Mid-range Android phones don’t normally generate a lot of buzz, but the myTouch 3G Slide will likely be T-Mobile’s biggest launch this summer.
The myTouch 3G Slide will be available on June 2 at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers and partner locations, and online, with additional availability and an expanded marketing campaign beginning on June 16th. Customers can pick up the Slide in three colors (red, white, and black) from T-Mobile for $179.99 (after $50.00 mail-in rebate) with 2 year contract.
T-Mobile has not revealed the no-contract pricing for Even More Plus customers (like me), but earlier leaks suggested the phone will retail for $399. T-Mobile will sell the myTouch 3G Slide for $429 off contract. Customers can also purchase the Slide with T-Mobile’s equipment installment program (EIP) for $21.50 per month over 20 months.
If you are a current Android fan on T-Mobile, then I would probably suggest waiting a couple more months before upgrading. The myTouch 3G Slide does not offer a significant performance boost and higher-powered devices should be available in time for the holiday shopping season.
On a related note, T-Mobile is now offering the older myTouch 3G with 3.5 mm headset jack for FREE with 2 year agreement.