myTouch 3G HD Coming To T-Mobile?

Our week of surprising news continues this time thanks to the guys at Android Central who dropped a little bit of a shocker with the first image and basically first reporting of the myTouch 3G HD. Yesterday we “discovered” the existence of a holding page for the first HSPA+ T-Mobile phone which we thought had just been posted that day. Turns out we all were about a week behind as Phonescoop reported on the page a little over a week ago. I’m honestly not sure how almost all of us missed it but hey, it’s out there now and our attention turns to discovering just what phone are we waiting for. Thanks to you guys, our readers who right away went to work on the source code for the webpage discovered the word “Vanguard” tucked away. That brings us back to the Vision/G1/Blaze rumors, which supposedly, if rumors are true are one and the same as the Vanguard.

Now comes word of the myTouch 3G HD, clearly a welcome addition to the T-Mobile lineup, as the “HD” certainly sounds promising. Is this the mysterious HSPA+ phone that is silhouetted on the holding page? That we can’t say for sure, but the existence of the Genius button along with the myTouch branding certainly gives us all the hope in the world for a T-Mobile arrival. Now that we know this phone exists, we’re going to get to work on discovering everything we can and hopefully, maybe, this phone will grace us with HSPA+ and will be one of many to do so.

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  • Pierre L

    This is going to be a interest look for the mytouch franchise! Looks awesome too

  • Dan

    Is that a ffc just to the right of the speaker ?

  • pimpstrong

    OH SNAP!!

  • poochilau1

    I hope it’s not a plastic built phone like the original mytouches….or the slide

    • tortionist

      The Slide doesn’t feel plasticy and feels very solid,as wellas heavy.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Great news for some. Still a 3.7 inch screen so no thanks. Must be 4+ for me.

  • ThisGuy

    Judging by the size of the genius button and the trackpad….this screen is AT LEAST 4.3in….that thing looks MIGHTY and i WANT IT NOWWWW

    • Wilma Flintstone

      if it is indeed 4.3 inches then I want it especially seeing as how it has a ffc too but I’ve seen them say it’s 3.7 inches so who to believe? Hmmm…

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Also, that’s ALOT of headroom up top for that to be 4.3 inches though. Looks more like 3.7 to me but I hope it’s 4.3.

    • Izzy

      I doubt 4.3…id say 3.7 tops!…I’ll stay with my vibreezy!..lol

      • Wilma Flintstone

        that’s what I’m thinking, but umm not with my vibreezy. Haaa!!!

  • J-Hop2o6

    so is this the Vanguard? or another Tmo phone? cuhz i thought Vanguard was the HTC Vision.. and if u look closer, that looks like an FFC (which i don’t really care for).

    • J-Hop2o6

      *on the right side of the ear speaker.

  • Barry

    David you sir are the man lol

  • alex

    i would give up the slide for this!!!!! please be real,i hope it has

    *8mp/11mp
    *1ghz snapdragon the 3rd gen because it might be HSPA+
    *Android 2.2
    *Comes in white, red, and black
    *Loads of accessories
    *Includes 8/16gb micro SD card expandable to 32gb
    *8g/16gb internal storage
    *HSPA+ Device
    *3.5mm audio jack
    *Camera/video takes 1080p HD resolution
    *Xenon Flash
    *Very slim
    * default on-screen keyboard is swype with no physical keyboard
    *My modes
    *Faves Gallery
    *Mini HDMI output
    *more features

    • Wilma Flintstone

      HIGHLY doubtful but hey, we can dream

    • jose

      good luck but let me welcome you back to reality. most likely 5mp cam with 720p video and fat chance on the xenon flash i dont think HTC has ever used one and i pray to god your wrong about swype i hate that crap lol.

      • J

        Phones that come with Swype allow you to set the keyboard to either Android or Swype. Its no biggie.

      • tortionist

        Of course, because you like to type slowly on a boring keyboard.

    • tortionist

      Alex, I second that motion, except for Android 2.2 give it Gingerbread(3.0). Not that they will, but one can dream.Oh, and a GB of RAM and ROM.

    • ibustcherries

      I am laughing hysterically!!! Not in 2010 my friend, that is a $400 phone subsidized

  • Namo

    Oh man, I wish it came with 13″ screen, dang I have to wait.

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Haaaa!!!

    • pimpstrong

      Deal breaker.

  • NolaDude

    Looks very interesting. At least from that pic, it appears to be a tablet without a qwerty, which is pretty much what I have been waiting for. As far as it being an HSPA+ device, the name Mytouch3G wouldn’t make much sense…although the “3G” doesn’t appear in the pic, so we can hope and assume that it isn’t actually part of the name.

    Could be getting close to putting the Slide on ebay! :D

  • Ansel

    On Androidguys they’re saying it might have a FFC…http://www.androidguys.com/2010/07/28/rumored-mytouch-3g-hd-breaks-cover/

    • Marc

      It looks like it does have one

  • jose

    that looks nice but i wish tmobile would get a nice moto phone like verizon gets. and i wish theyd stop releasing these damn android phones with crap like Expresso and Blur.

    • Agh, I can’t stand Moto phones :/ They’re the ones putting BLUR on the Droid X.

      • tortionist

        Moto phones suck compared to HTC phones. Like i’ve said before,”HTC is the Rolex of smartphones.”

  • whodat

    T-Mobile is playing with my head!
    I can’t take it.

  • alex

    please let it be true!!!!

  • Perry

    If only it did not have expresso ui… I hate that weird version of sense.

  • NiiDiddy

    Looks like a 3.7″ screen there, with what looks like a FFC. I am sure it’ll have flash like the Slide. For me, it looks thick—but dont see any signs of physical keyboard. I wonder though, what really makes this HD…maybe now added is the ability to shoot in HD??? OR HD could mean something else?? Good for the MT3G Franchise T-Mobile had going for them [like VZ and their Driod selections…only Droids have been a few steps ahead it seems]. I have warmed up to the idea of FFC and I’d actually use it a whole lot. Might be hard, but depending on the specs of this phone…most importantly the screen size and processor…will determine if i sell my Vibrant for this…or just buy this in addition…!

    • Wilma Flintstone

      Surely you just, come now, The HD clearly stands for HEAVY DUTY. Clearly this things a mammoth and nothing can break the diamond screen it packs.

      • NiiDiddy

        LOL – You got me there, Wilma :).

