MyTouch 3G Slide Impressions


The first impressions of the latest MyTouch device are in, and positive.  If you have been doubting the MyTouch 3G Slide at all, you should reconsider, especially when full reviews come in.

PhoneDog – “I got a chance to check the phone out over lunch with some T-Mo reps last week, and in a word I came away very, very impressed and excited for myTouch Slide to launch….I mean, c’mon: Finally an Android device with a hard QWERTY I think I can get behind, and it’s got all of these other tricks up its sleeve, too? How could I not be excited?”

MobileCrunch – “In a perfect world, every phone would be like the T-Mobile MyTouch Slide. It’s small, it’s light, it has a keyboard, and it’s easy enough for almost everyone to use even if it’s running one of the most powerful mobile OSes out there.”

Engadget – “We had a chance to play around with the handset a bit, and there’s quite a bit about it that’s an improvement over previous T-Mobile Android offering”

Gizmodo – “The myTouch 3G Slide could go either way: A family-friendly Android phone with an awesome Sidekick-y keyboard, or, much like its name, a godawful conglomeration of disjointed parts.”

Pictures after the break!




MyTouch Slide and Droid Compared

Mobile Crunch



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  • andrew

    at first a thought this phone was ugly but i was wrong

    • bryan

      u and me both buddy lol

      im really really excited to get this phone!!!

      man that white is looking real sexy

  • Vlad

    WAY WAY WAY to over stylized.

  • jmts80

    I kinda like it. For a midrange phone this is not bad at all. Too bad midrange just won’t do for me… =/

  • Miguelanski

    damm you t-mobile…i havent even finish paying for my cliq and i already want this one…the cliq 2.1 motoblur update better have some awesome features or the cliq is going bye bye..i want that white one it looks so damm smexy lol

    • mikeeeee


      my sentiments exactly.

      if the radio picks up the towers by me as good as my cliqXT too kewl.

      if not, the cliqXT is ok for me ’til next year when all t-mo phones get wifi calling.

  • tomato

    Helpppppppppppp!!! I can’t wait anymore!!! At least get some units out to reviewers already! :D

    • DeeShock

      Thankyou! I second that MOTION..

  • Shayne Carlos

    yup i will be picking me up an orange one! it will go great with my HD2!

    • phonegeek

      i want one of these and the hd2 i just dont know what color to get


      I want one to go with my hd2 as well. It looks very well made.

    • BoomBoomBang

      It’s definitely Red. Haha, not orange buddy.

  • Junior

    WOW!!! The phone looks pretty good. I might get one

  • phonegeek

    phone is sexy screen looks good OS looks on point keyboard good enough to play my mario games successfully and enough expandable memory to make me froth at the mouth….im coolin i want this like yesteryear

  • Cruzz563

    Wish the processor was at least 800MHz, dunno if I’ll be trading my G1 for this. It’s processor is 500-something. Yes this has more RAM but still. Feels half-hearted in that area. The rest of the phone is great, if only that processor was faster. Coming out in July, so maybe there will be another, faster, Android phone for us by then.

    • ryan

      I’m sorry to break your heart but considering the MyTouch line is Tmobile’s pride and joy, they will definitely not release something to compete with it. They want to market the MyTouch line as THE android phone for T-Mobile. If they released a Snapdragon phone around the same time, what do you think would happen to MyTouch Slide sales?

      I think we might get a snapdragon android phone in 2012 or 2013 once everyone else starts releasing 3ghz quad core phones. On the upside we’ll probably get an HSPA+ Win 6.5 phone in November!! YEAH!

      • Cruzz563

        Look everyone, a troll.

  • linda

    i really want this phone. i just wish it came in blue…

  • soon2TMO

    ohhh it looks so nice!… if the samsung galaxy S doesn’t come out this summer, i am getting this one.. ill patiently wait till august before getting it..
    there is a big chance the samsung GS might come out this summer coz there is alredy a video ad for it, but if it doesnt come to tmo this summer… well, hello there mytouch slide! lol

    • ryan

      There is a T-Mobile Galaxy S ad??? Link??

    • john

      @ Ryan, Memoir, T929 (Behold w/a better camera)

  • soon2TMO

    ^^ by the way , it is not a tmobile video ad of samsung galaxy s, but an ad of the phone which indicates it will be launched soon, it is either for att or tmo or both..

    cant wait! :)

  • Penny

    Yeah I’d trade my brand new hd2 for that!!!


      Nah, I’d keep them both.

      • Penny

        Well I’ll keep my nexus one, but the hd2 would be good trading material. If it had android, I’d keep it! :)

  • Alessandra

    I love the red one! I want one in red since red is my favorite color and the keyboard looks almost similar to the Sidekick, the difference is that this has a 4-row keyboard, the Sidekick has a 5-row keyboard but it’s still nice, I hope the buttons are good enough to type on it.

  • Max

    I think I’m going to wait on the Samsung Galaxy S aka BEHOLD III

  • JaylanPHNX

    I’m probably going to get my wife this phone. She’s not a big techie, and all the early impressions say it’s designed for the beginner. The processor is actually 600mhz (from all I’ve read) which is still better than my Cliq XT (and the extra ram should be a real boost). This for my wife, the Galaxy S (please!) for me, and our phone life will be good.


    after have two snap dragon phones there is no way i could go backwards but the phone looks pretty solid for the average consumer

  • I see this phone as a good “hand holder” for someone just starting out with Android or smartphones in general.

    I doubt I will be dropping my G1 for this. Not enough horsepower. I don’t know RAM/ROM size, but I doubt that will be enough too.

    I moved from VZW to T-Mo for the android experience. Do I really have to move back to get a good phone at a subsidized rate? Even though I came close to ordering one in January, I won’t buy a Nexus One without at least holding it first.

    T-Mobile is letting Verizon eat its Android lunch.

    • watbetch

      Not enough horsepower over the G1? You’ve got to be kidding me.

      • tomato

        +1 !!

    • Noel

      The Nexus one feels gr8 in hand and a very cool phone unlike the HD2 which even though an awesome device aswell feels a lil big in hand. I will tell u one thing though..the battery on the N1 sucks, it can’t even keep charge for a day…Htc and Google have to come up w/ a better batt…maybe 1800mAh. I bought mine with a spare batt…ridiculous i have to carry that around. But the phone itself is awesome…if not the best.

    • al

      I agree. T-Mobile gets left behind again with no decent handset while Verizon, Sprint and ATT get a huge heads up. If T-Mo is not getting something like the Motorola Shadow or HTC Evo very soon, I’m jumping ship.

      • watbetch

        T-Mobile is getting an HSPA+ smartphone that is likely to be the Desire or something like it, they’ve already mentioned it. HSPA+ isn’t here yet but the upgrades are coming, I’m getting much faster download speeds now.. but I don’t want HSPA+ smartphone with a plain old 3G network

  • A.Minor

    Tmo just comes out with kiddy phone after kiddy phone. Where’s the Android for grown ups?

    • servo

      nexus one… with keyboard…?

      • tomato

        +1 And in the meantime, this phone might do just fine.

  • Green Robot

    It looks like a solid mid-range device that has a lot to offer. TMO does however need at least one solid high-end device in their lineup. By the way, here’s what Engadget sad about the processor:
    “and we suspect that the lack of a more modern CPU (the Slide has an older generation Qualcomm chip) is going to spell trouble just around the corner”.
    And this statement from TMO worries me a lot:
    “Many smartphones are increasingly powerful in their features and specifications without continuing to improve the main reason that so many people have mobile phones – the ability to communicate with each other,” said Andrew Sherrard, vice president of product development, T-Mobile USA. “The new myTouch 3G Slide is a smart and sleek phone that fits into your pocket, your budget and your family life with exclusive T-Mobile features that put communication with your closest family and friends front and center.”
    Looks like TMO is convinced that we the customers do not need or want smartphones with increasingly powerful features and specifications. Hmm…, really? Brilliant plan for success: ignore reality and consciously choose to not compete. They must have missed the Droid sales numbers and the fact that Incredible is selling out. They probably also didn’t notice that the only high specced phone they released lately (HD2) kept selling out as well. Who’s running this company?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I noticed that too, but what I read was not a justification for the phone’s processor, but instead an explanation on why they make the phones that they do.

