T-Mobile Announces The myTouch 4G Slide!

T-Mobile officially announces the myTouch 4G Slide this morning, the latest signature myTouch device to launch with 4G capability. The myTouch 4G Slide features “the most advanced camera of any smartphone with zero shutter lag, backside illuminated sensor and additional premium digital camera features that offer consumers a viable replacement for their digital point-and-shoot cameras.”

“Knowing that the best camera is the one you’ve got with you, we set out to create a new best-in-class smartphone that allows our customers to leave their cameras at home,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Our newest myTouch device takes capturing and sharing memories to a new level by combining high-quality smartphone hardware with features that customers would expect from a top-of-the-line digital camera.”

The myTouch 4G Slide is perfect for capturing the moment with a camera that compares to a dedicated digital camera and includes some advanced features:

  • Improved low-light Performance: with a backside illuminated sensor and a wide aperture lens (f/2.2)
  • Zero shutter lag: innovative software features allow for an instantaneous shot at that precise moment
  • SweepShot: for capturing panoramic shots by sweeping across an entire scene in a single motion
  • ClearShot HDR: for capturing objects in bright settings so your photos are not affected by high-contrast lighting
  • BurstShot: for capturing multiple photos in a quick burst so you don’t miss the perfect photo

The myTouch 4G Slide also features a full HD 1080p camcorder with audio recording and the ability to edit your videos directly on the device. The 4G slide comes with a 3.7″ WVGA Super LCD touchscreen display, slide-out full qwerty keyboard, Android 2.3, Sense 3.0 and partners up with T-Mobile’s super fast 4G network with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The myTouch 4G Slide also puts the phone’s superb camera ability to work with video chat powered by Qik along with Group Text powered by Bobsled. Bobsled offers an “innovative way to send and receive text messages with groups of friends.” The new “Genius” button offers voice commands powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance enabling users to call, text, find a business or search the web with just one touch of a button. Hand’s free mode allows customers to stay connected on the road while staying safe on the road by reading all notifications out loud.

Last by not least the myTouch 4G slide comes preloaded with entertainment fun including T-Mobile TV, Netflix and YouTube.

The myTouch 4G Slide will be available sometime in July in two colors, Black and Khaki.

Full Press Release:

New T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Delivers Most

Advanced Camera of Any Smartphone

Latest myTouch device offers premium smartphone features paired with high-end digital camera capabilities for capturing and sharing life’s special moments

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 28, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the myTouch 4G Slide, the latest 4G smartphone to join T-Mobile’s exclusive line of myTouch products. The myTouch 4G Slide features the most advanced camera of any smartphone with zero shutter lag, backside illuminated sensor and additional premium digital camera features that offer consumers a viable replacement for their digital point-and-shoot cameras. The myTouch 4G Slide is expected to be available in July.

T-Mobile’s high-speed 4G network continues to expand and is now available in more than 190 markets, reaching more than 200 million people nationwide. With the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide, T-Mobile customers in these areas can now take advantage of 4G speeds as they instantly capture and then share special moments at the speed of life.

“Knowing that the best camera is the one you’ve got with you, we set out to create a new best-in-class smartphone that allows our customers to leave their cameras at home,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Our newest myTouch device takes capturing and sharing memories to a new level by combining high-quality smartphone hardware with features that customers would expect from a top-of-the-line digital camera.”

Ideal for capturing that perfect moment with photos that rival high-end dedicated digital cameras, the myTouch 4G Slide comes with an 8-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash and a host of advanced digital camera features, including the following:

· Improved low-light Performance: with a backside illuminated sensor and a wide aperture lens (f/2.2)

· Zero shutter lag: innovative software features allow for an instantaneous shot at that precise moment

· SweepShot: for capturing panoramic shots by sweeping across an entire scene in a single motion

· ClearShot HDR: for capturing objects in bright settings so your photos are not affected by high-contrast lighting

· BurstShot: for capturing multiple photos in a quick burst so you don’t miss the perfect photo

Running on America’s Largest 4G Network, the myTouch 4G Slide allows customers to instantly capture, and then share, quality photos and videos with a dedicated camera button and one-touch access to post to Facebook, Picasa or Flickr ― all at 4G speeds. A true camera and camcorder replacement, the myTouch 4G Slide features a full HD 1080p camcorder with audio recording and ability to edit videos directly from the device.