      • ThatGuyYouLove

        Hahahahahahahahahaha u said duty!!!!!

  • JaylanPHNX

    I’m hoping it’s everything the slide is plus hspa+, larger screen, faster processor, and minus keyboard. Price it at less than the Vibrant and that = win.

    • davidohio

      Price it LESS than the Vibrant? Good luck with that, no way with those specs!

  • barman

    Might as well call this Mytouch3g slide XT

  • It actually looks nice for a myTouch phone.. I hope it has normal Sense UI over Expresso though.

  • FloridaGuy

    Vibrant, Vanguard, Mytouch HD, Emerald…. wow…Tmo is cranking it up. options, options and more options…and more decisions. Well, its saving me money too by playing the waiting game ;)

    • Danny P.

      For some reason I think this is the Vanguard. They mentioned it on android Central. There is no way that there are 3 separate phones. This has to be the vanguard , large touch screen, no physical keyboard; while the emerald is what we saw a couple days ago, nexus like – lookin’ with a 4 row qwerty keyboard. The leaked roadmap doesn’t show any other htc devices except for the shubert which is winmo7. Besides from a business standpoint, it makes sense for tmobile to sell the MTS with a keyboard and then another phone without a keyboard, similar to verizon with the Droid and then the Incredible, or the Droid X and the soon to come Droid 2. Its always best to hit all the demographics.

    • rizzo

      This is going to be a great christmas for a new tmo phone. you’ll have a nice crop to pick from.

  • david

    damn i just got my slide like… a month ago :( these things are coming out to fast… but i like it =D

  • VIBRANT/HD2 USER

    please be more than 3.7in please be more than 3.7in

  • alex

    i think this is the 1st HSPAvplus phone it resembles the picture

    http://first-hspa-smartphone.t-mobile.com/
    http://www.androidcentral.com/mytouch-3g-hd-and-it-t-mobiles-first-hspa-phone

    If you notice the camera button is popping out on the slide,and on the mystery device

  • OH BOY!

    Wow it most definetly looks promising. Once T-mobile drops this with ffc,their already low price plans and hspa+ (which is faster than Sprint 4G), i see Sprint being in 4th place! EVO WHO!!!!!

  • Tmobile4life

    WTF!!! ANOTHER FAIL… I’M KEEPINGMY NEXUS ONE TWIPPPP

    • Digitalthug

      Wow what a tongue u got there. Goddamn…

    • NiiDiddy

      explain…you can’t just pop up here and say what you just said without explaining why you think it’s a “WTF!!!! ANOTHER FAIL…”

      we’d all like you know..

  • FloridaGuy

    I dont know whether Vanguard and this phone are the same but i noticed one small thing, may be its nothing. If you see on the right edge of the phone, there is this small thingy coming out (a camera button, or button to pop out card) and if you see the silhouette of the new HSPA+ phone on the tmo website, there is a similar kind of protrusion ofcourse on the other edge though :). so just guessing.

    • FloridaGuy

      alex beat me to it :)

  • Dan

    Its two different phones….

  • alex

    Some guys also compared it with photoshop

    http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/4027/3gnew.png

    • OH BOY!

      @Alex, thats what i was thinking….I hope its not a photoshop of a mytouch slide stretched out!

    • WTF

      http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/4027/3gnew.png
      That image is a fake, The MyTouch sign is backwards, the genius button is on the wrong side, I will kill T-mobile if this phone is the Vanguard, vision, emerald, etc. Somebody, MyTOUCH!! KILL THAT BRAND

      • if you are serious…the “G” button is on the right side of phone!!!! but photo shopped…yes it does look like a stretched MTslide with a qwerty slide out, its sooo obivous the phone is split right down the side….hellllooo

    • gmoney

      That pic is close, but the button is on the other side of the phone…

    • pimpstrong

      Obviously its “fake”. It was shopped to show the resemblence.

      My guess is that the tmo site pic of the hspa phone is showing the back side which would put the cam button in that spot.

  • Looks decent. Sleek, industrial, small… I can only hope it has a decent MTBC – mean time between charges.

    I don’t wanna be like “Yo doood, check it out, I can calculate the last digit of pi in 3 seconds while playing Crysis, and then download the internets in 2 minutes.” and have it shut off 30 seconds after unplugging.

    Hint, the iPhone has a battery life that runs laps around smartphones: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3794/the-iphone-4-review/13

    • Perry

      There is no last digit to pi and how can you download the internet?

    • Perry

      Oh and something else. The iphone will never have the best battery life. Not until we can put extended batteries on it. Like the one I have on my N1 right now give me literally 2-3 days without needing a charge.

  • Marc

    Guess, I will try to wait for the other rumored phone, after I get the specs on this though.

  • karlc

    perhaps HD = HSPA+ Device????
    and yes i agree i think its the same image in the TMO site silhouette. theres a small bump in the lower left side corner of the image at the HSPA site. and this new MT3GHD has a button on the lower right which, if flipped would match the image….
    and to me it appears to have a qwerty slide out. the phone looks like it is split down the middle, the upper half looks to be laying on top of the bottom..i’d say a MT3G slide phone. however, could this image of the MT3GHD be photo shopped?? it looks stretched. it looks like some editing tools in the upper part of the pictures…… i dunno just saying….

  • Jose Medina

    Ummm im still rocking with hd2 with custom roms and been stable so I doubt this might make me want to change. I want something that will blow maybe iphone 4 wouldnt be bad if they dont change the pricing or a nexus 2 even thought the wont happen or a nokia n8 camera looks amazing

  • karlc

    a xenon flash and a “G” button would make the Vibrant the best in the land!!!!!

  • Carl

    Taking back my Vibrant today in hops that that this will be better. If its not, I can always go and get the Vibrant again…

  • mike

    looks good so far, ill wait to say more when the specs come out

  • I signed up for the HPSA+ email notification and have not received anything. Has anybody received a notice after doing that?

  • AndroidMan

    What if the HTC Vision and HTC Vanguard is 2 different Phones?
    Its possible.
    Yeah HTC makes name for their devices like the HTC Dream, etc. Why would they call the same phone HTC Vision and HTC Vanguard. I believe they are different phones.

    • Perry

      One could be a codename and one could be the real one, as in the one it will be released as.

  • Ninjawarrior

    The vanguard is the first hspa+ phone and that is not it.

