With the release of various other flagship mobile devices by other providers such as Verizon’s Droid Incredible, the Unlocked IPhone 4 by Apple on AT&T or even the EVO 4G from Sprint, T-Mobile knew right from the start that its myTouch 3G Slide stood nearly no chance. However, they are still hoping that various software customizations and other tweaks would be able to help in attracting the buyers of the smartphone, especially first time buyers. Although there have been many different software updates released for the myTouch 3G Slide, the real question lies in whether it will be able to compare to other phones that are also being released in the market.
Although quite similar to the myTouch 3G, the newer myTouch 3G Slide is much bigger and heavier than its predecessor. Having dimensions of 4.55″ x 2.37″ x .6″, the myTouch 3G Slide also makes use of a complete QWERTY keypad that you can use to type in names and other messages. Even though it is not as light as the 3G, the 3G Slide can easily slide into your pocket. On the right side, you will notice the hard camera button that releases the camera, whereas on the left there is the loudspeaker volume. There is also a microUSB port that is located at the bottom as well as a headphone jack that you will notice on the top. Although the entire face of the myTouch 3G Slide is occupied by the 3.5 inch screen, there are four buttons located at the bottom of the screen. These are the forward, back, Genius button as well as one that can be used for optical tracking. While these buttons might look great, the optical tracking button seems unnecessary, whereas other buttons are a bit hard to press.
In all, T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide is quite a decent Unlocked Smartphone as it can provide you with nearly all you need.