T-Mobile have launched a new model named as-T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide-will go on sale June 2 for $180 after rebate and with a two-year voice and data agreement.
The slider phone includes a four-row physical keyboard, a feature that seems to be attracting younger texting-centric users based on other recent releases such as the Kin Two from Microsoft .
A 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash is included to take photos for uploading via e-mail, MMS, YouTube, Facebook and other social networks.
The device runs the Android 2.1 operating system and supports 3G and Wi-Fi. It has an 8GB micro SD card included (which can be swapped with a larger one).
MyTouch 3G Slide comes in black, white or red. It is 4.55 in. x 2.37 in. x 0.6 in. and weighs 5.8 ounces.
Three widgets give the myTouch 3G Slide some distinction, including a “Genius Button,” which allows voice commands to control the phone, compose texts and e-mails, search the Web or even read texts aloud.
MyModes is another widget designed to give users different modes for work or home use, with each mode associated with its own home screen apps and wallpapers. The modes can be programmed to appear only on weekends or a certain time.
The Faves Gallery provides a list of up to 20 favorite people and different ways to communicate with them, such as text, e-mail, instant messaging or social network updates.
T-Mobile requires a voice and data plan starting at $80 a month with 500 talk minutes, unlimited text and Web, or unlimited talk and text and Web for $100.