The release of T-Mobile’s next Android OS-powered smartphone could come a few weeks later than previously thought. The myTouch Slide is now supposedly going to debut in early June, rather than mid-May.
T-Mobile has not yet officially announced the model, but that hasn’t stopped information about it from leaking out. It will supposedly be a consumer-oriented device that will replace both the T-Mobile G1 and the Sidekick line in T-Mobile’s roster.
Previous unconfirmed reports indicated that the myTouch Slide will debut May 19, but according to the latest leak, it’s going to be launched June 2.
A Preliminary Overview of the T-Mobile myTouch Slide
The original T-Mobile myTouch 3G debuted last year and has a tablet shape with an HVGA touchscreen. The second model in the series is supposedly following a somewhat different route.
It’s reportedly going to offer the same HVGA (320 x 480 pixel) touchscreen with the addition of a four-row QWERTY keyboard that can be hidden behind its display. Next to the screen will be a trackpad.
Both were apparently designed by HTC, despite their different aesthetics.
The next-generation myTouch model will run Google’s Android OS, which means it will have strong ties to the company’s online services for email, calendar and navigation, among other features.
It’s expected to use HTC Sense, an alternative user interface that expands on Google’s standard one.
Although many details remain unknown about the Slide, it will likely support T-Mobile’s 3G network, and a camera with LED flash, though the resolution is unknown. In addition, leaked information reveals it will include an externally accessible microSD memory card slot and a 3.5 mm headset jack.