Hands-On Video With T-Mobile’s Next QWERTY myTouch Device From Huawei

We’ve dropped the leaked shots, and the Mr. Blurry cam images, now its time for the in-the-flesh hands-on video of the upcoming Huawei myTouch QWERTY smartphone heading to T-Mobile in the coming months. The boys from Engadget happened to be hanging out at Huawei’s headquarters in China when the noticed the Ascend G312 QWERTY device had the “myTouch” label. The non-QWERTY variant wasn’t around, but we do get a small gallery of images and a quick video showing off the newest myTouch hardware.

The new myTouch packs a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255T chip, 4″ WVGA screen, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and microSD expansion, along with features like DLNA connectivity and a five-second fast boot. There is a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera along with a five-megapixel camera on the rear of the device coupled with 720p video recording. The spec sheet indicated the device will arrive with Ice Cream Sandwich however, the test device was running Android 2.3.6.

Engadget reports satisfactory build quality, especially with the spring-loaded slider and joyful keyboard feedback. The screen isn’t the best we’ve seen but provided this phone is geared to be an introductory and family friendly smartphone, we have to set our expectations low. Hit the link below to see the full gallery of images.

Now we wait for T-Mobile to make an official announcement.

Engadget

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  • jonathan3579

    I don’t think it will be such a bad device although definitely not for me. (And it’d be a great thing if it was released with ICS!!!)

    • Jason Turner

      I have the HTC mytouch 4g runnung ICS, and although it has a 1 gig processor, Ill bet its better than this new crap!! They could at least have an hd screen….

  • remister

    I wish they release a solid hardware phone with a hardware keyboard, one day… one day

    • Salvador

      Let’s hope for a Blackberry-style Android-powered device. Something similar to the Samsung Galaxy M Pro.

  • Khalints

    My mom is still using my old G2, I think this would be a great upgrade for her. She can’t go without a keyboard now.

    • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

      Still using the G2 here, when I was a G1 user I swore I’d never have a phone without a keyboard, but the G2 keyboard is horrible so I rarely use it.  My next phone very likely won’t have a keyboard unless there’s a good phone with a full (5 row) keyboard available.

  • BigMixxx

    Drop that damn mytouch name.  

    • UMA_Fan

      It’s okay on the mid-range entry level.  The myTouch branding was only frustrating when it was T-Mobile’s high end phone branding.

    • EXIBITman

      My touch was a high end phone in 2006 not anymore. I had the first one in 2006 it was ok

      • Spanky

        You mean 2009, right?

  • EXIBITman

    It seem like a solid phone i hope its better the lg my touch

  • http://twitter.com/squiggleslash s slash

    I’ve been looking for an Android phone that’s T-Mobile compatible, has a slide out keyboard, and a front-facing camera. Definitely interested in this one.

  • Nathan S.

    Not interested at all.

  • jmc987

    The phone is gorgeous,  I don’t understand how people can complain.

    • James

      Yeah if you’re like 16.

  • JamesJ13

    I seriously wish Tmobile to discontinue this teeny bopper mytouch line the same way they discontinued the sidekick. This mycrap is such a joke, Tmo will never be taken seriously with this series of phones.
    Looks like I will have to stick to my G2 a little longer.
    If Tmobile can start over, think of a better line of phones made by HTC, stock android or HTC Sense UI (Hopefully One S can be a series of phones that tmobile can get), then that would be great.
    Tmobile, put money on better phones…and you will see the results (you already have great plans) instead of marketing the mycrap and angry birds space

    • fixxmyhead

      i hate when ppl put shitty ass old phone on a pedastool. stop praising that thing ur not fooling anyone. theres better phones out now 

    • TBN27

      Speak for yourself. From experience, the mytouch phones are very good at their functions. The features they hold especially the genius button makes it convenient to use whe driving, and also makes for good android experience. this example from huawei looks promising also with specs mentioned. Decent processor, perfect sized screen and a slide out keyboard plus a 5mp camera at a low price wil make this a great deal. The only thing i am worried about is the screen anc amera quality.

      • JamesJ13

        I have experienced the mytouch line for a year too besides my G2 .The mytouch line is crap..so I can speak from experience. Lag, problems with email, Had to exchange it for another mytouch….still utter crap.
        The mytouch kind of software is hideous and buggy.
        From the name of this line to the actual phone is terrible.

        • TBN27

          Sorry you had trouble. My experience was great. No lag no freezing. I would have still had the phone had i didn’t lose it.

        • ahm

          Stop watching porn on it and it’ll be a little faster :P

    • Timbo1

       sidekick is not discontinued!!

    • JBrowne1012

      Sidekick line is great and still very much alive. I can’t wait for the next one.

  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    next up as developer of myTouch is ??? they’re just pimpin this brand of phone to the lowest bidder now.

    • Desi

      Highest bidder dummy. Geez grow a brain.

      • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

        if you actually think Huawei outbid HTC or LG for the right to this then you’re about as stupid as your comment was ..so again the LOWEST bidder because no one is trying to bid … a brain you perhaps CAN’T even grow .. good luck trying to comprehend the most simple of points that you missed f’n moron.

        i hate internet idiots trying to look cool.

  • Theshadow

    Seriously? Isn’t there any more news on the htc one s or any other phone for that matter

  • Tony

    china…..ack!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee J. Williams

    nice.

  • Phozfate

    I don’t understand with a phone with a named brand like this why give a crappy screen? I understand they want it to be a mid end or so but I think a consumer would rather have a phone with a small HIGH QUALITY screen and suffer more on specs to keep it in the price range

  • ikeepzitreal

    I have to say, judging by the specs and the appearance of the phone, I am a bit disappointed. I fell in love with my mt4g and vowed to buy the next mt device when my contract was up, but apparently tmobile is going to make me a liar lol :(…..not very impressive. They Should’ve stuck with an HTC designed mytouch.

  • Jason Turner

    I still think the original HTC mytouch 4g is better. And they are still rockin!! Im runnin ICS now…They need to improve the screen,,,