MyTouch HD Makes An Appearance

Now, I can’t say that this is a live appearance because sadly it’s not, but it’s a video appearance nonetheless.  Kent German of Cnet was able to grab some video of a (turned off) New T-Mobile MyTouch (MyTouch HD in these parts).  This video will give you a great look at the hardware and give you a feel for the size of this phone.  I, for one, am glad to find out that this phone isn’t entirely plastic.  Now, what can we do about that genius button and (possible) custom UI?  We will have to wait a little while longer for some good live videos of this MyTouch (I can’t wait!).  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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  • J5

    Can’t wait to pick one of these up. This will finally be a worth upgrade to my Nexus one.

    • J5

      *worthy*

    • foxhound2185

      Exactly what I was thinking.

      • Ace

        Yep HSPA+ with a little bigger screen but not huge which I like and FFC only thing I need before 100% it if it gets Cyanogen cause I know this is coming with espresso

      • stricken23

        Won’t be able to root if this has the same hardware anti-root as the G2. Very disappointing BTW.

  • Special K

    The phone seems solid to me. Can’t wait.

  • HD2/Vibrant/G2User

    This g2 is freaky fast. I’m looking forward to this as well

  • Cybersedan

    I am IMPRESSED!!

    If nothing else with a bigger screen is on the horizon at the, this will be my next phone.

  • mtnman

    I’m gonna pick this one up, I just wish the screen was on so I could see it better as far as features.

  • tmoOWNED!

    Yeeee hawww!!!!

  • SnakeEyez

    Wow, IDK about any of ya, but that sure seemed like it has a solid build. I’m loving the Metal back and even though I hated the white/silver before, in a video it, it looks much better. Can’t wait to see the black version of it.

  • annonemp

    David we live in different times. Not everything is built out of metal like in the old days. Have you seen some of the newer cards? lol. J/K!

    This phone looks pretty good. The only thing that would make it perfect is stock Android but since there’s already an ugly scar on the face of the phone (Genius button) it is a lost cause. This phone is probably going to have the same UI as the MTS.

    I guess I’ll stick to my Nexus One and enjoy Android 3.0 when it’s released with no carrier alterations with priority over everyone else. <– Personal preference.

    • annonemp

      I also meant cars! lol.

    • mjN1

      Agreed!!! Not bad, but its no Desire HD. I’m keeping my Nexus aswell

  • phongeek

    i might suck it up an get both hopefully cuz im loving both of them

  • phone capo

    wow thought it was going have the cheap look of the my touch phones I cant front this phone looks sexy man

  • Reece

    Wow, main thing to highlight should be the nice polish that’s very similar to the G2 on here, right down to the metal plating in the back and some of the nice trims. Pretty much contradicts many people crying out “WAAAAAH MYTOUCH?! THAT MEANS IT’LL BE MADE OUT OF PLASTIC AND PLAYDOUGH!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!”

    • Vibrant Addict

      Hahahaha. +1 to that comment. I can’t wait to see this phone in person.

  • mikeyo

    I just wish they used capacitive buttons on the front instead of physical.

    • Bimmerz

      I agree, with you – IMO the physical buttons gives it kind of a cheap look. Otherwise, it looks nice.

    • Barry

      I also agree that definitely would’ve made it look cleaner and sleeker. But it looks way better in hand than I thought it did in the pics.

  • thaghost

    THAT’S IT. THAT’S ALL. SOLO. SINGLE. NO MORE. NO LESS…IM GETTING THIS PHONE! SHOUT OUT TO TMO FOR BRINGING THIS TO US.

    • Percy76

      i see someone here is a black rob fan.

  • DannOfThurs

    We need something this big with a KB ;) Or at least like the G2 in size, but with FFC :D

    • 2FR35H

      This HAS an FFC just no KB

  • JoshL

    Definitely a teen phone.. the G2 is much sexier.

    • Tito!

      Agreed. :]
      MyTouch line just cheesily cheap for me.

