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  • The HTC myTouch 4G sports several upgrades over the myTouch 3G, including a higher-resolution 3.8-inch Capacitive touch display, a 5 megapixel camera, and all in a thinner body
  • Also features 2nd generation Snapdragon 1GHz processor, HSPA data speed, and full web browser with Adobe Flash
  • This Android device also features a front facing camera, HD video recording, WiFi, and DLNA wireless video streaming
  • The myTouch 4G smartphone is also equipped with GPS navigation, microSD slot, 3.5mm audio jack, and multi-format music player
  • This device offers access to thousands of apps, games, ebooks, movies, and music available on Google's Play Store
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  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B005ENCETS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,193 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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The HTC myTouch 4G sports several upgrades over the myTouch 3G, including a higher-resolution 3.8-inch Capacitive touch display, a 5 megapixel camera, 2nd generation Snapdragon 1GHz processor, and HSPA data speed, all in a thinner body. This Android device also features a front facing camera, HD video recording, WiFi, DLNA wireless video streaming, and full web browser with Adobe Flash. The myTouch 4G smartphone is also equipped with GPS navigation, microSD slot, 3.5mm audio jack, music player, and access to thousands of apps, games, ebooks, movies, and music available on Google's Play Store.



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Offering one of the most advanced cameras found on any smartphone, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide also combines the latest Android operating system (2.3, Gingerbread) with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and T-Mobile's blazing fast 4G network for a faster, richer on-the-go media experience.



The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide in black (view larger).

Manufactured by HTC exclusively for T-Mobile, the sleek myTouch 4G Slide also features a 3.7-inch Super LCD multi-touch display and a side-sliding 4-row QWERTY keyboard. In addition to Android, it also offers the next-generation HTC Sense user interface experience, which includes quicker startup times from hibernation mode as well as a consolidated view of your favorite social networking sites.

This phone is specifically designed for T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which currently covers over 200 million people across the U.S. (read more about HSPA+ below). The myTouch 4G Slide also offers Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking as well as the ability to share its 3G/4G Internet connection with other laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.



Side-sliding, 4-row full QWERTY keyboard (view larger).


Advanced camera with zero shutter lag and Full HD 1080p video capture (view larger).

The 8-megapixel rear-facing, auto-focus camera with dual LED flash is perfect for capturing crystal clear still photos, while a front-facing camera makes it easy to video chat over both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity. And the myTouch 4G Slide also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution at up to 30 frames a second, giving you smooth, superior high-def video. The myTouch 4G Slide also makes staying connected with loved ones more convenient than ever with T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik for face-to-face video chat on the go and Group Text by Bobsled, which offers an innovative way to send and receive text messages with groups of friends.

The phone's innovative Genius Button--powered by Dragon Dictation from Nuance--lets you call, send messages, search the Web, or find things nearby with a simple voice command. And with the Hands Free mode, you can stay connected while on the road with the option for all notifications to be read out loud--simply tell the phone to text or dial to continue the conversation.

The myTouch 4G Slide comes pre-loaded with T-Mobile TV for access to live and on-demand TV as well as Netflix mobile video streaming. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation and location-based services, included 8 GB microSD memory card (with expansion up to 32 GB), access to personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 9 hours of talk time.

Advanced On-the-Go Photo and Video Capture

Ideal for capturing that perfect moment with photos that rival high-end dedicated digital cameras, the myTouch 4G Slide comes with an 8-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash and a host of advanced digital camera features, including:

  • Improved low-light performance with a backside illuminated sensor and a wide aperture lens (f/2.2).
  • Zero shutter lag thanks to innovative software features allow for an instantaneous shot at that precise moment.
  • SweepShot for capturing panoramic shots by sweeping across an entire scene in a single motion.
  • ClearShot HDR for capturing objects in bright settings so your photos are not affected by high-contrast lighting.
  • BurstShot for capturing multiple photos in a quick burst so you don't miss the perfect photo.
  • Additional shooting modes including auto, night, action, macro, portrait and manual
  • One-touch social networking access for posting on Facebook, Picasa, or Flickr
  • Dedicated camera button for one-touch access to the camera, even while the screen is off
  • Full HD 1080p camcorder with audio recording and ability to edit videos directly from the phone
  • VGA front-facing camera for video chat

HTC Sense Experience

Boasting the latest HTC Sense experience, the myTouch 4G Slide features a customizable active lockscreen that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply waking up the display.

