If you've been desperately waiting for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide to arrive (what, really?) then you'll be ecstatic to hear that the carrier has confirmed the QWERTY Android smartphone will drop on June 2nd. Priced at $179.99 - following a wretched $50 mail-in rebate - and requiring a new, two-year agreement (with both voice and data), the myTouch 3G Slide will be available in red, black or white.
Your money gets you Android 2.1 on a 3.4-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, along with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, dualband 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g, quadband GSM and Bluetooth. On the back there's a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, while storage is courtesy of a bundled 8GB microSD card.
An optical joystick shares button space with a new “Genius Button”, that automatically triggers the Android voice recognition system or reads your SMS messages out loud. Meanwhile there's also Swype pre-loaded for touchscreen text entry. More details here.
[via Android Community]