T-Mobile will be growing its myTouch line of consumer Android smartphones this summer with two new offerings made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The devices, dubbed the myTouch and myTouch Q will go on sale starting this summer featuring support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The devices will be available for $50 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement.
The myTouch features a slate-style form factor with a 4-inch WVGA display and a 5-megapixel rear camera. It will also come bundled with a 1.5 GHz single-core processor. The myTouch Q will be similar to the myTouch, except Huawei will be adding a landscape-oriented slide-out QWERTY keyboard to this one.
Highlights of both devices include a better voice control feature and T-Mobile’s simple setup wizard. Both the myTouch and myTouch Q will come with the Genius Button 4.0, which will give users enhanced speech control featuring Dragon’s speech engine from Nuance. This will allow customers to search the web, launch apps, and make reservations using their voice.
T-Mobile’s myTouch Family Grows with Next-Generation
T-Mobile myTouch and T-Mobile myTouch Q
Latest Generation Delivers an Easy to Learn Experience at an Attractive Price
BELLEVUE, Wash. —Jul. 11, 2012— T-Mobile USA, Inc.today announced the availability of two new additions to its exclusive line-up of T-Mobile myTouch smartphones, the new T-Mobile® myTouch® and T-Mobile® myTouch® Q. Featuring an all-new version of the Genius Button™, an easy to use Setup Wizard, and how-to tutorials, the myTouch and myTouch Q are designed for easy out-of the-box use, making both devices ideal for customers who are looking for a straightforward, seamless smartphone experience.
The new T-Mobile myTouch devices offer hardware options that fit consumers’ individual preferences. The T-Mobile myTouch offers a 4.0” WVGA touch display and virtual keyboard with Swype, while the T-Mobile myTouch Q features the same great touch display with an accompanying full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
“T-Mobile is committed to delivering a strong and diverse portfolio of 4G handsets that run on our fast and dependable 4G network, including smartphones that enable people to get amazing 4G experiences at a great value,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA. “The value and ease of use that the myTouch devices deliver, paired with our worry-free rate plans, means it is easier than ever for customers to get everything they want in a smartphone without the expense for features they won’t use.”
New T-Mobile myTouch Series Key Features
Voice Control Made Better: To make the process of learning and using a smartphone’s best features quicker and easier, both devices are equipped with the next-generation Genius Button 4.0™, powered by Dragon from Nuance, providing customers with a powerful voice controlled service. With Genius Button 4.0 customers have access to the new Genius Web Search, featuring new voice command capabilities such as direct search among multiple sources, direct app launch, and even the ability to make dinner reservations.
Simple Setup: The new myTouch devices feature an onboarding experience that allows users to set up what’s important without having to deal with extra steps, including a simple login process, a tips widget and tutorials for the most-used features of Android.
Enhanced App Drawer: A redesigned app drawer gives customers quick access to recently used apps, a separate tab for all downloaded apps, and an easy way to search their app collections by text or even by voice.
Manufactured by Huawei, the 4G-enabled T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and feature a speedy 1.4 GHz processor for fast performance. The devices are also equipped with a dedicated camera button for easy access to the 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash for quality photo capture and sharing. Both devices also sport a front facing camera for video chat over T-Mobile’s 4G network. A redesigned camera user interface allows for quick access to key features such as the flash, switching cameras and choosing the camcorder option.
The T-Mobile myTouch will be offered in a black or dark red color and the T-Mobile myTouch Q will be offered in black or white colors. Both devices, exclusively from T-Mobile, are expected to be available this summer at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retailers and online at http://www.t-mobile.com for $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate card with qualifying two-year agreement. For more information, visit www.T-Mobile.com.
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