      Think about it, do you really think that T-Mobile is incapable of ordering phones from HTC with the fastest processors, largest displays and most RAM? It’s not difficult at all to order phones when you are making $500 million net profit every quarter.

      But T-Mobile is dedicated to giving its core customers what they want. And he said what they want, phones that are able to communicate in the manner that is currently popular (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)

      You know why T-Mobile makes the money it does, because it caters to trends and sells add-on services, products other than talk (aka data).

      Think about it. Right now the hottest thing is Facebook, Twitter and other social apps. What do T-Mobile customers want… an easy way to talk to their friends via Facebook, etc. This phone gives that to customers.

      But guess what? If one wants to communicate in that fashion (e.g. get an update when a Facebook friend posts a photo on a page) the customer is going to have to subscribe to a T-Mobile data plan. And you know what else, these customers subscribe to data without blinking an eye.

      The masses don’t need or want your power user’s phone. They want something like the Slide.

      People want these phones because they are effective communication tools. People can use social interaction sites with ease, receive updates (with the phone “ringing” just as if a call came in), text, e-mail, shoot videos and post them to Facebook instantly, etc.

      How critical is all this? It was just in the news that people prefer to communicate via social interaction services (data) rather than talking on the phone! This is the new way to communicate.

      (By the way, yes the EVO is a hot phone for people like us. But I know many, many people who have seen my HD2 and have told me the phone is too big for their tastes. Many girls have said that since they put phones in the purse. There’s lots of people who would not want the EVO simply because the display is too big.)

      There’s a reason why T-Mobile is not rushing out to market high-end super or smart phones. I suspect it has to do with selling what sells, but also because of the tanked economy.

      I don’t think it’s because T-Mobile decision makers are incapable of ordering high spec’d phones or that T-Mobile employees are inept and incompetent. Remember how much money T-Mobile makes, they are doing something right.

      What’s that saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

      A lot of people in here say T-Mobile is doing lousy, the employees are stupid, all T-Mobile handsets suck, etc. However, T-Mobile’s numbers decimate what the naysayers post as truth.

      • ryan

        Mike, do you remember when I said I wanted a faster android phone and you said I was the only one that felt this way? Do you think I’m the Engadget writer or do you realize you’re just an idiot.

        “don’t think it’s because T-Mobile decision makers are incapable of ordering high spec’d phones or that T-Mobile employees are inept and incompetent. Remember how much money T-Mobile makes, they are doing something right.”

        So just because someone is an executive at Tmobile means they can’t make mistakes? It’s nice to give credit to management but believe it or not, management is the reason plenty of companies fail. Tmobile USA makes money but posted meager growth last year and LOST MARKET SHARE IN 2009.

      • TC

        I agree entirely with ItsMichaelnotMike. Tmobile knows what its doing and while the minority of Tmo power smartphone wannabe users keep complaining about Tmo products, TMo Just keeps making more and more profits.

        My last 3 Tmo phones: Blackberry Pearl, G1, HD2.. I sent back the HD2 cuz the dam thing kept freezing up on me so I could give a fig about processing speed cuz even these dam powerphones freeze up (maybe it was due to the WinMo OS but still..). THe best phone I ever used was the g1 and it kicks ass. SO if the Slide is anything like that.. and itssupposed to be.. i’ll be going to the Slide on launch date and stickin with Tmo.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Ryan… you’re the idiot. You just make up stuff and post it like you know what you are talking about. (And that’s not just me saying it, many people in here have called you a moron and troll.) While your posts have superficial appeal they breakdown upon closer examination, every time.

      I don’t care what Engadget says about non-Apple products because they pretty much criticize anything that’s not Apple (that may change with Chen’s home being searched) or that does not have the latest and fastest processor, for example.

      As for losing market share I am not sure what you mean since these were the numbers posted for last year:

      Q1 2009 – 415,000 new customers.

      Q2 2009 – 325,000 new customers.

      Q3 2009 – Decline 77,000 customers

      Q4 2009 – 371,000 new customers

      Besides, as the saying goes, money talks, bullsheet walks. Sprint loses close to $1 billion in a quarter, T-Mobile has net profits of $500 million in quarters.

      Instead of bullsheeting us, why don’t you post some evidence to support the nonsense you post.

      • Ryan

        Read their annual report:

        Verizon and AT&T, in particular, achieved proportionately
        higher net customer additions and increased their market share, which
        combined with pressure from the regional unlimited wireless carriers
        resulted in T-Mobile USA’s slight decline in market share in 2009.

        That’s their words, not mine. Real words from Deutsche Telekom. Are you saying Deutsche Telekom doesn’t know what happened? I know you consider yourself an expert because you can use google, but do you really think you know more than the actual company and the person compiling the annual report? Really? Go google “hubris” before you google more tmobile stats.

      • 3Ggeek

        oh my god michael shut the hell up already. you just cash anyone who does not agree with you or likes android.

      • mad dog

        3Ggeek you read my mind.

  • Ace

    @GreenRobot……..The vast majority of T-Mo customer base are not interested in high end, they want cool. The HD2 sells because of the screen and Transformers. I know that sounds stupid but it is true. If they catered to the readers of this site,they would have nothing but a store full of $200 smartphones!!!! WE are not a large part of the 35 million. We are just the loudest. Also, the HD2 sells out and has a return rate of 30% because the low end user gets their heads turned in the store and when they get it home, they don’t know how to use it.
    We need to carry all types of phones to fit all of our customers needs. The MyTouch it or not, has been the most successful in recent memory based on sales,return rate,and satisfaction.

    • mikeeeee


      if you have any juice with the mucky mucks in washington, give us a phone that will have wifi calling, interface with a bluetooth mini keyboard and be tethering capable.

    • LNG

      Why can’t they make the exact same phone, but with a faster processor and more RAM? Why are they mutually exclusive? I don’t think anyone’s said a bad word about what this phone DOES have. It looks like a really great phone with a wonderful UI, especially for Android beginners, but probably also for Android pros. What they’re (we’re) complaining about is what it’s missing, which more power.

    • GreenRobot

      You know, that is really a tired argument that some of tmonews readers continue to make over and over in order to defend T-Mobile’s apparent choice not to compete in high-end market. However at the same time that T-Mobile and you continue to make that argument, other big 3 providers are choosing to bring to market high end devices, to advertise them, and to sell them. And they make the news with those devices while T-Mobile has nothing to compete with them. As a result they are becoming invisible in the market and their subrscriber number are reflecting it. There is no question that devices like Evo4 and Droid Incredible are going to bring subscribers to Sprint and Verizon because they grab the news and are visible – they are the next big thing. Meanwhile some of those new subscribers going for these devices are going to be former T-Mobile subrscribers frustrated with lack of high end devices on their carrier. Meanwhile what will Slide achieve really – some current subscribers are going to upgrade because there is nothing better available. How is that a good business plan? Where did you Ace an where did T-Mobile executives get this idea that TMO subscribers don’t need or want high end devices? I just don’t think that this is true any longer if it ever was. I remember people complaining about lack of good phones on TMO years ago and it is still going on. Android and G1 were a breath of fresh air and some excitement for a moment and it sold well. Now TMO is choosing to let that success go by not pursuing it further while other providers are jumping on the band wagon and reaping the benefits. This is short sighted for T-Mobile to say the least.

