A recent unconfirmed report indicated that the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide will debut on July 27. This was mostly correct — that will be the in-store launch date, but T-Mobile is going to start taking pre-orders for this camera-centric Android smartphone a week earlier.
T-Mobile gave the news via a pair of posts on Twitter this evening:
Mark your calendar: The T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide will be available July 27 at T-Mobile retail stores.
Can’t wait for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide? A web only pre-sale kicks off July 19.
However, the carrier has yet to put all its cards on the table: the price for this upcoming smartphone has not been announced. Still, given the high-end featureset — including a dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera — the cost will quite likely be $200 with a two-year contract. That’s typical for advanced devices like this one.
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Preview
This cutting-edge handset is going to sport a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread). As it was developed by HTC — no matter whose name is on it — it’s no surprise that the HTC Sense user interface will overlay the standard one.
Like just about all devices that run this operating system, the myTouch 4G Slide will come with Google’s suite of mobile software, including an advanced web browser, email software, turn-by-turn navigation, multimedia player, and much more.
T-Mobile is emphasizing the 8-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, which will offer zero shutter lag, backside illuminated sensor, and the ability to take burst shots and “sweeping, ultrawide” panoramic shots. In addition, T-Mobile is going to add the ability for users to edit their 1080p HD videos directly on the device.
Like many sliders, this one is going to have a 3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen. In addition to the sliding keyboard that gives it part of its name, users will be able to enter text with Swype, a popular on-screen text-entry system. The “4G” that’s also in the name refers to its support for T-Mobile 4G wireless network.