T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Now Available

Well, this the the moment you QWERTY loving Android owners have been waiting for. It’s time to finally retire that old G1, and upgrade to something truly worthy. The long awaited myTouch 3G Slide is now available via www.t-mobile.com. As expected, the myTouch 3G Slide will cost you $179.99 after rebate with a 2-year contract, and $429.99 sans contract. And now that you’ve seen all three color variations, hopefully it’ll make choosing a bit easier (your welcome). What are you waiting for? Order your new myTouch 3G Slide NOW!

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  • Vlad

    And the EVO 4G comes out when?? Lolz

    • Green Robot

      Friday I think. Wonder what it means?

  • Robert

    If I don’t currently have a data plan, and upgrade my acct online, it says I may need to log back in and add a data plan. Does anyone know if this will happen automatically, or will the data plan activate only after I add it on the my tmobile site (or calling Cust Supp of course)?

  • MyDixieWrecked

    Man, I’ve gotta tell you…. This phone runs flash sites really smooth! I just love this damn phone! Oh, and by the way my HD2 is on CList for sale. lol

    One thing I just don’t get yet is how to store anything on my SD card? If anyone knows how, please reply me. Thanks!

    • blablabla

      you can’t store to the SD card until it’s updated to 2.2

      • dk

        How do you update it?

    • john

      If saving say a pic from the web, just hold your finger on it until it says save. Same for most other things, and going from pc is easy, just touch mount then its drag and drop.

      • MyDixieWrecked

        Yeah, I know about that. Even when doing that everything still saves on phone, and not SD Card. Guess I just need to wait for 2.2?

    • Jerry

      how are you running flash sites? Flash is not available on android 2.1

      • Anony Mouse

        Yes it is. The Mytouch slide runs flash 9.1.

      • Byron Jenkins

        I got the phone today and it does not run flash at all

      • Ace

        I see flash on mine i think it’s flash lite

      • http://tmonews champion

        If you are having issues with flash, check your browser settings and make sure flash is enabled. You also may want to disable the mobile web setting.

      • john

        Download skyfire from the market, that’ll help with flash.

    • http://www.icbeats.net kevin

      go download linda file manager and you can move files around on your sd card without a pc. of if you want, root the device and get root explorer!!

      • Anony Mouse

        Astro and OI File Manager are my preferred choices. No need to root to be able to manage files.

  • Pmello

    The slide is an updated version of the g1 and it is excellent. I cam care less about iphone hd, evo 4g, and incredible

    • Anony Mouse

      It is an updated version of the mytouch, not the g1. though, I agree with you on caring less about iphone lol. If I had the money I would buy an iPhone simply to use for target practice. Thats about all its good for.

  • JBLmobileG1

    You know I almost upgraded to the Slide… and I think I would have been happy if I did. It does seem like a great phone however I gave in early and picked up the Nexus One which is Amazing! I know I have the option to get Froyo early but I’d rather wait for OTA. I know the Slide should be getting Froyo soon (my guess is on the 19th) so I hope the Nexus One will get it around that time too if not sooner.

    • Mike

      What makes you think the MyTouch Slide is getting Froyo on the 19th? Is there any proof in your statement, or a link or something to prove this? The heavily modified UI means it will probably be some time before it gets it, probably a long time, remember Cliq owners are still on 1.5 with no release date for the 2.1 android update. So I wouldn’t hope for a 2.2 release this month.

      • jabombardier

        The custom UI is 2.2 ready as it was mentioned that HTC will update this phone OTA soon. Source was ebgadget if I recollect.

  • steveo1996

    this is a g1 upgrade dont fool yourself. hence the stopping of the g1 from shelves and i believe they wont even be made anymore.

    • Anony Mouse

      The G1 was taken down for normal reasons. Not because this phone was coming out. Just because a company is going to be “upgrading: to a new version of a phone, does not mean they take the old version down. Think Moto Cliq to Moto Cliq XT. …besides the G1 is still available for some new activations.

