of Dell’s Streak, LG’s G-Slate, a 42Mbps USB stick, and an Android-powered Sidekick will all be launching in the first half of 2011, according to T-Mobile USA’s CEO, Philipp Humm. The plans were unveiled at a breakfast meeting this morning, which included slides, though no photos appear to have been shown. What version of Android the Sidekick 4G will run is unknown, as are the gadget’s specs.
Rumors of an Android-based Sidekick have been swirling for the better part of a year. That the old leak has proven correct might lend some credibility to the moniker associated with the mystery device: Sidekick Twist, thought it was apparently referred to as Sidekick 4G in the meeting. The 4G title does fit in with Magenta’s current naming convention. Does the early code name mean we’ll see a 180-degree swiveling display, rather than the slider that we saw on some incarnations of the laters SKs? Maybe we’ll find out next month during Mobile World Congress, after T-Mo announces the Galaxy S 4G.
Via PC Mag
UPDATE: T-Mobile has now sent out a press release regarding the Galaxy S 4G, a 21Mbps device:
T-Mobile to Deliver Fastest Smartphone Running on America’s Largest 4G Network
Galaxy S 4G Offers Rich Entertainment Experience at Lightning-Fast Speeds
BELLEVUE, Wash., and DALLAS — Jan. 20, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today revealed the Galaxy S™ 4G, exclusively from T-Mobile.
According to T-Mobile, the Galaxy S 4G will be the fastest smartphone running on America’s Largest 4G Network™. Powered by Android™ 2.2 (Froyo), the Galaxy S 4G is T-Mobile’s first smartphone capable of delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, delivering rich entertainment experiences at even faster speeds through its brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen display.
T-Mobile’s 4G network, America’s largest 4G network, is currently available in 100 major metropolitan areas, reaching approximately 200 million people nationwide. With aggressive plans to expand and double the speed of its 4G network in 2011, T-Mobile expects that 140 million Americans in 25 major metropolitan areas will have access to these increased 4G speeds by midyear.
“With Galaxy S 4G, T-Mobile will deliver its fastest smartphone yet on America’s largest 4G network, providing rich entertainment virtually whenever and wherever consumers want,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “And with 4G data plans from $10 per month, we’re making blazing-fast 4G speeds and super smartphone experiences easily accessible to the millions who crave them.”