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.
- 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.