T-Mobile MyTouch Slide Previewed

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide HIRES

We’ve had the pleasure of showing off the upcoming MyTouch Slide in all 3 colors. We’ve seen and heard about a few of the specialized features this phone will be debuting. Of course, we also know this is T-Mobile’s first Android-powered 2.1 smartphone. How about what we don’t know? As we first discussed, the first T-Mobile based Android powered 2.1 device is expected to be available sometime in June at a TDB price. While a number of you have sounded off lately at the disappointing prospect of this being the premiere T-Mobile device based on horsepower when compared to phones like the Incredible or Droid, I think T-Mobile is judging that based on features and T-Mobile specific ones at that.

Want to know more? Hit the T-Mobile official MyTouch Slide site!

Faves GalleryTM Life is hectic so it’s easy to miss opportunities to connect with loved ones, so Faves Gallery presents up to 20 of your favorite people and all of their communication — calls, texts, e-mail, instant messaging, social networking updates — in a dedicated application accessible through a soft button and an easy-to-use widget complete with photos, contact information and one-touch ability to respond. All of your Faves get special status on your myTouch 3G SlideTM; anytime they communicate with you or update their social network you get a notification in the notification pane. Even if you’re not using your phone, a custom green light lets you know you’ve got a communication waiting from one of your Faves. And you can respond right from the Faves GalleryTM, without launching mail or social apps, so you connect more quickly and more often with the important people in your life.

Hit the jump for more details and the official press release!

myModesTM myModes helps you draw the line between work and home by creating different themes with home screen apps, widgets and wallpapers to empower people in the different roles they play daily. You can program myModes to switch at a designated time, by location, or manually with the option to create and store up to 10 customized modes. myModes removes clutter and makes you more efficient both at work and at home. Want to forget about work on the weekend? No need to hide your “work phone” or switch to another device; just put away your work tools, like e-mail and your calendar, by switching modes and bring forward all the things you love to do on Saturday.

Genius ButtonTM With the Genius Button, you press one button, talk, and it delivers. The Genius Button is an easy-to- access button on the front of the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, allowing the use of voice commands to control the phone and its features, including making calls, composing and sending texts and e-mails, and searching the Web or your surroundings. The Genius Button will even read text messages aloud.

  • Slide out QWERTY keyboard with Swype on-board
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with instant upload to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Picasa
  • Pre-installed 8GB microSD card
  • Stereo Bluetooth/A2DP
  • Turn by Turn directions with Google Maps navigation
  • Large 3.4” HVGA touch-screen display
  • 5-pane customizable home screen
  • Optical joy stick for easy navigation
  • The latest Android software — Android 2.1
  • Three color options — black, white or red finish
  • Dimensions: 4.55” x 2.37” x 0.6”; Weight: 5.8 ounces

Full Press Release:

New T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Improves Communication through T-Mobile Exclusive Software
The latest Android-powered smartphone marries beautiful form with superior function on a faster 3G network.
BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 4, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a new addition to its exclusive line of AndroidTM-powered T-Mobile myTouch® 3G smartphones — the T-Mobile® myTouch 3G SlideTM. Anticipated to be available in June, the new myTouch 3G Slide combines a roomy slide-out QWERTY keyboard with an incredibly crisp, high-performance touch screen powered by the latest Android software. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is purpose-built for communication, with unique new features that help customers connect more easily, more quickly and more often to their closest family and friends.
“Many smartphones are increasingly powerful in their features and specifications without continuing to improve the main reason that so many people have mobile phones — the ability to communicate with each other,” said Andrew Sherrard, vice president of product development, T-Mobile USA. “The new myTouch 3G Slide is a smart and sleek phone that fits into your pocket, your budget and your family life with exclusive T-Mobile features that put communication with your closest family and friends front and center.”
New features only available on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide include the following:
Faves GalleryTM: Life is hectic, so it’s easy to miss opportunities to connect with loved ones. Faves Gallery presents up to 20 of your favorite people and the different ways to communicate with them — calls, texts, e-mail, instant messaging, social networking updates — in a dedicated application accessible through a soft button and an easy-to-use widget complete with photos, contact information and one-touch ability to respond. All of your Faves® get special status on your myTouch 3G SlideTM; anytime they communicate with you or update their social network you get a notification in the notification pane. Even if you’re not using your phone, a custom green light lets you know you’ve got a communication waiting from one of your Faves. And you can respond directly from the Faves Gallery, without launching e-mail or other applications, so you connect more quickly and more often with the important people in your life.
myModes: myModes helps you draw the line between work and home by creating different themes with home screen apps, widgets and wallpapers to empower people in the different roles they play each day. You can set myModes to switch at a designated time, by location, or manually with the option to create and store up to 10 customized modes. myModes removes clutter and makes you more efficient both at work and at home. Want to forget about work on the weekend? No need to hide your work phone or switch to another device; just put away your work tools, like e-mail and your calendar by switching modes, and bring forward all the things you love to do on Saturday.

