HTC myTouch Slide 4G Mobile Phone with QWERTY Keyboard - T-Mobile (Black)
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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 with a Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- 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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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.
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
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Design and Hardware
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 MoreT-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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Top Customer Reviews
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!
-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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
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