Review: HTC myTouch 3G Slide
The myTouch 3G Slide is an interesting beast. It adds a physical QWERTY keyboard for those seeking additional hardware, but comes at the cost of extra weight and size. The keyboard is unfortunately only so-so, which means you really need to weigh the trade-offs here. Since Swype is on board, composing messages with the software keyboard is really not that bad of an experience.
HTC and T-Mobile have made some changes to the basic software and menu arrangements, but nothing earth shattering. The biggest improvements come with the better notifications, quicker access to recently used apps , and the phone. It's clear that HTC has convinced T-Mobile that the stock version of Android needs some sprucing up.
The messaging and social networking apps are par for the Android course, as are the email and browser functions. There's nothing to really set the Slide apart in that respect.
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The camera is a touch on the slow side, but it performs well. The music player has been refreshed a little bit in terms of appearance, but doesn't add enough new functionality for me. At least the Amazon MP3 Store is on board.
In the end, I think the decision really comes down to form factor. Do you want the real keyboard and slightly bigger screen, or is something like the Nexus One more your style? It's a tough call. I'd recommend you go to a T-Mobile store and spend some time with the Slide before making a final decision.
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.
Apr 4, 2011
HTC and T-Mobile have released Android 2.2 Froyo for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. In addition to the standard new Froyo features, it also includes T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling app and a number of bug fixes.
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