New T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Improves Communication through T-Mobile Exclusive Software

The latest Android-powered smartphone marries beautiful form with superior function on a faster 3G network.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 4, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced a new addition to its exclusive line of AndroidTM-powered T-Mobile myTouch® 3G smartphones — the T-Mobile® myTouch 3G SlideTM. Anticipated to be available in June, the new myTouch 3G Slide combines a roomy slide-out QWERTY keyboard with an incredibly crisp, high-performance touch screen powered by the latest Android software. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is purpose-built for communication, with unique new features that help customers connect more easily, more quickly and more often to their closest family and friends.

“Many smartphones are increasingly powerful in their features and specifications without continuing to improve the main reason that so many people have mobile phones — the ability to communicate with each other,” said Andrew Sherrard, vice president of product development, T-Mobile USA. “The new myTouch 3G Slide is a smart and sleek phone that fits into your pocket, your budget and your family life with exclusive T-Mobile features that put communication with your closest family and friends front and center.”

New features only available on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide include the following:

Faves GalleryTM: Life is hectic, so it’s easy to miss opportunities to connect with loved ones. Faves Gallery presents up to 20 of your favorite people and the different ways to communicate with them — calls, texts, e-mail, instant messaging, social networking updates — in a dedicated application accessible through a soft button and an easy-to-use widget complete with photos, contact information and one-touch ability to respond. All of your Faves® get special status on your myTouch 3G SlideTM; anytime they communicate with you or update their social network you get a notification in the notification pane. Even if you’re not using your phone, a custom green light lets you know you’ve got a communication waiting from one of your Faves. And you can respond directly from the Faves Gallery, without launching e-mail or other applications, so you connect more quickly and more often with the important people in your life.

myModes: myModes helps you draw the line between work and home by creating different themes with home screen apps, widgets and wallpapers to empower people in the different roles they play each day. You can set myModes to switch at a designated time, by location, or manually with the option to create and store up to 10 customized modes. myModes removes clutter and makes you more efficient both at work and at home. Want to forget about work on the weekend? No need to hide your work phone or switch to another device; just put away your work tools, like e-mail and your calendar by switching modes, and bring forward all the things you love to do on Saturday.

Genius ButtonTM: With the Genius Button, you press one button, talk, and it delivers. The Genius Button, powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN), is an easy-to- access button on the front of the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide allowing the use of voice commands to control the phone and it’s features including making calls, composing and sending texts and e-mails, searching the Web or your surroundings. It will even read text messages aloud, and lets you dictate responses naturally as if you were speaking directly to a person.

Powered by the Android 2.1 software, the myTouch 3G Slide offers a rich mobile Web experience and access to thousands of applications on Android Market from games to location-based social networks to on-the-go shopping and more. Similar to the original, the new myTouch 3G Slide was designed to facilitate personalization inside and out. A five-pane home screen, with the option to increase to seven panes, offers plenty of real estate for your favorite widgets, applications and themes.

Designed by HTC exclusively for T-Mobile, the myTouch 3G Slide features a 3.4-inch HVGA touch- screen display with virtual keyboard as well as a roomy, slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Less than 15mm thick, the elegant design slides easily into your pocket proving that Android brains don’t have to come in a sci-fi box. The myTouch 3G Slide also features a 5-megapixel camera, a music player with a pre-installed 8GB microSD memory card, and enhanced video capabilities to make it easy for users to record and share pictures and videos, whether via e-mail, MMS or one-click upload to sites such as YouTubeTM and PicasaTM.

The device’s powerful mobile data experience is supported by fast data speeds via Wi-Fi and T-Mobile’s nationwide 3G network, which is getting even faster this year as T-Mobile upgrades its network with the latest wireless technology.

The myTouch 3G Slide is expected to be available in June, exclusively from T-Mobile USA in three colors — black, white or red. Customers can visit http://mytouch.t-mobile.com for more information.

