[Updated] myTouch Slide Images In The Wild Part Two


UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that the T-Mobile myTouch Slide will in fact be running some verison of HTC’s Sense UI. This is the same UI we saw from the leaked Espresso ROM back in January, but it has the new Sense UI features like Leap (pinch zoom homescreen).

Update 2: Three more images of the red myTouch Slide were added to the gallery!

This morning we were greeted with a beautiful red “in the wild” image of the MyTouch Slide, the first of its kind. This afternoon we’re giving the black MyTouch Slide some love with a bunch of pics showing off what can only be described as a “new” take on the os. I’m no expert on the various HTC operating systems that have graced Android devices up until now but this one seems to be unique. Hit the jump for more pics and decide. The good news however is that it seem to be running Android 2.1 thanks to another tipster who was able to confirm that piece of information just a little while ago.

Hit the jump for more images!

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  • Raypew

    This phone was given by t-mobile to the user for free. T-mobile held a celebration in Las Vegas last week. The background on the phone is the “palazzo” theme, for where the celebration was held. 400 was given out.

    • phonegeek

      seriously thanks for that tid bit makes me a bit more reassured ( an yes im being serious lol)

    • http://none Adrian

      i want one :P

  • BoomBoomBang

    What exactly is that color? Is it a red-ish orange or…is it just red or…what is it =/

  • http://tmonews Ferdinand

    The black one looks pretty nice. But what’s up with that silver thing on the back that says my? I how they dont leave that there. And from the looks of it, the materials they used looks too plastic

    • Josh

      Well the original MyTouch 3G (myPhone :D) is pretty plastic-ey, and I’ve dropped mine down my wooden staircase at least three separate times and there’s not more than a few shallow scratches on the sides. As far as I’m concerned, the more malleable, the harder it is to damage the internal components.

  • BoomBoomBang
    • AGON9307

      I think I’m in love with the white !! can’t wait to get to play with it i just broke my g1 after a long faithful year with it. The 1st gen Mytouch wasn’t what I was looking for but now with all these new feat. I can’t wait =]

  • Myles

    I actually work for T-Mobile and have been declared my store’s “new mytouch device champion” which means I should be receiving one of these for free soon as well. I can’t wait! Finally some legitimate 2.1 action on T-Mobile! My rooted G1 just cant handle it lol

    • Devin

      I’m a T-Mobile rep too and also applied to become the new Mytouch Champion, they seriously give us a free slide????

      • Snuggl3s

        Well, Iam the mytouch champion and will be for the secound time around. The first time they gave us a MyTOuch this time i feel they most likly as well. GL on getting the Tittle! Free phones are always fun! My hope is that this just inst a Mytouch with a Keyboard. We need new Hardware to compete with eveyone else at this point, the Evo is going to be the killer this summer and now with the incredable on the way things are not looking to great atm. If only the N1 was sold in stores! =(

    • Claudio

      Plz tell them to put a faster processor… to be able to truly compete

      • jim

        I’ve been using this phone for about 2 weeks now and I love it! Yes the processor could be a bit faster, but its still amazing in comparison to any other phone tmo offers

  • Veritas

    The phone isn’t 2.1. I’ve seen the device as a a co-worker went to Winner Circle, and received one as a prize. This is a T-Mobile corporate event and I played with the device myself. It was def. running 1.6 eclair.

    • johnny

      eclair is 2.1 (donut is 1.6)

    • blazin

      Having played with the phone myself as well, and having looked through the menu’s extensively, I can say with 100% certainty that the phone very much runs 2.1 with a sense UI overlay. I have handled the Nexus 1 and the iPhone fairly extensively, and will be dropping my iPhone for this as soon as it releases. It’s the best piece of hardware/software that tmobile has ever released.

  • joel

    Now that the 400 people that went to the Vegas event(which, by the way, is kind of like a little bonus vacation for the top performers in T-Mobile- the “In” list) all have one of these phones, there’s gotta be someone out there with the tech savvy to get us some solid specs.

    Pretty please, I need to know if this is gonna be my next phone or not! Is it REALLY the same processor as the G1? Or will we get a faster ARM11 processor? Also, post a screenshot of the available device memory! Thanks!

  • Veritas

    With a custome HTC UI, looked very nice and clean, but wasn’t the 2.1 we all hoped for. At least, as of right now. The device looks much nicer in person than the pics, that have been shown so far. Really a nice phone. I know more details if you ask.