  • threetee14

    I’m hoping this phone is a variant of the NexusOne/Desire/DroidIncredible trio. Like a myTouch-ified version. 1ghz, 3.7inch screen, trackpad… I think those three phones were the perfect size for a smartPHONE where i can hold it with one hand.

    look at the iphone with a measly 3.5incher… and that works just fine!

  • Miguel

    I don’t like the myTouch Slide too much. The buttons are hard to press, it feels plasticky, it’s bulkier than the G1, and the custom UI with the square app icons and the confusing contact management turned me off. I’m a Nexus One owner, and I simply enjoy plain ole Froyo. Maybe the Slide have grown on me if I had it for a few more weeks.

    So if this phone has a 1Ghz processor, better and bigger screen along with a FFC and better build quality than the Slide… then this might be a possible Nexus One replacement, if I can disable Sense.

  • joshuakprice1

    I’m going to have to say fake. Holding my own slide up to the picture, it looks WAY too stretched. It’s not wide enough to be 4 or 4.3 inches, but its too long to be 3.7. And 99% of the phone is exactly the same as the slide. They wouldn’t have had to change much. Plus, there are editing tools in the top corners. Even if we didn’t see that, we KNOW its photoshopped because nobody is holding it. It’s obviously a digital mock-up, so it’s no strech to say that its a fake digital mock-up. No, its vanguard/vision in september, and emerald in november.

  • mingkee

    So this is a reason why T-Mobile doesn’t carry Nexus One, right?
    Does it have 8GB or more internal storage?
    Does it have 3.75G?
    Does it have larger than nexus one screen?
    Does it have 2.2 with mobile hotspot supported?

  • tortionist

    You guys need to see what a my Touch slide looks like. Considering I own one, and it’s nice. You guys that mention it being a My Touch Slide are idiots. All of the buttons are in the right place. The my touch slide doesn’t say My Touch on it. The front just says My in the white circle. The button next to the home button on the slide has 3 solid lines, not broken up like in the above photo. The bottom edge has a lip in the photo, the slide does not. Get a clue. The top of the screen is different from the slide and the speaker on the top is wider on the slide. You guys and your speculation.

  • Jeff

    Def is not a good phone…pos

    • Galen20K

      more like pos commenter.

  • ibustcherries

    The screen looks like a 4 incher to me! T-mobile FTW!!

    • Yyevo

      That’s NOT what she said!

  • alex

    i have the slide if this phone is real then i am ditching the slide,it looks like a bigger slide,with no keyboard(yes),front facing camera,i always wanted a power house mytouch because of the accesories,etc.Hopefully it comes out with 2.2 and if it is HSPA plus it will have the 3rd gen processor,just hope it has like 8gb/16gb of internal storage since htc seems to be making phones with a lot of storage which is good i am already running out of space on my slide :(

  • Red_slide

    Omg. i just got a red slide and now they came out with this.. i am jealous. lol this one looks very slick and thin and looks sexy !

  • Ninjawarrior

    Some of you are confused about the naming so here is how it works. A t-mobile phone will have 3 names. The first (Vision) is the Htc branded name. The second (Vanguard) is the T-mobile project name. The third (G1 blaze or etc) is the T-mobile brand name which it is marketed under.

  • Red_slide

    All ya pppl talkin S*** bout the slide its a great phone if your complaning bout the ui just root it like i did im runnin slideme version 4 final and its fast and better then the stock ui now i cant complanin about my slide. its awesome i doubt that this will come out why would they make this though it looks exactly like the slide im sure tmobile would do something to change it my slide is perfect its not bulkier then the g1 as said above.. i came from a g1 and the slide is a good phone.. but if this so called mytouch comes out with dual proccesors or specs as awesome as the vibrant i will definetly get this. but who knows maybe something better then this crap will come out.

    • tortionist

      Hey Red_Slide, can you point me in the right direction for rooting my black slide? it rocks, but from what I hear the simple ROM extends the battery life by about 30% and frees up 20 or so megs of RAM.

    • Yyevo

      You’re not running Swype, are you?

  • Christopher

    This is the HTC Vanguard and the first HSPA+ device. I made a photoshop comparison of the devices: http://imgur.com/qgcNA.png

    • davidohio

      then why is it branded as mytouch? It looks like a mytouch. One button in the same place does not mean anything. I’m just saying that that does not prove anything.

      • Christopher

        If you didn’t know, HTC makes/develops myTouch hardware for T-Mobile. The vector images look almost identical to each other, albeit with less rotation. It gives evidence/proves that the original vector image was placed there for a reason with a button in that position, otherwise, a blank slated image could be used.

    • 2FR35H

      @Christopher

      No this is not the Vanguard because if the vanguard is the vision then it has to have a keyboard.

      • Christopher

        Not if this is released first.

      • i believe the picture indicates a key board. look at it closely…..there is a spilt down the side spine and looking at the bottom, it appears to have a lower and top half…..a MT3G slide all the way…..

  • Perry

    T-mobile only releases one mytouch per year. This is fake. Case closed.

    • jp

      And you are basing this off of the many my touch alreay out there?

    • they could make something like the droid line of names like the mytouch slide hd. and they need more dives the runing htc/tmobile ui

    • J

      I just got my MyTouch last year when it came out. Within that year, they launched the MyTouch, MyTouch version 2, MyTouch Fender, and MyTouch Slide. So, thats basicly 4 devices in a 1 year span.

    • AkoIto

      What’s your basis on this? Don’t forget that they released Motorola Cliq XT just months after they released Motorola Cliq.

    • bart jones

      Dude, The mytouch original was released July 2009. The fender edition was the beginning of thie year. Then came the mytouch 1.2 with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Then the slide launched in june. In one calendar year we launched 4 mytouch devices. Think b4 you speak, dont be an idiot, and STFU

      • Davidohio

        Settle down now Bart. Just settle down.

    • dee

      does the mytouch slide and the mytouch w/3.5 mm headjack count….

    • tortionist

      No they don’t….DUH!

      • dee

        i’m sorry but i was not talking to you so there was no need to get rude.smh

      • 2FR35H

        @dee

        Lol tortionist was being sarcastic you dunce.

