The MyTouch series from T-Mobile is back with two new devices, a slate phone and a slideout QWERTY phone. These new phones are going to be manufactured by Huawei and will make their way into the hands of consumers starting on the 8th of August for just $50, with a mail-in rebate of $50 as well. The new myTouch will come in black and dark red, while the new myTouch Q will have a black or white color choice.
Both devices are essentially the same, other than the design and looks. Both phones run Android 2.3 on custom UI. In a world of ICS, and now JellyBean, this might not be the best news for T-Mobile users that might be interested in a MyTouch. The screen size is 4-inch with WVGA, and other specs inlcud a 1500mAh battery, 4GB of storage, microSD expansion, 5MP rear camera with 720p video, a .3MP front camera, HPSA+ connectivity and a 1.4GHz CPU, though we don’t know what kind, outside of rumors that it might be a single-core MSM8255T. Other unique features to the myTouch series includes its “Genius Botton”, a capacitive key underneath the display. Basically this is just a T-Mobile branded version of voice dictation, letting it make calls, texts, and search the web via voice.
The bottom-line is that there are certainly much more impressive phones out there, but if you want a cheap yet quality phone with minimal features and don’t mind Android 2.3, then this might be a perfect match for you.
T-Mobile’s myTouch Family Grows With Next-Generation
T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q
Latest Generation Delivers an Easy-to-Learn Experience at an Attractive Price
BELLEVUE, Wash. – July 11, 2012 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the Aug. 8 availability of two new additions to its exclusive lineup of T-Mobile myTouch smartphones, the new T-Mobile® myTouch® and T-Mobile® myTouch® Q. Featuring an all-new version of the Genius Button®, an easy-to-use Setup Wizard and how-to tutorials, the myTouch and myTouch Q are designed for easy out-of the-box use, making both devices ideal for customers who are looking for a straightforward, seamless smartphone experience.
The new T-Mobile myTouch devices offer hardware options that fit consumers’ individual preferences. The T-Mobile myTouch offers a 4.0″ WVGA touch display and virtual keyboard with Swype®, while the T-Mobile myTouch Q features the same great touch display with an accompanying full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a strong and diverse portfolio of 4G handsets that runs on our fast and dependable 4G network, including smartphones that enable people to get amazing 4G experiences at a great value,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The value and ease of use that the myTouch devices deliver, paired with our worry-free rate plans, means it is easier than ever for customers to get everything they want in a smartphone without the expense for features they won’t use.”
New T-Mobile myTouch Series Key Features
- Voice Control Made Better: To make the process of learning and using a smartphone’s best features quicker and easier, both devices are equipped with the next-generation Genius Button 4.0, powered by Dragon from Nuance, providing customers with a powerful voice-controlled service. With Genius Button 4.0 customers have access to the new Genius Web Search, featuring new voice-command capabilities such as direct search among multiple sources, direct app launch, and even the ability to make dinner reservations.
- Simple Setup: The new myTouch devices feature an onboarding experience that allows users to set up what’s important without having to deal with extra steps, including a simple login process, a tips widget and tutorials for the most-used features of Android.
- Enhanced App Drawer: A redesigned app drawer gives customers quick access to recently used apps, a separate tab for all downloaded apps, and an easy way to search their app collections by text or even by voice.
Manufactured by Huawei, the 4G-enabled T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and feature a speedy 1.4 GHz processor for fast performance. The devices are also equipped with a dedicated camera button for easy access to the 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash for quality photo capture and sharing. Both devices also sport a front-facing camera for video chat over T-Mobile’s 4G network. A redesigned camera user interface allows for quick access to key features such as the flash, switching cameras and choosing the camcorder option.
The T-Mobile myTouch will be offered in black or dark red, and the T-Mobile myTouch Q will be offered in black or white. Both devices, exclusively from T-Mobile, are expected to be available Aug. 8 at T-Mobile retail stores, from select dealers and national retailers, and online at http://www.t-mobile.com for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card with a two-year agreement on a qualifying plan. For more information visit www.T-Mobile.com.