  • DeeShock

    I’m so FREAKIN on this phone but I’m so UNFREAKIN sure on what color to get. The WHITE phone is calling me, it looks clean and would show way less finger prints but I don’t know how long the it will be a popular color. My second option is of course is the BLACK phone will always be a popular color but also show an extremely amount of finger prints. Some1 please HELP ME..

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Go with red. It looks good, is easy to find in a stack of junk, and it’s pleasing to the eye.

  • Jesse813

    This is not even close to compete with the HTC Evo coming out in June… i WILL be leaving T-Mobile for that phone, sorry T-Mobile but you are always one step behind with your phone line ups, and Sprint is always infor of you.. examples;

    G1-GSM Hero
    Mytouch>Htc Hero-Sprint
    Moto Cliq> The Droid
    Behold 2> Samsung Moment- Sprint
    Hd2> HTC Evo> Sprint

    And now the Mytouch slide? WTF! The Evo kills of every Android phone in the

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Huh? You think the Slide is meant to compete with the EVO? Sheesh…

      The EVO is a first generation superphone, the Slide is a mid-tier smartphone.

      The EVO is the best spec’d phone on the planet, for now. Go ahead and buy it. But since no one on the planet is comparing the Slide with the EVO you should not either.

      Forget about T-Mobile. Leave, don’t look back, enjoy your EVO and quit talking smack about T-Mobile and the Slide.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Jesse… look at my posts. I have never said to anyone to stick it out with T-Mobile and not switch.

        And while I would never switch carriers strictly for a phone it’s 110% acceptable for people to go with the carrier who has a phone they want. That’s precisely why carriers come out with hot phones, to attract new customers and get people to switch.

        Phones are becoming the most important and pleasurable electronic device in one’s house. And with all the developments phones are actually fun to shop for, buy and use.

        (For sure none of us are buying these things to be practical. I mean, a high quality netbook is $400. With tax I paid $500 for my HD2. That makes no sense, at least not financially. But I love using my HD2, so price does not matter.)

        Personally I would never switch carriers because of a phone. This is because I know a few months down the road I will tire of the phone and there will always be something better than my current “love.” I have had my HD2 a little over a month and am already planning on selling it to get something else, maybe in the summer, maybe come the holiday season.

        While I love the Evo (in concept) I would not switch to buy it, but I am envious of those who will be getting it. (Of course it does not help that I would not go back to Sprint even if they gave me a free Evo. LOL.)

    • davidohio

      @jesse813 shut up already. Sprint blows. you will love their service.

      • Jesse813


        Real Mature comeback.


        I can post my opinion and it stands as you said the Evo hands down has the best spec in the planet… so now tell me .. why am i suppose to stick with T-Mobile again?

  • JT

    I would be surprised if this phone runs out stock like HD2. Probably never and will always have plenty in stock because only a few people will buy it. Wake up T-Mobile, need to do better, how many different slide phone are you going to put in your line up which are not selling?? G1, Cliq, Touchpro 2 and all others.

    • Matlock

      Are you retarded or something!?!? the G1 didnt sell? Wow, where have you been living!? The G1 was a hit seller, if they hadnt stopped production on it, it would still be selling. I have people walk into my store every day asking for
      @ JT
      the G1, and I have current G1 owners who have had accidents happen to their phones ask if they could just buy another one. The G1, as crappy as its specs are compared to the new phones, sold very well. So get your facts straight.

      The TP2 didnt sell well because it was a WinMo phone and also because of its ridiculous price.

      The Cliq has sold very well in my store, but I know that overall it didnt well!

      This phone will sell extremely well, and Im sure T-mo will have enough stock for this phone. Its not like the HD2, which caught them off guard by being a top seller.

      So before you start spitting out facts make sure you know what the hell your talking about.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Wow… thanks for the great pics and review.

    I suspect my girlfriend will want to keep using a physical keyboard on a device since she has been using one on the Pearl, fully QWERTY on the Curve and now the G1.

    So we will be getting this to replace her G1. As much as I like the Samsung Galaxy S, this Slide is sweet. And it has a larger display than the G1.

    Guess now the decision will be which color she wants. The color choices are great. I like the red, but I will let her decide since she will be using it. I suspect she will go with white. (Good call T-Mobile, going with these color choices).

    Thanks again for the pics. I will e-mail her those so she can pick the color.

    Just thinking out loud: Since I will be getting this instead of the Galaxy S (for her) I will have to wait until the holidays to replace my HD2.

    This is because I love my HD2, and the while I really like the specs of the SGS, I’d rather wait for the new superphones debuting in August-November.

    Some “holiday phones” will have the new Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon/Scorpion processor, true 1080p HD encoding/decoding, a “dedicated graphics card,” and a mini HDMI port (take that TVOut).

    My want list on a 2010 holiday superphone includes a built-in Type D mini HDMI port (which is smaller than a microUSB port!), 1080p HD recording/playback and dedicated (not shared) graphics. And of course a 4″ or larger display. After the HD2 I can’t go back to a display much smaller than 4 inches.

    • sorandkairi

      My want list on a 2010 holiday superphone includes a built-in Type D mini HDMI port (which is smaller than a microUSB port!), 1080p HD recording/playback and dedicated (not shared) graphics. And of course a 4? or larger display. After the HD2 I can’t go back to a display much smaller than 4 inches.

      that’s my dream phone!

      • UzukiC

        I don’t suspect miniHDMI will start replacing microUSB anytime soon, due to the universalizing standard on chargers, but I could see both of them used on the same device.

        I guess that the thing that really gets me for smartphone users is that 90% of people will not find value or use for 1080p recording, and that playback will not be important on a device only 4 inches in size. Sure, people will want it in order to say that they have the latest and greatest, but will most people who have a smartphone of that caliber really take the time to connect the output to their TV all the time? A small group might (I suspect those who are very serious bloggers or recorders of life events, and even then, if they’re big into it, they’ll likely just upload the video onto their computer). There comes a point where the vast majority of customers will not need a better device to fulfill their mobile computing needs – in fact, my HD2 fills all of my needs for both a smartphone and almost everything I need in a netbook (minus an opportunity to connect to a large physical keyboard and a programming sandbox or two), and even netbooks are a niche market.

        I’ll completely hold my tongue when high-caliber game developers start using mobile media more seriously (in this perspective, the claimed specs on the Galaxy S are getting me excited), but where we are today, we need to discover new software needs and utilizations before smartphones can maximize the benefit from their current hardware specs… People don’t need a bodybuilder for a phone, but a reliable, hard worker that does the important tasks.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      The mini HDMI will not replace the microUSB port, I only mentioned it so that people could conceptualize the size of a mini HDMI connector (otherwise some people might assume that the HDMI port on a phone might be the same size as those on LCD TVs, for example.

      As for 1080p encoding/decoding, as you know devices like the Flip MINO HD and Kodak HD camcorders, the move is to full HD functionality, so it’s not that big a deal to include it on mobile devices.

      Personally, I need it because I use it for presentations in class. I used TVOut on my Touch Pro2 and it was great.

      Also, the move is going to people having a mobile device as the ONLY high speed internet connection in the house. In other words, broadband, cable TV, DSL, etc. will go the way of the pay phone, extinct.

      I predict that people will have an all-in-one superphone that they connect to a dock at home and that feeds a signal to LCD TVs, computers, etc. People will stream Netflix movies from the phone and project them on 42″ LCD flat panels.

      So this holiday’s superphones is a start of that migration.

