T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide officially launches

If the myTouch name isn't readily familiar, it's perhaps because the name is T-Mobile's twist on the HTC Magic in the USA. So while the Android 2.1-packing T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is unlikely not make it to the UK by that name, something very similar just might.

The big difference between the new kid and the original, aside from the version of Android, is of course that keyboard, a slide-out number that's certain to appeal to text and email addicts, not to mention lovers of the original T-Mobile Android, the G1. But that's not the myTouch 3G Slide's only standout feature.

For a start, T-Mobile has added its own interface on top of the Android operating system, easily customisable to your own tastes. There's also a 'Faves' gallery, which brings together all your closest buddies from all the different mediums, prioritising your best friends from, say, your boss at work and a 'Genius' button, which turns your spoken words of wisdom into text. Perfect for firing out a random Twitter thought or SMS on the move.

In terms of a handset, the myTouch 3G Slide is pretty standard Android 2010 stuff, packing a 5-megapixel camera, pre-installed 8GB microSD card, a multi-formatted media player, Wi-Fi, full HTML web browser, Google Maps and when the keyboard novelty wears off, a 3.4-inch HVGA touchscreen display. Look out for it in June in the US, look out for something not dissimilar in the UK in the not-too-distant future.

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