Tuesday, May 4, 2010

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide has QWERTY, customized Android 2.1

The myTouch series is where T-Mobile keep their Androids and today they welcome a new member to the fold - meet the QWERTY-wielding T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. As the name suggest this is a side-slider with a full keyboard, 3G and of course Android 2.1.

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide has a 3.4" HVGA screen but it offers a different experience than you'd expect - T-Mobile have thrown in some custom interface changes, on a level that can almost rival what HTC have done.

First is the Faves gallery - it stores 20 of your favorite contacts and will offer options to contact them in every way you can think of. Call, text, email, IM social networking updates. There's even a dedicated green notification light that lights up when one of your Faves has contacted you.

There's also myModes, which allows you to create "modes" for the five-pane homescreen on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, with different widgets and shortcuts, much like Scenes in THC Sense.

Another addition to Android capabilities by T-Mobile is the Genius button. It lets you control the myTouch 3G Slide using voice commands and uses text-to-speech to answer back to you. It will, for example, read you a message and let you dictate a response.

Feature-wise the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide includes a 5MP camera, quad-band GSM/EDGE and 3G with HSPA (T-Mo frequencies obviously), Wi-Fi, 8GB microSD card in the box, Google Maps Navigation, Swype keyboard and media syncing with doubleTwist.

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide will be available through T-Mobile exclusively beginning in June in black, white and red color schemes.

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