  • BL@Z3

    This phone is so hot

  • Alex

    i’m glad all of you who picked up this phone today are liking it. after playing with it for a few hours, i can honestly say that this phone is just as snappy as any 1 ghz phone. all you out there who are bagging on this phone just because it doesn’t have a 1 ghz snapdragon processor are simply doing what we all do to people who love the iphone. people love the iphone and it is popular on a large part because of its name and branding (apple), and we bag on these people for this. all you who are dissing the mytouch slide because it has a 600mhz processor are just in love with the term snapdragon. in reality, comparing this phone side by side with a nexus one, i see no major difference in speed (both in opening apps/returning to home screen, and general navigation throughout the phone). get over yourself guys, android 2.1 with espresso, 5 mp cam with flash, 512mb ram, 600mhz processor…specs are comparable to droid. this is a high end phone, stop hating.

    • Frank

      True!! I was just in a TMO store yesterday because my friends picked one up and it is pretty dam quick & snappy. I was surprised it even seemed faster than my overclocked mytouch and now I’m thinking about getting this phone. Sure it’s not the Nexus One, or Desire, etc but this is a good mid range phone.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    OK, ready to hit the hay after writing a massive paper all day.

    I wanna share my Slide story.

    First off, does anyone else when they call T-Mobile get put on hold for a long time? This is the second time I have called 611 in a month and both times I have been on hold for about 10 minutes before someone answers. Never used to be like that.

    Second, this is the second time I get someone who is obviously a foreigner. From the accents of both women they sound European, not Indian or from Manila in the Far East. Anyone else getting furriners with thick accents on the line when you call T-Mobile?

    Third, so I call T-Mobile to order the Slide. It’s a great phone and I would be giving it to my GF to replace our G1.

    Fourth, things went OK at first except I could tell the CSR was reading from the screen, she did not stray far from the script. When I said I was on Even More Plus that confused her for a minute then she correctly said which line was eligible for the 20 month “financing.” (My other line’s credit limit was used up on the HD2).

    She also competently looked at supplies and said the Slide in any color was not back ordered. She said that when someone else posted that on TMoNews that they may have been out for a few minutes, but T-Mobile releases more for sale depending on how sales go. (Never heard that before).

    She even said which colors would be her favorite, as a female (saying, for example, that white will go with any outfit and red says “look at me” for someone who wants to be noticed).

    Fifth, things went south when I asked for the $50 discount that two people in here said they got by simply asking (and as I know one can do since I have received discounts by asking for them).

    She checked the rebates available and said sorry, there were none. I told her I was not looking for a rebate but simply a loyal customer discount that I have received before. She then repeated the “sorry no rebates.”

    I then asked if a supervisor was around since that is how I got discounts before. She became hesitant at that point but then said she would go find one. She politely asked if I could stay on hold and I said sure.

    But after five minutes on hold I concluded that if a supervisor was aware of my call, and the reason I was on hold, I was probably the lowest of priorities. Or they were waiting for me to simply hang up.

    So that is what I did, after about seven minutes total I said to heck with it and hung up. Funny thing was, I was not mad or frustrated, mostly because I was working on something while on hold.

    I figured someone “up there” (or could be the devil for all I know) did not want me to get the Slide. Probably because they know a better phone is coming out and they want to be sure I get that instead. :)

    In the end, yeah, I could have got the Slide ordered, in about five minutes tops. But I read those posts where two people got the $50 off and they were Even More Plus customers like me. So then it became a challenge. If THEY got $50 off, by God I am going to too.

    Well at least she was competent and very professional.

    I tried. Oh well.

    • http://www.icbeats.net kevin

      stop being lazy and calling them, just goto the store and buy one, geez!

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        I put in 20 hours straight writing to meet a deadline and did not have time to take 2 hours going to the store and buying a phone. But based on your “lazy” one-finger typing manner I would not expect you to understand that. ;)

        Besides, supervisors on the phone typically will do a lot more in terms of discounts that T-Mobile in-store personnel will not or cannot give.

      • Anony Mouse

        Michael. You sir are so misinformed. I would say idiot, but I do not want to insult here.

        The EIP credit lines are not per subscriber line but per account.
        Supervisors give credits subjectively. Honestly, T-mobile loves it’s long time customers, but customers, like you, who ask frequently for credits (as you have said you have done) do not always get them. Thats like your buddy coming to you every few weeks and saying “dude, can I like borrow 50 bucks?”.
        Also, CSRs put customers on hold for long times for two reasons: supervisor is busy, or discussing it with the supervisor. 5 minutes really is not that long of time when you are trying to review stuff on a customer’s account. Payment history, credit score, prior adjustments, prior credits (they are different than adjustments), and more. The agent should have checked back with you after a couple minutes to let you know what was taking so long, but if you are going to be asking for something outside the box, you have to be willing to be patient, and 7 minutes is not patient no matter what you think, 7 minutes for 50 bucks is worth it.