      • dee

        @2FR35H
        i dont care what he was doing in use all the dam name calling all you like bastard lol go do something with your life instead of selling out over the computer lol smfh biTch a$$ people

      • tortionist

        I was being sarcastic towards Perry, when he said they only put out one my Touch a year. It didn’t put my comment in the right place. I wasn’t being a jerk to you dee.

    • The Observer

      right, cause september 2009-june 2010 equals one year

  • Alex

    True but you never know, tmobile has only released 2 mytouches so far maybe this is real, and hopefully it is

  • Jeff

    yawn…. let me know when T-Mobile actually releases a phone that customers want…

  • Henry

    Well if this is true it better b a whole lot better then the slide…

  • derrickps3

    why release a phone that looks the same as the slide???? despite the changes of the features and what not, i don’t see a reason to release another one, everyone is proud of thier current slides i’m quite sure

    • Actually, being an owner of the original MyTouch, I’ve been waiting for a new version that did not have a physical keyboard (like the Slide). Plus, if this winds up being HSPA+ compatible, it equals a win for me.

  • jmts80

    Looks just like the slide sans keyboard to me. I still prefer the Vibrant over this. BTW T-mobile really needs to drop the Mytouch 3G name, it is the worst!

  • Inhuman

    Does this mean no dual core, 4 inch screen phone for tmobile this year?
    damn it, i knew it was too good to be true.
    the blaze and this mytouch hd fill in the 2 remaining htc phones released this year for tmobile according to the roadmap. :(

    • J

      There is no proof that this phone won’t have both a dual core processor and a 4inch screen. There is way too little information to evaluate this phone.

  • RDL

    I always thought there were already HSPA+ phones out there considering my HD2 shows an H instead of 3G when I use video streaming apps. Was I wrong?

    • J-Hop2o6

      HD2 maxes out @ 7.2 HSPA

    • tortionist

      That just means it’s HSPA compatible, not an HSPA phone. From what i’ve heard they top out at 7 or 7.2 mgbps. The HSPA phones will go a lot faster.

      • J-Hop2o6

        7.2mbps is HSPA (Rel. 10).. anything over 14.4mbps is HSPA+

    • Testament

      The n900 is a HSPA+ phone, but not subsidized my T-mobile. I guess that’s why they don’t count it.

      • J-Hop2o6

        nope.. n900 is still HSPA.. it maxes out @ 10.2.. HSPA+ starts @ 14.4.. 10.2 is still a nice speed tho.

  • nick

    whaa?! the mytouch slide is nice but many prefer a phone without a bulky qwerty, at least i do. one mytouch a year is false, tmobile is known for coming out with a phone in 2 different styles, ex. when it came out with the sidekick slide and flip.

    • tortionist

      Spot on Bro.

  • texmoss

    looks to be a FFC on there.

    • immadroid

      yes it does!!!

  • Derek

    Front facing camera!?! Awesome Can’t wait for this phone..

  • Barry

    Rather than bash a throw out idiotic comments I’ll be on a wait and see basis. Too many unknowns at this point. But one thing is for sure something’s going down. In the article about the 1st hspa+ device there’s apparently two T-Mobile workers that commented about it and know very well what this is but can’t give specifics about it for obvious reasons. I’m all for more devices idc what they call it as long as it hits all the points of high end goodness.

  • Steven G

    MyTouch is T-Mobile’s line of smartphones. I, personally, like the brand.

    • tortionist

      Amen steven G

    • joshuakprice1

      Personally, I think sidekick was more of a line of smartphones than myTouch. With the exception of the slide, the myTouch devices are pretty subpar, and styled with a mind to the personal accessorizing/ pretty phone crowd rather than the power user. Just compare the myTouch 3g to the nexus one (I’m talking design, not hardware. We all know where they stack up with that!) If they wanted to have a smartphone line, it’d be the sidekick, which incidentally is what has been rumored for november. Jus’ sayin…

    • Macknifetx

      The commercials are stupid though.

    • alex

      me too:)

  • Errol G

    Screen looks big.. If it’s anything remotely close to the HD2 (along the lines of 4 inches) I will have to consider this phone.. I want to go back to android.

  • alex32

    in my opinion this would be the first hspa phone coming out to tmobile for september. It is all making sense. Tmobile is going to stick with the mytouch franchise because that is that they are known for so this would be it. A “revolution”.. that would be the mytouch in HD. With a bigger screen and hspa+. Think about it guys. Correct me if I am wrong but I think tmobile is bringing out two htc android phones by the end of the year. this would be one of them making the first hspa+ coming out. The second would be “project emerald” which in my opinion is that G1 Blaze/Vanguard spotted like 2 days ago coming out in November. There are people who have reportedly messed with the phone and said it had an 800mhz processor. Remember the rumored dual cores? This most likely is it.
    Just analyze everything guys, it is all making sense. I believe we already got the special scoop with the two super phones coming out in September and November. Now its just a waiting game once things get cleared out.

  • AAAAAA

    I think this is would be an awesome phone as long as it has good hardware/specs.

  • nickyd

    No way is this real. Mytouch Slide is still relatively new and a signature device for T-Mobile. I dont think they would cannibalize sales of the original with a too soon, too similar device. A new, different, high end device to cater to a different cliental maybe, but not this.

  • AndroidLover

    I just know that a) my contract expires in October, b) I’m sick of my lagging G1, and c) I don’t know if I can wait until November. Right now the Vibrant is #1 on my list, but it isn’t HSPA+, and I want to see what these other phones will have to offer. This looks promising, but the waiting game SUCKS.

  • bigc17

    Hope this isnt the revoloutionary hspa+ phone because i dont think this will boot sales by much. The mytouch line to me is one of the worst phone lines ever to me design, ui and features wise and even with better features….still wouldn’t get it because of the bland design. I really don’t think this phone is real because it looks photoshopped but if the photo is real….this phone wont come out until next year or so

  • Androidrocks

    First that phone looks like it has potential to be awesome (big screen, ffc, maybe hspa+), second i bet if this phone is real it comes in november and the blaze comes in september, third i love the mytouch line so im siked for this phone

  • So I take it that nobody notices the camera on the front right above the screen…iPhone competition potential?

  • in my opinion this a not a real photo
    it looks excatly like the MT3G slide that is currently out. and if you look closely you will see that the phone appears to be split down the middle…..QWERTY KB!! looka closely at the bottom of the picture, looks to me that the top half is sitting ontop of the bottom half….its a slide out!!!
    i think this is a fake.. the other picture, HTC vision looks/sounds more like the phone that is coming out next. just an observation and opinion.

