Jan 18 AT 6:38 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

MyTouch 2 “Slide” rumored to feature latest HTC Sense UI

Our friend David from TmoNews posted a rumor over the weekend that T-Mobile is planning to launch the myTouch 2 or myTouch Slide this spring. The device is codenamed the HTC Expresso and said to feature the latest revision of the Sense UI.

The myTouch Slide has been pegged for May 17, 2010 which falls in the Q2/Spring 2010 timeframe we were expecting the Android 2.1 update for first generation phones. T-Mobile could choose to launch Android 2.1 on the Slide first and then roll it out to other devices similar to how it launched Android 1.5 with the original myTouch 3G.

Surprisingly, the myTouch Slide will feature the same 528 MHz Qualcomm chipset as the myTouch 3G so it looks like T-Mobile will continue to push the myTouch line of phones to the mid-level, mainstream crowd. Other reports are also suggesting the device would have a physical slide out keyboard similar to the Sidekick. T-Mobile currently offers the myTouch 3G for $149 and I would expect a similar price point for the Slide launch (or even lower).

T-Mobile told us their myTouch brand would be around awhile and they are planning more quarterly issues of the 100% you. myTouch magazine. We have also seen HTC Expresso UI leaked a couple of weeks ago (see video below), so I would rate this rumor highly believable.

I doubt the addition of a physical keyboard is enough to warrant a phone upgrade from current myTouch 3G owners, but if the Slide is priced right ($99-149) this could be a hot product for the back to school shopping season.

Source: TmoNews

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  • http://beefjack.com Nate

    The 2.1 update makes this not update-worthy, unless the hardware specs are amazing.

  • http://Website Salim Fadhley

    This seems like a pointless addition to the range… unless they can sell it for much less than the T-Mobile pulse.

  • zlander

    I guess I’m going to hold on to my g1 for a while, maybe my contract will be over and I can switch to verizon by the time a good android phone comes out for tmo

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  • http://Website William

    maybe the slide will be offered to G1 owners as an early upgrade like Rogers did with their Dream owners, but i doubt it.

  • http://picenhance.com underoath

    Doesn’t coining the name “Slide” detract from the whole premise of touch, hence, “MyTouch”?

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  • http://Website Ryan

    I think its a good addition. The Mytouch is a great phone> the mytouch 2 has all its missing…A keyboard, and a Flash for the Camera….I want to see it up close!! Also, Tmobile has the Nexus One and has new android phone like the Cliq XT

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    Agree 3

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  • jasmine thurber

    The regular mytouch sucks this one is so cool I wish I had one:-(