(Updated: Images Removed By Request) Inside Look At How The myTouch 4G Was Designed

Update: We’ve removed the images by request. The original post is now password protected.

If you have ever wanted to look inside the mind of a mobile handset designer, One&Co who lead the design of smartphones like the Sprint EVO 4G and T-Mobile’s myTouch 4G shows just how it’s done. It’s an absolutely incredible read and look at how One&Co took the myTouch line of devices to the next level while working to meet T-Mobile’s expectations. We’ll let you read the the entire process from the company itself so make sure to hit the link below and prepare to get your nerd on.

 

 


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  • Alex

    I think it looks better without the metal battery

  • Guest

    so… where are the cool docks that use the 3-pin connection instead of the lame usb docks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1055236506 Jason Choi

    i like how some of the designs are better than the one actually released. 

  • t.j.

    Awesome :D

  • Anonymous

    That’s pretty cool.  It’s nice to see how the design was crafted.  However, I still felt that the myTouch 4G was a little too plasticky.  It certainly didn’t feel like a flagship, premium hero device.  I believe the short development time may have contributed to this.  Just think about it.  myTouch 4G already EOLed, and the Evo 4G is still selling strong at Sprint.

    • http://profiles.google.com/demmelha Dan Emmelhainz

      MT4G hasn’t reached EOL yet, quit spreading your lies. :D

      • http://profiles.google.com/h8stylist william bryan

        EVO is still selling strong just from lack of competition from sprints own lineup….

        it will change a bit now that they have the Photon 4g, and the EVO 3D the EVO’s sales will drop

        • Anonymous

          EVO is insanely difficult to keep in stock.

        • Anonymous

          EVO is insanely difficult to keep in stock.

    • http://profiles.google.com/demmelha Dan Emmelhainz

      MT4G hasn’t reached EOL yet, quit spreading your lies. :D

    • http://profiles.google.com/demmelha Dan Emmelhainz

      MT4G hasn’t reached EOL yet, quit spreading your lies. :D

    • Anonymous

      I own the 4g and I felt the same way about the poor design until I played with it in my hand in person. It’s a very solid phone. Now if you get the white, it feels more metal like and on the front is like a glass phone. The other colors have some sort of coating over the plastic or something, I’m not sure. I have to look at my husband’s, he has the black.

    • Anonymous

      the entire mytouch line is plasticy

    • Anonymous

      the entire mytouch line is plasticy

  • LahLah

    I wanna see how they designed the G2 I know it had to be way more complicated then this.

    • n900mixalot

      The G2 is so much better looking. I’m not a fan of the myTouch design but people seem to like it so go ‘head.

    • n900mixalot

      The G2 is so much better looking. I’m not a fan of the myTouch design but people seem to like it so go ‘head.

    • n900mixalot

      The G2 is so much better looking. I’m not a fan of the myTouch design but people seem to like it so go ‘head.

  • scuzzbag87

    the only thing i hate about the mytouch is the ulgy speaker grill and the ugly buttons and trackpad everything else is good

  • scuzzbag87

    the only thing i hate about the mytouch is the ulgy speaker grill and the ugly buttons and trackpad everything else is good

  • scuzzbag87

    the only thing i hate about the mytouch is the ulgy speaker grill and the ugly buttons and trackpad everything else is good

    • guest

      You forgot to mention the ugly ass mytouch logo 

    • Anonymous

      i secretly like it. but ya the mytouch logo is totally lame and juvenile.

    • Anonymous

      i secretly like it. but ya the mytouch logo is totally lame and juvenile.

  • The ATL Guy

    I do like some of the cool new things about GB on my MT4g!! 

    • Anonymous

      Whats new? I just got MT4G for my little brother and he rather wait for the OTA instead.

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      I already have 2.3.4 on my touch 4g

  • Nurfherder1

    Still waiting for the ota update tmobile. Bought the phone the first week it was out and people who bought it a month ago are getting the update. Can I have a big WTF……..

    • Anonymous

      Go to a store and they can install the update for you. They just received the sd cards with the gingerbread update. Just call ahead to the store you are going to and make sure they have them.