    • i meant down the side spine….

    • tortionist

      You are the only one that has made a possibly valid point about the picture being fake. Thanks for not being a moron like Jason Bonham and others. I still think it’s real. I see too many differences between it and the Slide that I have, but who knows, you could be right. I won’t pass judgment on the phone until I see it in person and handle it.

      • joshuakprice1

        First of all, don’t lump me with someone who doesn’t know what the slide looks like. I have one. I’m not saying that there aren’t differences. I’m saying that those differences don’t make it real. It’s obviously a digital/photoshop image (unless the real thing floats) and not a spy shot. So its either a photoshop of a REAL phone, or a photoshop of a FAKE phone. That’s the rea question. I think fake, because it looks too long for its width. The 4 inch and higher screens are also wider, and its too long to be a 3.7. But the proportions may look odd just because its not the official mock-up yet.

  • its a fake……

  • Jason Bonham

    You are the biggest bunch of idiots around. If you can’t tell this is a Photoshop image by looking at it for 10 seconds, then you have a poor eye. Did you not notice the moron who created the image put the myTouch logo where the T-Mobile carrier logo would be? T-Mobile almost never puts the sub brand on the front of the phone and certainly not where the T-Mobile logo would be. Why do I think the moron who photoshopped this image did it? Well he knew that he was only creating a front image of the “leaked” phone, so he wanted to get as much in there as possible. So the idipt put the myTouch logo on the top.

    • Androidrocks

      If you have ever seen the original mytouch it has a gray stip around the sides, and if im not blimd then that is a gray strip. So whose an idiot?

      • Androidrocks

        My bad…commented on the wrong one

    • joshuakprice1

      Look at the mytouch slide. It has NO Tmo logo at all, only the mytouch circle where the logo is on the pic above. I agree its a fake, but for different reasons. As I posted a little bit ago.

    • tortionist

      Hey moron, I guess my slide has been photoshopped then, because it has no T-Mobile branding on it, just the My Touch logo. I bought at a T-Mobile corporate store, so who’s the moron now? Moron.

    • Macknifetx

      Well, in that case then the guy who shopped it must be named Android Central. He put that on their just get his name out there. LOL. Whether or not it is shopped, it looks just like the MT slide, with HD format based on the description.

  • Dale Murphy

    butt ugly phone if this is the real thing.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    That’s the HSPA+ phone that we mentioned before, the one that the T-Mo rep who saw it told me “looked like G1 without the chin.”

    The phone will not have specs all that much different than the Vibrant, HD2 or The Nexus One (especially the Vibrant because it has dedicated graphics). What will set this handset apart is that it’s an HSPA+ phone with great specs.

    This phone, and the Oct-Nov “holiday handset, will compete against Sprint’s Evo 4G offering. (Sprint’s Evo WITH 4G contributed to Sprint just reporting that it had a net gain in subscribers this second quarter, a first in three years).

    So these phones are a B I G deal to T-Mobile, mainly to trumpet T-Mobile’s new “4G” speed HSPA+ service.

    The November phone will coincide with T-Mobile’s expansion of HSPA+ to most major markets (including here in San Francisco where we have yet to get it. But that’s OK T-Mobile because Sprint’s 4G is not here in San Francisco either).

    Yes, these are great times, but all current T-Mobile “power users” should be concerned about things besides the availability of HSPA+ phones.

    All that glitters is not gold folks. See my next post.

  • tortionist

    So, ItsMichaelnotMike, I always look forward to your comments, because they are always well thought out and accurate. Thank you for not being a moron like a lot of the people on this site. I have a little story to tell all of you on this thread. I had a great experience at AT&T today. I live in northern Utah and have no 3G(supposedly happening in Sept. or Oct.). I went to the AT&T store to mess with the I-Phone 4G and such. First off I see very little difference if any between the 4G and the 3GS. Second you cannot customize the I-Phone, especially the user interface, and third it doesn’t have SWYPE. So personally it’s still seriously overrated. Next I tried the HTC ARIA. It’s a cool and speedy little Android phone, but I was messing with my slide on the Edge network and it downloaded faster than the Aria on AT&T’s 3g network. How sad. plus my Slide on WI-FI downloads faster than the I-Phone 4G on AT&T’s 3G network. Overall AT&T has slim pickings, other than their version of the Vibrant(which is nice, but still Samsung and the Aria) they have nothing great/decent to offer. I just thought it was a cool story. It helped reaffirm my faith in T-mobile and their offerings(phones/network).

    • tipsofme

      IPhone 4g eh? I must have missed that one. Last time I heard there was an iPhone 4 still out that was pissing everyone off….

      • tortionist

        I-Phone 4, not 4G sorry about that typo. Yes the I-Phone 4. It is seriously overrated. Thanks for the attention.

    • Charles Xavier

      I’ve your apologist rants… I only come here anymore to read them

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Thanks for the nice words. Compliments make my day. :)

  • Brodie

    I don’t think it’s real. If it was, I still wouldn’t get it because I gotta have a QWERTY KB!

    • tortionist

      Try SWYPE for awhile. I almost didn’t get the original MyTouch because it didn’t have a qwerty keyboard. I used to think the same as you did until I downloaded SWYPE and used it. I will never go back to qwerty keyboard if I can help it. My Slide keyboard never gets used.

  • denise

    Well this is decidedly NOT helpful. I’m trying to decide whether or not to hold onto my Vibrant which has been in the box at my house for a week now. I thought something better might be coming out in September but now it looks like a draw.

    I’m thinking that holding off on the actual higher bandwidth phones makes sense until they get the network completely on board and running. Does no good for me to have a phone capable of the fastest speeds if my location isn’t able to run then.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I love my Vibrant and IMHO the upcoming phones are nice, but HSPA+ is not a reason to get one of those over the Vibrant.

      For me, the Vibrant at 3G is plenty fast. For example:

      — I am not using my smartphone in place of my computers, so I don’t need cable modem speeds on a smartphone(I get 12mps with Comcast).

      — I watch MobiTV, YouTube; CBS news video, and Comcast cable TV via Slingbox on my Vibrant. All video has been plenty fast with a 3G connection.

      — I don’t use my smartphone to download files, I use my PC for that.

      — My browser use has been plenty fast with 3G.