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  • http://pryvateid.tumblr.com Dave

    Hmm… I think I might get one

  • Solidus433

    Physical keyboard, 5mp cam with flash, and android 2.1? I think my original mt3g is going back in its box come june.

    • samkash387

      if you go to their website and see the 360 degree view of the phone, i recognize all the buttons, we even have the headphone jack and camera button, but is there another button on the top left side of the phone? sort of next to the headphone jack?

      • joel

        Pretty sure that’s the power button, man :)

      • samkash387

        @joel

        haha, duh, i guess i didn’t really take the time to look at the buttons on the front and assumed they were the same as mt3g just replaced search with genius

        WELL WHOS THE GENIUS NOW? not me clearly

      • Beezie

        Its for power and locking the device… Will also pull up airplane mode, wifi, etc… Much like other android devices

  • Josh

    Hm might pick this up for my dad and get the Dell Streak for myself.

    • http://pryvateid.tumblr.com Dave

      I Wanted the Dell Streak, but if only it wasn’t taking all year to come out :l

  • HD2/NEXUS ONE USER

    4.3in screen please

  • andrew

    wish tmobile would get a phone like the htc evo

  • Debra

    Can u add more memory besides the onboard 8gb card

    • http://pryvateid.tumblr.com Dave

      of course. the 8 Gigs is just what they give you for free, which is great :)

  • eYe

    Too much bloatware, not enough balls. And what’s up with 3.4 screen? This is 2010, 3.7 is minimum!!!

    • PHONE FREAK

      This is NOT a high end phone. Its a great midrange phone. 3.4 inches is great.

      • eYe

        In that case they shouldn’t market it as a flagship device, but they do, hence the comment.

    • BTC

      There is not ONE (not O-N-E) feature that this phone does not have a host of others you CANNOT (c-a-n-n-o-t) get on ANY OTHER phone. T-Mobile has struck gold here folks, it is simply amazing, fast, battery life MUCH better than all other Android phones i have had. It is the phone to beat, trust me on this!

  • casey

    1: my touch
    2: my touch 3G
    3: my touch Fender Limited Edition
    4: my touch Slide
    dont worry ,next coming is MyTouch Slide 3.7S (screen)….lol
    We pay what we got tmobile

    • jmts80

      U get what u pay 4 very true!

    • xDeToXx

      There was never a myTouch. The myTouch3G was the first. It was then upgraded shortly after the FenderLE came out, but it was still just the myTouch3G. This is the first real update to the MT line.

  • AndroidMaster

    Any word on processor?

  • casey

    myTouch Slide Specs :
    -320×48o screen resolution
    -ARM11 processor
    -1300mAHr Battery
    -MicroSD memory cardslot is accessible without battery removal. It is a push to insert and push to remove design
    -Optical trackpad with an integrated push button
    -Camera with LED flash
    -3.5 mm Headset Jack
    -Slide-out 4 row QWERTY keyboard

    • ryan

      Thanks for reposting the specs, I was trying to remember if this was going to have a low resolution screen.

    • Marcel Silva

      The specs aren’t better the my nexus one from nearly 6 mths ago. We want more more more. Not less. This ain’t no incredible. (That phone has 8 mp camera, 8 gb internal mem to store apps, 3.7 inch screen, 1 ghz proc). I hope something better comes out by my upgrade date in sept. We smartphone users want more more more.

    • Ugarit

      Where are you getting the 3.5 mm headset jack info from because it’s not on tmobile’s site nor is visible on the phone it self?

      • loki

        it’s on the top of the phone.when looking at the back cover it’s just to the top left of the camera

  • casey

    ARM11 processor

    • djdarkknight96

      600Mhz but is very very fast, 512 ram, I got to play with one, I work for tmo…I think people will like it a lot, even without the 1ghz…

  • mad dog

    “600 Mhz is very very fast” Not really, not with a Arm11 pushing it.

    • PHONE FREAK

      You misunderstood. The 600mhz processor is not very fast, and no one said that it was. The point is, the PHONE is very fast (which in this case, is what matters)

      • George

        No, he did not misunderstand anything. You were not clear. You said, “600Mhz but is very very fast”. He was only going by what you actually wrote. We are not mind readers here. Read what you write before you post, especially when you are trying to correct someone.

  • 30014

    I’m not gonna bash the phone or leave some smart ass comment. I’ll just say it’s not for me. My g1 is showing its age but it will have to do until something to my liking comes along. Hopefully sooner than later.

