T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Android Smartphone Announced

T-Mobile announced the myTouch 3G Slide Android smartphone today. The myTouch 3G Slide is expected to be made available next month in June.

Features of the phone include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as pictured above along with a 3.4 inch HVGA touchscreen. The OS running on the Slide is Android 2.1 from Google [GOOG] bringing it up to date (at least for now) in terms of versions running.

Control wise the touchscreen is used primarily along with an optical joy stick found below the screen. Also below the screen four buttons can be found which include home, menu and back as well as the genious button.

The UI allows for a 5 pane homescreen to be configured allowing you to store icons for plenty of software that can be easily accessed by sliding a finger left or right along the screen.

The phone it’s self measures 4.55 x 2.37 x 0.6 inches and weighs 5.8 ounces. When launched it will come in black, white or red. For connectivity it has wireless that connects up to 802.11 b/g networks. Cell wise it can connect up to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks along with 3G UMTS/HSPA bands I & IV.

Some of the features built in to the 2.1 build of Android include a Faves Gallery that allows you to connect with 20 of your closest contacts easily. Information from social networks or messaging services can be put in a single widget and put on the homescreen. A green light flashes when a message arrives.

myModes is another feature on the phone that allows you to switch the theme of your smartphone by location, time or manually allowing you to easily switch out of business mode when needed.

The Genius Button activates software that is powered by Dragon Dictation. When pressed you can give voice commands to the smartphone allowing you to easily make calls, send text messages and emails for example.

Currently there is no information on pricing for this smartphone. We’ll have those details shortly.

Gizmodo have some interesting thoughts on the phone, so head on over there to hear what they have to say.

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