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T-Mobile USA has today announced two new phones in its usability-focused myTouch series -- the new myTouch and myTouch Q, both manufactured by Chinese firm Huawei. The myTouch and myTouch Q sport a similar spec list, with the most obvious difference being the Q's inclusion of a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Other specs for both devices include an unnamed (presumably single-core) 1.4GHz CPU, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 1500mAh battery and 5MP rear amera with LTE flash. On the software side, the new myTouch phones run Android 2.3 Gingerbread (sigh), with a custom UI and a Swype-based virtual keyboard.

Tmo plans to launch the myTouch and myTouch Q from August 8, priced at $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate when purchased with a two-year service agreement. Both phones will be available in both black and white.

We've got T-Mobile's press release after the break.

T-Mobile’s myTouch Family Grows With Next-Generation T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q

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.

Availability
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.jdoqocy.com/click-7293382-11031750?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.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.

 
There are 21 comments

Toxikhiro says:

Dead on arrival, this phone.

Can we just declare the battle of the 2009 4" phones to be over?

Like all the other little low def 2009 phones, this will never see Jelly Bean.

This is the kind of crap that makes iPhone lovers laugh at us.

angryGTS says:

Meh any android phone is better than an iPhone.

Ziptied says:

A phone perfect for a teen or old person.

jean15paul says:

Who made the older MyTouch phones? It wasn't Huawei, right?

codeda says:

HTC made the old my touch phones

bsharitt says:

The most recent round of myTouch phones(think named exactly the same) were also Huawei. EDIT: Oops, it looks like I was wrong. The latest round was LG.

CeluGeek says:

HTC was the original manufacturer of MyTouch phones. The latest pair was made by LG. Now Huawei takes this next round of outdated-before-even-released MyTouch phones.

fatboy97 says:

Only T-Mobile would deliver a GB device now.

CeluGeek says:

Apparently, Virgin Mobile UK is a Slowpoke too.
http://www.androidcentral.com/zte-team-virgin-mobile-and-announce-zte-ki...

And AT&T will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Appeal prepaid smartphone later this month, with Gingerbread too!

vbsoulpole says:

LTE flash?! That's unpossible!

dougE2483 says:

Thats just how fast the flash is, LTE fast!

ballistic90 says:

Booooo!!!

jam4775 says:

Most people don't know any better and just want a cheep smart phone.... so it'll probably sell good.

I wonder why HTC stopped making the MyTouch series?

Jowlah says:

Interesting design. Looks like the offspring of the Nexus One and the Pantech Breakout. With the keyboard from the G2 thrown in for good measure. I don't see this phone being a big money maker, but there may be a market for those loyal to the MyTouch brand on T-Mobile, or anyone new to Android.

Fugaz-Star says:

It's these types of phones that give Android a bad rep, especially with new users. They get these cheap phones and then they complain Android is laggy and not so intuitive. They should improve the specs and rise the price to at least $100. And add ICS (at least!) I suppose JellyBean is supposed to be even smoother than ICS wouldnt it make more sense to add a newer version of the OS?

bigjimm99 says:

T-Mobile is tripping. The are charging more than anyone else for new phones and then they are bringing phones with yesteryear's operating system. I have the MyTouch Slide 4G and it is already dead to T-Mobile and HTC. Since my phone has reached End of Life, how dare they bring a lower quality phone and promote it.

Can we just give up on the Mytouch line already????

It will never go anywhere!!!

DWR_31 says:

Consider this....
Tmobile makes you pay full retail plus interest on all their contract phones. On contract this phone is only $50 bucks after mail in rebate.

This is the replacement phone you buy when you do something stupid with the high priced phone you bought with no insurance.

jglap4 says:

T-Mobile doesn't charge interest on phones that have been financed nor does the company force you to pay full retail for their devices. You have the choice to choose between two plans. It is true that the Value Plan, which has a lower monthly recurring charge, requires customers to purchase phones at full retail price, however customers have the option to choose a Classic Plan which allows for subsidized devices.