  • Jeremy S
  • Jordan

    I could care less about this phone. I and a lot of t-mobile users are getting fed up with their lack of phones running android. They are falling behind EVERY competing phone company. I’ve been with T-mobile for 6 years now, but I have to start complaining. I’m trying to be loyal but give us the HTC desire already. Or a phone like the HD2 that can run android!

    • Max

      I know how you feel buddy….

      • David

        Same here. I am dying to buy the HD2 but i want that same phone on an Android platform.

        I am also tired of my MT3g. It lacks ram and processing and the MT3g 2.1 i dont even care to look at. I may be looking forward to switching carriers after 5 years of commitment.

    • God

      TMO: G1, Magic, Behold 2, Nexus
      ATT: Backflip, Nexus
      Sprint: Hero, Moment
      Verizon: Droid, Droid Eris, Devour

      How are you “getting fed up with their lack of phones running android” when they have the MOST phones running Android?

      • God

        Oh, and I actually forgot 2 phones. Let me revise that.
        TMO: G1, Magic, Behold 2, Nexus, Cliq, CliqXT (6)
        ATT: Backflip, Nexus (2)
        Sprint: Hero, Moment (2)
        Verizon: Droid, Droid Eris, Devour (3)

      • 30014

        Quality over quantity. Sprint is getting the evo 4g, Verizon is getting the incredible, and we get stuck with the mytouch slide. Do you still not understand peoples frustration about phone selection. We should be able to buy the latest and greatest phones without having to change carriers.

      • Reece

        Like someone said, quality over quantity.

        Verizon is getting the Incredible, on TOP of them having the Droid.

        AT&T may be getting the Samsung Galaxy S

        Sprint’s Moment have damn near have better specs then ANYTHING on T-Mobile right now, and that’s probably the bottom Android phone in their lineup that’s getting the Evo 4G

        The Nexus one -would- be a win for T-Mobile, but with (a) it forcing folks to kill their plans to get it sub’d and (b) it also being available for other carriers it’s a moot point. Outside of that T-Mobile has NOTHING that battles the specs of the aforementioned Android phones on aforementioned carriers. The mytouch slide at best -could- be running 600mhz which is a minor upgrade to G1 folks yet it’s well behind the 1ghz Android exclusive phones that EVERYONE is getting but T-Mobile.

        For T-Mobile’s sake the rumor of the Incredible being on here NEEDS to be real.

      • john

        There are phones in the lineup that are coming down the pipe still, there’s a few surprises coming…as far as a 4g phone, what good is that if you only have 27 cities with 4g?

      • b

        You guys are missing the point.

        Why would you buy a subsidized phone?

        just cause it seems like it doesn’t hurt the wallet as much, it normally ends up costing more.

        Their unsubsidized plans are very competitive, and running a Nexus on TMO is cheaper than on ATT, and cheaper than running a Droid on VZW

        The G1/Magic (32B) are also the Android Phones with the largest selection of stable custom ROMs

        The problem is that the number of UMTS users on AWS is small, so manufacturers don’t build phones with that radio.

      • Claudio

        how can one answer this, let’s see:
        Droid incredible, Sprint EVO, etc. oh, wait, how about the lag of the mytouch? should i go on?

    • Claudio

      i thought i was the only one feeling this way.. i am slowly drifting towards VZ

    • MS

      same here… almost 7 years with T-MO and I’m about to jump ship if they don’t give me an android phone worth upgrading…getting real tired with their lacking phone selection…I forgot about the N1 since they won’t sell it to me with “myPlan”… with verizon’s incredible and sprint’s evo, I would be a dumb not to switch

  • ginastarke

    Hey Veritas :
    Does the sense UI on this one have the weather animations like the HD2?
    How much memory does it have?

    Can’t WAIT till this comes out- Mom’s G1 is getting old and i’ve been dying for an android phone with the sense UI!

  • servo

    600mhz!? what a joke.

    • road1

      The performacne is good even it’s 600Mhz.
      Don’t worry, you can try this in real phone to feel it.
      You will like it.

  • RICK

    I GOT THIS from androidandme.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Major props go to AndroidGuys for uncovering the “Genius Button” on the leaked pics of the upcoming myTouch Slide. Instead of the traditional search button on HTC Android phones, we now have a new G logo. T-Mobile has apparently registered a trademark on this G and already developed a matching Genius Button application.

    Details are limited, but the Genius button is said to trigger the voice input. Google has been implementing more and more voice commands into the Android operating system (like “navigate to” or “post buzz”) and the myTouch Slide could feature new abilities. Google has previously used T-Mobile to launch new Android features, so maybe this device could coincide with the next firmware release.