  • Noel

    This is for u MAGENTA…We at TMO(the phone geeks etc) need a SUPER ANDROID device made by HTC to rival the Evo. Tmo was the first to take a chance w/ the Android OS for almost a year b4 all these other carriers came on how come Tmo doesn’t have the baddest Android device out there? The EVO should have been on Magenta not sprint. Well MAGENTA time to redeem thy self…if not in the works get the ball rolling for the next SUPER ANDROID PHONE..the HD3 w/ a 1.5 or 2 snap dragon processor, 1Gig Rom, 1Gig Ram, 8 to 10meg cam w/ dual led flash, 4.0 inch super Amoled screen(max perfect size), 1800mAh batt or higher, voice/text input, noise cancellation mic, abt 64 to 96gb hard drive w/ expandable micro SD slot, dobly surround sound speakers, switchable 3 to 4G, Wifi, Blutooth a/b/g/n, HDMI out port, HD video recording, to fit all that in this device a lil thickness of abt 13 to 15mm acceptable. Ofcz..Sense UI and all the Goodies HTC can envission..IT IS DOABLE, SO HTC/TMO GET IT DONE.

    • UzukiC

      You should get into the phone development business, because it sounds like you have some really great ambitions and seem to know what it takes to get it done. Be the guy who helps make it happen!

    • Matlock

      And that phone subsidzied would be close to $400, and over $1000 at full price! Think of all the stuff you people are asking for, and how you would be the first ones to start crying about how expensive that phone is!! I wish I could have a phone thats as powerful as my laptop, but I know thats not going to happen for a while, because it would be too expensive to purchase a phone like that even at the subsidized price!!

  • alex

    Awesome phone got a CLIQ XT hope this puns comes out without a kyboard like the cliq xt I dnt do keyboards anymore lol please come out without a kyboard,with better specs

  • KJC

    I cant wait for this phone!!! when i saw the first little blurb about it way back in novemeber i was so excited! I have the HD2 and im just tired of how slow it is. plus i wanna give andriod another shot. :)

  • Dave

    but only 600 mhz?? come on… all these other companies are coming out with 1 Ghz snapdragon processor and this new samsung phone that might come out with t-mobile called “galaxy s” has 1 ghz processor that’s 3 times faster and better triangle pixel than snapdragon…… come on~~

  • eYe

    I may still get this, if XDA finds a way to root it and get rid of all of that bloatware. I hate how Tmo took perfect Sense overlay and morphed it into an ugly creature it is on this phone. I am pretty sceptical of the 512MB RAM spec though, I can almost bet it’s actually 256, 512 is reserved for really high-end phones and this one is clearly not it. I do suspect it would run quite nicely with vanilla 2.1 and some CM goodies.
    I do wish T-mo would pick up at least one high-end Android phone from HTC. Anything like N1 or Desire or HD2 would make me really happy.

  • Moe

    Looks like a Toy,something I would give my 2yr old!

  • Dude


    The mytouch v1.2 has 288 mb of ram,
    so this should have at least that.

    My bet at would at least match legend at 384, which makes me think 512 might be right.
    Also because resolution is only HVGA, no big benefit for snap dragon. Cheaper to include a bunch of ram to boost performance.

    • J-Hop2o6

      i read the mT-Slide has 512MB

  • Dude

    Also I hope there is a way to disable the bubbles. I prefer the icons from android 2.0 standard.

    • J-Hop2o6

      i hope so also.. but thats “if” i even get this phone.. imma wait til Q4 to see what the selection of phones will be.

  • chris

    Why is everyone saying this does not have ENOUGH horse power? 1st of all, it is running ANDROID 2.1, and to go with that, it is running HTC SENSE. This is a powerful phone no doubt. Everyone is all caught up in this snapdragon mess(including me lol) but this is an awesome phone for the not so ‘technical’ type of person. The only thing I see wrong this phone, is dropping it in june when we all know that over rated/hyped IPHONE will drop in june as well. I will be getting this for my wife, unless i change my mind and get her a NEXUS ONE by mother day.

    BTW, I got a nexus one, and it is the best phone ever.

  • Reece

    Again, it’s gonna be a damn good phone. It’s a HTC Legend with a keyboard so it’ll be pretty dope for the mid-range.

    However, some of us have aspirations for a high end android device – and these phones do NOT address that. For those that like to throw out the N1 and HD2 as highend offerings the N1 simply is a no-go for those needing to stay w/their current plan while the HD2 is a lameduck OS.

    Again good for folks who’ll get a capable device with keyboard. But folks like me who are growing envious of the Evo & Incredible and Desire which is going to other carriers not named T-Mobile it is a thing of “that’s good… aaaaaand?”

  • Tinalooks808

    Ugh traded in my G1 for a bb9700 and kinda wishing I waited for this :(… sure there will be some other great android offerings when I am ready to go back!

  • SEFan (still!)

    Encouraging that the first reviews seem pretty positive. T-Mo has done some interesting things with connect features. To me this sounds less annoying than Moto Blur while retaining some of the connectedness. This voice-recogition thing – sounds like a cool way to “write” an e-mail or text message. ‘Course this overlay will result in the same slow OS upgrades that MotoBlur suffers, but maybe 2.1 is good enough to not NEED a major upgrade for a while. And when was the last time you saw this many reviewers agree that they like the keyboard!

    With this device T-Mobile seems to be working really hard to move people from voice alone into the data, messaging, the web, apps… the smartphone zone, and this time they may actually have thought it through. This has the potential to be a decent mid-range phone (especially if 3G reception is solid!), and I hope it does well. Not for me though. I want the fast processor, the big screen, the full experience. That leaves me with the HD2 (scary!), the Nexus 1 (scary!!), or nowhere I guess. Any other ideas?

  • Jazz

    It’s great. For a mid range phone. If I got it, I’m sure I’d be happy with it. But I don’t want a mid range phone, I want a super android phone, but those don’t seem to be coming to Tmobile. Every other carrier, even US Cell, is getting at least 1 Android Super phone. Every one except Tmobile. So very soon I’ll be forced to make a decision. Stick with tmobile, a phone company I’ve been with for the last 8 years. Or go to one that has the phone I want.

  • Dude

    Wait for hspa+ enabled superphones which will come out in the fall I’m sure. Scorpions!! And I bet the nexus two would be released in stores through t-mobile.

  • @tinalooks808: Don’t worry about that trade up to the 9700! I just did the same thing from and HD2 and it’s like a breath of freash air to have the best keyboard in the bizz and a phone that does’nt freeze including baterry pulls 4x a day.
    Also tina, if you look at the specs that all of these/us nerds are overlooking? Although the Slide isn’t even out yet, it’s already out dated!!! The 9700 is still a more powerfull phone! It has a better processor and better screen resoltuion (although smaller). The 9700 works incredibly including the uma calling @HOME. Love that feature and overall just exudes class! Realy look at these specs guy’s? Sadly the slide is just a mid-range phone and is going to take the new iPhone or SGS for me to switch from the 9700. Tried theme all and since android is all the craze, it;s sad that the 9700 get’s overlooked as their best phone! Why do you think everyone that works for T-Mobile uses one?

    • J

      There isn’t one person at my work location that owns a 9700.

  • Looks pretty cool…

    I currently have the Hd2 and waiting to see if someone comes out with an android rom for it…

    i think android is a little bit better than winmo at this moment.

  • mad dog

    We get the isuck slide while cellular south just announced that they’re getting the droid. Way to go tmo.

  • Scottie

    I think the slide will do very well! Granted, i want a super phone with all my dream specs. But when i am speaking with magenta customers, they want mid-tier and feature phones. you know what sprint and Verizons big sellers are? Feature phones. The Lg chocolate touch and other messaging/multimedia phones. Phones in fun colors and eye catching designs that meet communication needs. only tech junkies ( Read: tmonews readers) care about HDMI output and screen type. as long as it looks good, turns heads and works; people fall over themselves to get it. Telling my friends it has a HOT amoled screen gets stares. Telling them it has FB notifications and one app for all social networks? ” ohhhhhh i want one!”

