The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is the latest in the myTouch line from T-Mo, and should be hitting the shelves on July 27. It has some pretty big shoes to fill, as the myTouch 4G/Glacier/Panache is one hell of a phone, though often overlooked because of it's carrier. The latest iteration of the myTouch brings the hardware specs into the "superphone" range, and gives a decent horizontal sliding qwerty option for those that need or want one. Hit the break and have a look at our hands-on and first impressions of this one.
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The hardware feels very nicely done, with a soft touch, almost rubber-like coating on the phone body. The slider is smooth, easy to open, yet stays closed while not in use. Under the hood things look awful darn good:
- 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
- 768MB RAM
- 1.1GB application storage
- Android 2.3.4
- VGA front facing camera
- 8MP backside illuminated sensor HDR camera with zero shutter lag
- HTC Sense 3.0
- 3.7-inch WVGA super LCD
- Four-row horizontal keyboard
- 8GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB)
- 21Mbps HSPA+ 4G speeds
- 802.11 b/g/n Wifi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
- 1520 mAh battery
- 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.52 inches, 6.5 ounces
Those specs look awful nice on paper, and from what I'm seeing they all translate very well to real-world performance. The myTouch 4G Slide is snappy and fluid, and the beefy specs combined with the smaller screen make homescreen navigation amazingly smooth.
On the software side, you have the very latest version of Gingerbread on board. I'd like to say that again -- Android 2.3.4 is on board. That's offset a bit by the fact that Google Talk does not support the front facing camera, instead Qik is included for video conferencing. You also have Sense 3.0, albeit customized with T-Mobile's "Espresso" UI. It's nicely done, and pleasant to the eye.
I'm going to spend a week abusing this one, and I'll let you all know what I find in the full review that will be coming shortly. In the meantime, here's a few pictures to check out the exterior.