As bizarre press photo choice go, we can only speculate what was running through the addled minds of T-Mobile USA when they picked this touching feathered scene for the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. Are they suggesting the well-rumored handset is ideal for protective parents looking to keep in touch with their offspring? Or is the myTouch 3G Slide itself the new baby: monochrome and slightly odd looking?
Metaphor aside, the myTouch 3G Slide is the latest Android smartphone to T-Mobile's network, running OS 2.1 on a 3.4-inch HVGA touchscreen together with dualband 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g, quadband GSM and Bluetooth. There's also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easier text entry, though T-Mobile have also preloaded the nifty Swype keyboard for faster on-screen input. Alternatively, a new "Genius Button" automatically triggers the Android voice recognition system, or reads your SMS messages out loud.