      • Anony Mouse

        Side note: Supervisors do not have any more ability to credit than a CSR. In fact, T-Mobile execs and managers tell tmobile customer service agents to make their own judgements, and only if they feel unsure about their judgement should they be consult a supervisor. They do not have less power to adjust, they simply may prefer to consult with a supervisor to decide if it is something they should do. I know you are going to dispute me here, but when you work in the wireless industry for as long as I do and for as many companies I have then you can try and dispute my knowledge.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Thanks for not insulting Mouse. It’s good to see there’s still courteous people in here.

        Permit me to do as you do and return the courtesy. After all, on reading your posts I’d would say you are a sheet for brains but just like you I too don’t want to insult here, so I won’t. ;)

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        By the way Mouse, your comment got me curious to look up my call history to see how long the call was to T-Mobile. Says “Duration 31:41.”

        See pic: http://www.bullpooper.com/T-MobileCallOrderSlide.jpg

        Most of that time was spent on hold. Anyway you want to slice it, IMHO 32 minutes to order a phone and to have yet to get to actually ordering it, that’s way too long especially if one is on hold most of that time.

        So my on-hold estimates were too low.

        Some may think such hold times are OK, but to me being on hold that long indicates there’s a problem somewhere in the system. I don’t think it’s because of call volume or people mulling over what to do with my request for a $50 discount. (I think it’s safe to say that making a decision over $50 on a $430 purchase is that big a deal to T-Mobile.)

    • jabombardier

      I wouldn’t think they would give a rebate on an even more plus plan. 1) it’s a new handset. 2) it is plain as day specified on the website that the phone is 429 or 21.50 per month. Nothing said about rebates. I for one don’t care for rebates as for they take too long to come back (2 months) so I bought mine out right via EIP. I think it is straight forward and to the point not having a rebate. And if one has the extra cash to pay it off, then customer service can handle that. So far, my experience with the mytouch is beyond great. It has proved me right that is fast as an incrdible or a nexus one and smother than an HD2. It’s a “midrange” phone with “high end” guts sans snapdragon. the snapdragon no longer seems important after playing with this phone.

    • B

      So after all of that, you didn’t even get the phone? What was the point of this little story? What do you mean oh well ‘i tried??’ What does your massive paper have to do with anything? Is there any reason that you had to buy the phone that day and only that day? After all you’ve said, you just sound like another person in the already saturated market of people who feel they are entitled to something.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Sheesh… some of you sound like you forgot to take your anti-envy meds. LOL.

        I mentioned the paper I was writing in retort to the other asshat SFB who called me lazy for not going to a store to get the Slide.

    • t3chboii

      wow dude i feel you EVERYTIME i call t-mobile i end up tal;king to a foreigner, and 90% of the time their not helpful… It makes me wanna leave the company becaus ethey are so stubborn…

  • Max

    Trust me, when the bg Samsung and T mobile announcement next month, you won’t be missing anything.As a matter of fact take that experience you had on the phone as a blessing

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I think you are right Max. Thanks.

      Sidenote: I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. So I did in fact really think at the end of the call that that phone was not meant to be.

      Consider this small point, for example. I was going to get the red Slide because in 2007 my GF commented positively about the Pearl coming out in red. So last night I said to the CSR I wanted the red Slide.

      After ending the call last night I asked my GF to confirm what color phone she had wanted. She said “well not red, I’d like black.” So had that order gone through I would have bought her the wrong color.

      • Anony Mouse

        Things do happen for a reason. Maybe not a divine reason or a good reason, but a reason. At least this time you did not tick off the woman.

