With rumors about T-Mobile’s new Sidekick Gekko/Aspen pointing to a summer release of the not-yet-announced Sidekick handsets, we’d imagine that some of you SK-fans out there are dying to know more. Well, here it is.
First up, we have the next best thing to actual pictures of the device in the wild – screenshots from a prototype device. According to HipTop3, the screenshots were taken from a “Sidekick Gekko/Aspen.” It’s not clear if the Sidekick Gekko and Sidekick Aspen codenames refer to two different devices, two variants of the same device, or a single device. What is clear, however, is that this screenshot, showing a rendering of an unreleased Sidekick, is from a prototype of the new Sidekick Gekko – or Aspen, whatever it’s going to be called.
Next up, we have some details on the Sidekick Gekko. The Sidekick Gekko is reportedly known internally as the “Style 2,” which makes it highly likely that the Sidekick Gekko will launch as the successor to the recently discontinued Sidekick iD (which was designated the Sidekick “Style”). The “Gekko” name is befitting of a Sidekick that will probably feature swappable face-plates – a la the Sidekick iD – essentially changing its colors.
We also know that the Sidekick Gekko will sport the same display as the current Sidekick LX and will sports a similar feature-set. Just how T-Mobile is going to market a handset with similar features to the Sidekick LX as a lower-end device is unclear. But, if we had to guess, we’d bet that the Sidekick Gekko will be one big sucker.
Stay tuned for the latest on T-Mobile’s new Sidekick offering.
Sidenote: If the Sidekick Gekko turns out to be Sidekick iD successor, could the Sidekick Aspen be the “Fire Red” variant of the Sidekick Slide? We’ll see…