  • JBLmobileG1

    I wouldn’t mind getting this phone so long as it can and will support Android 2.2 when its released. I must have apps 2 sd which I heard Android 2.2 will have. Hopefully if it does get it it’ll be powerful enough to handle it without slowing the hardware down

  • J

    Now that I have Swype, I never need a keyboard again. It only slows me down.

  • tortionist

    Amen to that J. Swype rocks. The BB 9700 isn’t all that, since it doesn’t have swype and isn’t customizable like Android phones. If the new MTSlide has swype i’ll consider it. I’ll never go back from swype.

  • TC

    I have a g1 but its been thru hell and back so I will ordering a Slide when it comes out in June. I want the phone for the reasons it works well: social media communication, texting, internet, tweets..

    The high end stuff can wait till 2011..

  • Dude

    Check this out

    Hopefully this isn’t their advertising campaign.

    • Cody

      Damn, I regret getting the Mytouch 1.2 now, I love physical keyboards and Sense UI.

  • luffyd

    Wow this is a great phone guys…5mp with flash,512ROM/RAM and a 600Mhz processor..this phone will sell like hotcakes! The new ones will jump on these ones..true Snapdragon phones are nice but look at the specs it has more than what a midrange phone is capable of doing..tacked that on with the Expresso Sense UI!

  • T.P.

    Here’s my problem with T-Mobile, they want to now charge premium prices for data and other plans but provide mid range devices and sells them for premium price. You get whàt you pay for, and they haven’t grasped that if they provide the best, we will pay for it!!

    • Mark

      Premium prices? The reason I’ve stayed w/ T-Mo for so long is that they’re cheap. Only Sprint is slightly cheaper among the big 4, AT&T and Verizon charge significantly more.

      I’m certainly not complaining about my $59/month for unlimited Data/Text + 500 Anytime.

      • Tpavey

        Stop quoting old prices that you cannot get anymore.

        500minutes + Data + Text costs $79 per month. You can save a little money by not signing a contract but the amount subsidized on a smart phone more than makes up for the cost difference.

        T-mobile USED TO have the best prices. Sprint has the best now.

        Once you start talking multiple lines with data they are really not much better than ATT or verizon because the per line cost for data is the same. Sprint on the other hand is $20 for an extra line with data instead of the $35-40 from the other carriers.

    • J.

      You must paying $120.00 plus taxes at either AT&T or Verizon!!

    • tomato

      uh? Premium prices? NOT!!! They’re actually the most competitive when it comes to plans, pricing and the only ones – as far as I know – of the big 4 in the US allowing you to purchase phone plans without a contract right now.

  • david

    I’m sorry T-mo peeps but its still not there yet. A mytouch with 2.1 wow. Look what everyone else is getting. And this is what they want us to go buy? Not good enough yet. T Mobile wants to hit a home run how about a HTC HD2 with Android. That would be a home run and would bring people to T Mobile. I’m still happy with my G1 but man I really want to up grade I will never leave T Mobile, I love their service. Just want better phones, yes I know they are comeing, very soon

    • ag

      I am with you David, I have been with T-Mo for the past ten years. Me and my wife are clinging on to our G1’s. Thank god for Cyanogen ROM and Android 2.1 on my phone or I would have lost my mind by now. Every other company is getting their hands on top notch Android phones and I am stuck with what I have. I fell pathetic bringing this thing out in public! And no I don’t want a HD2, and I don’t see why anyone would spend their money on that thing either.

      • This guy

        So youre telling me that you rather own a G1 than this new Slide??? What blind passion.

        If you dont like what tmo is getting…switch to another carrier…when you get there, youll be bitching that the price plans on that carrier are too expensive and that “just because they have decent phones i get charged more wah wah wah”

        Ill bet you ANY money that this phone will be EXTREMELY popular for tmo and will be a great success, it appeals to the masses in every way…its sleek, sexy, POWERFUL(shut the hell up if you think this phone is anything BUT powerful, the almighty verizon droid has NOTHING on this phone, and with this running a safe android and not winmo, ANY$$$ that this phone will run smoother than the HD2 does with its snapdragon….

        ill have one of these in my pocket this week, cant wait to retire my sluggish G1

      • mad dog

        @ThisGu y…you must be smoking crack if you think the mytouch slide will compete with the droid. Please do everyone a favor and don’t post anymore.

      • Kevin

        @ This guy,

        Correct, these people just want to piss and moan about everything. After playing with the rom myself, yes it will blow the droid out of the water with features and overall sexiness (not to mention its not made by motorola thank goodness). Who gives a rats ass if you dont want an HD2 david just because it doesnt run android. For your information its still near impossible to get your hands on one because they are selling so fast. You are still going to get the best selection of android with tmobile, not too mention better prices with less restrictions (<——thats a biggie) compared to the other 3 major carriers. Please, if thats not good enough for you, go somewhere else so you can see how bad it gets

      • D.C.

        What is wrong with you people I’m with tmo they are great and I have the slide which isn’t top notch but no different from the other this thing is zippy and powerful ……and about to experience froyo ,and your still holding on to the g1 either y’all are pickey or something is just totaly wrong and look at the evo great phone but the thing is so big they having touch screen problems , and tmo network service is fantastic can’t say so for sprint and there hit and miss 4g

    • Joe Daniels

      The above article was light on details, but this phone really should be considered a top phone. It has the following:
      – 600Mhz ARM11 CPU (Latest model with architectural & speed improvements)
      – 3.5″ AMOLED Low Power Display
      – Best Querty Keyboard of any Phone
      And finally.. the coup de grace is..
      – Dragon Dictate Voice Recognition engine that allows you to control virtually every aspect of the phone with your voice.. imagine composing text or emails via voice while on the road, switching apps, etc. It can also read text and emails back to you.

      • Omeer

        Pardon the intrusion but if it has a “QUERTY” keyboard then it would actually be one of the worst keyboards on the planet. In fact, it’d be a down right retarded keyboard since “normal” keyboard buttons are laid out in “QWERTY” format. Thank you.

    • ME

      I recently looked into switching to Tmobile just on the specific fact that I wanted to get the Mytouch slide phone. So the only service I have ever had was Sprint, I have never made a late payment, never been denied anything on my credit because I don’t anything negative on my credit report all positive things including 2 vehicles, a mortgage payment, and a few credit cards and T mobile says I cant open an account with them unless its prepaid because I am not working. I am an Army wife, with power of attorney because my husband is deployed and I am not working because I do not have reliable daycare here. I have plenty of money coming in and I am also a full time student, shows how well Tmobile works with military considering they wouldn’t take my power of attorney paperwork. So I am forever staying with Sprint, who even give me a discount for being military, and got the wonderful Samsung Moment with Google and the Android platform. (Which I love the recently updated software) I am glad too because a friend of mine has the MyTouch slide from Tmobile and her phone wont work if my phone is in the room, anyone with full bars on their phone messes her phone up and makes her service not work. All power to the Tmobile lovers I am just not going there now that I have personally had a bad time with them.


  • Matt

    wow, T-Mobile’s not there yet, I’m looking for an upgrade, like a 14 MP camera with a dual core snap dragon and a 5 inch screen and free calls worldwide and I want Jesus to sell it to me…oh wait I love this phone and I’m just making fun of people who only want what’s coming out next and never what’s available now, grow up and realize how the industry works!!!