  • Nadia

    Yeah so, I bought the slide. I absolutely love it. For about a month when I found out it was coming out I was hesitant because I had just bought the MyTouch in November and was currently on my second one due to the first one being bad. My second MyTouch was also a piece of crap, so I finally decided I would buy the Slide. Mostly because it has a physical keyboard, and I know the phone has Swype but honestly, I just prefer to have more options. Like last night I wrote a 3 paragraph email and wasn’t freaking frustrated with my keyboard. So who doesn’t like options? Its like DSG for cars, automatic or manual? Why not both? How can people complain about having more options? Everyone saying its clunky is a liar. The phone doesn’t honestly feel any bigger or clunkier than any other phone I’ve held. IMO, the DROID is clunky and large. The Slide is super fast, I haven’t been able to bog it down like on the original MyTouch that seems to be only thing that phone could do was freeze, reboot, and lock up. Widgets are great, everything you needed an app for before you don’t need an app now. Like beautiful widgets, the messages are nice, so no more handcent for me anyways, expandable 7 screens, music widget, and friend steam that will update you statuses to different places.

    Only cons I see:

    Screen could be larger.

    I’ve only had it for a day now and I honestly can’t find much wrong with it.

    • lev

      Very nice, unfortunately I am unable to actually play with the phone because tmobile told me the actual launch is the 16th, I have no full upgrades, and was considering getting the evo by cancelling tmobile, however tmobile offered me the phone for $300, no upgrade fee, free shipping, a payment plan, and lowered my data plan to $29.99, do u think thats worth it without trying out the phone?

      • Kerry

        Yes it is, I bought one yesterday and love it. It’s quick and Swype works pretty good. I only use the soft keyboard for short e-mails, I prefer the HW keyboard for longer ones.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        I’d snap that up.

        I assume you are on Even More Plus. Is that the payment plan you are mentioning?

        If so, at that price it’s a sweet deal.

        Let me know since I like to keep track of deals T-Mobile is capable of making. That’s a substantial discount if you are on EMP. Makes that $50 discount seem trivial.

        I know that if I threaten to cancel my accounts and get transferred to retentions that I could get a good deal but I hate doing that as a bargaining tactic (and at some point they probably enter on the computer “always threatens to cancel account, so let him. He is bluffing.” T-Mobile CSRs probably have a term for people who threaten to cancel accounts. :) )

        Buying the Slide sight unseen? No problem IMHO. Remember, you can always return the phone in 14 days (30 in California).

        So try it out.

  • Khurt

    Picked mines up yesterday right after work. I must say this phone is really quick, nice design, and everything runs smoothly. havent had anything freeze at all and using swype is a blast as well as a nice change from the physical keyboard. I was pretty hesitant about this phone after reading alot of comments on this site but I am more than happy with my purchase. Battery life is also pretty good, i have been txtn, using facebook, and running pandora all using 3G, since 6:30am this morning at work and it is now 11:10 and i still have 50% of my battery left and im sure this will get even better when 2.2 is released. Do not overlook this phone!

  • SEFan

    Nice to hear that the initial impressions are good. The review on Engadget.com was surpringly positive, Phonescoop.com less so. Guess I should get my sorry butt out of my cubie and go actually look at the phone…

  • http://t3technologies.info Ted Jones III

    Nice follow up to the G1 that I loved for almost 2 years since day 1 of it coming out. Currently have A HD2 and TP2 but it is nice to have an Android phone to play with again. Guess the TP2 goes up for sale! Really loving this Mytouch Slide …….

  • jabombardier

    CNET raved about it also. I really don’t look at phonescoop because I don’t find them thorough in their reviews. I am glad I got mine. G1 was getting on my last nerve.

  • http://www.hotlinks.com rammn

    Let’s get real. People who are saying they are getting $100 off just for asking must have something else going on. Think about it, this is the newest, hottest thing on the market, just like the HD2 which can’t even be kept in stock. You think they are going to give you a discount just because you ask? Maybe if it was a 2 year old phone that was on clearance but not this one. Maybe those people have been customers for 10 years and paid ten thousand dollars and deserve a discount due to that. But, just because you ask for the hottest thing on the market at a discount, come on.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Valid point Rammn… but I believe them. In 2007 we qualified for only one upgrade when we went from the Pearl to the Curve. I talked to a supervisor, she noted that we were good customers and she gave us the second one at the full discount. That saved me about $300. (Or maybe $250, I can’t recall exactly).