Manufactured by HTC exclusively for T-Mobile, the new myTouch 4G Slide features a beautiful 3.7-inch WVGA super LCD touch-screen display, with Swype, and a slide-out full-QWERTY keyboard, offering customers the freedom to choose how they want to input text. Powered by Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) and HTC Sense 3.0, the myTouch 4G Slide provides an intuitive and powerful smartphone experience. With support for T-Mobile’s lightning-fast 4G network paired with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, myTouch 4G Slide customers will experience quick access to their favorite websites, videos, applications and much more.

The myTouch 4G Slide makes staying connected with loved ones more convenient than ever with T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik for face-to-face video chat on the go and Group Text by Bobsled, which offers an innovative way to send and receive text messages with groups of friends. The new advanced Genius Button offers one shot voice commands, powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance, that simplify the smartphone experience by enabling users to call, text, find a business or search the Web, all with the press of a button. With the myTouch 4G Slide’s Hands Free mode, customers can stay connected while on the road with the option for all notifications to be read out loud — simply tell the phone to text or dial to continue the conversation.

The myTouch 4G Slide offers preloaded entertainment applications, including T-Mobile TV, Netflix and YouTube for real-time mobile video streaming. The myTouch 4G Slide’s entertainment experience also can be shared with the whole family with T-Mobile KidZone, a built-in feature that allows parents to restrict what applications their kids can access on the device without worrying about them making a call or accessing inappropriate material.

Availability

Offered in two colors — black and khaki — the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is expected to be available exclusively from T-Mobile in July at T-Mobile retail stores, online at http://www.t-mobile.com, and from select national retailers and dealers. Customers can visit http://mytouch.t-mobile.com/4g-slide for more information.

T-Mobile’s 4G network has expanded to seven additional markets: Barnstable, Mass.; Chico, Calif.; Lancaster, Penn.; Ogden, Utah; Redding, Calif.; Vineland, N.J., and Winchester, Va.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere.  See coverage details at http://www.t-mobile.com.

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  • Anonymous

    f/2.2 is the same as on the N9. This may very well be the best subsidized camera phone in the States since neither the N8 or N9 are sold via US carriers.

    My attention has been grabbed. Time to replace my G2 and compliment my N8 and N900. Nokia should have announed a July release for the N9…..another missed opportunity.

  • Anonymous

    f/2.2 is the same as on the N9. This may very well be the best subsidized camera phone in the States since neither the N8 or N9 are sold via US carriers.

    My attention has been grabbed. Time to replace my G2 and compliment my N8 and N900. Nokia should have announed a July release for the N9…..another missed opportunity.

  • Anonymous

    f/2.2 is the same as on the N9. This may very well be the best subsidized camera phone in the States since neither the N8 or N9 are sold via US carriers.

    My attention has been grabbed. Time to replace my G2 and compliment my N8 and N900. Nokia should have announed a July release for the N9…..another missed opportunity.

  • tecjunkie

    It doesn’t look the best but it has everything I have been waiting for. How much and when in July?

  • Anonymous

    I usually (always) hated the mytouch series phones.

    But this one looks nice. I like the khaki color one with the aluminum ascents.

    Nice, nice camera to boot. Dual core.

    Things I don’t like:
    -the front. I never liked that ear piece grill. And i’m not too crazy about that metal bezel around the screen. iPhone 4 and nexus S have the seamless blend, which is nicer. IMO.

    -the user interface. I prefer stock, clean, efficent android.

    Otherwise, awesome phone! I would get for the khaki/camera alone!

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t count on the camera capturing good quality shots, seems like they’re just boasting how fast it can take shots mixed with features that could be found in much older Nseries and Cybershot phones.