Additionally, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets your quickly jump to your most used features--whether it be making a call, sending an e-mail, or taking a picture. For example, the camera can be launched right from the lock screen with a single motion, saving precious seconds when you're trying to capture the action.

Vital Statistics

The myTouch 4G Slide weighs 6.5 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.54 inches. Its 1520 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9 hours of talk time, and up to 312 hours (13 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G/4G network (1700/2100 MHz; UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+).

What's in the Box

myTouch 4G Slide handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 8 GB microSD card, USB cable, quick start guide



Connectivity

  • Blazing fast 4G speeds on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network for up to 3 times faster than standard 3G networks, while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities (compatible with 3G networks where 4G is unavailable).
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Wi-Fi Calling enables you to send and receive calls and messages over any Wi-Fi network, whether at home or on the road with Wi-Fi and Mobile Calling--even in areas that have little or no network coverage. (Learn more)
  • Mobile Hotspot capabilities allows you to use your phone's 3G/4G mobile broadband to connect laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet (up to 8 devices).
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profiles--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Visual Voicemail lets you listen to your voicemail messages in any order, respond in one click and easily manage your inbox without ever dialing in to the network.

Google Integration

  • Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Preloaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

Communications & Internet

  • Full HTML Web Browser with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video, and IM instant messaging
  • Group Text by Bobsled for reply-all group conversations
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).

Design and Hardware

  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen display (800 x 480 pixels) with accelerometer plus proximity and ambient light sensors.
  • Onscreen keyboard with Swype for easy text input.
  • Side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard

Camera

  • 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with auto face detect, dual LED flash, zero shutter lag, advanced low-light capture performance, and more.
  • HD 1080p video capture at 30 fps.
  • Front-facing camera (VGA).
  • T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik for video chats over 4G or Wi-Fi.

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+.
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263. T-Mobile TV lets you access live and on-demand TV. Pre-loaded Netflix app with access to real-time mobile video streaming (subscription required).
  • DLNA compatibility allows you to stream media content from the phone to any other DLNA-certified device as well as play a file from a server on your phone.

Memory

  • Included 8 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.

More Features

  • Genius Button one shot voice commands enables you to call, text or search the Web with the press of a button.
  • Hands Free mode for voice-only control.
  • T-Mobile KidZone lets you customize a home screen that provides access to only widgets that you allow.


Android Gingerbread Operating System

The myTouch 4G Slide runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation. Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming email and then switch back to the game without losing your place.

A new onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

The Sensation also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Learn More

T-Mobile's Expanding, Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network

As of August, 2011, T-Mobile has upgraded its traditional 3G network to HSPA+ 4G in 190 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.--covering 200 million people across the country--with plans to continue rolling out this network upgrade throughout 2011. With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds--up to 3 times faster than AT&T and Verizon's standard 3G networks--while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.

T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.

T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling Service

Effortlessly transition between Wi-Fi calling and T-Mobile's wireless network while you talk with T-Mobile's innovative Wi-Fi Calling technology. Wi-Fi Calling is a free feature for this phone, and minutes used while connected to the Wi-Fi network do not count against available rate plan minutes.

Powered by Kineto's Smart Wi-Fi Application, T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling for Android smartphones is ready to use out-of-the-box, providing the ability to make voice calls and send SMS from accessible Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) access points across the globe in addition to the connectivity available through T-Mobile's mobile network. The application also includes a tutorial for first-time users.

 

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Returned phone for a full refund.
Pen Name
The camera is great, probably the other reason I got this phone.
A Teacher
As a phone, the MT4GS works very well.
Donovan H. Myrie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By unclespoon on August 22, 2011
I purchased the MyTouch 4G Slide in July 2011 when it came out. I previously came from the MyTouch 4G but my wife has a Motorola Cliq XT and I decided I wanted a QWERTY keyboard. Having rooted my MyTouch 4G I'm really anticipated the ability to load custom ROMs onto this phone; I know that the 1.2 GHz dual-core snapdragon processor is so capable and I can't wait to unleash it's potential. The camera is unbelievable and the UI is great - although T-Mobile left out a few features like a customizable lockscreen with this modified release of Sense 3.0, it's still really easy to use and very user-friendly. I can't wait to continue using this phone and explore all the fun things it can do!