    • God

      definitely agree. I’m looking to replace my G1, but I don’t want a NexusOne, but do want something with a keyboard.

      If only this sucker had a different processor… With the ARM 11 will it even be able to play games?

  • kathi17

    I think I’ll stick with my G1, it’s got a better keyboard than the Slide. I’ve never seen a MyTouch that I could get excited about. It’s difficult to see on those small screens, and I use my phone more as a mini computer than I do for phone calls, so I would like a more powerful device.

    Right now the Evo is my dream phone, (or the Streak 5 if it turns out to be as good as the HTC phones). This one just doesn’t seem like enough of an upgrade to me.

    • Marcel

      If you’re concerned about having a small screen, remember the Mytouch slide’s is 3.4 inches so will atleast be a little larger than your G1′s 3.1″ screen.

  • tortionist

    I had the G1, the MT3G, and now the MT3G 3.5 MM jack. The difference is like night and day. The only way to make the G1 even close to the MT3G with 3.5 MM jack is to root it, even then the MT3G with 3.5 MM jack is faster, with more than 3 times the memory than the G1 and Swype. Who needs a keyboard when you have Swype. It’s soooooo much faster texting and typing. The MT3G with 3.5 MM jack is a great midrange phone. Before you go knocking a phone, you should try it first, not just base your decisions off of specs and looks.

  • Bigg

    Agree, swype for android is awesome, swype for wm……sucks

  • http://tmonews.com Cheech

    agreed

  • Alex

    Swype for android is in comparable. Nothing is better. As for the above phone, its nice, but I will hold off for eikther the samsung galaxy S or dell mini 5.

  • Kent

    No AMOLED screen wow that sucks… It wouldve increased the battery life and look better.

  • JBLmobileG1

    “The device’s powerful mobile data experience is supported by fast data speeds via Wi-Fi and T-Mobile’s nationwide 3G network, which is getting even faster this year as T-Mobile upgrades its network with the latest wireless technology.”

    DOES THIS LITTLE PART TAKEN FROM ABOVE MEAN THAT THIS PHONE WILL SUPPORT TMOBILE’S HSPA+ NETWORK WHEN ITS RELEASED? I HOPE SO!!! I THINK I KNOW WHAT MY NEXT TMOBILE PHONE IS IF THAT IS THE CASE.

    • Marcel

      All tmo 3G phones automatically support HSPA+

  • Vinny

    With all the power phones coming out, why the heck not throw in the snap dragon processor? People are very smart today and want all the bang they can get. The cost of the extra powerful processor is pennies while going thru the build. They are being very cheap nickel and diming the phone when with just the name of that hardware alone would have increased the sales of that phone big time. My next phone will have all the bells and whistles or I will go somewhere else.

  • Tarik

    The phone looks very nice.
    I wish it had a 1GHz processor.
    Decent screen size, wish it was AMOLED however.
    I see people say it has a 5MP camera with LED Flash, but I don’t see that anywhere on the spec sheet.

    A Camera without flash is…imo, not really a camera.

    • Soulreaper

      The mto 3g has the 5 mp cam and a mega bright led flash. I have owned some fancy phones over the years,,and this is the best phone I have had and any of my friends have had, it’s fast it had just about everything on it that you need, though I am still looking for a good free flash player for it.

  • alex

    I wish this phone also gets released without a keyboard like the cliq I got the xt nd i wont want a keyboard

    • jimx2

      Then wouldn’t that be the mytouch 3G? o.O

  • http://???/??? jumyhr

    i really like this phone

  • NiiDiddy

    i would have been sold on a 4.0+ inch screen, without the physical keyboard [like the sprint evo]- and a snapdragon processor.

    • ryannosaurus

      But would it even be the same phone then…? ;)

  • rushmore

    As expected, it has the final chipset of the Arm 11 family. This means it is NOT a lot faster than the current 7201 series. About 14% faster and this assumes they do not underclock like the other Tmo devices. Based on current devices, they would clock it down to 528mhz ;) Ironic.

    Arm 11 = no Flash 10.1.

  • GGTTOO

    I was looking at this phone to replace my G1, but with the low resolution screen, the screen size and outdated processor, I am waiting for the Samsung T959. This is to be a replacement for the sidekick after they lost it when Microsoft bought the company. It is a mid level phone that will appeal to a lot of people…just not me.