      And when I got my Touch Pro2 the supervisor said that he felt bad about all of us being misled on the retail price. So mine should have been $450 on a one year contract but he gave it to me for $329 on a one year deal.

      Supervisors and retentions have that kind of authority, to give BIG discounts. The line employees can’t, normally you have to go through retentions.

      A few weeks back I was going to switch to Sprint. They were salivating at getting a six year T-Mobile customer to switch so they were going to give me two free Evos to sign up. I did sign up, but on finding out they were still creeps in the custo service area I canceled the order.

      Bottom line, I believe these people saying they are getting $50 to $100 off the Slide. T-Mobile does not want to keep losing customers. Besides, why come on here and tell lies. I don’t see how someone can get pleasure from that.

    • Tmoloyal

      Hey what Tmobile doesn’t have in phones they definitely do make up for in top notch customer service. They’ll bend over backwards for most people, no matter how long.

  • JaylanPHNX

    My wife went to get one, but we can’t find it in red anywhere in stores. I guess she’ll have to order online to get red. Anyone know what’s up with the red shortage?

    • Jabombardier

      I was told they didn’t get them in yet. Only blac kl and white is available.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      That’s another reason why I order on the phone (it’s not because as that one person said, that I am too lazy to go into a store).

      The CSRs on the phone have access to larger inventories than in the stores. E.g., when I ordered my HD2 on the phone people were saying they ran out in the stores.

      When I called last night to order the Slide the CSR said they had red in stock. So give em a call.

  • http://www.asktallgirl.com billnutley

    I really like the new phone. Loved the previous Android phones and they just keep getting better. I like that it is not as big as the G1, but has a larger screen, every feature you could ever want, the marketplace of course, and is plenty fast for me. I haven’t been able to slow it up yet. I am not a techie for sure, but it does everything I want it to and more.

  • cscorbin

    Well I had the slide for a day and already returned it.
    It just doesn’t have the features I was looking for and is def not as fast as a 1ghz phone.
    I’ll keep hoping for something better from TMO in the next few months – otherwise I’m jumping ship for a better phone.

    • D.C.

      cscorbin you are such a lier man I own this phone and there is no hells way it is slow I don’t even think you purchased it cause I was second guessing this phone listening to people like you ,I’m typing this on my slide now , go join the wagon rolling down the hill with no driver hope you don’t go over that cliff silly world (unloyayal) tmo don’t need customers like you be gone man

  • T337

    I heard the red ones got recalled before the release.

    • Jabombardier

      If the red ones were recalled, then none would be released. Makes no sense.

  • android envy

    Saw the MT3GS in the stole and it looked OK, not great but OK. I have no need for all the facebook/twitter stuff so I am straddling the fence… I need to see the N1.

  • flgirll_99

    There’s a nice review of phone on youtube!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1RmjJnsoCpM&feature=related

    I’m not completely sold yet until I get to test it out for myself but from the looks of it in the review, it’s not bad.

  • Taaars

    I played with it in the store, I have a rooted MT3G (stock speed though), not much difference. I would say the Slide is a tad faster and smoother, but not near as much as the incredible, especially at the price, wal mart has a better price point for this level of device. Next!

  • william

    the red and white slide is on backorder..they cant even stock enough for employees let alone customers..guess they didn’t learn from the hd2

  • Taaars

    I just read taht HTC is releasing a 1.5ghz device, for sprint or verizon, so by that time we maybe will see the leftover 1ghz units for tmo…so there is hope.

  • Misha

    Has anyone tried to use the t-zones / web2go with the MyTouch Slide? Does it give you full internet access? Any special APN settings?

    Also how does the Outlook sync work?

  • bigmanolo

    I love this phone but why doesn’t it support live wallpaper? If it has android 2.1

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      That’s interesting Big… if anything I would think that HTC Sense would include the animated weather. That’s one of the best features in HTC Sense, animated weather.

      So the Slide’s HTC Sense does not include animated weather? That’s a super drag if it does not.

      For those who don’t know what I am talking about, here is a demo I made, on my Touch Pro2.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MhR06zMrnM&feature=related

      Sidenote: I wonder if someone will make a custom ROM for the Slide to where HTC Sense will have animated wallpaper and weather.

