T-Mobile LG myTouch Q and myTouch

T-Mobile has announced a pair of new smartphones from LG -- the myTouch Q (seen here at left) and myTouch. The latter has a 3.8-inch touchscreen, while the former sports a 3.5-inch touchscreen and four-row QWERTY keyboard. Shared specs include Android 2.3, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with 720p video. Both phones include the same Genius Button found on other myTouch devices for voice commands. The phones also are Netflix-ready.

The myTouch will be available in black or white, and the myTouch Q in gray or violet. Pricing was not announced, nor was a release date, though both are expected to be available in time for the holiday season, T-Mobile said.

Full press release is after the break.

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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.

Availability

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.com for 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.

 

Reader comments

T-Mobile announces the LG myTouch and myTouch Q

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Is it just me or is this a step backward? I guess the specs are similar, but that's the major problem. What would possess anyone to choose either of these vs their current HTC counterparts? They are both pretty ugly compared to the current HTC mytouches. This morning I was sad about having to jump ship to sprint. Now I think it may not be all bad..........

The MyTouch reminds me of the original Droid Incredible. But beware, LG is in no way a HTC replacement.

Verizon possibly getting the Nexus Prime, HTC Vigor, Droid HD
Sprint finally getting the iPhone models
And their is TMobile getting 2 LG entry level smartphones. =P
I hope they have something else in store. lol

RIP Steve Jobs

I was under the impression that the MyTouch name is HTC's like the EVO , meh

By the way

R.I.P. Steve Jobs ... ... you will be missed

Those both look like a downgrade of the MyTouch 4G and MT4G Slide. Actually I think they're both pretty horrible looking, I hate that large black space under the display, makes them look like old entry-level (or MetroPCS-esque) Android phones.

You nailed it right on the head; I thought T-Mobile was getting serious about the MyTouch line after the 4G Slide came out, then they come out with these lower spec phones. If the whole purpose of the MyTouch line was to compete with iPhone then they need to ramp it up again.

Hasn't Verizon's LTE network already surpassed T-Mobile's HSPA+ network in size?

At least, they have another phone with a physical keyboard to offset the fears of those who used a Sidekick and can't get one. It's too bad the Android keyboard is so bad.