T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Specs Official, Release Date in June

May 4, 2010, By Alex Ion

Those who patiently waited for the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide should be happy to know that the mobile phone has just been officially unveiled. Seen as a midrange Android QWERTY slider or the successor of the G1, the myTouch 3G Slide tries to impress with its 3.4-inch HVGA display, a 5 megapixel camera, and a different Android 2.1 user interface — a heavily customized one.

The new myTouch 3G Slide has been designed by HTC for T-Mobile and other than the slide-out QWERTY keyboard it also has a swipe keyboard. Other specs are a a pre-installed 8GB microSD memory card, “enhanced video capabilities” — whatever that means, and an older generation Qualcomm chip which we’re not proud of.

So what exactly is new with T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide? Let’s start with a bunch of apps that we never laid our eyes on before. That includes the “Faves Gallery,” a social aggregator that promises to keep you in contact more quickly and more often with the important people in your life, even if “you’re not using your phone” (uh?).

Then there’s the new “myModes” profile manager that allows you to create different phone themes and settings with home screen apps, widgets and wallpapers to empower people in the different roles they play each day — for example, draw the line between work and home. You can change all these things based on time or location, or manually (up to 10 customized modes).

On top of these all there’s also a Genius Button that uses voice commands and text-to-speech systems, allowing you to control the phone with your voice. That includes making calls, composing and sending texts and e-mails, or searching the Web.

Not a ground-breaker, but definitely a mobile worth looking at. What do you guys think?

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