Review: HTC myTouch 3G Slide
The myTouch 3G Slide doesn't use HTC's Sense UI, but it doesn't really use stock Android, either. HTC and T-Mobile have made some subtle changes that make the Slide at least different from other Android handsets, if not more usable.
The Slide has five customizable home screens. The central home screen lacks the search bar along top as is customary for HTC Android handsets. What you get instead are four software apps loaded on the home screen for contacts, messages, browser and calendar. Unlike the "free-floating" Android icons we're using to seeing, these (and all the icons in the Android main menu) are framed in an opaque square. It doesn't make them any easier to use. They simply look different.
The main menu tab at at the bottom of the screen is flanked by two permanent icons. The one on the left launches the phone, and the one on the right launches the Faves contact list. These buttons persist across all five home screens, making it easy to get to the phone in a hurry.
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Another thing that is slightly different is the notification shade. When you drag it down, it displays notifications as normal, but it also includes the four most recently used apps. This means if you've used apps W, X, Y, and Z, it will show the icons for those apps when you pull the shade down.
Last, another change I noticed is that the unlock screen contains more notifications, such as missed calls, SMS messages, and emails.
Other than that, not much has changed about the way Android's menus behave.
May 3, 2010
Today HTC and T-Mobile announced the myTouch 3G Slide, an Android 2.1-powered phone with both a touch screen and full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This addition to the myTouch line features several new software programs that borrow heavily from HTC's Sense user interface concept.
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