T-Mobile announces myTouch and myTouch Q: August 8th for $49.99

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.

Both phones come with a 4-inch WVGA screen, 1.4Ghz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage with a microSD card slot, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, HSPA+, and a 1,500mAh battery. The myTouch comes with a standard design, while the myTouch Q will come with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that will add some additional thickness. Unfortunately, both phones are running Gingerbread.

T-Mobile is shipping both phones with a Genius Button, powered by Nuance's Dragon dictation. That gives customers voice control and voice search options, and the company has tweaked the app drawer too, letting you see the most recently downloaded apps. The myTouch will be offered in black or dark red while the myTouch Q will be available in black or white. Both phones should be available in T-Mobile retail stores starting from August 8th.