      • Anonymous

        About cyber shot. When i first saw the back, first thing that popped in my head was Sony. Design wise and the push about the camera.

        I have a G2 since launch. So that camera is an upgrade. One of the better ones.

        I also like the back khaki color personally. With the aluminum ascents in the back etc. Not my cup of tea but I think it looks nice. “fresh” if you will.

        Especially for a mytouch.

        I’ll definitely hold onto my G2 though and wait a couple more months for the next line up of phones. With the better screens. Sleeker designs.

  • Anonymous

    That earpiece literally ruined the whole phone for me, like seriously who the hell thought that earpiece design would look good? Damn thing doesn’t even match the rest of the phone’s design.

    • Anonymous

      lol yeah. That ear piece grill design came out of nowhere.

      Off topic: Imagine if apple put that grill on the iPhone.. or google with the nexus.

      Mind blown.

      Well I guess you can say that ear piece has character.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to get this phone. Screen coulda been bigger and better (that stupid huge logo is in the way!) but everything else is exactly what I’ve been wanting.

  • Ryan

    Why T-Mobile? It seems like *almost* every smartphone they release is amazing except for one major issue. In this case it has a kick ass camera and internal specs wrapped up in the most fugly exterior ever. I returned my myTouch 4G because I couldn’t stand the design. 

    • Auser72

      That’s a matter of personal preference. I love the design, and have got many compliments on my mytouch 4g since I got it. My only gripe is screen size, 4″ and up is new standard on high end phone. And I miss super amoled display of my Vibrant.

  • Youngt82

    I just really hate the Genuis button because I don’t see no use of it just put a regular google search button but other than it looks pretty nice, a little of the mt3gslide and mytouch4g but better performance n of course updated android os n htc sense. Plus remember guys this is T-Mobile’s own line of phones just like the G series so it will have the same looks just as Sprints Htv Evo and Verizon Motorola Droid Series so can’t blame them for doing it as well

    • Anonymous

      cut out the double negatives buddy, makes your sense not make no sense… <—-  You see

      I do agree though, just keep the search button and quit it with those stupid espresso features…

  • Dylan Phifer

    figures. just a couple months after I renew my contract for another 2 years with a MyTouch 4G, so many good phones come out. G2X, Sensation and now the MyTouch SLIDE? Common T-Mo ;P

  • hecg55

    Nophone will ever be perfect for you guys will it lol. i like it. sure the earpeice may be a bit funky. but i love the color of the kahki one… just might pick one up

  • the truth …

    Let me guess… yet another 14.4 hsp+ phone?

    • Auser72

      I can’t tell the difference from being on 8-9mbps on tmobile network and +20mbps at home on wifi. If you experienced difference in phone performance at +9mbps please enlighten me.

    • Auser72

      I can’t tell the difference from being on 8-9mbps on tmobile network and +20mbps at home on wifi. If you experienced difference in phone performance at +9mbps please enlighten me.

    • TMOTECH

      Why do you need a phone that goes faster? it is a phone. We have data sticks and hot spots that are capable of 42. If you think this is an accident it is not. we are a business trying to turn a profit and if our phones went 42MBPS no one would have a reason to buy a stick or a hot spot. They would just tether their phone and we would lose out on profits.On top of that if everyone was running around with a 21 or a 42 device or network would congest and you would never go faster than 14 anyway. When the entire network goes 84 and then 168 and we are selling sticks for that I would guess you will start seeing 21 and 42 capable phones. 

      • Anonymous

        @74a13e6127a2b7bf4b6edd5d7affd242:disqus you shouldn’t be asking people “why do you need a phone that goes faster?” when you know that’s like asking somebody “why do you want the Civic Si when the Ex can take you the same distance?”

        Now that whole spiel about data sticks makes sense and is informative.