    • This guy

      HAHAHAH what this guy said!….thank you

      btw i heard theres a phone coming out with a 12mp camera…so we’re almost there

    • Jmc

      Hahaha! Awesome. Made me laugh out loud. Well played… :)

    • 2FR35H

      Well actually I wouldn’t mind that and it is fully possible even Jesus selling it to you. And no I did not laugh at your joke because it wasn’t funny it was a poor attempt at a joke. You need to grow up and realize if T-mobile doesn’t do shiit then they will continue falling down.

    • ThEuNdYiNg1

      LMAO i liked the jesus has to sell it to me part, good addition

    • BeerBellyBilly

      I’ve never read anywhere that Jesus ever sold anything. But what he WOULD do is dismiss all the license, copyright and patent laws, miraculously clone a million of ’em, and have his deciples hand ’em out to everybody free of charge.

      See, Jesus wasn’t big on Capitalism at all, seeing as he threw all the money-changers out of his Father’s House.

    • Welllllll…

      Thank you Matt, LOL.

    • D.C.

      Lmao I agree with matt and yeah that phone is the nokia n8 which tmo is most likely to get since they started the trend with nokia ,but let people be the wagonist in the end they aren’t going to be happy that they weren’t loyal

  • Rick


    • This guy

      Nexus one doesnt count? may I ask…WHY NOT???

      you want one? order it!!!, i dont understand the ME ME ME ME ME mentality…I WANT THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AND I WANT IT FREE!!!, we get customers like this all the time, they come into our stores and expect us to give them free phones just for walking in…which im fine with if its in tmo’s orders to do so, but they are never happy and demand 2 blackberry 9700’s FREE just for being a customer…its not mine to give away!

      But anyway, the Nexus one DOES in fact count, if you want the best you need to pay for the best, it seems to me like youre a tire kicker and a contratian

      if i give you a dual core scorpion 3GHz processor phone, 12mp camera, 1.5ghz dedicated memory, you can order it with your choice of OS custom loaded, and offered it to you for $800, you would complain that the phone is too expensive and it doesnt appeal to you

      • dniceandmo

        You are so correct!! I have enough gadgets already, and this will fit in perfectly.

      • 30014

        Would you buy a car without test driving it. The same thing applies with the nexus one, I’m not buying something that I can’t try first. And based on the nexus one sales estimates the majority of people feel the same way. 1 more thing, your comment that the droid has nothing on the mytouch slide was 1 of the most ridiculous comments I’ve ever read on this site.

      • Reece

        You want to know why the Nexus One doesn’t count?


        I’ll say it for the zillionth time of my continuous rants:


        The specs makes it a high end phone that should surely handle any Android updates from now well into @ least a couple years down the road. It even gets the extra benefit of perhaps being the first phone that’ll get any Android updates (until another official Google branded unit gets their trophy status) so the phone itself is not a problem.

        But to get it for $200 involves killing any current plans – this is a killer. Nobody else asks that you kill your plan for their highend offering @ a discount. The HD2 (lameduck WinMo 6.5 not an option for many folks but still a good phone & example) is a highend offering that won’t ask folks to kill their plans for $200 bucks. Nexus One being a first-of-it’s-kind in terms of how it’s sold is the reason for this since Google really can care less since they don’t have to sell alot to break profit. Thus this phone gets no T-Mobile branding, is not in T-Mobile stores, and most importantly is only available for $530 for folks needing to keep current plans (loyalty, family, etc) which does NOT make it an option for those folks. Sure for $530 it’s cheap for a UNsubsidized phone, but folks by & large (at least here in America) don’t buy phones like that out the pocket plain & simple and the sales of this thing being anemic is a damn good reflection of that. To say that a Nexus One is as much of a T-Mobile option as a HD2 which folks can buy for $200 AND keep their plan is a joke.

      • Ryan

        @This guy, Do you work at a store? Let me know which one, I’m coming over after work to buy a Nexus One. How many do you have in stock at the store? Since it’s a Tmobile phone I’m sure you have a ton. If I want to keep my plan and just do the upgrade, how much will the phone cost? I’m sure I’m eligible since it’s a Tmobile phone.

      • This guy


        yes, and yes I have one in stock currently…It is a very nice phone and its all yours for $530, What device are you currently using? if you’re already an android user this transition will be fantastic for you as you wont need to make any changes to your plan.

  • Solidus433

    I like the black keyboard on the red slide…now I have to decide what color.

    • D.C.

      I have the white is sleak and you don’t even see fingerprints

  • iBustCherries

    I’m honestly thinking about trading up my nexus one for this phone…. I miss habing a hard QWERTY!

    • Reece

      Feel free to gimmie your Nexus One for 200 then! :D

    • Galen20K

      I feel the same wayy. I think I might give up my Nexus One for this until a Monster HSPA+ phone with High specs hit Tmob.

      • advil0

        I’ll take that Nexus off your hands ;)

  • adam

    @ this guy verizon at moment has best android phone with htc incredible and moto droid

  • Alex

    Verizon has down has the best android selection, but prepared to give up a lung to pay for it. Granted, they have the best signal strength, but I will stick with TMO until they deliver a true android phone. Btw, this phone will sell quite a lot.

  • I just sold mine and my wife’s HTC HD2 For $850. ( i Just paid $200 for both) Let me tell you something guys, I am going to cancel my contract with T-Mobile and go with Sprint, cuz they are going to release the HTC EVO (is a HD2 with Android). So for all of you that were complaining about the HD2 with no android now is your chance. And let me tell you… for the 3 or 4 weeks that i own the HD2 IT SUCKS!!!!! it freeze all the time, bad signal, they even replaced both of my phones with new ones after 2 weeks cuz it was turning off by itself about twice a day. Just a very BAD PHONE. I guess it was the Windows OS. But i am so happy i got rid of them. And i can’t wait for the HTC EVO WITH ANDROID 2.1, 720p

    • Dual cameras including a 8 megapixel primary and 1.3 megapixel front facing for web chat.
      Output pictures, sides and video in HD (HDMI output at 720p)
      1,500 mAh battery
      1 GHz Snapdragon processor
      4.3 inch screen
      FM Tunner
      and a lot more….

      HTC EVO from SPRINT Can’t freaking wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Joe Daniels

        The EVO does not have swype keyboard, or build in dragon dictate speech recognition.

        The evo uses googles default speech recognition, while descent, it doesn’t even come close to touching the dragon dictate on the mytouch slide. With the genius button and dragon dictate, you can verbally control every aspect of your phone, compose and send text/emails, etc. On the Evo, you’ll be fumbling to press buttons to active the speech recognition just to compose a text, then you’ll have to scroll to find the contact… try doing that while driving.

      • tortionist

        SPRINT SUCKS!!! Enjoy sucker.

    • branon

      I am sympathetic. I recently read Matt Miller’s post at ZDnet- he was a great fan of HTC HD2 but has made a recent post of how frustrating it is to use (the freeze up problem that does not go)


    • rushmore

      Problem with Sprint is the high spped convergae is almost as weak as Tmo. Verizon and 3G coverage everywhere (in Ketucky, of all places) makes the Incredible a better option to me.

      BTW, better hope the multi-touch is improved on the EVO, since the HD2 multi-touch and response time is WEAK compared to the Incredible. Tested and confirmed.

    • Cody

      What are you, 12?

  • Brink

    You guys are forgetting the nexus one. You guys talk about t-mo doesn;t have a great phone. there just haven’t been any advertising for the N1. But this Mytouch slide is still too small. its equal in size to the droid but a smaller screen. plus T-mo gets more profit from the Mytouch. I love my nexus one! T-mo can charge cheaper price for service because it has a smaller footprint. But at least they don’t nickel & dime you.

    • Nexus One is too expensive, and if you wanna get it with t-mobile you can only get it with 500 minutes plan (my wife uses that in one day Lol) Plus N1 has a smaller screen.

