Review: HTC myTouch 4G Slide
The myTouch 4G Slide supports both stereo and mono Bluetooth headsets. I had no trouble pairing with a number of different devices. Sound quality of phone calls through mono headsets was very good. Sound quality through stereo headphones and speakers was also good. I was also able to pair the myTouch 4G Slide with my PC and other phones and pass files back and forth with no problems.Clock
The clock and weather apps have been really downplayed on the myTouch 4G Slide when compared to other HTC phones. They are there, and can be added/customized as you'd expect, but they aren't front and center out of the box. A number of different clock faces are available, and you can always check the time quickly with a quick press of the lock key. It also has the desk clock app, which can be used when the phone is sitting on a desk or charging at night. It lets you see the time, weather, and a few other bits of data.Genius Button
Instead of offering Google Search as the native search function, the myTouch 4G Slide carries forward the "Genius Button" concept. Press it, and rather than a simple search box, you get a voice-activated search tool. There are four main categories: Call Someone, Send Message, Search Web, and Find a Business. Basically, the app wants you to say the word "Call", then a contact name. Or say "Send", then a name. Or "Search" for something on the web, etc. Once you get the hang of it, it works OK. I much prefer a regular old Google Search box. Thankfully, you can choose to add the regular Google Search tool to the home page.
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The myTouch has Google Maps preloaded, as is TeleNav. Google Maps with its Navigation feature works just fine for getting around town — or out of town, as the case may be. Google Maps provides a straight-forward version of mapping and navigation. The GPS locked onto satellites quickly, and it was accurate when determining location (especially if you set the phone to get help from wireless networks). The TeleNav software also works well and is better at adjusting to problems encountered along the route, but it costs $10 per month to use.
Video Tour: HTC myTouch 4G Slide
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