    Also unveiled today was the fact that the myTouch Slide will come in three colors which include black, red, and white. This is no major surprise since the original T-Mobile myTouch 3G also shipped with similar options.

    The Slide is rumored for a May 17 launch, so expect more details to be revealed soon. We are hearing some interesting rumors on the CPU speed (600-750 MHz), so it will be refreshing to see exactly which processor model was used. Early speculation said the Slide would feature an ARM11 based chipset, but maybe we will see a Cortex-A8 design instead (so it can support Flash 10.1).

    p.s. Speaking of button layouts, why does HTC randomly rotate the order of back, home, menu, and search with every new Android device?

  • RICK

    this is from cellphonesignal.com Big RUMOR ALERT, but A great one though!!!!!!

    They also have 3 official pics of the mytouch slide-its coming in 3 colors, RED, WHITE, BLACK!!!!!!!!

    First we heard that the HTC Desire will hit AT&T in May/June, and now, according to Androincia, a manager at a T-Mobile USA store was being trained on several phones that are coming to the carrier this year, and the HTC Desire Android phone is on the list. They also said that they contact other T-Mobile employees and they said that their manager’s are off for training.

    It seems that the device in question comes with a large touchscreen display, which means that it might not be the smaller Motorola CLIQ XT, but the name is still unconfirmed. For what it’s worth, considering that T-Mobile already has the Nexus One on its airwaves, there are great chances that Desire will also land there, especially since the two phones are basically the same device. However, previous rumors suggested that other carriers in the US would receive it, and this remains in the rumor side until further confirmation emerges.

    Just rumors guys.. stay tuned for more information

    • David, Managing Editor

      First of all, the manager was supposedly being trained on an HTC device, which could have been the HD2 as it was prior to the launch of that device. Second of all, we’ve been saying this device will come in 3 colors for how long now? Since January 19th, right…since then!

  • Tgre

    Looks nice! A fasttttt processor and at least Android 2.1 is a requirement for me to even consider switching from my iPhone. T-Mobile and HTC, please replace the cheap looking plastic with something nicer, even the matted G1 plastic will do if it’s a budget constraint!

    • Stevo

      why not get a nexus one or the htc evo 4g coming this summer for sprint?

  • tmob

    Fuk tmobile!!!! I’m sick of all of these low end android phones. If this turns out to have low specs, I WILL GO CRAZY! Please tmobile give us an android phone with 1ghz, 5mp or higher, 512 ram/rom or higher, amoled screen… is that so hard?

    • irko

      AGRRE for the love of god come on a flagship device that dosent have that crap about no family plans (nexus one)

      • Reece

        Amen x 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 @ that.

        The Nexus One would be pure win if not for killing Family Plans – that fact and it being available on other carriers makes it not so much a “T-Mobile” phone.

  • sam


  • http://tmonews.com Cheech

    I agree w/ tmob. I love T-Mobile and have been a customer for 9 years but their phones are always a short comming. The HD2 is good, but not great. At $449.00 I agree amoled and 2.1 would have put it over the top. There would have been no need to come out with any other phone this year. Let us T-mobians enjoy a single device for a while like att got to with the iPhone instead of launching phones with outdated software(hd2- 6.5 & xt 1.5?) whats up with that?

    • Chris

      Since Windows Phone 7 Series hasn’t even launched yet, it would be kind of hard for the HD2 to have anything later than Windows Mobile 6.5…. Blame Microsoft for not updating Windows Mobile any faster.

    • Stevo

      i really do not see what is wrong with getting a nexus one……

      • 30014

        I would love to have the nexus one, but I’m not dropping $500 for a phone sight unseen. For that kind of money I would have to try the phone out before I bought it. It would be my 1st choice if I could walk into a tmo store and give it a spin first.


      The software on the HD2 is not outdated bud.

      • Claudio

        no, windows is

  • Trill

    I’m strongly considering this device but I need to know about the screen size/ res, memory and processor although I know it will be more than 528mhz.

    P.S. dammit I don’t want a custom UI though and best believe whenever another major update to the android OS gets released it will be ages before it gets updated.

  • khaltz

    I want the Iphone on Tmob! But to me doesn’t look good. It looks as if Iphone may stay with AT&T or go multiple providers, since the iPad has AT&T 3g internet. I want a 3g functioning Tmobile iPhone and I will be happy.

