Jan 29 AT 12:34 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

First images of the T-Mobile myTouch Slide

Earlier this month, we received the first word of the T-Mobile myTouch Slide and now we have some nice clear images. The myTouch Slide has been pegged for May 17, 2010 and is rumored to feature Android 2.1 with the latest HTC Sense UI (Espresso). We expect this device to replace the current myTouch 3G phone and be the new entry level Android device for T-Mobile.

The design of the phone is pretty standard stuff, with the exception of the buttons on the front of the phone. There is a button that looks like people where we would normally expect to find the search button. T-Mobile did away with their My Faves plans last year, so we are not sure what this button represents. HTC has also done away with the standard trackball and replaced it with a squircle trackpad.

Given that this is clearly a low-end Android phone, how much do you think it should retail for? I’m guessing it will drop at no more than $149 with 2yr contract and I’d like to see it under $99 (with 2yr).

Rumored myTouch Slide specs include:

  • 1300mAHr Battery
  • MicroSD memory cardslot is accessible without battery removal.  It is a push to insert and push to remove design.
  • Optical trackpad with an integrated push button.
  • Camera with LED flash.
  • 3.5 mm Headset Jack
  • Slide-out 4 row QWERTY keyboard
  • 320×48o screen resolution.
  • ARM11 processor.

The myTouch Slide.

Bonus video: Footage of the HTC Sense Espresso UI running on the HTC Hero.

Via: TmoNews

Source: Droid Developer

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  • SliestDragon

    Wow. That phone if Fugly. Is T-Mobile really going to bring that phone into their MyTouch Line?

  • http://nexsoftware.net/ nEx.Software

    Nope… Not a fan of that bad boy.

    4-Row Keyboard = Fail for me. 5-Row on G1 was great. 4-row on CLIQ makes me want to huck it out the window of a moving car.

  • http://Website Brian Douglas Hayes

    Doesn’t look very HTC-like at all. I know this phone rumored to be a Sidekick replacement, and the Sidekick is aimed at a younger audience with a taste for funky aesthetics (like screens that flip and rotate), but something’s just off with it.

    Could this be a really early prototype, or another one of those no-name knockoffs?

  • http://www.androidui.net ExtremeT

    The phone isn’t that great looking but I honestly can’t stand some of the graphical elements that the new Sense UI comes with, especially the big ass bubble icons.

  • http://yellowrex.com William Furr


    It’s a G1 with all of my gripes about it fixed. The extra row on the keyboard matters way less to me than a headphone jack, LED flash, larger battery, and presumably more RAM and internal storage.

    The search button is in the same place as on the G1, on the slide-out keyboard. What’s missing are the call and hangup buttons.

  • Titty!

    Yeah, please don’t add this to your MyTouch line. The name alone, is too valuable.

  • http://Website kevin O_o

    I highly doubt this will be the real thiing..
    remember when the motorola morrison (a.k.a Cliq) pics first came out in blue? they looked really really really ugly (IMO).
    Then the cliq got its pictures and it actually looked good :o..
    im guessing this will be the same ^_^

  • http://Website TonyG

    The MTSlide is weak, by design and speed compared to other HTC and non-HTC android phones, youd think that HTC would up the processor and RAM+ROM just a little. I also prefer the Euro HTC Android Phones (such as the Hero and Legacy [Hero successor].)

    and the Sense Espresso UI would never make it to my Hero just cause i don’t like it, i hate the little glass square effect, not my thing unless on an iPhone or iPod Touch.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    that phone look like sh*t

  • http://Website TonyG

    it is a 4-row QWERTY,
    i believe you mean a 5-row QWERTY right?
    like on Sidekicks.

  • Knocturnal

    Should be 5 row like the G1 and Sidekicks!

  • Mocha K

    Wow you would think there would be some kind of innovation. It looks like the t-mobile wing. I think it comes a time in every carriers life when they just need to come up with something new or at least something that doesn’t look like something you have already.

  • http://Website G1 User

    That fone is disgusting, all I want is my g1 to get more memory cuz all these other fones are disgusting compared to this g1. That phone is absolutely horrible!

    • http://Website tim

      agreed. One of these days I’m just gonna flash the danger SPL so I can run 2.1 roms.

  • http://www.nashvilletn-real-estate.com Dean W.

    My wife has the G1 and I’ve got the MT3G. She really wants a keyboard, so this phone looks perfect for her when she is ready to upgrade.

    I find it hilarious that people complain about the power. Yall realize not every Android phone is going to be THE MOST POWERFUL PHONE EVER right?

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