Remember all those Nexus One leaks before the official launch? Google handed out a sizable number of units to their employees (in order to test out) and new details began to emerge day by day until it was finally announced.
T-Mobile appears to have taken a similar strategy with their new myTouch Slide. Our sources tell us a select group of employees obtained myTouch Slide demo units last week in Las Vegas and new details are beginning to pop up over the web.
TmoNews has posted several new pics that show off the Slide in black and red. The phone is running the latest Android 2.1 with HTC’s new Sense UI codename Espresso. This is the same UI we saw from the leaked Espresso ROM back in January, but it has the new Sense UI features like Leap (pinch zoom homescreen).
No official specs have been revealed, but we are hearing it will be an improvement over the original T-Mobile myTouch 3G. At first I was told the device would feature the same 600 MHz CPU as the HTC Legend (MSM7227), but new information suggest it could be clocked up to 750 MHz. That is an odd clock cycle for a processor, so I’m not sure which model Qualcomm they are using yet.
The myTouch Slide is rumored for a May release date and has already appeared on the FCC’s site.