First of all, there is one thing on Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G that make me amaze it. The Slider form factor with unique design of Qwerty Keyboard on combination with Touchscreen Display. For the detail what we mean it, you can see the picture that we provided below. In Closed Mode, you can use Sidekick 4G (has series name SGH T839, we can called also as T-Mobile Sidekick T839) as a Touchscreen Phone, and in Slide Out Opened Mode, you can use Sidekick with Physical Qwerty Keyboard.
The Touchscreen powered with TFT Capacitive Touchscreen which has 16M colors and 480 x 800 Pixels Resolution and has Diagonal Demeter Size at 3.5 inches. Proximity Sensor (specially to save battery power while calling by turning off the display screen automatically whenever near the ear), Accelerometer (especially used in Closed Mode to create the ability on automatically turning the screen to rotate both Landscape and Portrait), Multi Touch Input, Optical Trackpad for Navigation are some useful feature installed in the Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.
Another “Key features” that make us recommended this phone are the existence of Group Text and Cloud Text and Qik Video Chat Application. For short explanation what The Group Text, Qik Video Chat and Cloud text are, you can read the quotation from Official Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G below:
The T-Mobile® Sidekick® 4G offers you innovative ways to always be socially connected so you never miss a tidbit of news. You have Group Text, which allows multiple people to text at the same time on one threaded message. Cloud Text is also available, which lets you text over the web using your PC…..The front facing camera with Qik offers you uninterrupted video chat with friends and family over a 4G network
Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G SGH T839 Manual User Guide Quick Resume
For a newbie that did not yet familiar with T-Mobile Sidekick, the wiser way on learning how to use this Smartphone is to understand the Keys and Part available in the Phone and also learn its function. The Picture that we gave you below, shown an example of Tutorial that consist the Keys Parts overview and its functions. You can learn the Keys and Sensor such as Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, the Jump Keys, the Search Keys, the Camera Lens, the microSD card slot, Power Keys, Dedicated Camera Keys, and more. You can read the full and clear elaboration and explanation about this under “Understanding Your Phone” Section on page 25 to page 30 of the PDF User Manual of Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.
There are so many tutorial and instruction guideline that available in the User Guide of this Gadget. We just wanna write a quick resume about few of the section that we though should be emphasized. For example, how you can use Group Texting and also Cloud Texting. How to create a Group, how to Add a Contacts and How to send a new group text message, learning to use Cloud Texting such as howto write down cloud texting website and more. (page 111 and page 112).
If you looking for tutorial how you can do a “Factory Data Reset” aka Master or Hard Reset, you go to Page 210 or do what we said as follows: Menu > Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone > Enter Your Password (if you been prompted to fill it) > Erase Everything. Another tutorial that usually need to know (especially for a business man that need a alarm), is an Alarm Clock, it available on page 183 of the UM/UG. You can learn how to set the alarm, repeat the alarm, name it, snooze it, change the duration, change melody, vibration, or voice (Alarm Type or use alarm tone).
There are some others common help such as how you can connect to Hotspot area access point using Wi-Fi, pairing the Bluetooth to wireless stereo headset or use it to transfer file to computer or PC, using you Phone as Modem, Using Mobile AP to turn you phone into a Wi-Fi Hostpot and used in conjunction with HSPA+ (4G) or 3G. and more.
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Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G SGH T839 Specifications
Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is an Android Powered Smartphone. It currently uses Android Froyo / Android version 2.2 Operating System. Running with Android Froyo, this Gadget also works by using 1GHz Processor Speed with ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird chipset, and using Graphic GPU of PowerVR SGX540 (Single Core). For the Memory, it installed with on board / build-in 512MB RAM and 1GB ROM Memory. Along with T-Mobile, the Sidekick 4G supports 4th Generation GSM TEchnology HSDPA2100 and also HSDPA 1700/2100, GSM Quad band 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 Mhz Frequency. It can be used up to 7.2Mbps (Megabits per second) for HSDPA and 5.76Mbps for HSUPA.
There is 2GB microSD Card that been available along with the package box though, you can still upgraded up to 32GB by using microSD Card (must buy it separately). For connectivity Features, as a common Smartphone, it almost complete in all aspects: It has Wi-Fi WLAN 802.11 for b, g and n type, supports DLNA (Digital Living Networks Alliance), can be used as Wi-Fi hotspot just like Router, embedded with Bluetooth version 3.0 (of course support A2DP Profile and other popular bluetooth profile such as file transfer and more), and has USB connectivity uses microUSB v2.0 for high data transfer (support USB charging via Laptop or Computer).
For the Camera Features, SGH-T839 equipped with Dual Camera front facing and on the rear back of the body of the Phone. For front facing camera it used VGA Camera (0.3 Megapixels) for Video Call. Specially for this Sidekick it uses Qik Video Call Application. If you uses 4G Networks, it would guarantee you on getting clear and smooth Video Calling without experience any buffering effect. For the Rear Side Camera, it attached with 3 Megapixel Camera, and included with Video Recording capability (D1 720 x 480 pixels@30 fps), Auto Focus, GeoTagging (A-GPS supports), Image Editor and more.
For Multimedia Features, the Sidekick installed some application such as YouTube Viewer, T-Mobile TV, Media Hub, Amazon MP3, and of course Audio and Video Player that supports for these following formats: MP3, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP, AAC, WAV, MID, WMA, WMV, eAAC+ and AAC. Album art cover, Background playback, Artist, Playlist also supported. As an Android Phone, Google Search, Android Market, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Mail, Google Maps also included as preloaded Google Applications for Mobile Phone. Another applications that you might interest are, SNS Integration (Twitter/Facebook), PDF Viewer, Document for Microsof Word .doc, Excel .xls and PowerPoint .ppt Editor and Reader with ThinkFree Office, Organizer, Adobe Flash v10.1 and more.
Table of Contents of Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G SGH T839 User Manual
Understanding Your Phone
Call Functions and Contacts List
Applications and Development;
Accounts and Sync
Alarm and Clock
Download New Google Application
Launch Installed Google Application
TEleNav GPS Navigator
Tips and Tricks
Qik Video Chat
Alarm and Clocks
Setting a Timer,
Changing Your Settings,
Wireless and Networks
Screen Unlock Pattern Settings
Jump Key Settings
Accounts and Synchronization
SD Card and Phone Storage
Language and Keyboard Settings
Voice Input and Out Settings
Date and Time
Health and Safety Information
Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G SGH T839 Manual User Guide English Spanish PDF Download
And this is as simple image tutorial how you can assembling your TMobile Sidekick 4G for the first time: a tutorial to open the back battery cover casing properly to avoid unnecessary wrong doing (broken), assembling the battery to its compartment bonnet, installing the phone SIM card or inserting microSD Card and the important parts is a tutorial how you can slide side out the Qwerty Keyboard properly from close to open mode. Go to page 12 of PDF Manual to make sure you done it well without any mistake
There are only two version of User Manual of Samsung TMobile Sidekick that we could share with your. The English User Manual and also the Spanish User Guide. Just download to get it and save it to your computer. As usually, right click and copy paste the download link to your Internet Download Manager is the wisest procedure (despite of you can just click it and opened it your web browser before you save it).