T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide announced: launching in June with Android 2.1

T-Mobile has finally officially announced the long rumored and often leaked HTC myTouch 3G Slide. The myTouch 3G Slide features a 3.4″ HVGA capacitive screen coupled with a sliding-qwerty keyboard. It will be running Android 2.1 with a couple of unique applications pre-installed in place of the standard Google features For example the handsets will feature the Swype on screen keyboard and a Genius Button that enables voice control of the phone (powered by Dragon Dictation instead of Google’s own voice technology). As it was previously rumored The myTouch 3G Slide is expected to launch in June which is a little bit too late IMO (going against the EVO 4G, iPhone 4G etc)…Here’s the full press-release:

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T-Mobile MyTouch Slide delayed until early June?

According to Brighthand the still unannounced T-Mobile myTouch¬†¬†Slide Android handset is finally going to debut in early-June rather than May. Nothing is said about the causes of the delay but I wouldn’t be surprised if T-Mobile is trying to adjust the released date depending on what the competitors are planning. The myTouch Slide isn’t going to be a super high-end Android device which means that marketing will be a bit tricky especially with the HTC EVO 4G and upcoming iPhone media blitz this summer.

Source: Brighthand via Pocketnow

T-Mobile myTouch Slide caught in the wild

Several live pictures of T-Mobile’s upcoming Android handset, the myTouch Slide have leaked recently. As seen in the picture the device is running Android 2.1 with the Espresso version of HTC’s Sense UI. The launch date is still unknown and specs have not been confirmed yet (did it pass the FCC?) but it looks like it may just be an HTC Hero with a sliding keyboard.

Source: TMonews

Is the MyTouch2 aka MyTouch Slide the HTC Espresso ?

The HTC Espresso was at first rumored to be an HTC Hero with a sliding-keyboard, it was then thought that Espresso was maybe only the name of the new updated Sense UI on Android. Now it looks like it is indeed a new Android smartphone with a sliding keyboard according to the picture posted over at DroidDevelopers. Strangley the screen looks kinda small and the reflection suggest that it’s resistive instead of capacitive. It is apprently called the MyTouch2 or MyTouch Slide (headed to T-Mobile US).

Source: DroidDevelopers