      • Taaars

        As far as i know the weatehr animation is there, it may need to be turned on in the settings

      • Khurt

        Yea the weather is animated, i didnt have to turn anything on, when the forecast shows rain even a little wiper blade comes out and wipes the screen, pretty kool feature.

    • Taaars

      Simply put, they probably disabled it because it does not have enough horsepower to make the phone run smoothly overall. I CAN have animated wallpaper on my rooted MT3G (in fact some G1 users run it as well) but it slows down the phone, I keep mine off cause I rather have my phone more responsive. I see people here comenting how this phone is just as fast as a 1ghz, and yes that is true for basic use; but when you start loading apps, widgets, live wallpaper, flash, multiple tasks, etc..you WILL see a major difference when they run this all at once. So don’t expect this phone to be equal by any means to a 1ghz model, it isn’t.

      • Alex

        in you’re basic everyday use, that is not the scenario. that scenario is based on the most extreme case where you completely stress the phone. most users don’t run a bunch of apps without killing some. lots of people prefer to not use live wallpapers and put bunch of widgets on their screens because they like their phones to be more responsive as opposed to flashy…even nexus one owners do this. i have an hd2 and i don’t even make use of the weather wallpapers. in conclusion, in reality, the slide is just as fast as any 1ghz phone, under normal everyday use conditions. silly.

      • Taaars

        I must be talking to some really die hard tmo fanboys here,listen (read) dont make replys that I already know and confirmed, you have simply look “silly” doing it. I said that under BASIC (or normal use) the phone is snappy and more respnsive than earlier tmo andoid devices. I have used this device, loaded up about the same amount of widgets and items I USE on a day to day basis, and the phone started to show signs of slow down. People here ask about live wallpaper, I gave them a REAL response, TMO and HTC know this phone will have issues trying to run that, apps, and live widgets together, so they disabled it to keep it running smothly. I am 100% positive that XDA will root this thing and add the ability to do more things on it, and I am sure its a capable unit, to an extent. BUT in the end if I were to put the slide next to a 1ghz model it will not hold a candle to it when you want to multitask, have wallpaper and such. But I am not complaining about it, the problem is TMO is not giving its customers cutting edge android devices, tehy are giving us the leftovers, I mean, METRO is gettinga similiar unit soon to the slide soon. And Dont get em started on the HD2, that is a windows based unit with no chance of upgrades, thats not hardware failure, but software.(XDA is in the works to getting that thing rooted as well, and if they get it done it will be sweet day for HD2 owners)

      • Taaars

        yes, I am aware of the typos, damn, still getting used to swype

      • D.C.

        and sorry that is a negative I own the phone mr.taars and I have already cramped this phone loaded with stuff just to see if the little sucker would fall on its face or choke ,but it refused this is an actual genuine powerful device it has the guts of these other high ends don’t shoot it down so early

  • Tony

    Could anyone tell me about sd card which going with this cell, whats the capacity?

    • Kickstar13

      Comes with an 8GB microSD card.

  • onemangang

    I ordred mine last night.
    I had the HD2 when it came out, I also returned it due to constant freezing and could not make calls.
    I complained to a Supervisor, and she noted my account, that the next time I ordered a phone I would receive the full discount price. Even despite the fact that I am on the Even More Plus Plan. I could not wait any longer so I ordred last night. The cost was $199. What they did was charge my account the full price, but then credited back the difference. Should be hear Tues. So believe me they have the power to do whatever they want. You just need to be persistant and talkv to a Supervisor.

  • djbrandn

    I went to a Tmo Store yesterday , played with it for 2 mins and right away was dissappointed. Come on Tmo. If Verizon is testing a 1.5ghz processor now, then this is phone is already dead.

  • James

    Hey folks. I tested the MT3GS at a T-Mobile store yesterday and went back with my wife again today. I sincerely like the phone a lot. It seems really wonderful and super smooth. I do have a question about the sound quality for anyone who actually owns the device… do you find the audio quality to be poor? I made a quick voice note, both talking and singing, and also recorded a short video – the audio quality was shockingly awful on both the voice note and the video. (Video LOOKED great, by the way. Just the sound was really bad.) I’m wondering if it was just the unit I’m testing, or are you early adopters also noticing poor audio quality from either the voice notes app or the video recording app?? Any feedback is sincerely appreciated, as I would LOVE to get a MT3GS for both my wife and I in a couple weeks, but RECORDING audio quality is fairly important to me. Thanks in advance!!