      The only reason I’d want HSPA+ is to replace my cable modem with the superphone (tethering). That day may come, but for me probably not with these phones. But if it does, then we will get one of these HSPA+ phones to start the tethering experiment with a June 2011 date to cut the cable modem cord, so to speak.

      Knowing the specs of the phones coming out, I can tell you that the Vibrant will stay current for at least a year. While the Sept-Nov phones will in fact have some features the Vibrant does not, IMHO the Vibrant has features that other phones will not (including the SAMOLED display).

      So if I were you I’d not get caught up in that “there’s always something new and better” cycle we all suffer from. Enjoy the Vibrant it’s a fantastic phone.

      Sidenote: Depending on whether or not T-Mobile brings HSPA+ to San Francisco and the data plan surcharge pricing T-Mobile might attach to these phones, I will probably sell our Slide and get one of these. (Albeit my GF really likes her new Slide and may not want to part with it so soon :) )

      • Cybersedan

        Good comments Michael… I’m definitely with you on the Vibrant standing toe to toe with these upcoming phones. I’d have it hard to see myself upgrading to anything but another SAMOLED screen, but never say never.

      • denise

        Good points, all. Thanks. My last phone was a G1 purchased the day they were released. It was stolen in May I’m trying to find something that I will love as much for as long.

        I’m not so much about the latest and greatest I want a FAST connection, a nice screen, maybe a keyboard, and the ability to tether. I’d rather run the latest Android OS than the best phone.

        My experience with Samsung has not been great. I got the BH2 for my son as a graduation present and within weeks the SD clip got stuck and broke off. Plus they pulled the bait and switch with the updates. I’m thinking I’ll stay with my MTS until something arrives which makes me unable to leave in the box unopened for a week. Besides, the Vibrant will be around and maybe even free when the new phones start coming out. I can wait a month or four even.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Well Denise, I did not know you had a Slide. Based on your stated requirements I would keep the Slide and return the Vibrant. Then see what you think of the Sept-Nov phones and make a decision then on which way to go.

      While the Vibrant won’t be less money by then (maybe $50 or so, at most), you might see something better (in your opinion) at that time.

      Because I have a firm knowledge on the Sept-Nov phone specs, the Vibrant has all that I want in a phone, at least at this time. While I’d like to see on the Vibrant a USB 3.0 port (10X as fast as 2.0) that’s just now rolling out, some LED notifiers, and a mini HDMI port, those features were not deal breakers for me and I wanted the Vibrant’s graphics and SAMOLED over those “missing” items.

      Besides, the Slide is a great phone. Setting it up for my GF over the past month, that is, until I got the Vibrant in my hands, I grew fond of the Slide and for a few days was considering getting one for myself. But the Vibrant was just too… vibrant to pass up.

      As I said a few months ago, I completely understand people who got burned by Samsung on the BH2 update issue. (But only because Samsung did actually promise the update then took it back. That was totally uncool in my book.) So if Samsung lost customers based on its bad acts, well they got what they deserved.

      Bottom line: Send the Vibrant back, enjoy the Slide and see what debuts in Sept-Nov. And if nothing comes up better than the Vibrant, buy it back, so to speak.

      Sidenote: It’s nice to have options, isn’t it.

  • red_slide

    Hey tortionist,
    Search google: root mytouch slide and click the first link on how to root mytouch slide by eugene and he has a couple of roms on xda its not hard to root it but its a pain in the ass on how to do it. I would suggest if yu don’t know what to do find somebody who does.. anyway the mytouch hd I would rather prefer this because the myslide gets a wiggle after a couple of days.. and its kinda of anoying I wish it didn’t have the kb now since swype does everything for me. I would love to see phones without keyboards.. because why would we need a keyboard when we have swype , text to speech , genius , voice search it will be awesome to see all touch screen phones within the next year with dual core proccessors and more led screens bigger screen 8 mp at the most no reason to go over .. tmo should step there game up and get this phone instead of marketing those wack phones like the charm and behold 2. So far in my opinion I wouldn’t give up my slide for anything including the vibrant I just love mytouch phones. Its an awesome name better then the name droid .. I hate all the other carriers and there stupid names for phones tmobiles unique and they always please the customers. Go tmo !

    • tortionist

      Thanks for the info. I will give it a whirl. I agree with you on everything you said. I don’t need or want the vibrant, the name Samsung says it all. They need to stay out of phones and continue with great LED T.V.s I love the my Touch line and Android

  • joshuakprice1

    Wait, I know! its going to be called the MyTouch 3g HD vision vanguard G1 blaze unicorn with google! My god, are we all insane? At least the iSheep know what their devices are called…

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Mainly I am concerned with total cost of ownership on any new HSPA+ phone. (Total cost arrived at by adding the price of the phone to 24 monthly payments for talk and data.)

    Specifically, I am concerned that T-Mobile tells us that we CANNOT use HSPA+ under our OLD plans. Just like Sprint does, perhaps T-Mobile may say “if you want HSPA+ it will come against an extra monthly charge (with the Evo Sprint charges an extra $10 monthly for “special 4G service,” that’s in addition to 3G data prices).

    Here’s why I am concerned about T-Mobile possibly mimicking Sprint’s “4G” “special pricing.”

    — A study coming out in September on subscriber data usage will reveal that Verizon has the largest mean data usage per subscriber, “mean” meaning average. (Interesting it’s not AT&T as you may have suspected by AT&T doing away with unlimited data plans and instituting tiered data plan pricing, at artificially low limits, e.g., 200MB for $15 monthly).

    How does all this relate to T-Mobile? The study will also reveal…

    — T-Mobile had the second largest percentage increase in mean data usage per user, A JUMP FROM 44.6 MB to 120.6 MB, but virtually NO GROWTH IN OVERALL PERCENTAGE OF LINES WITH DATA USAGE.”

    In other words, existing customers are using more data than ever before. (Sidenote: why is that? I submit it’s because T-Mobile is getting more smartphones into users’ hands and T-Mobile’s (unsustainable?) unlimited data plan pricing.)

    So it seems to me that with the introduction of HSPA+ phones the timing is right (that T-Mobile sees as a perfect opportunity)for T-Mobile to do as Sprint has done, charge an additional monthly sum to use HSPA+ service.

    This also begs the question, will T-Mobile move toward only tiered data pricing to control use, so not to end up despised like AT&T?

