T-Mobile Shows Off myTouch 3G Slide
In a bit of a "Back to the Future" move, T-Mobile has added a new version of the myTouch 3G to its Android-powered handset lineup, the myTouch 3G Slide, which adds a keyboard to the hugely popular phone.
T-Mo followers probably remember the launch of the original myTouch was touted as a keyboard-less option for Android users at a time when the only Android-powered phone they offered was the G1. Guess more people missed a keyboard than they thought.
The new slide, though has some great upgrades beyond the physical keyboard. First and foremost, the Slide ships with Android 2.1, (which one would hope will also be pushed to the standard myTouch by that time). It also features a 5MP camera, comes with a full 8GB microSD card, and a "Genius Button."
Silly name aside, the Genius Button triggers voice recognition powered by Dragon, that will allow you to not only issue phone commands ("Call pizza guy") but compose emails and text messages. It will also read text messages aloud, if you're curious about what it might sound like if Stephen Hawking were to ask you "Dude where R U - did u get the beer." You'll even get to dictate responses directly. To your friend, not Hawking.
Colors are red, white, and black, and it should be available in June. More details at the T-Mobile myTouch site.
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