  • fidget

    My new black slide arrived yesterday. Loving it. Not laggy at all. Absolutely love the interface. I ditched Blackberry but also have ipod touch so this is comparable (better) than the Apple UI. Sooooooooooooooooo glad I got this with the slide keyboard – I knewfrom my ipod touch experience I’m just one of those that struggles with touch keyboard. Got my ISP email accounts and corporate Exchange account up and running wih no probs. Easy to configure wifi. One annoying thing in browser it keeps reverting to web2go as home page even though I reset/saved to something else. Any ideas?

    Another challenge is international roaming. Trip to London in a week or so. Blackberry has all you can eat email for $19.99 month. TMO Cust Care told me yesterday Android phone model is different and you pay $15/MB. She told me to turn off network when I’m there and just turn on to sync ocassionally otherwise I’ll end up with bill for hundreds of extra dollars. I don’t understand this. If I switch all my syncs to manual and remove any live widgets why will there be a lot of network traffic? New to Android so forgive my ignorance.

    • kcmo

      I’ve used a BB for years and am also considering switching to the MT3GS….BUT, I think I’m going to hold on to my BB for international travel instead of selling it as I’d originally planned. Just makes sense with the $19.99/mo unlimited email. I don’t leave the country often so it’s not a big deal for me…..not sure how much you travel, but why not just take the BB for peace of mind? Otherwise I’d stick to using WIFI on the MT3GS. Good luck!

      • fidget

        THANKS. Great idea. I don’t travel too much. I may do just that. On one hand I want to show of my MT3GS but being practical, maybe I’ll stick it in the drawer for a week and reluctantly put the SIM back in the trusty blackberry. I wish/wonder if some of the other phones will offer a similar biz model at some point.

  • Command Dot Com

    Hello all.. Im currently using a sidekick 09 (yes I know out-dated) but I would like to upgrade to the MT slide .. But im not really techy I know I want an android and to me this seems like the best when I read feedback .. so when everyone started discussing some of the I was a bit lost.. So can someone help me tell me thepros and cons.. I use my phone 24/7.. But mostly for instant messaging, texting, pic.s, and web access.. And how is the android market thing.. Also what’s the batt. Life on it for someone like me you think..? Please people help.. And please forgive my ignorance on the whole matter..!

    • fidget

      Go for it, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve only had it a few days and in the house on wifi it seems faster than my 3rd gen ipod touch. I’ve been playing with it constantly and no battery problems whatsoever and I’m doing a lot of frequent syncs on corporate/personal email accounts, social networks, weather widgets, etc. and no issues.

      I actually like the form factor too. Some of these phones are edging up beyond the limits of a phone I feel. 4.3 – 5 inches. This is perfect. I got my ruler out earlier and measured the display portion of the screen and literally identical to ipod touch/iphone.

      Even though I’m addicted to a physical keyboard (Blackberry user for too long!) I’m liking Swype too. It will take some practice but makes touch keyboard more viable.

  • john

    I just got one at sams club for 75.oo also the g1 is discontinued it is a lot better than than the hd2 I had the hd2 and 5 minutes of use the phone froze up 3 times

  • Nasnan

    For all of the commenters that in support of this phone,
    What about customers that want a smartphone that DOES NOT have a separate keyboard?
    I prefer not to have something on my phone that slides out, swivels of flips, because the probability for
    those pieces to malfunction or break is quite significant. However, I complete my contractual obligation at the end of June and T-mobile currently offer me a choice that runs at least 2.1 Android, constucted as one solid
    unit and that I can try out in the store before I make a purchase (unlike the Nexus One).
    I have been a T-mobile customer for almost a decade (VoiceStream) and would really like to stay with the company because of their great plan rates and customer service. Nevertheless, if I am going to ” lock” myself into another 2 year contract (yes, you should interpret this statement to mean that I am not interested in purchasing an unlocked phone outright), I would like to purchase a phone that has high level specs comparable to the high end offerings of other carriers.
    Therefore, in my opinion, the MTS does not meet my cuurently needs. In fact, none of the current offerings do so.
    I have been consistently reading and researching information about new phones, hoping I could get some solid information about a phone that will arrive at t-mobile stores that would meet my needs ( the reason why I am on this blog). But I am concerned that I may not have a solid option that will be available within my preferred timeframe in the next couple of months