      • TmoCustomer

        Are you serious? What’s the point of a phone company bragging about 42 when they don’t produce a phone with a capable chipset? They joke about the lack of “4G” devices for Verizon, but at least those they have are capable. That’s Marketing for you I guess. I’m a long-time T-mobile customer and I think it’s a joke. Yeah I understand your profits argument, but I think it’s more about the congestion issue. All these carriers touting these super-fast (yet theoretical) speeds and marketing them as if they are realistic and available to all, but don’t have the actual network to handle it. So now we have “hardware” throttling in addition to bandwidth throttling. I like T-mobile and am not sure I like the merger, but it kind of seems like these two companies are more alike than not and aren’t able to deliver what they promise.

        • Anonymous

          Congestion is not the answer to the question because regardless of whether its 7.2(3G), 14.4, 21 or 42Mbps they are ALL running on the same network.   That is why people throw up quotation marks when talking about T-Mobile’s 4G network.  The real answer is chipset.  Currently if you havent figured it out already only Samsung phones have been manufactured with 21Mbps (Galaxy S 4G, Sidekick 4G and Exhibit 4G) while I see TMOTechs argument, it isnt necessarily valid because the fact of the matter is that T-Mobile has really yet to figure out the MBB market and it has ridiculously high churn.  That being said, a Wi-Fi tethering feature add-on is actually very profitable as long as they can try to weed out the freeriders.  Qulacomm has yet to produce a chip that can take advantage of the 21 or 42Mbps HSPA+, although they were rumored to be working on an 84Mbps Chip for Q4 or Q1.  If i was a gambling man, I would bet that the next phone out of Sammy will feature 42Mbps connectivity.  I understand the argument against a 14.4 Mbps device, I myself refused to get a Sensation 4G unless it was given to me because of the 14.4, I’m much happy with a rooted/flashed Galaxy S 4G and the 11-13Mbps I get while cruising around NYC.  So I will not bash someone for wanting the best, I will instead say be patient, one could always find something wrong with a phone.  

      • the truth …

        You have a very valid point about the web sticks and hotspots. But phones now also serve the same purposes. I personally tether my PC thru my g2x for my web service. Perhaps T-Mobile shouldnt offer tethering then?

      • the truth …

        You have a very valid point about the web sticks and hotspots. But phones now also serve the same purposes. I personally tether my PC thru my g2x for my web service. Perhaps T-Mobile shouldnt offer tethering then?

  • Auser72

    Nice looking phone, good job Tmobile….. :-)

  • Dom

    i was waiting for this phone but i end up getting the sensation and im very happy with it but i would have waited for the mytouch slide if it had a 4inch screen it seems theres alot of space that could have been used for screen instead of the mytouch logo at the top

  • Anonymous

    Wow that thing is hardcore on paper.  Once again T-Mobile is leading the way by introducing the worlds first Dual-Core sliding QWERTY.

  • Anonymous

    Wow that thing is hardcore on paper.  Once again T-Mobile is leading the way by introducing the worlds first Dual-Core sliding QWERTY.

  • Anonymous

    Another great phone by T-Mobile. Why are you a banding us????? When are the customers and big time supporters of T-Mobile going to stop spending their money on phones that will become paper weights. I have bought every new phone coming out of T-Mobile, no kidding. Just the top of the line devices I bought, saying that my last device is the Sensation. I will no longer buy phones that will be trash in just a short time. This company is pouring out top quality devices and this is just sending crazy ass messages to us. We want these devices, we want to support T-Mobile but when is enough, enough??? I think I have reached the end of my rope, I will miss this company more than I can say. I still say they have the best devices, best plans and still are no. 1 with me. I will be moving to verizon with the Thunderbolt and getting on their all the data plan before it is too late. How can I support this company when they do not want to stay. They are just sending crazy messages to it’s very supported customers. That is not fair. I will always monitor this web site.

