A five-pane home screen, with the option to increase to seven panes, offers plenty of real estate for your favorite widgets, applications and themes.Designed by HTC exclusively for T-Mobile, the my Touch 3G Slide features a 3.4-inch HVGA touch- screen display with virtual keyboard as well as a roomy, slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
One other plus worth noting: the Genius Button and corresponding voice recognition (powered by Dragon Dictation) was some of the best we've played with, nailing complex text message dictation (including the word Engadget) on the first try.Honestly, it put Google's stock voice recognition to shame.The device's powerful mobile data experience is supported by fast data speeds via Wi-Fi and T-Mobile's nationwide 3G network, which is getting even faster this year as T-Mobile upgrades its network with the latest wireless technology.The my Touch 3G Slide is expected to be available in June, exclusively from T-Mobile USA in three colors - black, white or red. my Modes removes clutter and makes you more efficient both at work and at home. No need to hide your work phone or switch to another device; just put away your work tools, like e-mail and your calendar by switching modes, and bring forward all the things you love to do on Saturday.
Genius Button TM: With the Genius Button, you press one button, talk, and it delivers.
For starters, the keyboard is actually quite good, and without having that annoying G1 chin to block your moves, typing seemed pretty natural.
The UI is a bit like a mashup of Sense and stock Android, with a little featurephone thrown in for good measure -- it's clear the carrier wanted to make this welcoming to beginners, and it's mostly succeeded.
Hey, CLIQ, better check that rear-view mirror, because you've got an interesting competitor coming right up on your tail.
T-Mobile is launching another midrange Android QWERTY slider -- some might argue the G1's true successor -- christened the my Touch 3G Slide (not quite the "my Touch Slide" we've been hearing for a few months) with a 3.4-inch HVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, and a pretty heavily-customized skin based on Android 2.1. Well, it's not quite like anything we've seen on a production Android device before, featuring a host of custom apps including the "Faves Gallery," a social aggregator for your most dearly beloved contacts; "my Modes," a profile manager that can change the phone's themes and settings based on time or location; the Swype keyboard in place of Google's option; and the so-called "Genius Button," which seeks to extend Android's already decent voice command and text-to-speech systems by allowing you to do just about anything on the phone using your voice, hear messages read back to you, and so on.
The annual Black Berry hoopla known as WES kicks off today in Orlando and with it comes two new hardware announcements. The Pearl 3G has actually been lurking around since Q4 of 2009 and it’s about as exciting as you’d expect.