  • Anonymous

    Was he the genious that decided to use a metal paint on the back that chips and makes your mytouch 4g look like crap after a few months?

    • Totalchao5

      Just scratch it off …the back won’t scratch at all just use a clean nail or something it looks better

    • MrBonez

      That’s why they make covers that you use to help protect the phone. Just a thought.

  • Anonymous

    Was he the genious that decided to use a metal paint on the back that chips and makes your mytouch 4g look like crap after a few months?

  • Anonymous

    Was he the genious that decided to use a metal paint on the back that chips and makes your mytouch 4g look like crap after a few months?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OFJINWVBNNDQ7NDDIX3L7QAW4 great red dispair king

    nnow only if they can make the slide not go out after prolonged use of the keyboard

    • Anonymous

      i agree! mine died after exactly one year! thank god i had the “insurance” plan because as a result i was still “under warranty” and got my phone replaced for $5. *whew*!

    • Anonymous

      i agree! mine died after exactly one year! thank god i had the “insurance” plan because as a result i was still “under warranty” and got my phone replaced for $5. *whew*!

  • James Devenberg

    these concepts look much better than what they actually released.

  • Anonymous

    this is super awesome! i hope you guys post stuff like this more often!

  • Anonymous

    this is super awesome! i hope you guys post stuff like this more often!

  • Meagan

    bummed i missed reading the site.  now its under name/pwd protected.

  • Meagan

    bummed i missed reading the site.  now its under name/pwd protected.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donnkoh1982 Donn Koh

    Dear TMONews,

    I’d like to draw your attention to the unauthorized posting of the
    design process of MyTouch 4G (which was taken from Android Central).

    There has been no notification/permission sought for the use of these
    images on blogs and also no proper audit of the text coverage that was
    written about it. The writing has been misleading about the project and
    its credits and has led to multiple ‘copy-pasting’ by other blogs,
    further spreading the misinformation.

    We have written to Android Central and Engadget to remove the content. I’d like to
    seek your kind assistance to remove all related images and written
    content on TMONews promptly.

    Donn Koh

    • http://twitter.com/iGNetworks iGNetworks

      I recommend next time you are contacted to design a device for T-Mobile USA that you make it as Verizon looking as possible to attract even more customers on the network.

      But displaying the image above could lead to other companies looking at this article and learning the design process in which could lead to copying of design which results in a lawsuit. 

    • Aiden

      You really suck ass

    • http://profiles.google.com/drhrmu DRH RMU

      Donn–

      I don’t understand what the big deal is.  We are all simply admiring your work.  99% of us don’t do the work that you do, and we are all interested.  As you know, your entire website requires a username/password to view.  Can you explain this with other reasons than “no permission”?  The internet is a public domain, and anything you post can be read by anyone.  Nobody has stolen any of your intellectual property.  In fact, you are given full credit, respect, and admiration of your work.  Obviously this is in your portfolio to show off your work, and sadly it is gone, as well as other projects you have worked on.

      Is there any way you will bring this back so we can view your talented work?

      Thank you.

  • DavidlovesTMO

    yes, i am sorry i missed how you hosed up the g2 and mytouch.

    lets see how apple does it.

    oh wait, your spies are there.

    oh well.

    apple wouldnt be so nice to davey. 

    stevey would have slapped a lawsuit on him by now.

  • DavidlovesTMO

    yes, i am sorry i missed how you hosed up the g2 and mytouch.

    lets see how apple does it.

    oh wait, your spies are there.

    oh well.

    apple wouldnt be so nice to davey. 

    stevey would have slapped a lawsuit on him by now.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Please don’t call me Davey, only my mom can.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Please don’t call me Davey, only my mom can.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Please don’t call me Davey, only my mom can.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        LOL… that’s like some people calling me “Mike.”

        I have a faux peeve about being called “Mike,” as you can tell by my screen name.

        Usually the only people calling me “Mike” are ancient looking used car salesmen and some people in here who think it actually bugs me.  :)

        • Supaspydaman

          But I wanna be like Mike… ;-(

        • FrancisVonBonecrusher

          Mike = man.  Michael = ghey man.