  • Anonymous

    Another great phone by T-Mobile. Why are you a banding us????? When are the customers and big time supporters of T-Mobile going to stop spending their money on phones that will become paper weights. I have bought every new phone coming out of T-Mobile, no kidding. Just the top of the line devices I bought, saying that my last device is the Sensation. I will no longer buy phones that will be trash in just a short time. This company is pouring out top quality devices and this is just sending crazy ass messages to us. We want these devices, we want to support T-Mobile but when is enough, enough??? I think I have reached the end of my rope, I will miss this company more than I can say. I still say they have the best devices, best plans and still are no. 1 with me. I will be moving to verizon with the Thunderbolt and getting on their all the data plan before it is too late. How can I support this company when they do not want to stay. They are just sending crazy messages to it’s very supported customers. That is not fair. I will always monitor this web site.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t imagine how much money you have not recouped from selling your phones before you buy a new one but I can imagine that its equal to or greater than the $99-199 that we are spending to enjoy a phone for it’s last usable 2 years.  Am I wrong?

  • Anonymous

    Samsung’s camera app is so good that HTC added the features I’ve been using on my Vibrant for a year now onto their phone and then Trademarked the names LOL

    I can’t blame em though.  I’ve taken some bad ass “panoramic” shots just as depicted in the video and “continuous” shots at a track meet.  

    I don’t know how anyone can enjoy the stock Google camera app X-P

    • jarjon76

      Look, it’s our resident Samsung fan boy in a HTC phone thread. 

      • Anonymous

        For all to see.

        • jarjon76

          Well, I’m happy to have you chime in!

        • jarjon76

          Well, I’m happy to have you chime in!

        • jarjon76

          Well, I’m happy to have you chime in!

        • jarjon76

          Well, I’m happy to have you chime in!

        • jarjon76

          Well, I’m happy to have you chime in!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll have to spend some time playing with this phone in the store to be sure…but I think this will be my new phone.  I want/need a hw keyboard, which is why I bought a G2 when it came out, but returned it within a week — glad I did.  I decided that it didn’t make sense to by a single-core phone when dual-core phones were just around the corner, since I usually keep my phone for 2 years.
    The keyboard isn’t as good as it could have been — I wish those various function keys could have instead been arrow-keys and not nearly as good as the magnificent 5-row kb on the old TP2 (or the soon-to-Vrzn Droid 3, but I don’t think I want to switch to Vrzn).
    RE “If the logo was smaller the screen could have been bigger”:  ???  You really think they pick the logo FIRST and then fit in whatever screen would fit in the space left?  I agree that the logo is lame, but that has nothing to do with the screen size chosen — other than that the logo-size was selected to fill the space left AFTER the screen size was selected.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll have to spend some time playing with this phone in the store to be sure…but I think this will be my new phone.  I want/need a hw keyboard, which is why I bought a G2 when it came out, but returned it within a week — glad I did.  I decided that it didn’t make sense to by a single-core phone when dual-core phones were just around the corner, since I usually keep my phone for 2 years.
    The keyboard isn’t as good as it could have been — I wish those various function keys could have instead been arrow-keys and not nearly as good as the magnificent 5-row kb on the old TP2 (or the soon-to-Vrzn Droid 3, but I don’t think I want to switch to Vrzn).
    RE “If the logo was smaller the screen could have been bigger”:  ???  You really think they pick the logo FIRST and then fit in whatever screen would fit in the space left?  I agree that the logo is lame, but that has nothing to do with the screen size chosen — other than that the logo-size was selected to fill the space left AFTER the screen size was selected.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    1. Want.
    2. That said, how many people take cameras and cellphones around with them these days anyway? The cameras on my last few cellphones (myTouch 3G Slide, Motorola 635) were excellent. I’m not suggesting there aren’t some truly bad ones out there, but the time when most “camera phones” had all the quality of a $10 web cam from K-Mart are long gone.
    3. How will this compare with the G3? I assume there’s going to be a G3!

  • Anonymous

    Then Hercules was like “Yawn…..”

    • jarjon76

      You Hercules fan boys/girls will quickly bore of that phone within a month and start championing yet another “greatest phone ever”. It’s what you guys/girls do.