  • joel

    It would make a lot of sense for this phone to have the same processor as the Legend. 600mhz, isn’t that HTC’s new mid-end ARM11 processor? Someone said in a forum post that the Legend processor has a graphics co-processor too, is that right? If so, this could actually wind up being a significant improvement over current tmo offerings. I’d be happier with a Cortex A8 or Snapdragon, though >.>

  • Laz

    My question for the few who have already played with this phone! What is screen size? I can hope that it will be a bit bigger than it’s all touch sibling…

  • TK-421

    I got confirmation the phone was running 1.3mhz Snapdragon w/ 512mb ram! Held and played with one and since it wasn’t a final build version was a tad buggy. Definitely running 2.1 with Sense overlay (yes animated wallpapers and weather widget). It’s hot hot hot!

    • AC

      Hey how do u know that it nas a 1.3 snapdragon, i mean all the phone comming out only has 1 gigahertz snapdragon

    • Claudio

      i wish

    • Claudio

      a tad buggy? like the mytouch and the G1? could it be that it needs a faster processor?
      Come on T-Mo

  • Mixer Mel

    played with the phone. is a lot more durable and heavier than the first mytouch. screen resolution also look a bit better on this one. not sure of the specs though.

  • Adam

    Yeah I went to the new tmobile store in my neighborhood to inquire about my hd2 hold status, suprisingly th store manager had the mytouch slide sitting on the sales counter. He said he received it from tmobile a few days back. The phone itself was white and looked pretty nice, it ha a clear shell on the outside and the touch pad and screen were pretty responsive. I’d say the screen is aboutthe same size as the mytouch. I also asked him about the specs, he said it ran android and sadly he also said the processing power was about half of the hd2. So it certailny does not have a 1.3 MHz processor manager said expect it to be the same power as the new mytouch 3.5 mm or at most a little faster. Looks like the hd2 still is king :)

  • irko

    wow the buble grid around the apps looks so ugly, they need to seriusly fix that, if not im saure a dav at xda will

  • Cris

    ok so I have a sk lx 09 and I want to buy this phone when it comes out but I still have 9 months remaining on my current contract ; what’s the best way to go about this? because I am ready to let go of my sk…suggestions plzzz

    • Anon

      Do what us poor bastards stuck on AT&T have had to do up till now to get some Android loving – purchase the phone either second-hand or direct from manufacturer (in this case HTC) and get it carrier unlocked. There are websites that can do that for you, though I would recommend getting the phone already unlocked from HTC. The drawbacks to doing this are that (1) the phone will be much more expensive (expect something north of $400) because it isn’t being subsidized by your carrier, (2) you most likely won’t get 3G network speeds and will instead have to settle for 2G data rates (bummer) and (3) if something goes wrong with your phone, you are on your own, no official support. One nice thing though is once you get the phone unlocked, you can use it with almost any carrier (assuming you can live with slower 2G network speeds).


      I bought the HTC HD2 with about 7 months left on my contract. After taxes and fees it was about 240. I’m pretty sure that if you upgrade now, you will get very close to a full discount.

    • Jess

      You can upgrade without having to wait till your contract is up but in order to get the discounts you will have to sign a new 2 year contract and your discount wont be as large if you wait. T-Mobile is changing a lot of things this year I’m really excited to see what they have to offer.

  • GreenTea

    You have failed me again Tmo…we better get the Incredible. I want a new phone BY this summer. I refuse to have the G1 for 2yrs. May just have to save up for the N1.


      Who are you commanding? “we better get the Incredible. I want a new phone BY this summer” Really? Sounds like a Personal Problem. You sound like a TWO YEAR OLD.

      • MS

        and who are you to patronize?

        obviously he is not the only unhappy customer.. if I was T-mo, I’d listen

    • ManSexy

      I knoq right Ive had my G1 for too long now and Ive been waiting since like Jan for the Nexus 1 and nothing yet I want a phone with a 5 row key pad or no pad at all is that to much to ask for?

  • Mooch

    Ain’t gonna happen my friend. You want the best devices, better look somewhere besides T-Mobile.

  • shawn1224

    If it doesn’t have at the very least a 600mhz Cortex-A8 Processor w/AMOLED and 512MB ROM/RAM then it’s just another middling device to add to all the other middling devices in T-Mobile’s lineup. Most of us can run 2.1/sense roms anyway so nothing about this device is tempting enough to make you want to abandon what you already have.

    T-Mobile + New devices = FAIL

  • http://none ColoradoTMO

    T-mobile is the shit. I should know I work for them and am also a second time mytouch champion. If I cant get the damn Hd2 you better believe Im getting a free phone!