      • This guy

        Too expensive? really? REALLY? a mytouch 3g is almost 400, and a blackberry 9700 is almost 500….where do you expect a N1 to fall?

      • BoB

        Smaller screen than what? Nexus one is 3.7 inch….the mytouch slide is 3.4(NOT 3.5) . And apparently people dont know that as long as you stay on a single rate plan(even more plans) you can go to a tmo store or call in to care and change it up to the higher rate plans as long as you dont remove the data plan. The only time you will incur an etf is if you switch it to a family plan. We do this all the time for customers.

  • Brandon from Cleveland………. UH Oh be careful Cavs!!

    And Who needs a keyboard. get over it people. N1 and incredible ftw! i was considerng getting the the HD2 but eveyone there granny’s have one or is trying to get one on Cle. So I’m cool.

    • rushmore

      I have an Incredible, but miss he keyboard (game emulator fan). Swype rocks though and makes a VK easier for long texts.

      Incredible with a keyboard WOULD be INCREDIBLE.

      BTW, most surveys suggest a real KB is still the most desired feature for high end devices.

  • Raymond

    Man this is Android 2.2 right? I dont like this, it looks kinda ugly

    • AndroidFTW

      no its 2.1 with Espresso Sense UI

  • thefunkhunter

    if im not mistaken both droid and mytouch are running at 600 mhz so they r both the same speed

    • xenomorph

      Droid is at 550 MHz. Slide is at 600 MHz.

      • Andrew

        just like with computers and GHz, MHz isn’t the whole story. Both run very smoothly though and Android doesn’t need a 1 GHz processor to be smooth, though it sure makes it nice.

  • Weebus

    I feel like T-mobile’s problem is their marketing strategy. It seems they market their product towards people who will be buying phones for their families, not people who enjoy gadgets and want a cool device, by naming it “MyTouch” and advertising tacky things like “Faves” and whatnot.

    Hardware-wise, this phone is no less impressive than the Droid or any other competitive phone that is currently on the market. Yet, people look at it like it is inferior. They’d have been smart to name it something nerdy and advertise the hardware specifications like every other smartphone does.

    • johnnyonthespot

      Hmmmm…terrible strategy, to market to people who MAKE THE BUYING DECISIONS OF THE HOUSEHOLD.

    • This guy

      uhhh…lets see here…

      10% of customers DONT want anything to do with a smartphone
      80% of customers want a sleek, sexy device that they can grow into
      10% of customers are complete nerds and care about the difference between a 600 processor and a 1ghz snapdragon….

      which demographic would YOU want as a customer base?

  • BoomBoomBang

    I flippin’ love it.
    Im stuck between the White & Red ….
    The black on top of that silver is nice though o.O

  • luffyd

    some of u guys keep talking about they cant get a nexus one with more minutes…you ever thought about changing to a higher rate plan or going back into the family plan after u order it???? it doesn’t hurt if u ask the reps..its possible! this phone will sell great i plan on getting one..faithful G1 best phone i have after rooted1 but time to retire and get the slide!

  • david

    Dude you really need to go back and read my post again. Yes it does sound like a nice phone but is truely a mid range android phone. All I’m asking for is for T Mobile to give us a high end phone. After all we were the first to go and buy the android phones. I got mine the first day they hit stores and love it. As I said the first post. I do not want change my service. Also your crazy if you think that a HTC Hd2 with android would be a hit. HD2 even with Windows is a great phone. But I would love to see something like that.

  • jamal

    nothing is topping the iphone period.

    • xenomorph

      clearly you have not played with an Incredible… for the moment, iphone is dead.

  • Kerry

    So happy they got rid of the chin that the G1 had … always seemed funky to me. I’m ready to throw my G1 out the window most days.

    I’m going to get the Slide because its at least faster than the G1, has more memory, and has more space for apps. I can install all the apps I use and have room for more. I can have more than 3 home screens too and FINALLY get some 2.1 goodness.

    Sure I’d like a 1GHz processor with a larger screen running Android. TMO doesn’t have one. The Galaxy S is hanging in the winds but it may be linked to Yahoo instead of Google…

    The plan for now? Wait until June to get a Slide unless TMO gets the new iPhone (might happen, we will see). I’d have to play with the new iPhone and OS to see if it suits me. Yes, I’m keeping my options open but leaning towards a Slide as a short term fix.

  • Omeer

    God forbid, if the Internet ever implements a way to police peoples e-grammar because most of you would be in e-jail. There’s a reason everything you type in the comment box is highlighted in red. It’s not because you’re “special” it’s because your grammar is fu*ked up.

    Anyway this phone is just as mediocre as any other T-Mo android offering. This is the same phone as the G1 with a shiny new user interface (UI). Those of you arguing from the point of “but the masses of customers out there don’t care about snapdragons or even know about it” that makes sense but from T-Mobile’s perspective or a business perspective. A business that’s taking your money in exchange for mediocrity. And you guys are happy about it? Just because you know that most people don’t care about “snapdragons” you’re happy paying $500 or more for a phone that is inferior to that of the competitions? In a way you guys are saying it’s OK if it’s mediocre because T-mobile is making money off of it. What about “you” as the consumer? Grow a freaking backbone and demand what’s rightfully owed to you. Then maybe T-mo will come out with MyTouch Slides that no one can point fingers at. The fact that I know about snapdragons and what a high end phone is like makes me more knowledgeable. Having this knowledge and not utilizing it makes me ignorant and just plain old stupid for paying close to $500 for such a phone. I don’t know about you guys but I’ll hold on till I get a bigger bang for my buck rather than a spit shined G1.

  • Dude

    My Ph.D. in economics tells me the market doesn’t give a crap about what you^ as any individual wants, only what the entire demand curve of phone shoppers wants. So your private knowledge about snap dragons will drive your choice among available phones, but will do nothing to change the roll-out plans of phone companies. Sorry bud. It’s like voting. Every votes count, but the probability of being a marginal voter is so small, you might as well stay at home.

    • BoomBoomBang

      I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
      They release phones based on the demand of everyone, not just one person.
      There are phones out there that have snap dragon and crap.
      If you want it that bad, then get it..?
      If none of you haven’t realized, T-Mobile is a ” Family Oriented ” phone carrier….
      Hence the ” Stick Together ” quote.

    • Omeer

      Well thanks for reinstating what I said Mr. Ph. D in economics. I know that the market doesn’t give a crap about what I as an individual want. But being at least slightly more knowledgeable about phones than the majority of people that the market “cares” (I use that term loosely) about I find it hard pressed to be impressed with a phone I know is mediocre at best. I agree, it is like voting that’s why I think it’s stupid of the people that “do know” about the makings of a high end phone to be ignorant by choice. It’s like “Yeah I know it’s a mid-range phone but I’ll pay $500 for it anyway”. If the educated see nothing wrong with being ignorant then the ignorant will remain ignorant forever with no one to teach them. Those of us that do know about what we’re talking about should make a stand of some sort so that T-mobile sees us as a group rather than an individual. That’s the only way T-mo will realize there is a market for high end phones, even if it isn’t 100% of the market. The HD2 has been a great success so obviously T-mobile does have a market for high end phones regardless of how small or large that market is. Furthermore, I’m sure the general public or the regular T-mo customer with an HD2 (or anyone who saw the brochure read comes with “1 GHz snapdragon processor”) is aware of what a high end/superphone is now so in theory that person is more knowledgeable. After having used a phone of that stature it’ll be difficult for him/her to settle for something anything less. People are unaware, not stupid. When T-mobile puts out high end phones out there people will notice it and therefore favor it over any other phone. The HD2 is a perfect example of that. I rest my case and point.

      • david

        Well said.