    • jarjon76

      You Hercules fan boys/girls will quickly bore of that phone within a month and start championing yet another “greatest phone ever”. It’s what you guys/girls do.

    • jarjon76

      You Hercules fan boys/girls will quickly bore of that phone within a month and start championing yet another “greatest phone ever”. It’s what you guys/girls do.

    • H8stylist

      hercules isn’t coming out for another 3months at best, which in tech terms is a long time.  by the time it hits there will be another phone coming down the pipe for people to drool on.

    • H8stylist

      hercules isn’t coming out for another 3months at best, which in tech terms is a long time.  by the time it hits there will be another phone coming down the pipe for people to drool on.

    • H8stylist

      hercules isn’t coming out for another 3months at best, which in tech terms is a long time.  by the time it hits there will be another phone coming down the pipe for people to drool on.

  • Anonymous

    Then Hercules was like “Yawn…..”

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    Hey, anyone know if it’ll work on AT&T’s 3G network? It’ll be obsolete more quickly than normal if it doesn’t…

    • Meagan

      On AT&T it will be Edge happily ever after… When AT&T flips the switch.

    • Jarrod

      It has the 1900mhz 3G band, but I think it depends on the area you are in. I went into the carrier list(I have one) and switched it to 3G only mode and At & t still came up as a carrier option , on my mytouch 4G the one I had till I got this because of issues with the phone At & t never came up as an option when I went to 3G only mode. Note I live in Houston and in some areas they say they have switched to 850mhz 3G

  • http://twitter.com/PaulHarrisonPro Paul Harrison

    Hey, anyone know if it’ll work on AT&T’s 3G network? It’ll be obsolete more quickly than normal if it doesn’t…

  • 123

    Looks fantastic on paper. Hope the battery life is better than the one on the first MyTouch 4G.

  • Jay

    I’m hoping the back of that phone won’t be that pale washed out white. It looks like the color newspapers turn when they’ve been in the sun for too long.

    • Heezyfosheezy

      It says the color is khaki so that probably is what it will look like

  • Jay

    I’m hoping the back of that phone won’t be that pale washed out white. It looks like the color newspapers turn when they’ve been in the sun for too long.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WXLLVKQI5V5NRQFH7BPPSTVCNI Eyelash Elsver

    T-Mobile is a very nice mobile. T-Mobile calls the camera on the 4G scroll my Touch is the camera of more advanced smart phone. It’s camera has an 8 mega pixel sensor and more other facility provide this T-Mobile as like dual LED flash, better low light, wide aperture objective, Sweep Shot.

    Camera Digital

    • Anon

      WHAT?

  • Meagan

    Love the camera features.  Bummed that it only has a 3.7″ screen, and 4-row keyboard.  For those of us who use our mobiles to browse a lot, a larger screen is always welcome.

  • http://twitter.com/Edward351 Edward351

    I can’t tell, does anyone know if this has a front face camera?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it does.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it does.

    • Tiannaaa

      yeah it does have a front face camera

  • http://twitter.com/MrPerfect850 TJ

    hmm dont know how i feel about this, i know i just said i wont be upgrading from my MT3GSlide but damn this one sure looks good, especially with the “Most advanced camera on any Smartphone” being that i just sold my Digi cam cause my MT3GSlide takes pretty nice pics, but damn i know this one takes awesome pics but idk….decisions decisions decisions…

  • DashG

    mannnnnnnnn stupid dumb me got the sidekick! but its been nothin but a joke to me soo this should replace it well, time to save…

  • Matticusfinch83

    So the mytouch 4g better get Netflix fucking soon.

  • Matticusfinch83

    So the mytouch 4g better get Netflix fucking soon.

  • Matticusfinch83

    So the mytouch 4g better get Netflix fucking soon.

  • Nolove111516

    they should come out with the same colors mytouch 4g has but other than that the phone must be great :D

  • Nolove111516

    they should come out with the same colors mytouch 4g has but other than that the phone must be great :D

  • rakhi din

    In the 21st century, added and added practices are implementing cyberbanking medical records.