    Bottom line: While these phones are uber exciting, will the excitement peter out for existing T-Mobile customers (looking to upgrade) because the handsets will come with a $10 to $15 data monthly surcharge? Since many in here complain about a $50 price difference on phone launch prices, users better brace themselves for a disappointment.

    Query: Will T-Mobile “copy” Sprint’s Evo pricing? I suspect T-Mobile will because introduction of a special phone and high speed service are the perfect opportunity for a service provider to introduce “special pricing for a special service.”

    Doing it this way T-Mobile won’t be accused of fooling with existing customers’ precious unlimited data pricing.

    Oh… and T-Mobile will attach the surcharge pricing to the phone, not the plan or user. That means regardless of your existing plan, if you want the HSPA+ phone the extra monthly charge comes with it. IMHO this means T-Mobile will not go to tiered data plan pricing like AT&T.

    On tiered data plans, I suspect T-Mobile will instead choose to increase its monthly unlimited data plan pricing on new customers, using grandfathered bargain basement plan pricing as a motivator for us to stay with T-Mobile. To be sure, if T-Mobile does everything the same as its competitors there won’t be any reason for customers to remain loyal to T-Mobile.

    So that should be of some comfort to anyone concerned about which direction T-Mobile might go. I don’t see T-Mobile taking away the only reason why customers stick with T-Mobile. That’s a roundabout way of saying that our whatever data plan pricing you have, it’s safe, for at least the next few years.

    Of course all this is contingent on the capacity of T-Mobile’s lines. If T-Mobile starts to have the same problems as AT&T then we should expect T-Mobile to hit all of us with increased data plan pricing, HSPA+ phones or not.

    • Rilesman

      That is a lot to think about. I for one would not be interested in any increase of data costs nor reduction from the supposedly called unlimited data plan.

      Moving to phones with data plans are costing me a bundle but I don’t want to be caught with my pants down if I were to exceed minutes or data usage. They really know how to…shall we say…cause massive monetary damage when exceeding the plan usage (pretty stupid in my opinion…should buy blocks with same pricing IMHO).

      On the other hand, replacing the home connection with HSPA+ may a solution after all though I would miss my static IP.

    • denise

      Well I am decidedly uninterested in their new phones if I have to pay more than my $20 Preferred Android plan. Why doesn’t TMO start blocking the Iphones and other non-Android phones using Tzones or Web2go the way they force Android onto more expensive data plans.

      That would probably help them both make more money and/or decrease data useage because many people using those plans refuse to pay more. I used to be one of them until I got wise and decided I should jump on smartphone unlimited data at $20.

  • mailman13877

    That’s actually a nice looking phone.Now if it has ffc n flash with atleast 5mp I might get it. That’s only if this damn sprint company doesn’t hurry and restock on Evo’s..evooo ftw

  • red_slide

    Lol hspa + would be great but isnt important to me. im happy with my 3g :)

  • McDaygo

    If that phone does have a FFC it would explain to me why T-mo may have omitted it from the Galaxy S/Vibrant. So they could put it on their “flagship” phone. BTW that’s just some paranoid government take over theory, I’m not dead serious. But…..

  • red_slide

    Ha screw the evo :) lol

    • Cybersedan

      @red_slide Ditto!!

  • Fish

    from the speculation i’ve seen this phone may have everything new that i want (cause i’m a cliq user)…so…what if i buy the phone and don’t get the plan that allows me to use the hspa+?

    then i can keep my unlimited data…

    although, what the phone has atm is only speculation as well as how tmo will organize their plans for it…

  • red_slide

    Go tmobile ! Ha if this does come out they should put the movie the last air bender on it that would be awesome lol

  • Rilesman

    Am I the only one who feels this phone rendering appears to have a 3.7″ or LESS screen size?

  • red_slide

    Looks bigger to me

  • Henry

    so now that i look at this phone on the computer i noticed a circle on the top right corner of the phone…. could that b a FFC???

  • phonegeek

    ok ok ok ok WAIT!!…. now i didnt take time to read all these wonderful comments, Boos, laughter, and tears about this phone so i have to say this…

    1. that nice little circular ring beside the top speaker … yea look at it closely do you see anything thats becoming familiar to the U.S. markets.. yea.. thats a ffc im QUITE sure

    2. ok now if you look at the nice little angle the phone is at right, if you look to the bottom left of the photo this phone looks like it is seperated like there maybe a full qwerty keyboard ( correct me if im wrong)

    now after staring and staring and staring .. and maybe staring a bit more id have to say that looks like a keyboard i mean i know i worked all day an im tired but yeah thats a keyboard …..

    and now i guess ill shut up so yea

  • 2FR35H

    Its fake because the mytouch logo is wrong. Tmobile never used the full logo name they always have “My” in a circle as the mytouch logo on all their past mytouch devices either on the back or front or both.

    I hope they prove me wrong though.

    • J-Hop2o6

      your right! plus they put the “my” logo on the back of the phone (battery cover).

  • Charles Xavier

    T-mobile needs to drop their plans down to 40 or 50 for unlimited calls/text/data. Until they have the coverage of the other 3 carriers they have no right up their charge for limited area and unstable 3G?

    • Nokia N900USER

      How about you leave T-mobile for the other carriers. T-mobile already has the lowest price. . I find it kind of funny when someone like this is so CHEAP. And get your facts right T-mobile 3G works where they state it does and its been pretty good by my standard.

  • red_slide

    Now why would this have a keyboard wouldn’t it be called the mytouch 3g hd slide.. and should they take the 3g off the name its gettin old they didngt call the vibrant 3g its just vibrant they didn’t call the g1 3g just g1 this is the only thing I don’t like that I jus realized this is fake if it has a keyboard because it shouldn’t has a keyboard it looks the same exactly as the slide wtf there is no keyboard because that little side you see there’s no reason for a keyboard

  • whyhellomichael

    @Charles Xavier T-mobile charges less than the other carriers already. and for a VAST majority of users that coverage is more than adequate, or else people would not have the service. I don’t need HSPA+, or expect, to have it EVERYWHERE in the country. T-Mobile is a smaller company, with a smaller footprint, and quite often plans that are SIGNIFICANTLY less than other carriers.