      • Dude

        My point was regarding your comment to advise individuals to demand what is owed to them. We can pick from our set of options, but no individuals choice among those options will change anything. Good luck organizing your coalition of high-end user to march on t-mobile. They will politely direct to the verizon down the straight. You want cutting edge, pay more for it. Those who are patient in electronics always get more for their money by sacrificing when they get access. For instance my brother got a larger TV with higher resolution for a lower price by waiting a year. A year from now, I bet there will be a mytouch 3g slide PRO, with everything you want now. But t-mobile will wait until its a cheaper buy. All I know is my wife uses the voice commands on her mytouch3g all the time, so the genius button will be right up her alley, along with any other person who juggles caring for toddlers while remaining connected with the outside world. Don’t be naive enough to think you can actually fight the man.

      • Omeer

        OK and T-mobile is waiting till it’s (referring to your example) a cheaper buy for what reason? To save money? That incentive to me seems a little misplaced. Let’s talk about that TV your brother bought. He waited till the price dropped so he saved money on it, but how exactly is the vendor for example “Best Buy” saving money or benefitting from it? They’re still making profits on it whether they decide to sell that TV while it’s state of the art or when its black & white, are they not? It’s the customer that chooses whether to pay a million dollars to have the best of the best or to wait till the price drops to .99 cents. What best buy does in this scenario is give the customer the option to choose what they want to buy, given the right price of course. What is T-mobile doing? Giving its customers piece of crap choices regardless of the cost. They’re selling the HD2 @ $450 retail which is only $50 less than the MyTouch w/3.5mm jack. Therefore you cannot tell me that T-mobile is selling mid-range phones at bargain prices so it’s “OK”. You also mentioned options. I agree that maybe which phone I pick as an individual probably won’t change anything. But the phone that I pick (given that T-mo is offering it) will also be available to other T-mobile customers and prospective customers for the choosing.Judging by the success of the HD2 I’d say people would pick the “high end” device over the mid-range MyTouch “IF” they had that option. A good phone will get good recognition, the HD2 has gotten rave reviews everywhere that’s why it’s such a success (CNET says it’s the best phone in T-mo’s current lineup). People want what’s best when they know it’s the best. A regular customer who is told the HD2 is faster and better than all other T-mo phones will be more inclined towards that phone than any other. So are you saying that T-mobile would be wrong for having high end options? That because they’re a bargain carrier with bargain rate plans their phones, services etc. should also be bargain brand? That if customers aren’t happy they should go elsewhere and not expect more because we’re not paying “more” for it? So we shouldn’t expect T-mobile to improve its services in any way because we’re not paying more? OK so next time T-mobile has a nationwide date outage and doesn’t decide to fix it for months I’ll try to remember that I’m not paying more for it so it’s OK.

      • Omeer

        BTW let me get this straight. Going back to your example of the MyTouch Slide Pro. T-mo will wait till it’s a cheaper buy and sell it to you for probably the same price as Verizon is selling the Droid Incredible. The only difference is that Verizon is charging a premium price for a premium handset whereas T-mo is selling an year old technology (or the same technology as the Droid Incredible a year from now) for the same price. So you as the customer is the beneficiary from which perspective again? In fact what is your basis of argument? Are you sure you even have an argument? You’re the customer getting ripped off and you’re happy about it? It makes sense for T-mobile to do this because they’re a business and they want to make the largest profits from minimal investments. But how are you the gainer in all this as a T-mo customer? Do you have your head so far up economics’s ass that you can’t tell when you’re being ripped off? Well unlike you I don’t have my head up economics’s ass and that’s why I complain and will continue to complain about T-mo’s crappy phone offerings.

  • Trill

    Well, of you children are done I was thinking that the marketing for this phone is all wrong and while I haven’t seen anything telling me otherwise it looks like Tmobile or the reporter made a mistake with the processor considering how ARM11 doesn’t support anything over 288MB so that 600mhz is really not accurate

    • Kris

      Wow, come on, do your homework before trying to act smart. check out the arm architecture wiki. The ARM11, while not trashy, isn’t the top of the line. It’s mostt likely going to have a qualcomm MSM 7227 just like the garminphone does. While not a SLOUCH it’s not a speed demon either. Look over the specs, the ARM11 was in the Iphone 3G. Snapdragon is a ARM11 architecture too. Does that mean it’s only clocked at… 288MB? Wait, MEGABYTE? Yeah… Lets see how fast you’re going to be going with a cpu clocked at… 288MB.

      If you’re wanting to compare it to a superior architecture, be talking about the Cortex series ARM architecture. The one that is in the 3GS.

      If it is the Qualcomm MSM7227 then at least we get to look forward to a included FPU, 3D accelerator and better lower power consumption.

      So compare your Mytouch/G1 runing the MSM7201, and you’ll notice a large hardware difference. Go ahead, open up your browser, type them in, do some research. Go little puppies, go!

    • jabombardier

      it doesn’t use an ARM 11 processor. it is using the Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.

  • m

    To be honest, I rock a my-touch right now, and I love the phone I know it does not have the most POWER out there but it’s so easy to use, it works phenomenally well, the browser is great with dolphin or any other browser, it fits in your pocket, the rollerball is cool. the phone is awesome, a my touch with a slide is the perfect phone for me, I have looked at the HD2 but it is always sold out and it is not Android so for me, it’s a non contest, I know the HD2 is more powerful but I do not need that, give me 2.1. android and a easy to pocket device with a hard qwerty keyboard any day.

  • souggie

    ok, so lets put this to bed right now. i have in front of me, an hd2, a nexus one, and a mytouch slide. folks PLEASE do not make the mistake of thinking that this phone will not be successful. the slide’s download speeds and overall fluidity, matched , and in some instances OUTDID the web speeds, phone fluidity, of both the hd2 and nexus one, and their vaunted snapdragons. Look, a processor is not all that makes a phone folks. The slide’s processor is CLOCKED at 600 mhz, but is very capable of up to 800 mhz, its of course scaled back, but even with its scaling back, its still smooth and slick. People are gonna fall in love with dragon dictation and the genius button too. the snapdragons perform well based on using more powerful applications such as TV and movie watching on your phone. so if you plan to watch movies ALL the time on your phone, then the snapdragon is for you. The snapdragons are not all that makes the phone move. Im not kidding, i promise you, the slide is better than most of you guys think.

  • souggie

    i suggest that you guys play with the fone b4 passing judgement. i love messing with new phones, its my thing, but play with them and determine whats best for YOU

    • D.C.

      Agreed and I also own the slide and it is phenomanal it FLIES and its powerful but ingnorance is people best friends let them pass judgement this situation is one of those judge a book by the cover but haven’t read it yet ,from owning this phone from day one ,I don’t rate it mid range it competes just the same as those high end you pay more for with expensive plans crappy network and crappy customer care i have been with almost every company and I can’t complain with tmo they try to make it FIT FOR YOU can you say that with other carriers (no) but go join the wagon with no driver controlling it down that hill ,don’t go over the cliff, (unloyal) this world is ridiculous

  • TheConcubine

    To those who think TMo is pricey…are you kidding me? I pay $30 for unlimited data.
    Since getting my G1 when it came out, I thought for sure there would never be another comparable phone. Wrong! The Slide was the best choice in phone I could possibly make. Ironically, the crappiest feature is the keyboard! I don’t like the lack of an extra row for numbers…i REALLY like the G1’s KB. However, as i’ve been getting used to the slide and all it’s features, i am using swype and dragon dictation almost exclusively! Phenomenal! Phone is lightning fast and suits my needs perfectly! Now if only HTC would hurry the F up with FroYo I’d be ecstatic!

    • Jey Brown8

      its a good phone? and hows the batterylife