T-Mobile announces myTouch 3G Slide with Android 2.1

Screen shot 2010-05-04 at 8.36.41 AMMeet the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide.  The myTouch 3G Slide has a 5MP AF camera with flash, 3.4″ HVGA touchscreen, comes with an 8GB microSD card, and (of course) has a full QWERTY keyboard.  When not using the slide-out keyboard, users can input text with the Swype on-screen keyboard, pre-installed.

The device runs Android 2.1 with a layer of T-Mobile goodies on top.  The Faves Gallery displays calls, text, email, IM, and status updates for 20 of your favorite contacts, accessed via an on-screen button and/or a widget.  Much like Scenes, on HTC’s Sense devices, myModes allows users to customize up to 10 different home screen layouts.  The big difference is that these modes can be triggered by your location or time of day.  The Genius Button is a hard key that takes voice commands one step further, allowing you to control your phone.  Make calls, compose and send texts and email, or search the web.  In reverse, it will read received texts to you, using text-to-speech.

“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.”

While it’s getting harder and harder for mobile companies to keep a lid on their upcoming devices, it’s nice to be surprised with a few unknown features when it’s officially announced.

The myTouch 3G Slide is “Anticipated to be available” in June.  No pricing was provided.

Source: Business Wire

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