  • trill

    Well, of you children are done I was thinking that the marketing for this phone is all wrong and while I haven’t seen anything telling me otherwise it looks like Tmobile or the reporter made a mistake with the processor considering how ARM11 doesn’t support anything over 288MB so that 600mhz is really not accurate.

  • loki

    it is an amazing phone! i just got mine today(htc champion via job contest). it does have the 5 meg with a flash and the genius software is great! i don’t mind trading in my behold 2 amoled screen either!! it weighs about the same as the behold 2 and fits nice in your hand. the keyboard is great as its not as cramped as the g1′s. it has the 5 screens like the cliq however you have the option for 7 screens and they are individual screens not portions of the same one over and over again.oh and just so you know, it is fast.it also has a feature where you can tap home twice and it will pool all your screens into a tab window where you can just choose the one you want to look at. much like windows 7 has the tabs at the bottom of the screen with previews for all of your open programs.

  • Anixosees

    I think I’ll stick with my G1 clocked to 528 MHz and 108 MB of RAM until Tmo can get a phone with a serious hardware upgrade. I’d be all over the Nexxus One if it had a keyboard. Also, I’m not really liking the sound of all the bloatware Tmo is throwing onto the phone.

  • ray

    Actualy this isnt the flagship for tmobile this will be the second best phone tmobile is getting a powerful phone like the evo and its called the samsung galaxy s which is 4 .1 inches and has super almoled acreen..thats tmobile new flag ship phone coming thois summerand its gunna have the new fast connection tmobile is getting i might drop my nexus for this samsung

  • sarah God

    Did anyone say how much internal memory this phone has? I skimmed through but coudn’t find anything

  • Dave

    I’m typing this message on my NEW myTouch Slide!! I can officially say this phone smokes the original MT in speed, power and coolness. Great phone indeed. YES it does support the HSPA+ network. YES it is Android 2.1. Just got it and setting it all up but already love this phone. Typing on the slide keyboard now…. but. I gotta say the updated on screen keyboard runs circles around the old MT one. Love, love, love it. So my easier to type on either way now. Voice active search functions through the entire phone that I can see – google nav – and from what I know of 2.1, should also allow me to voice notes/text messages… but I haven’t gotten that far yet.

    The custom Sense UI seems pretty cool so far. Perfect little widget on home screen allows me to see my recent emails, scroll through them and select anyone on demand. Lighter than the cliq… little heavier than the original MT, but not much. Bigger, brighter and MASSIVELY more responsive touch screen with multi touch. Much faster in both responce time and screen movement.

    Genius button…. genius and easy. Press, hold for a second, screen pops up and begins “listening”. You voice what you’re looking for… person, place,etc – it finds it.

    Gotta get back to getting this puppy set up now. Just wanted to send a hands on update. Still have much to learn and explore on it. But so far, this thing ROCKS!

  • Dave

    Oh… What I can say of thd specs…

    This does have the 600MHz ARM11 processor with 512MB ram and 512MB of internal storage plus the 8gig sd. From the rumors they mentioned in the store, this may ACTUALLY be a 1.3g chip that was underclocked to 600mhz, but I cannot confirm that presently. If it is though, rooters get ready.

    I will say though, you would probably think this was a faster processor just judging by the speed and response time.

  • Dave

    Another thing… It DOES support and plays flash.

  • delo238

    I have the phone right here. I just got it yesterday. It is extremely fast, works like a charm and very smooth. The genuis button is just that a genuis idea. works great. U just talk to it like a regular person and it does what u ask. It even punctuates your txt correctly if u tell it to type lol. It may only have a 600mhz but whatever they did to it makes it work fast. Boots quick from the powered off state unlike android 1.6 and it has a sort of kinda flash player u cannot watch hulu thanks to whatever hulu does to stop it but u can visit flash sites and even play games on max games.com with it.

  • Trevor

    Will this phone require you to have internet or can you go without?

  • Alex

    for all those people thinking about getting the Samsung galaxy s you all should think about it first because Samsung seriously sucks at supporting their phones im telling y’all this as a past behold 2 owner. Samsung sucks some people “behold 2 owners” are thinking about even suing them because of all the lies and the crappie support they receive..just look it up and you will see many webpages talking about this.

  • Kemyiabomb

    Does this fone have a signature for txt meassaginn

  • rainbowgiggles

    DOES THIS PHONE HAVE ANY GAMES?!!?!?!?!!? DO YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD SOME OR WHAT?! I FUCKING CANT FIND AN ANSWER!! ;sorry for caps&cuss. Just was frustrated.