EDIT 10/07/2011:
After having this device for over 3 months I can now say that the quirks it had before are gone. Granted I have rooted my phone and installed a custom ROM which has given me access to the software features I wished it had upon its release, but I couldn't be happier. Everything functions perfectly and it has replaced my p&s camera for all intents and purposes. Once we get source code and an overclocked kernel this phone will be unbeatable. I don't see any reason to replace it for a very long time - it has the hardware to backup the software now and leaves nothing to be desired!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Donovan H. Myrie on November 30, 2011
I've had a myTouch 4G Slide for about a month as a replacement for a Samsung Galaxy S that had a dead radio after just 10 months (before the Galaxy S I owned a T-Mobile G1). As a phone, the MT4GS works very well. The phone is very responsive and pretty much does anything you want it to. Some interesting things:

-The home screens go in carousel mode (in other words, continuously around) instead of reaching the end (screen 5) and then flicking back the other way (to get to screen 1). Note that this phone only has five home screens (the Samsung Galaxy S had 7 screens)...

-The built in Friend Stream is great. Very responsive for integrating multiple social networks (Twitter, FB, Flickr, Skype, etc). Would be nice if it also supported Four Square as well. There's also a built in message center where you can display your texts on a home screen...

-This is a heavy phone. It's very different from the Samsung and the G1; you'll definitely always know which pocket the phone is in...

-The keyboard is so-so. In my opinion, the old G1 keyboard is superior. The MT4GS keys are a little awkward and they give very little feedback when pressed. Even though I have the keyboard, I rarely use it. If you're like me and prefer to use the on screen input, get SwiftKey X. It's a great app; after using it for a day you'll wonder how you survived without it! Another annoyance of the physical MT4GS keyboard- good luck getting the backlight to work (on both the keyboard and the hard keys on the bottom of the phone). They only seem to light up in extremely dark environments. To get around this- hold your thumb over the top part of the face of the phone to fool the light sensor.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Bachiko on October 6, 2011
I purchase this phone as soon as it came out summer of 2011. This is my first smart phone that I have purchased with internet capabilities and I it. Fast internet and user friendly capabilities make it easy to perform certain tasks on your first try. I am a gamer so the Andriod market is fantastic and I have had no issues with crashing games or apps and the graphics are perfect considering this is a cellphone.

The QWERTY keyboard and touch screen combo were one of the qualities that pulled me in. The keyboard is nice and bumpy so it is very easy to type out long messages and emails. The keyboard also lights up when it senses that you are in a dark room. The size of the actual phone does make it somewhat difficult to real certain keys on the keyboard, but I have smallish hands so I had this trouble on most phones with a QWERTY keyboard.

The camera that is constantly boasted about when the phone is described is of very nice quality. I have acutally stopped carrying my digital camera with me when I go on trips. The only thing that I have trouble with is that the iris for the phone has trouble picking up light. So while you are taking the picture it looks like the picture will have nice light to it, but when you see the phone in the gallery its at least 2 shades darker. So I still love the camera it focuses really nicely and has lots of options to mess around with photos.

The look of the cellphone is also really nice. The heavy weight of the phone has not been a fan favorite for some but I personally love it. The weight makes it easy to know if the cellphone with you or not.

The one thing that gets me about this phone is the battery life. While I have heard you can upgrade the battery of the phone, I am a bit of a cheapy and just keep it as it is.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alya on October 4, 2011
The features that put this phone on top, after extensive research on my part, were the physical keyboard plus touchscreen keyboard with swype; excellent camera; wi-fi calling (which improves reception in my area); 8gig sd card included; T-mobile cheap rates and deals if purchase plan (free data plan trial); lower cost at Walmart stores than from carrier or Amazon.
There are no real cons: I would like to see more acessories (car charger; case; screen protector).
There are many complaints about the short battery life, however when I turn off wifi, bluetooth, etc. the battery lasts as long as it's supposed to. When I use the internet and other applications extensively I stay plugged in, just as I do when using my laptop.
The user manual is online only, and I did have to consult it for a couple of tasks that were not intuitive (connecting to PC, adding contacts), but this was not a real issue for me.
Haven't had any problems yet, but I've only downloaded three apps and some pictures. I am very happy with this phone, however I only switch phones when I have to so I tend to be easily satisfied.

Update: December 9, 2012.
I have no intention of upgrading this phone until I absolutely have to. It rarely locks up on me as my friends' newer phones do every now and then. I do reboot and clear caches as recommended weekly; I uninstall any apps I don't use, or those that cause a crash. The best features are still the camera and keyboard. I use the onscreen keyboard for short messages only. I cannot find a decent cover, I've gone through several, but after a few drops, I'd say this is a tough phone. I would still recommend this product, if it is still available.
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