    • SnakeEyez

      Really? What makes it a teen phone. Is it the 3.8in screen, or the high end specs? Or could it be the metal plating on the back that goes against all the other MT phones? Yes the UI will be espresso but hopefully HTC revamped it as they did with their original Sense UI.

      • J5

        Well, while I am making video calls with my “cheap/cheesy/teen” phone, enjoy not having the ability to do so on your G2.

      • sorandkairi

        @ J5
        now i’m all down for bashing stupid comments but G2 bashing IS NOT ALLOWED, DO YOU HEAR ME! lol

      • Tony

        OH YEAH VIDEO CALLS OMG, WTF are you doing to with that! show your little wiener to your girlfriend (if you have one)! FFC’s are just useless! and wow a metal back still looks like a plastic piece of crap!

      • Trevor

        @J5 Unless everyone you talk to has an android phone with FFC, video calls will be infrequent at best.

        Enjoy espresso! >.>

      • Steve Jobless

        Oh snap Tony, that part about about the “little wiener” was the greatest!

  • Susamh

    I’m so confused!!! I don’t know which phone to get, this one or the G2. Decisions, decisions…

    • Vibrant Addict

      Need a keyboard? Or need a FFC? Need a higher clocked processor? Need Vanilla Android? Gotta ask yourself all these questions.

    • cherbdaherb

      i am so right there with you, cannot make up my mind on what to get. the day i do figureout what to get for my wife and i something else comes out. with tmo now no contract original g1 owner, kindof want something completely different like iphone but like tmo to much.so confused. oh ya wife want ffc and i wouldn’t mind one either

  • aLb3Rt

    guess i’ll be getting this as well. already loving my g2 ;)

  • trife

    Meh. I’m still not impressed with the aesthetics. Spec wise this thing is niiiice though. Not sure if I could overlook the white (WTF?) trim though.

  • GoodAir15

    Wtf? What is this joker smoking? No where does T-Mobile claim their network is 4g. They do, however, claim 4g speeds.

    • Joe

      I know. He makes it sound like T-Mobile is lying.

  • tato22

    how big is the screen

    • theBIGmack

      3.8″ big.

    • mjN1

      .1 bigger than my Nexus hahahah….could at least made it 4 or 4.3 and maybe it will be a deal breaker for me. oh well.

  • theBIGmack

    I am curious as to how the screen compares to the Vibrant. Either way I’ll be getting it for that “4G”. Can’t wait!!!

  • James

    Can’t wait to get this!

  • Barry

    Now the “plasticky” thing can be put to rest.

    • Frigadroid

      I want an earth friendly android smart phone made out of bamboo 8-O :-D :-P Whaaaa whaaaa I’m allergic to cheap plastic and heavy metal phones that look like a cigarette case. Come on Tmobile and a dual core and dual sim and a ffc with uma before Christmas whaaaa!

      • Barry

        Lmbo all I can say is people want what they want. Personally I hear people complain way too much. Me I know what I’m looking for and while the G2 seems like a really great device when I demoed it yesterday idk if I want to use my “freedom” on it cause I know what I’m looking for and maybe later when the demand goes down I will get it off contract via eBay/Craigslist , it just seems that good to me. But I would gladly use my new contract on the Desire HD cause that’s what I’m looking for. But to those who deem something a f**l for the simple fact its not what you want is ridiculous.

    • Reece

      BUT THEY USED CHEAP METAL!! I WANT BRUSHED 24KT SILVER IN MY PHONE!!!

      T-MOBILE IS ALWAYS BEHIND!!! GIVE ME BRUSHED PLATED SILVER IN MY PHONE OR GET OUT OF PHONE BUSINESS T-MOBILE!!!!!

  • tato22

    the last video of the phones show the motorla one to

  • max

    I’m pleasantly surprised! Very impressive.. now just have to decide if I’m getting this or the G2…

  • mtnman

    I really like the design of the MyTouch. I think it looks classey and elegant. I love that it has a metal backing so that they can’t say it has a cheap plastic feel to it. Christmas presant to myself this year is the MyTouch.

