April 7, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
I’m sure there will be plenty of people stumbling into the mall food courts on April 20, 2011. But when 4.20 rolls around, head to the other side of the mall and visit the T-Mobile store to get your hands on the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G or G2X.
The T-Mobile Twitter account has confirmed today that both of the phones it debuted at CTIA last month will go on sale April 20th. The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G will sell for $99 when sold on a two-year contract when it arrives to transition legacy Sidekick users to the Android-powered version with a physical keyboard. The LG-made G2X will cost $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and a two-year agreement.
If you’ve seen our hands-on videos of the G2X and the Sidekick from CTIA, you already know that these phone appeal to different ends of the spectrum. The G2X is a blisteringly-fast phone made for dual-core gaming and media, while the Sidekick is designed to keep you plugged in to messaging your friends and browsing social networks.
And yes, AT&T buying T-Mobile may put a damper on the appeal of these phones for some people, but remember that the AT&T deal still hasn’t been approved. It will take 12-18 months before you ever see any changes to T-Mobile’s operations, and by then, your contract will almost be expired. If you like either phone, just pull the trigger and enjoy it while you can.