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.
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.
It's all unconfirmed right now, but according to a new tipster over at BGR T-Mobile are preparing to phase out Sidekick availability in the US. The source - so far uncorroborated - reckons that the arrival of the T-Mobile myTouch Slide will coincide with the Sidekick being slowly removed from sale.
Details of T-Mobile USA's upcoming handset launches have emerged, with TmoNews claiming to have release dates for several Android, Windows Mobile and other devices. Perhaps of most interest is the HTC HD2, previously confirmed for T-Mobile in the Spring and now expected in March 2010; we're also curious about two new HTC Android phones, the T-Mobile myTouch Slide (which looks like it could be a QWERTY version of the HTC Magic/myTouch 3G) coming May 17th, and before that an update to the HTC myTouch 3G (described as v1.2) which throws in a 3.5mm headphone socket on February 10th.
In the mood for some new hardware? T-Mobile has launched a handful of new smartphones today, most notably the Samsung Galaxy Note. The Galaxy Note is pretty expensive (despite the fact that it's been available at other carriers for months), so if you need a more budget-friendly handset, T-Mobile has you covered with a pair of new myTouch devices.
This week we've gotten our hands on the next generation of myTouch devices for T-Mobile, one with a push-out QWERTY keyboard, the other without. Both of these devices are essentially identical save for the slight difference in hardware with the keyboard, otherwise they've both got a 4-inch display at 480 x 800 pixel resolution, a 5 megapixel camera on their backs with a single LED flash, and they've got single-core 1.4GHz processor inside as well. With a keyboard you've got the myTouch Q, and without a keyboard you've got the myTouch, and both of these devices are manufactured by Huawei.
This week we've got our hands on the newest set of myTouch phones from T-Mobile, both of them having essentially the same specifications and being made by Huawei. While there are some LG devices out there that have essentially the same names as these two devices, rest assured: these are made by Huawei and will be popping up at T-Mobile very, very soon. Now that we're clear on that, let's have at it: both devices work with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread with Huawei's own unique user interface, both have a 4-inch display at 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and both work with 5 megapixel cameras on the back.
T-Mobile has some new myTouch products up for grabs, with the two new handsets being made by Huawei. The myTouch and myTouch Q largely have the same specifications, but the Q comes with a slide-out landscape QWERTY keyboard for those of you who are serious texting fiends. Best of all, they’re both pretty affordable at $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
T-Mobile will be refreshing its popular line of myTouch Android smartphones and this time around the devices are set to be made by Huawei. As usual, the new lineup will include two versions of the device, one with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and one without. The duo are expected to arrive sometime in late Spring.
T-Mobile today released the pricing and date of availability for its myTouch and myTouch Q smartphones. The carrier officially announced the two handsets earlier this month as new additions to its myTouch lineup of Android devices. Both are made by LG and will be available starting November 2, priced moderately at $79.99 with a new twp-year service agreement.