  • drew j

    the g2 is freaking awsome .. im keeping it..

  • Ansel

    I swear I fall in love with this phone more and more every time I see it lol…so where are all the people that complained about the “cheap and plastic feel” of the MyTouch line?? Guess T-Mobile decided to put that to rest ha ha…

    • SnakeEyez

      They’re still saying that it’s a teen phone lol. Look above.

  • ThreeFourSeven

    I’m not a big fan of the mytouch line(prefer vanilla) but I’m very impressed with this phone. Plus its running the 2nd generation snapdragon processor. Woot!!

  • blablabla

    did you steal this from my xda post?!?!

  • cellswag5

    I really like this phone. But I just got the g2 and its the best can’t put it down. I really like the fcc on the mt hd but ill wait til fcc becomes more standard and everyone has one. My g2 should ho?d me down til then.

  • XfooYen

    Oh, God I hope that white border isn’t on all color models. If I choose the black phone and half of it is white with a metal back, well, that’s just lame. Great otherwise.

    • stricken23

      There’s a link in the comments above that shows what the “black” version could possibly look like. If it is, then it will have a silver back.

      • XfooYen

        My bad. I thought all models were two-tone with a white body, but I guess the MyTouch shown in the vid IS the white model. All models will have the black front since the screen takes up almost all of the front space. The black model should be all black with metal trim and metal backplate. I get it now. Duuuuhhhh.

  • herinel

    G2 is still better in my opinion, I had espresso ui and it sucks, besides stock vanilla is way better, good job in the new build quality though, its a step in the right direction for the mytouch line. :)

    • blablabla

      stock android=boring

      that’s like going to the ice cream shop and asking for a vanilla ice cream cone.

      • Ansel

        I agree with you. Though I feel Stock Android is more for Hardcore Android fans, where as different skins over the OS is for Causal Android users. But I have no problem with Espresso UI plus I don’t think it’s gonna be as overwhelming on the MyTouch HD like it was for some on the MT3GS.

      • SnakeEyez

        while stock may be “boring” its more functional than other skins as it doesn’t bog down the phone. Hopefully the MTHD has a new version of espresso that makes it not as ugly (seriously, that border crap on the icons is horrible).

      • George

        Custom skin on the phone = wait for update

        That’s like going into an ice cream shop with a proprietary type of cone that you must use, and the special scoop the store needs specifically for your cone isn’t yet made and they’re not really certain when it will arrive, but they estimate sometime in the 1st quarter of next year–maybe.

        In the meantime, no new ice cream at all for you–but hey, you can always look at the pretty cone.

      • tmogee

        just simply download launcher pro..

      • LNG

        They could put this whole debate to rest and make it a user-configurable option. Espresso or stock Android. Choose one. You can change it later.

        I think these companies think people choose their phone based on the UI. I don’t know many that do. Many more people complain about Motoblur and Touchwiz than like it as far as I can tell. Sense, people seem to like, but there is still a significant portion of people who would prefer stock.

      • Waterboy

        The only people who like stock android more than anything else are the hardcore android nerds because all they can ever think about is speed and higher benchmark scores.

        Seriously…you can’t possibly say that stock android is better than sense because it’s not. Sense is how android should’ve been. And it’s not like sense is even slow. If you want slow look at motoblur. Scrolling is always choppy.

        Stock android is like that ugly car at the race track. It’s fast but at the end of the day it’s still a pile of junk on the outside. Maybe gingerbread will change all of that but nothing will be proven until then.

  • Jess

    I like the G2, but I’ve never been a big fan of physical qwerty keyboards. The main thing that has made me decide to get this phone is the wifi calling and messaging capabilities. My phone tends to lose reception in certain spots in the house because it is situated on a rather large hill. Along with all the other specs, this phone is probably going to be the best t-mobile has for a while.