    • fidget

      Nasnan, I believe very shortly, before the end of summer, you’ll have your wish. I’ve been monitoring the blogs and talking to TMO reps and all indications are there are some higher-end phones just around the corner. Probably see the N1 in stores before too long and Samsung Galaxy even sooner. VERY INTERESTING your comment about physical keyboard. I’m on the other end of the spectrum where I had convinced myself I can not survive without one. However, my MTS arrived Friday evening and here we are on Sunday morning and I can tell you Swype is phenomenal. It’s been very intuitive and I’m loving using the touch keyboard instead of the slide out. So much so that I’m now contemplating returning the MTS within the next few days and ordering a Nexus1 instead. Need to do more research though. Little worried about the size of some of these latest phones. I don’t want to be carrying around a brick. I think the N1 is 4.3 inch display. Like you, I wish I could see this before purchasing. Good luck with your purchase decision.

      • lev

        The N1 is 3.7, and is a great phone, I am actually getting my Slide tomorrow and will reserve judgment till then, I did play with the Evo today, and will say the screen blew me away, wow, a lot of people said it was washed out, if it is, I need my eyes checked cuz it looked amazing, and is very fast, people who say it is too big are crazy, its a little bigger then the iphone, but its built like a champ, and has that nice soft finish, overall I would give it a 9.5/10, sound also sounded rich and deep through the speakers, voice search worked flawlessly, and quickly. I think 3.7-4.3 will be the norm for now on, anything below will be considered low to mid range. I will post an unboxing and review of the Slide tomorrow, I heard its pretty quick, so we shall see

  • Jonathan

    Here’s an interesting story:

    I called Customer Care two days ago and was informed that though I was migrated from Even More to Even More Plus, I’m still bound by contract. Naturally, this infuriated me because I was misled by the representative and even more so because I was eligible for a upgrade at the time of migration and was told that it was lost. I insisted that I speak to someone “higher” and was transferred to what I guess was the Loyalty Department. The rep said there was nothing he could do about getting me back to Even More BUT he could honor the upgrade. I thought it over for a second and he said he’d give me whatever phone I want at the discounted price. The phone I got? The myTouch Slide for $129.99 and free shipping plus the price was added on to my EIP. All in all, I think I am going to be happy with the Slide for that price. Anyone have any advice before it arrives this week?

  • Peter

    Im a recovering blackberry user. This phone is amazing. My only concern is that it canot sync with our exchange server. I had our IT guy set everything up and it did not work. It kept saying “error”. Low and behold we cannot sync with it. We can sync with WinMo and Blacberry devices but not this one. Looks like im going to get the HTC HD2. But its an awesome phone.

    • fidget

      Peter, I’m syncing with my corporate exchange server without any problem. Maybe the IT guy had the wrong server name. Our company forces us to use a PIN to lock the phone when it is idle. The only downside. set my idle to 2 minutes because I have noticed the battery use is higher than the Blackberry (I expected that). Anyway, I used my Windows login credentials, server name, and our company requires SSL connection. Working like a charm. Have your IT guy check server name. It was different than the servername I see when I sync inside the firewall from my laptop. Should be something like mobile.companydomain.com. Good luck. It definitely works on Android phones just as well as WinMo and BB.

  • CalBears

    Is there any way of getting the slide without having to get the $30 data plan or paying the full $440?

  • lev

    I got my slide today around 4ish, and my first impressions are it is a pretty good phone, feels good in the hand, has a good weight to it keyboard seems good, the screen looks a lot better then I thought, bright and crisp. it is pretty quick too, no lag really, only time i notice lag is when I am playing a game like “basketball”, or “Homerun 3d battle”, I remember when I had the Nexus One it was a lot smoother, call quality seems good, signal is descent, sound from the speaker is better then the mt3g, louder and clearer. The genius button is overrated, tried using it, but it did not get what i said, its hit and miss, overall I give the phone 8.7/10 Only the Nexus one is better

  • Butzacooky

    Just saw my first commercial on tv of the mytouch slide :)
    It was from radioshack about father’s day