  • http://none ColoradoTMO

    And we are giving MOST customers the full discount if you have been in contract for over 12 months and spend more then $90 a month. Upgrade now my friends.

    And if you dont like Tmo then why are you on tmonews being nosey? Mind your own and go to verizon and att and pay WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much for your cellphone service.

    • Dashi

      WHO RAAAAA!!!!

  • gamechangerx

    for one reason i hate tmobile…
    they lie..
    7.2mbps my @ss
    i never got those speed constant
    never comes close to 2mbps constant or avg.
    i used many tmobile phones.
    switch from att and always regret it.
    now i am on verizon and they are fantastic with moto droid.
    live in chicago and drive a limo,,,, so i am all over the city and burbs checking out coverage.
    ask me …
    verizon is the best for smartphone holics.


    • BoomBoomBang


    • Trill

      They didn’t lie you just read without understanding and I’m getting 2mbps down soooo….. Your tower needs the backhaul updated to support the higher speeds of which you speak and much like every other company it starts at a small amount then expands

  • Bobert

    A grown man should not be caught in public carrying around this phone or a Cliq. And who the phuck still uses a blackberry?

  • alex

    lookS nice yet I’m also digging the HTC Desire nd Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 cnt wait for desire ill get this phone depending on specs nd had HD2 would have been better on eclair

  • alex

    Sadly the HTC Desire was announced by Cellular we need it on tmobile ASAP

    • road1


      Don’t sad, this one is not bad than Desire.
      You can compare this one in real play with desire.

      Not just see spec. to comment it, its wrong thinking..^^

  • rushmore

    If this device is an arm 11 and 480X320 display, you people that buy this only encourage Tmo to continue releasing these piggies with lipstick and nothing much better, unless hand me downs like HD2 and wm 6.5 (Sprint had a lock on the Android version).

  • Claudio

    Oh wow, from what i read i am glad to see i am not the only one that feels T-Mobile is falling behind by releasing these slow and buggy devices. while some of you are Tmo employees and might feel a bit offended, maybe it would be great if you pass it along the ranks that people are really not happy and some are even willing to play more for devices are that are more competitive with what’s out there already. not to put a 1ghz processor on this will hurt T-Mobile, i for one will not recommend it to my friends should it have a slow processor.
    word of mouth is a big thing.
    i love tmobile, customer service is great, and i have been with them since they bought voicetream, which was my first carrier in Boston, but this is just not even playing catchup

  • Dashi

    As A Tmobile rep i can tell you these few things for 100% even the 28 cites or so will be slower than our network within a year we are not quite going to 4g yet but instead we are “cranking” up or 3g currently for u tech jockeys its running at 7mb/s it will be running at 21mb/s within a year and thats across the board not in select citys in other words were going to be 3 times fast than we currently are ALL ACROSS THE NATION!!!! also our android phones are the best xD

  • Ivy

    I was just named Mytouch champion for the first time. Is it really guaranteed that I will get this phone? Any fellow employees have an idea by when?? Also those who work for Tmo– we gotta hold up!! As tempting as it is to brag and spill info that we shouldn’t be spreading, we have to hold our ground and maintain our composure!! Instead of giving the competition a heads up, it’ll knock everyone by surprise if we just stay shut and let them find out when all our advances debut! Tmo all the way!!!!

  • Displeased

    Are you kidding me?! This POS looks like something from the late 90s early 2000s. What, did HTC just use leftover parts they had lying around to put this together? Whoever thinks that this phone is awesome and looks amazing should be shot along with the designer and engineer that put this POS together. I love tmo and use to think all the phone that HTC put out were amazing. I really thought this was some kind of joke. GET WITH IT!!! Give us a phone that’s sleek in style with a qwerty keyboard slide out and the power of the Evo. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK!!!!

  • Barbu Dan

    You can get information about the MyTouch Slide at http://www.mytouchslide.com

  • Naila Zahin

    You can get information about the MyTouch Slide at http://www.mytouchslide.com

  • coolfx35

    I have been holding out on an android phone because I want it all.
    Currently have a samsung behold, was looking at the g1 but the size and lack of a flash stopped me.
    With a 5mp Camera w/flash, std earphone jack, real keyboard, etc., this phone seems to have just about everything on my wish list except the snapdragon processor.

    Would love some feedback from all of you who have myTouch Slide already, incl. battery life, processor speed (good enough?),glitches, speaker volume, signal strength, likes dislikes. Can you watch shows on it via hulu or other websites? GPS with voice nav (how is it?), my question was also posted on http://www.mytouchslideforum.com

    Any comments are greatly appreciated.