  • Ansel

    I think the 2.2 update will probably change the overall feel of Espresso this time around and yes, will possibly get rid of the borders around the icons lol…

  • J-man

    Looks nice! This is going to be in my christmas list. hopefully santa will bring it for me jk

  • BenJammin

    FINALLY!!!!! A phone that I feel like I wont have to think twice about upgrading twice to!!! I held off for SOOOOO long because I knew t-mobile had to come out with a phone to compete with the like of the Evo’s and iphone 4’s… FINALLY!!! a phone that can compete with the other companies! Guaranteed Purchase from this customer….

  • Yes

    I still think this phone is insanely ugly.

  • adien

    Mr. CNET man: “they say it’s 4g, but it is not 4g, and that is an important distinction to understand”
    Why is that important to understand? What I understand mr. cnet man is that I’m rocking hspa+ at 5+ mbps on my g2 (actually it was turned on in denver since at least 9/23) while my friends with evo’s and epics are left in the dust because sprint hasn’t rolled out to denver yet (one of the nations top 25 cities by population)… not to mention that i had HSPA+ all over in colorado springs as well and that is well under half the size of denver. I downloaded an album from amazon mp3 and it simply screamed through it, even faster than even my home computer. So yeah, it’s not 4g, it’s faster, more available and less buggy…

  • DemonSnot

    had the Vibrant(great pic quality) crappy a$$ phone. Had to restart it just to change tasks or get it to unfreez. Now I have the G2…AWSOME…
    If this new Mytouch is faster, as reliable and has more features than the G2, this phone will stomp all compitition…

  • Schneider

    HTC sense is pretty cool it feels like the way Android should have been made. With all these new Tmobile phones coming out where’s the Android 2.2 for the current mytouch slide. If I buy this thing makes me feel like I’ll have to get the next new phone just to run ginger bread 3.0 when it comes out. My touch slide is less than a year old would be nice to get the current build of android on it.

  • Will

    Damn it. I just ordered the Vibrant too and I am liking the look/specs of this one as well. Now I’m deciding if I should send it back and wait for this to come out or what :( ?

    • ogopogo

      send it back. You will be glad that you did.

    • stricken23

      Ya I haven’t been hearing good things about the vibrant anyway. First is the whole GPS issue and who knows when that will be fixed. Second, it’s a Samsung.

  • volcanic515

    now let’s see if they make it as difficult to root and develop for as the MyTouch Slide was. I say “was” cause apparently someone finally broke the security code (achieving S-Off) on the phone recently but they’re not ready to release the process yet.

  • abel2fresh4u

    so far so good. hope it comes out before thanksgiving thou. cant wait

  • mydixiewrecked

    I don’t know about this one? Phone looks cheap/played out MyTouch design. Nothing makes me say Ohhhh.. I gotta have this one!

  • alex

    the glacier is still out possibly..its been some time since we heard from it…any word david?

    • David, Managing Editor

      Not yet, still working on the rest of the years roadmap.

  • AgDon

    Being one who said he thought it was to much plastic from the the previous pictures this is a nice surprise. It looks a whole lot better than what it was thought to be. Still only a 3.8″ screen and Espresso, I’ll have to go with the G2 still, I still like the Desire HD better 4.3″ and Sense (not available in US yet), but this is definately better than before.

    • ogopogo

      I was agonizing over the same thing. After seeing the previous MyTouch phones, I was concerned that this one would be too plasticky as well. But everything that I’ve seen so far, indicates that it is a really nice unit. The G2 WAS my first choice until I read the specs on the MTHD. Although I don’t plan on using the FFC very much it is nice to have, and may have future applications beyond video chatting. The G2 doesn’t have that option.

  • pimpstrong

    My girlfriend will love this. I mean it will be PERFECT for her especially coming from the wack @$$ abandoned origional MyTouch. “No Phones Left Behind” Pff.

  • Joe

    Damn it!! When he turned the phone around to show the camera, he had his thumb over the left side… is there a flash under there? Either way, nice looking phone!

