T-Mobile just sent out a midnight press release announcing the upcoming availability of two new Android powered smartphones that are part of T-Mobile’s signature myTouch line. Introducing the T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q. Both devices will run on T-Mobile’s 4G network, a pleasant surprise considering our leaked roadmap didn’t indicate both devices as being 4G capable.
The myTouch has a 3.8″ touchscreen with a virtual keyboard powered by swype while the myTouch Q is equipped with a 3.5″ touchscreen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both phones are designed with ease-of-use in mind and will each come in two separate color schemes. The myTouch will be offered in both black and white while the myTouch Q will be available in gray or violet. Both devices are powered by Android 2.3 and a 1GHz Qualcomm processor along with 5 megapixel cameras and 720p HD video recording.
T-Mobile’s release indicates both phones will be available in time for the holiday season though we of course have plenty of reason to suspect November 2nd is the launch date. T-Mobile will have a dedicated website for more information about both devices at http://www.t-mobile.com/myTouchbyLG although at the time of this writing the website is not live.
Full Press Release:
T-Mobile myTouch Line Expands with Two New Smartphones:
T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q
The latest in the myTouch family offer an easy transition for first-time smartphone owners
BELLEVUE, Wash. —Oct. 6, 2011— T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the new T-Mobile® myTouch® and the T-Mobile® myTouch® Q, both by LG, as the latest Android™-powered smartphones to join T-Mobile’s line of myTouch products running on America’s Largest 4G Network®. The myTouch and myTouch Q, designed to be easily set-up on the first day and continue to be easy to use, are perfect for individuals adopting the benefits of smartphones for the first-time.
The myTouch and myTouch Q are designed with a number of features that make them approachable, including the option of two different styles of hardware to suit customer needs: the myTouch touts a 3.8-inch touch screen and a virtual keyboard with Swype®, while the myTouch Q is equipped with a 3.5-inch touch screen plus a physical slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
To help customers not only get up and running and keep running, the myTouch and myTouch Q offer a number of useful tools, including the following:
· Set-up Wizard: Simple instructions for quick e-mail and social network integration
· Tips Widget: A quick “how-to” providing an overview of the available device features, including a collection of instructional videos
· Genius Button™: One-shot voice commands to call, text, or search the Web all with the press of a button
“When moving to their first smartphone, customers want a simple and uncomplicated experience without compromising on quality,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing,
T-Mobile USA. “With the introduction of these new myTouch smartphones paired with our worry-free data plans and fast 4G network, we’re making it easier than ever to step up to 4G experiences.”
Both devices are powered by Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a 1GHz Qualcomm® processor giving customers the power and functionality they desire. Additionally, the myTouch and myTouch Q are equipped with advanced multimedia features, including a 5-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recorder for capturing photos and videos while on the go. The myTouch also includes a front-facing camera with access to T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik™ for face-to-face video chat.
With access to T-Mobile’s 4G network*, the myTouch and myTouch Q allow customers to browse the Web, access email and social networking services, download free and paid applications through Android Market™, and much more. Both devices also offer built-in entertainment applications, including T-Mobile® TV in Mobile HD, Netflix® and YouTube® for real-time mobile video streaming and on-demand TV and movies.
The T-Mobile myTouch is offered in two colors – either black or white – and the T-Mobile myTouch Q is offered in two colors – either gray or violet. Both phones, exclusively from
T-Mobile, are expected to be available in time for the holiday season. Customers can visit www.T-Mobile.comfor more information.
*T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at http://www.t-mobile.com.
1Mobile HD TV can deliver a bitrate of 800kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bitrate & resolution you experience will vary based on many factors, e.g., programming, network connection, & device.