  • Barry

    Ignore that loser go play with your Droid x it can’t be that great if your constantly in here hating foh

  • Look Its Me :)

    Okay, correct me if im wrong, but wasnt the SUPPOSED T-Mobile HSPA+ phone SUPPOSED to come out with a keyboard? Wasn’t it supposed to have great image quality, a high megapixel camera, and a fast processor with a touch screen and keyboard? Weren’t rumors stating that it was Android + Sidekick all meshed together? Why is everyone fighting that it has a keyboard? Personally i would LOVE a phone with a 4.2 inch screen, keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with flash, a FFC, a 1GHz proccessor, the latest Android OS, and T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network :D :D :D :D :D D :D

    • alex32

      im almost sure the phone you are talking about is the g1 blaze/emerald/vanguard which comes out in november in my opinion

      i believe this phone will come out september

  • Lamar

    i really want to see specs. I am very interested in this phone.

  • jazz

    Ok people ill spell it out how we all want it spelled out. As a g1 user I’ve held out on upgrades like most of us have because no other phone specs, as pleasurable as they may be, don’t saitsfy what we see coming on t on phones from other carriers. Some of us fed up, can’t hold out and give in, only to tind out a month later something awesome is coming out. And yet what comes out isn’t 100% satisfying. Tmobile is brilliant with marketing strategy and we can’t blame them for that. but here’s the problem. Yes, att releases smart phones but their main one is the the iphone. Tmo is trying to do the same along w htc promoting the hd2, which woulda been awesome if not for winmo and all the problems. I read a while ago an article where tmobile said they plan to release 20 new phones this year. Why???! Don’t dilute features for quantity of selection. This next month marks 22 months for us g1 owners. Tmo needs to take a break and sacrifice quantity for quality. These two new speculated phones (along with the unwanted iphone speculation) despite hspaplus, seem to already be disappointing. I don’t want to jump the gun but rumors have been accurate for the mostpart. I’m sure tmo does research on these types of sites, but they haven’t learned. Just give us one damn phone with all the up to date features we want. And yes a keyboard. Ppl bitch its too bulky, but w technology today, they have the means to make it slim enough..in our minds this is what we all want.a damn good phone that won’t be obsolete in 2 months. So give it to us tmo..just my two cents.. thans for reading.

    • immadroid

      umm… the g1 came out in late october of 08 not august

      • RockTripod

        So August would be 22 months from October of 08. Derp.

      • chotpy

        …it came out in november.
        september is 22 mo.

  • odiots

    if you notice underneath the image it says the phone tops out at 14.4. but other say thats where HSPA+ begins…then this isnt a true HSPA+ device if it caps at the slowest HSPA+ speed.

    • bleedingmagenta

      seriously? Those are most likely real-world environment speeds. Not “perfect scenario” speeds. If you can get 14.4 in real-world with a normal data load on the network, WOOOO HOOOO come on MyTouch HD!!!!. To compare, ATT’s HSPA+ that they announced earlier this summer, will cap at 14.4 in a “perfect scenario”. So either way, if it tops out at that or not it will still kill anything out there, even the awesome (totally joking) EVO 4G!

    • jackthefur

      If 14.4 Mbps is where HSPA+ “begins” then it is technically an true HSPA+ compatible device, even if that’s the cap on the phone itself, and even if T-Mo’s network supposedly caps at an ideal 21 Mbps.

  • Nick

    Thanks but I’m extremely satisfied worth my vibrant… That looks kinda cheap anyway. Better have a good size screen and a fast processor. Had the first gen mytouch and it got real old. I work for customer service and haven’t heard anything about this.

    • Shawn

      You work for t-mobile customer service? You mind letting us know when samsung or t-mobile will break their silence on the Vibrant GPS problem? Is it hardware or software? Will a firmware update fix the issue?

  • TMOprophet

    I hate to say it, but if this is htc’s answer to the Vibrant.. sans the HSPA, I would rather have the Vibrant….I really hated saying that, but both will have 3.7in screens and 1Ghz processors, so since Sammy’s super amoled is unmatched right now and at least for a while, I would go with the Vibrant in this case.

  • now_onTMO

    ahh nice!
    it looks ike it has front facing camera too, but im real happy with my vibrant right now i cant even put it down.. err.. hehe

    how many “my touch” does tmo needs btw? this one looks nice though. and htc please use a better snapdragon processor this time.

    • bleedingmagenta

      dude that’s like saying how many IPhone’s does ATT need! It’s a FRANCHISE device, which means the lineup will stick around for awhile!

      • now_onTMO

        umm ya, you’re right.. but the iphones don’t get released within the same year.. LOL

        i guess it is tmo’s trademark device..

  • mailman13877

    If this phone has FFC,Flash n a nice size screen I will get it. That’s if the Evo doesn’t get me before the specs for this is confirmed. Now I’m getting excited to make a choice again between a possible top phone. WIN ME BACK TMO.

    • mailman13877

      Oh n have atleast 5MP with that flash.

  • bubbles

    This looks like a nice device. It looks like there is a ffc. I am happy with my vibrant. I hope they use something other than a snapdragon processor.

    • mailman13877

      Htc doesn’t do hummingbird so it will be snapdragon or the new smapdragon chips being worked on for future phones. I don’t see what’s wrong with snapdragon..they are fast enuff.

  • Roger

    Is it just me or does it look like it might have a front facing camera?

  • Kkairosan

    i highly doubt this thing will have a snapdragon processer. As far as I’m comcerned, it’s still A damn 3g phone. Front face camera? How many people will actallly use video phone? I hardly see no one sending me video txt messages anyhow. So why in the HELL would anyone actually value facetime feature. HSPA speed of 14.4 ? At the end of the day, a phone is a phone. Rather that be Andiod or Apple.

  • Nik

    It’s funny that I’m seeing so many people talking about how facetime is a gimick and how many people will actually use it, etc. I remember thinking the same thing back in the day when texting was first emerging. Now I text almost every day. I see every camera in a couple years having front facing cameras and making regular audio phone conversations obsolete. Facetime will be the new texting… mark my words people.

  • James

    I got so tired of T-Mobile. They just keep disappointing me. I had them for 5 years so I gave them more than a chance to keep me happy. But they failed at that so I went with Sprint and they are really better. No lie. And the Evo whoops any phones ass that T-Mobile can offer. The Evo is now the benchmark of phones, just realize and admit it.
    Sent from my Evo 4g