    • ogopogo

      Yes, it has a flash. The only “new” phone that doesn’t have a flash is the Vibrant.

  • alex32

    buying my g2 tonight.
    the only thing that would have had me consider this phone and wait was if it had a 4.3 inch screen..and i would have delt with the bad expresso ui. But since its 3.8, the g2 wins over even if its 3.7.
    its good to see tmobile come out with these super phones though

    • ogopogo

      You choose your phone based solely on screen size? Then you go on to say that 3.7 is better than 3.8? Now, if you had said something like “I prefer a physical keyboard, and that’s why I would choose the G2”, it would have made more sense.

      BTW it is ESPRESSO not eXpresso.

      • stricken23

        LOL…expresso

      • alex32

        yes..espresso..silly typo..are you perfect?lol
        i didnt make it solely on screen size. i also did the decision on an android stock. i forgot to mention on keyboard as well..the 3.8 inch screen kb is too small for me in my opinion. if it had 4.3 (mytouch) it would make up that extra little weight on the g2 since i tholds a kb..get me?
        g2 and this phone are great phones, but i would like to have my updates (:

  • Rpinazo

    Damn this sucks cause I’m viewing this post thru my phone and can’t see the video. Can’t wait to check it out at home. From the sound of your comments it sounds like good build quality. David, do you think this will be out before Thanksgiving time?

    • ditchmagnet

      On our phone, tap that picture, at the top, then press download. Then you can watch on your phone. Works on my g2 anyways.

    • Barry

      If you have android just grab skyfire browser from the market. You’ll be able to view all videos. without flash.

    • smartphoneguy

      this not the 1st phone to use t mobiles high speed network the G2 is

      • tmobully

        The guy on the video said it’s one of the first phones with hspa+.

  • It looks nice. See i was gonna get the G2 but something made me wait :) I actually have my vibrant which is awesome and I think I may sell it because I always want to try newer phones for some reason. #addiction

  • Chris

    I think it’s kind of ugly. But it’ll be a good phone, minus the UI. I do NOT like Kent German….Bonnie Cha is where it’s at…

    • DUB

      I agree.. I don’t like the color choices.. I can see them using 2 colors but they went with 3 here black/white/gray(aluminum) so I’m not a fan of this at all.

      • DavidOhio

        Oh boo hoo!

      • T-Mo Biggie

        Actually 4 colors. Black, White, Red and Purple (plum).

    • Josh

      yea, bonnie cha is the best on cnet.

  • lauren

    This will definitely be my next phone. I think it looks nice, a littttle on the slightly less grown up side, but as I am not nor will I ever be a grown up, I am okay with this! It will be interesting to see how they do the colors though. Thinking of going with Plum, but if it’s going to have a black front and/or the white trim then I’ll just go with basic black.

    Bummer. Kudos to T-Mo for keeping another loyal customer!

  • Which Way is Up?

    curious to see this in all black… i’m definitely interested, shares the Desire HD specs…

  • MizzRabbit

    I’m not so sure about this one. Yeah people are oohing and ahhing about the front facing camera and some of the specs, but coming from the MyTouch Slide has been an awful experience. The Espresso UI isn’t so great and the G button is useless – at least I never used it much. I’m on the replacement and this one has issues too. Ordered my G2 and awaiting it’s arrival. I don’t want to deal with anything else from the MyTouch line even if it is HD.

  • stricken23

    The all black version will look good! So relived that this isn’t all plastic. I was thinking it wouldn’t be since it had “HD” in the name. Hopefully this will replace my N1, the UI is the only deal breaker for me at this point.

  • rickb928

    I’m pretty happy my contracts are up in December. I’m waiting not just for hot phones, but I’m waiting mostly for Gingerbread to come out.

    Is there anything more frustrating than buying a new phone and then seeing the next major release of Android come out the next week? Yes. Finding out your phone won’t do it stock. There is Cyanogen, but even He may not be able to shovel Gingerbread into a Froyo cone…

    I can wait.

  • julian dupree

    I had the slide before my vibrant. The only issue I had was some touch screen whackyness…. But everything else was good…

  • 16309A

    I feel a little better after seeing this video. I bet the black is going to look pretty sharp! Still, I wish it looked like the Desire HD! I know, get over it!

  • HaVoKTek

    Damn, no keyboard……….Hmp, gotta pass….An in-house G2 killer non the less.

    Ok Tmo, NOW we got options/choices to make!

    • PHONE FREAK

      DONT SAY THAT NOW! They might stop!

  • kershon

    This could definitely be my next phone. I don’t think lack of a keyboard will bother me although I am still rocking a bb 9700. I had a TP2 for about 3 months and I actually preferred using the on screen keyboard. Only problem was the on screen keys were a little small for me. As long as my new phone has wi-fi calling and tethering capability I’m good to go. I still want to check out the new windows phone 7 devices before making up my mind. I know Santa is gonna be good to me. lol lol

  • HD2/Vibrant/G2 User

    Call me crazy but I like slcd over samoled

  • me want, and thank the stars there is no keyboard. they suck. the metal back is a god sign and will pre-order this.

  • JAY

    nomore love for the vibrant. SMH

    • Steve Jobless

      What does “SMH” stand for?

      • Will

        I’m pretty sure SMH stands for ‘shaking my head’ :)

        @JAY: Do you have the Vibrant? I just ordered mine yesterday.

  • Yyevo

    Tmo has put me off the MyTouch line. I have had tons of problems with my MyTouch 1.2 with no resolution. I’m going to get either the G2 or the HD7.

    For the G2 users out there, how are they so far? Hinge holding up?

  • ken

    G2 hinge is holding up pretty good, it just people do not know how to hold a phone. But that hardware rootkit that is on the g2 really sucks, but this mytouch hd eh…too bad this isn’t the desire hd with the 4.3in screen we expect it to have.

  • alex32

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/07/t-mobile-mytouch-hands-on/

    mytouch hd hands on

    amazing specs..but ugly in my opinion

  • Chad

    The G2 is phenomenal, great weight, excellent keyboard. The hinge thing was blown out of proportion, it won’t affect 90% of people who use the phone. The only time it becomes an issue is if you put excess pressure on back of the sliding half of the phone for some reason. Other than that, no complaints. I miss the video recording performance and audio of my Vibrant, but the custom UI game is a thorn in the side of many great hardware phones, and the myTouch will be no different.

    • Yyevo

      I had a feeling the hinge “issue” was just an ID10T error! I will still wait for the HD7 before I make my purchase.

  • Cassie

    I am LOVING how this phone looks. Thin, and I personally like the colors. WOOOT for the FFC, boo for the lack of a keyboard though. I want the best of all worlds lol. MAYBE one day, but I would totally purchase this phone even still.

  • Midori

    I hope the indicator light is like the one on the G2,I like the way the G2 lights up!

  • MIkeyo

    my only issue is the buttons on the front. wish they went with capacitive buttons and not physical.

    • ssb

      I find the physical buttons useful if not pretty. Allows me to use them with gloves on – a factor where I live.

  • HD2/Vibrant/G2 User

    This G2 is very fast and responsive. This just might be the perfect marriage of hardware and software for android. Its build is rock solid. The metal around the phone is very high quality. And I can’t tell the difference between the processor in the G2 or the Vib they are both very quick

    • mikeyo

      The hinge just sucks though. Sent mine back, the top half would kind of teeter when i pushed on the left side of the screen. It needs magnets or something.

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  • crazythunder

    anyone know how they get the mytouch logo on the device? is it like silk screened? a decal? i’d love to figure out an efficient way to remove it, rather than simply paint over it.

  • miketmo

    =release set for the first week of november! i cant wait!

    • David, Managing Editor

      What day?

      • miketmo

        aiming for the 6th

      • miketmo

        it will defintely be here well before black friday that i can tell you for certain